Amela Terzić

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Amela Terzić
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Amela Terzić in 2015
Personal information
Nationality Serbian
Born (1993-01-02) 2 January 1993 (age 24)
Priboj, Serbia, FR Yugoslavia
Residence Novi Pazar
Sport Track
Event(s) 1500 metres, 3000 metres,
Cross country running
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) 800 metres: 1:59.90[1]
1500 metres: 4:04.77[1]
Mile: 4:33.46[1]
Updated on July 14, 2015.

Amela Terzić (Serbian Cyrillic: Амела Терзић, born 2 January 1993 in Priboj, FR Yugoslavia)[2] is a Serbian middle-distance runner. She won two gold medals at 2011 European Athletics Junior Championships in Tallinn and was the junior champion at the 2012 European Cross Country Championships. She has also been a medallist in the 1500 metres at the World Junior and World Youth Championships and a gold medalist at the 2013 European U23 Championship.

Terzić lives in Barakovac Novi Pazar and is coached by Rifat Zilkić. She was awarded a golden badge for the best young athlete of Serbia in 2011 and 2012.

Running career[edit]

Her first international appearances came in 2008 at the age of fifteen. That year she was second in the 800 m and third in the 1500 m at the Balkan Junior Athletics Championships. She established herself as a youth and junior athlete the following year: she was the Balkan junior champion in cross country and both middle-distance events, took bronze in the 1500 m at the 2009 World Youth Championships in Athletics,[3] and was the champion in the 3000 metres at the European Youth Olympic Festival (where she also took 1500 m bronze).[4] Further to this, she was a finalist in the 1500 m and 3000 m at the 2009 European Athletics Junior Championships and came twelfth in the junior section of the 2009 European Cross Country Championships.[5][6]

Terzić began 2010 with a win at the Belikros cross country race in Serbia.[7] On the track she was eighth in the 1500 m at the 2010 World Junior Championships in Athletics and won the 3000 m at the European junior clubs championship.[8] He first major junior medal came in the form of a silver medal at the 2010 European Cross Country Championships, finishing three seconds behind winner Charlotte Purdue.[9] Another win at the Belikros opened 2011[10] In her world debut on grass she came 32nd at the junior race of the 2011 IAAF World Cross Country Championships, which was among the best placings by a European.[11] A 1500/3000 m double at the 2011 European Athletics Junior Championships confirmed her place among the top junior runners in the region.[12] She won a third European medal of the season at the 2011 European Cross Country Championships, taking the bronze medal.[13]

Terzić made her first impact in senior level athletics in the 2012 season. She won the silver medal at the 2012 World Junior Championships in Athletics with a Serbian national record time of 4:07.59 minutes for the 15000 m.[14] A week later she took both the 1500 m and 3000 m titles at the Balkan Athletics Championships. She placed fourth in the 1500 at the Rieti Meeting and ran another national record in the non-standard 1000 m distance at the Athletics Bridge meet. In her final appearance in the junior category, she won the gold medal at the 2012 European Cross Country Championships.[15] She celebrated the New Year by winning at the Silvesterlauf Peuerbach 5K road race, beating top marathon runner Irina Mikitenko.[16]

In 2013 season she won a gold medal at the European U23 Championship in 1500m with a national record of 4:05.69 and debuted at the senior World Championship without reaching finals. In the same season she won her first cross-county medal as U23 athlete, silver at home at the European Cross Country Championships in Serbia.

In 2014, she competed for the first time in senior European Outodoor Championship and finished 12th in final.[17]

Personal bests[edit]

Event Time (min) Date Venue Notes
800 m 1:59.90 20 June 2015 Stara Zagora, Bulgaria NR
1000 m 2:39.79 26 August 2012 Dubnica nad Váhom, Slovakia NR
1500 m 4:04.77 12 July 2015 Tallinn, Estonia NR
2000 m 5:55.62 17 June 2014 Ostrava, Czech Republic NR
3000 m 8:57.20 27 May 2015 Salzburg, Austria

