Filip Mihaljević

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Filip Mihaljević
Personal information
Nationality Croatian
Born (1994-07-31) 31 July 1994 (age 23)
Livno, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Height 6'7" (2.01m)
Weight 253 lb (115 kg)
Sport Track and field
Event(s) Discus throw, Shot put
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)

DT: 63.76 m (Eugene, Oregon, 2017)

SP: 21.30 m (Eugene, Oregon, 2017)

Filip Mihaljević (born 31 July 1994) is a Croatian discus thrower and shot putter.

Early life[edit]

He was born in Bosnia but moved to Split, Croatia. Until the age of 17 he played football, eventually switching to shot put. When he began he was a natural and many people around him believed he would eventually be an impressive discus thrower because of his build.


He is currently living in Charlottesville, Virginia attending the University of Virginia, where he is training under the tutelage of UVA Throws coach Martin Maric.

He won a gold medal at the 2015 European Athletics U23 Championships shot put event, with a throw of 19.35 m (63 ft 6 in).[1]

He won a silver medal at the 2013 European Athletics Junior Championships shot put event, with a throw of 20.23 m (66 ft 4 in).[2]

On 23 January 2016 Mihaljević won the shot put competition at Rod McCravy Memorial in Lexington, Kentucky with 20.69 m and thus qualified to the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

On 18 March 2016, competing at his very first senior world championships, in Portland, Mihaljević won the bronze medal in shot put competition with 20.87 m, his personal best.

In 2017, Filip become one of the few throwers who managed to capture both NCAA Outdoor Shot Put and Discus titles with impressive 21.30m and 63.76m respectively.


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