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Alica Schmidt: Top 10 fastest timings of the athlete in the women’s 400 m

Alica Schmidt is a German runner specialising mainly in the 400 m category. She was part of the national team that came second in the 4 × 400 metres relay event at the 2017 European Athletics U20 Championships. Later, they came third in the same discipline at the 2019 European Athletics U23 Championships. She was previously a fitness coach for the Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund. Schmidt was part of the German relay squad at the 2020 Summer Olympics. However, she did not compete in the mega tournament. With over 3 million Instagram followers and nearly a million on TikTok, the 24-year-old is one of the biggest social media stars in the athletics world.

Career Arch of Alica Schmidt

Schmidt started competing in the 200 metres, 400 metres, and 800 metres running events. Alica’s athletics career began at MTV Ingolstadt. In 2017, Schmidt came second in the 200 metres event at the under-20s German Championship. At the 2017 European Athletics U20 Championships, Schmidt was part of the German 4 × 400 metres relay team that finished second, alongside Vanessa Aniteye, Meike Gerlach and Corinna Schwab. Their time of 03:33:08 was faster than the previous age group world record. However, they finished behind the Ukrainian team. It was the first medal at the Championships for an Ingolstadt athlete since 1999. Schmidt also set a personal best time of 54.23 seconds in a qualifying round of the individual 400 metres. However, she was withdrawn from the individual 400 metres final in order to focus on the relay event. In the same year, she came second at the German under-20 Championship.

From 2018, Schmidt put all her focus on the 400 m events. Ahead of the 2019 season, Schmidt joined SCC Berlin. She was part of the German team that came third in the 4 × 400 metres relay event at the 2019 European Athletics U23 Championships. At the 2019 German Athletics Championships, Schmidt came third in the under-23s 400 metres event and was part of the SCC Berlin team that came second in the 4 × 400 metres relay event. During the COVID-19 pandemic lockdowns, Schmidt trained alone and ran through forests. This actually shows how even through the toughest of situations, the German athlete never backed down. Alica was later appointed as the fitness coach of the Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund. She stayed for the 2020-21 season with Dortmund.

Schmidt was in the German squad for the 4 × 400 metres relay event at the 2021 European Athletics Indoor Championships. Schmidt was selected for the German relay squad at the delayed 2020 Summer Olympics; she travelled to the games as a substitute in the mixed relay, in which she did not run. She came second in the 400 metres event at the 2022 German Indoor Athletics Championships, behind Corinna Schwab. Schmidt chose not to compete at the 2022 World Athletics Indoor Championships, in order to focus on her outdoor season. Schmidt was part of the German team that finished sixth in the final of the 4 × 400 metres relay event at the 2022 European Athletics Championships.

What are the top ten best runs of Alica Schmidt in women’s 400 m?

Competition (Location)DateResultPosition
German Championships (Germany)09 AUG 202052.214
Castiglione International Meeting (Italy)22 MAY 202252.321
ISTAF 2022 (Germany)04 SEP 202252.333
ATLETICAGENEVE – EAP (Switzerland)11 JUN 202252.365
German Championships (Germany)09 JUL 202352.373
IFAM Oordegem (Belgium)28 MAY 202252.405
German Championships (Germany)26 JUN 202252.423
German Championships (Germany)08 JUL 202352.491
European Athletics Championships (Germany)15 AUG 202252.523
Fast Arms Fast Legs (Germany)10 JUL 202152.724

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