Linda Kepp

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Linda Kepp (after marriage to Ojastu ; born February 29, 1936 , † September 26, 2006 in Tartu ) was a Lithuanian sprinter who competed for the Soviet Union. In 1958 she became European champion in the 4 x 100 meter relay with the Soviet team .

Linda Kepp finished fourth in the 100-meter run at the 1958 Soviet Championships and thus achieved her best placement at all Soviet championships. This qualified her for participation in the 1958 European Championships in Stockholm .

In the 200-meter run , Linda Kepp was eliminated in Stockholm in the semi-finals. The Soviet relay with Wera Krepkina , Linda Kepp, Nonna Poljakowa and Walentyna Maslowska won in 45.3 s with seven tenths of a second ahead of the British, although the 100-meter European champion Heather Young was missing due to injury.

After her marriage to the Estonian athlete Eino Ojastu, Linda Kepp-Ojastu moved to Estonia. She worked as a trainer in Tartu . Her son Aivar Ojastu holds the Estonian 400-meter record with 45.99 s in 1990. Her deaf daughter Anneli Ojastu won a gold medal over 100 meters at the 1996 Paralympic Games in Atlanta .

Best times

  • 100 m: 11.8 s
  • 200 m: 24.6 s