Sanja Jovanović

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Sanja Jovanović
Personal information
Nationality  Croatia
Born (1986-09-15) 15 September 1986 (age 28)
Dubrovnik, Croatia, Yugoslavia
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Sport
Sport Swimming
Stroke(s) Backstroke
Club PK Jug Dubrovnik

Sanja Jovanović (born September 15, 1986 in Dubrovnik) is a female backstroke swimmer from Croatia, who made her Olympic debut for her native country at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece. There she competed in the 100 m and 200 m backstroke, where she finished in 17th and 13th position. On 13 April 2008 she broke the world record in 50 meters backstroke on European Short Course Swimming Championships, improving her record set on 15 December 2007.[1] She has a twin sister and two other sisters, and currently lives in suburb of Dubrovnik called Mokošica.

Olympic results[edit]

Olympic results
Event 2004 2008 2012
100 m backstroke  17th
1:02.47 
22nd
1:01.30
36th
1:03.38
200 m backstroke  13th
2:13.76
31st
2:15.57
N/A

At the 2013 Mediterranean Games held in Mersin, Turkey she won the gold medal in 50 meters backstroke (28:48)

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Records
Preceded by
China Li Hui
Women's 50 metres backstroke
world record holder (short course)

December 15, 2007 – November 6, 2009
Succeeded by
Australia Marieke Guehrer
Preceded by
China Zhao Jing
Women's 50 metres backstroke
world record holder (short course)

December 12, 2009 – present
Succeeded by
Incumbent