15 October 1984 |
Skopje, SR Macedonia, Yugoslavia
|Height||1.85 m (6 ft 03⁄4 in)|
|Weight||132 m (433 ft 03⁄4 in)|
|Sport||Track and field|
|Achievements and titles|
|Olympic finals||7th - 2012 Summer Olympics|
Outdoor: 20.85 m
Asmir Kolašinac (Serbian Cyrillic: Асмир Колашинац; born 15 October 1984) is a Serbian shot putter who competed at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and 2012 London Olympics. Kolašinac is recent European Indoor Champion in shot put. He is coached by Nikola Tomasović.
Kolašinac was a finalist at the 2010 European Athletics Championships, where he placed ninth overall. He has competed for Serbia in indoor track and field events, including the 2010 IAAF World Indoor Championships and the 2011 European Athletics Indoor Championships. Outside of major competitions, he won silver medals for Serbia at the 2010 European Cup Winter Throwing meet and at the second league levels of the 2010 and 2011 European Team Championships.
He achieved a personal best throw of 20.50 m in Novi Sad in June 2011, becoming the first Serbian track and field athlete to achieve the "A" Standard for the 2012 London Olympic Games. He primarily uses the spin technique. He improved his best to 20.64 m at the 2012 Gugl Indoor Meeting in Germany in February.
At the 2012 European Championship he won a bronze medal which is his greatest success at international competitions.
Kolašinac is an ethnic Bosniak, and practising Muslim. His parents, Spaho and Muradija, lived briefly in Skopje where he was born, but then returned to their hometown of Sjenica in southwestern Serbia. He is a supporter of the Partizan club. He is currently studying at the Faculty of Sport and Physical Education in Sarajevo.
|2013||20.80 m (68 ft 23⁄4 in)||Belgrade, Serbia||03 August 2013|
|2012||20.85 m (68 ft 43⁄4 in)||Rijeka, Croatia||22 July 2012|
|2011||20.50 m (67 ft 3 in)||Novi Sad, Serbia||4 June 2011|
|2010||20.38 m (66 ft 101⁄4 in)||Bajina Basta, Serbia||8 July 2010|
|2009||20.41 m (66 ft 111⁄2 in)||Celje, Slovenia||2 September 2009|
|2008||19.99 m (65 ft 7 in)||Novi Sad, Serbia||7 June 2008|
|2007||19.30 m (63 ft 33⁄4 in)||Banja Luka, Bosnia||5 May 2007|
|2005||16.95 m (55 ft 71⁄4 in)||Leiria, Portugal||18 June 2005|
|2014||20.67 m (67 ft 93⁄4 in) (NR)||Novi Sad, Serbia||1 March 2014|
|2013||20.62 m (67 ft 73⁄4 in)||Gothenburg, Sweden||1 March 2013|
|2012||20.64 m (67 ft 81⁄2 in) (=NR)||Linz, Austria||3 February 2012|
|2011||20.12 m (66 ft 0 in)||Budapest (Syma Hall), Hungary||13 February 2011|
|2010||20.52 m (67 ft 33⁄4 in)||Linz, Austria||4 February 2010|
|2009||18.88 m (61 ft 111⁄4 in)||Sarajevo, Bosnia||7 February 2009|
|2008||18.99 m (62 ft 31⁄2 in)||Budapest (Syma Hall), Hungary||26 January 2008|
- News Article - http://www.oks.org.rs/2011/06/asmir-kolsinac-ostvario-a-olimpijski-normu
- IAAF Profile for Asmir Kolašinac - http://www.iaaf.org/athletes/biographies/country=SRB/athcode=207937/index.html
- Gordon, Ed (2012-02-03). Jones edges Lewis in Linz face-off. IAAF. Retrieved on 2012-02-03.
- "Asmir Kolašinac: Neću da pevam himnu Srbije!". Kurir-info. 7 August 2012. Retrieved 16 August 2013.