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 .
- 100 m: 11.8 s
- 200 m: 24.6 s
- Peter Matthews (Ed.): Athletics 2007. SportsBooks, Cheltenham 2007, ISBN 978-1-899807-49-9 .
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Ojastu, Linda|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||Lithuanian-Soviet sprinter|
|DATE OF BIRTH||February 29, 1936|
|DATE OF DEATH||September 26, 2006|
|Place of death||Tartu|