Olivera Jevtić

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Olivera Jevtić
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Personal information
Nickname(s) Olja
Nationality Serbian
Born (1977-07-24) 24 July 1977 (age 37)
Titovo Užice, SR Serbia, Yugoslavia
Residence Užice
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight 52.0 kg (114.6 lb; 8.19 st)
Sport Athletics
Event(s) 5000 m, 10,000 m,
Half marathon, Marathon,
Cross country running
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)

5000 m: 15:11.25
10,000 m: 31:29.6
Half marathon: 1:09:18

Marathon: 2:25:23

Olivera Jevtić (Serbian Cyrillic: Оливера Јевтић, born July 24, 1977) is a Serbian long-distance runner. She has represented her country four times at the Olympics in 2000, 2004, 2008 and 2012.


Jevtić was born in Titovo Užice, SR Serbia, SFR Yugoslavia, now Užice, Serbia. Her parents are father Milorad and mother Draginja. She is based in her native city, coached by Slavoljub"Slavko"Kuzmanović, and she competes for the running club "Mladost". Jevtić holds the Serbian marathon record of 2:25:23, which she established at the Rotterdam Marathon in 2003.

She won the silver medal in the marathon at the 2006 European Athletics Championships in Gothenburg, Sweden.

Jevtić was selected as young athlete of the year of 1996. In 2006 she was awarded Golden Badge of Sport, award for the sportperson of the Year in Serbia, and the same year, and the 1998 and 1999 was declared the best sportswoman by the Olympic Committee of Serbia and Yugoslavia.[1]

She won the women's race at the Balkan Cross Country Championships in March 2011.[2]

Jevtić was stripped of third place in 2002 New York City Marathon and received a public warning after testing positive for the banned drug ephedrine.[3][4] Her favorite song is Modern Talking - You Can Win If You Want.


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Preceded by
Vladan Marković
The Best Young Athlete of Yugoslavia
Succeeded by
Saša Stolić
Preceded by
Danilo Ikodinović
The Best Athlete of Serbia
Succeeded by
Novak Djokovic