International competitions[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Serbia
2009 World Youth Championships Brixen, Italy 3rd 1500 m 4:16.7
European Youth Olympic Festival Tampere, Finland 3rd 1500 m 4:22.46
1st 3000 m 9:22.44
European Junior Championships Novi Sad, Serbia 9th 1500 m 4:23.99
6th 3000 m 9:22.44
European Cross Country Championships Dublin, Ireland 12th Junior race 14:42
World Junior Championships Moncton, Canada 8th 1500 m 4:19.03
European Cross Country Championships Albufeira, Portugal 2nd Junior race 12:59
World Cross Country Championships Punta Umbría, Spain 32nd Junior race 20:56
European Junior Championships Tallinn, Estonia 1st 1500 m 4:20.73
1st 3000 m 9:30.23
European Cross Country Championships Velenje, Slovenia 3rd Junior race 13:22
2012 World Junior Championships Barcelona, Spain 2nd 1500 m 4:07.59
European Cross Country Championships Szentendre, Hungary 1st Junior race 13:29
2013 European Team Championships — 2nd League Kaunas, Lithuania 3rd 800 m 2:04.67
1st 1500 m 4:26.73
European U23 Championships Tampere, Finland 1st 1500 m 4:05.69
World Championships Moscow, Russia 37th (h) 1500 m 4:27.89
European Cross Country Championships Belgrade, Serbia 2nd U23 race 19:46
2014 European Team Championships — 2nd League Riga, Latvia 3rd 800 m 2:05.24
1st 1500 m 4:28.99
1st 3000 m 9:11.64
European Championships Zürich, Switzerland 12th 1500 m 4:19.11
European Cross Country Championships Samokov, Bulgaria 10th U23 race 23:04
2015 European Indoor Championships Prague, Czech Republic 16th (h) 3000 m 9:17.73
European Team Championships — 2nd League Stara Zagora, Bulgaria 1st 800 m 1:59.90
1st 1500 m 4:16.13
European U23 Championships Tallinn, Estonia 1st 1500 m 4:04.77
World Championships Beijing, China 15th (h) 1500 m 4:13.92
European Cross Country Championships Hyères, France 3rd U23 race 19:49
2016 European Championships Amsterdam, Netherlands 12th 1500 m 4:37.70
Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 23rd (sf) 800 m 2:03.81
34th (h) 1500 m 4:15.17
2017 European Indoor Championships Belgrade, Serbia 8th 1500 m 4:25.15


  1. ^ a b c All-Athletics. "Profile of Amela Terzic". 
  2. ^ Dupla kruna Amele Terzić na EP! (Serbian). Novosti (24 July 2011). Retrieved on 2013-02-17.
  3. ^ World Youth Championships 2009. World Junior Athletics History (WJAH). Retrieved on 2013-02-17.
  4. ^ European Youth Games 2009. WJAH. Retrieved on 2013-02-17.
  5. ^ European Junior Championships 2009. WJAH. Retrieved on 2013-02-17.
  6. ^ European Cross Country Championships 2009. WJAH. Retrieved on 2013-02-17.
  7. ^ Jonesku and Terzic win at European Athletics Cross Country Permit meeting in Belgrade . European Athletics. Retrieved on 2013-02-17.
  8. ^ World Junior Championships 2010. WJAH. Retrieved on 2013-02-17.
  9. ^ European Cross Country Championships 2010. WJAH. Retrieved on 2013-02-17.
  10. ^ Terzic and Zivanovic take the honours at the White Cross races in Belgrade . European Athletics (2011-02-01). Retrieved on 2013-02-17.
  11. ^ World Cross Country Championships 2011. WJAH. Retrieved on 2013-02-17.
  12. ^ Amela Terzić dvostruka šampionka Evrope (Serbian). Trcanje (2011-07-24). Retrieved on 2013-02-17.
  13. ^ European Cross Country Championships 2011. WJAH. Retrieved on 2013-02-17.
  14. ^ Valiente, Emeterio (2012-07-15). Barcelona 2012 - Event Report - Women's 1500m Final. IAAF. Retrieved on 2013-02-17.
  15. ^ Terzić takes it a step at a time. European Athletics (2012-12-13). Retrieved on 2013-02-17.
  16. ^ Leonard Komon shatters course record in Peuerbach New Year's Eve Run. IAAF (2013-01-01). Retrieved on 2013-02-17.
  17. ^ EP: Amela Terzić poslednja u finalu. B92 (2014-08-15). Retrieved on 2015-04-10.

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Olivera and
Nikolina Moldovan
Serbia The Best Young Athlete of Serbia
2011 (with Uroš Kovačević),
Succeeded by
Predrag Rajković