Marija Šestak

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Marija Šestak
Marija Šestak 2007 (2).jpg
Personal information
Born (1979-04-17) April 17, 1979 (age 35)
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Weight 59 kg (130 lb)
Sport
Country Slovenia
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Triple jump
Updated on 15 August 2012.

Marija Šestak (Serbian Cyrillic: Марија Шестак; born Martinović, Мартиновић on 17 April 1979 in Kragujevac, SR Serbia, Yugoslavia) is a Slovenian triple jumper of Serbian descent. She was granted Slovenian citizenship on 13 July 2006.

Her personal best jump is 15.08 metres, achieved on 13 February 2008 in Athens. This is the current national record for Slovenia, beating the seven-year-old record of Anja Valant.[1] Her 14.52 metres jump, achieved on 11 July 2006 in Lausanne, stands as the national record for Serbia.[2] She also has 6.50 metres in the long jump.

She is married to Slovenian 400 metres runner Matija Šestak.

Achievements[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing  Yugoslavia /  Serbia and Montenegro
1997 European Junior Championships Ljubljana, Slovenia 2nd 13.54 m
1998 World Junior Championships Annecy, France 3rd 13.47 m
2001 European U23 Championships Amsterdam, Netherlands 2nd 13.72 m
Mediterranean Games Radès, Tunisia 2nd 13.97 m (w)
2002 European Indoor Championships Vienna, Austria 6th 14.00 m
2003 Universiade Daegu, South Korea 8th 13.12 m
Representing  Slovenia
2006 World Athletics Final Stuttgart, Germany 5th 14.32 m
2007 World Championships Osaka, Japan 5th 14.72 m
2008 World Indoor Championships Valencia, Spain 3rd 14.68 m
Olympic Games Beijing, China 6th 15.03 m (NR)
2009 European Indoor Championships Turin, Italy 2nd 14.60 m
World Championships Berlin, Germany 25th (q) 13.69 m
2011 World Championships Daegu, South Korea 21st (q) 13.87 m
2012 World Indoor Championships Istanbul, Turkey 9th (q) 14.05 m
Olympic Games London, United Kingdom 11th 13.98 m

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