Ivana Brkljačić

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Ivana Brkljačić in Zagreb, 2009

Ivana Brkljačić (born 25 January 1983 in Villingen-Schwenningen, West Germany) is a former female hammer thrower from Croatia.

She achieved good results as a teenager, winning the World Junior Championships twice and finishing 11th in the 2000 Olympic finals at the age of 17. In the hammer throw contest at the 2004 Olympics she missed qualification to the final round by 6 centimetres.

Her personal best throw, and also a national record, is 75.08 metres, set at the June 2007 EAA meeting in Warsaw.

In 2009 Brkljačić became a director of the Hanžeković Memorial, a member of the IAAF World Challenge series of athletics meetings.

On 27 May 2010 Brkljačić announced her retirement from professional sport. Her last competition appearance was at the 2008 IAAF World Athletics Final in Stuttgart.


Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing  Croatia
1998 World Junior Championships Annecy, France 15th (q) 53.81 m
European Championships Budapest, Hungary NM
1999 World Youth Championships Bydgoszcz, Poland 3rd 55.69 m
European Junior Championships Riga, Latvia 5th 58.08 m
2000 Olympic Games Sydney, Australia 11th 63.20 m
World Junior Championships Santiago, Chile 1st 62.22 m
2001 European Junior Championships Grosseto, Italy 1st 64.18 m
World Championships Edmonton, Canada 8th 65.43 m
Mediterranean Games Radès, Tunisia 4th 61.44 m
2002 World Junior Championships Kingston, Jamaica 1st 65.39 m
European Championships Munich, Germany 17th (q) 62.46 m
2003 European U23 Championships Bydgoszcz, Poland 8th 63.04 m
World Championships Paris, France 35th (q) 60.06 m
2004 Olympic Games Athens, Greece 13th (q) 68.21 m
2005 Mediterranean Games Almería, Spain 7th 64.88 m
World Championships Helsinki, Finland 15th (q) 65.63 m
2006 European Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 21st (q) 63.31 m
World Athletics Final Stuttgart, Germany 4th 66.90 m
2007 World Championships Osaka, Japan 11th 68.16 m
World Athletics Final Stuttgart, Germany 2nd 73.22 m
2008 Olympic Games Beijing, PR China 16th (q) 68.38 m