Alina Talay has been a huge hit on HWiS ever since we first featured the cute Belorussian Hurdler. Had she had a better competitive year in 2014 she would surely have finished in last years top 25, but due to a poor year for her she did not feature.
This year after successful championships and couple with her huge popularity on this site, she crashes in at number 2 on the list.
She won a gold at the European Indoor Championships held in Prague, narrowly beating out a British pair in a new National Record. The 26 year old then went to the World Championships in Beijing, and won a Bronze medal. On her route to reaching the final she had to set a new Personal Best just to get there. In the final with the three favourites getting caught up in a battle Alina in lane 2 was able to run her own race, and won Bronze with a new national record.
2016 surely has to see her target the Olympics for glory. It will be difficult as some big names missed out on the medals at Beijing.
Here is her original gallery Alina Talay
And some newer images