Asmir Kolašinac

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Asmir Kolašinac
Asmir Kolasinac Helsinki 2012.jpg
Personal information
Nationality Serbian
Born (1984-10-15) 15 October 1984 (age 29)
Skopje, SR Macedonia, Yugoslavia
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 034 in)
Weight 132 m (433 ft 034 in)
Sport
Country Serbia
Sport Track and field
Event(s) Shot put
Club AK Partizan
Achievements and titles
Olympic finals 7th - 2012 Summer Olympics
Personal best(s)

Outdoor: 20.85 m

Indoor: 20.67 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.

Career[edit]

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.[1][2] He primarily uses the spin technique.[3] He improved his best to 20.64 m at the 2012 Gugl Indoor Meeting in Germany in February.[4]

At the 2012 European Championship he won a bronze medal which is his greatest success at international competitions.

In addition to shot putting, he has set a personal best throw of 63.18 m in the javelin.[5]

Personal life[edit]

Kolašinac is an ethnic Bosniak, and practising Muslim.[6] His parents, Spaho and Muradija, lived briefly in Skopje where he was born, but then returned to their hometown of Sjenica in southwestern Serbia.[7] He is a supporter of the Partizan club.[6] He is currently studying at the Faculty of Sport and Physical Education in Sarajevo.

Statistics[edit]

Outdoor
Season Performance Place Date
2013 20.80 m (68 ft 234 in) Belgrade, Serbia 03 August 2013
2012 20.85 m (68 ft 434 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 1014 in) Bajina Basta, Serbia 8 July 2010
2009 20.41 m (66 ft 1112 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 334 in) Banja Luka, Bosnia 5 May 2007
2005 16.95 m (55 ft 714 in) Leiria, Portugal 18 June 2005
Indoor
Season Performance Place Date
2014 20.67 m (67 ft 934 in) (NR) Novi Sad, Serbia 1 March 2014
2013 20.62 m (67 ft 734 in) Gothenburg, Sweden 1 March 2013
2012 20.64 m (67 ft 812 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 334 in) Linz, Austria 4 February 2010
2009 18.88 m (61 ft 1114 in) Sarajevo, Bosnia 7 February 2009
2008 18.99 m (62 ft 312 in) Budapest (Syma Hall), Hungary 26 January 2008

Achievements[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing  Serbia
2005 European U23 Championships Erfurt, Germany 16th (q) 15.66 m
2007 Universiade Bangkok, Thailand 6th 18.90 m
2008 Olympic Games Beijing, China 33rd (q) 19.01 m
2009 World Championships Berlin, Germany 21st (q) 19.67 m
2010 World Indoor Championships Doha, Qatar 10th (q) 20.10 m
European Cup Winter Throwing Arles, France 1st 20.15 m
European Team Championships — 2nd League Belgrade, Serbia 2nd 20.20 m
European Championships Barcelona, Spain 8th 19.77 m
2011 European Team Championships — 2nd League Novi Sad, Serbia 2nd 20.09 m
World Championships Daegu, South Korea 10th 19.84 m
2012 World Indoor Championships Istanbul, Turkey 12th (q) 19.70 m
European Cup Winter Throwing Bar, Montenegro 2nd 20.50 m
European Championships Helsinki, Finland 3rd 20.36 m
Olympic Games London, United Kingdom 7th 20.71 m
2013 European Indoor Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 1st 20.62 m
European Team Championships — 2nd League Kaunas, Lithuania 1st 20.37 m
World Championships Moscow, Russia 10th 19.96 m
2014 World Indoor Championships Sopot, Poland 13th (q) 20.04 m
European Team Championships — 2nd League Riga, Latvia 1st 20.15 m

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