Sara Slott Petersen is a Danish athlete and hurdler. At the 2016 Summer Olympics, she competed in the Women’s 400 meters hurdles and won a silver medal.
Sara Slott Petersen was born on April 9, 1987, in Nykobing Falster, Denmark. Started practicing athletics at 13-year-old. Sara Slott Petersen won the gold medal in 2003 at the Youth Olympics in the 400-meter hurdles
Sara Slott Petersen set a Danish record in the 400-meter hurdles in July 2011 with a time of 55.97 seconds during a competition in Ljubljana and subsequently improved his time to 55.68 during the preparations for the 2012 Olympics.
Sara Slott Petersen won gold in the 400-meter hurdles at the European Championships 2016 in Amsterdam and is thus the first Danish woman to have won a European Championship in athletics.
She was one of few Scandinavian medal contenders in Rio and when it really mattered 400m hurdler Sara Slott Petersen, 29, from Denmark ran the race of her life. With 53.55 she lowered her own Scandinavian record by half a second and got the silver – the best ever Olympic placing in athletics by a Danish woman.