Ognjen Stojanović

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Ognjen Stojanović
Personal information
Born (1990-01-24) 24 January 1990 (age 27)
Novi Sad
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)[1]
Sport
Country Serbia
Sport Triathlon

Ognjen Stojanović (Serbian Cyrillic: Огњен Стојановић, born 24 January 1990 in Novi Sad) is a Serbian triathlete.

Career[edit]

Stojanović, at an early age, was diagnosed with the bone disease Legg–Calvé–Perthes syndrome and as a results he had his hip operated on. Because this limited his mobility he began swimming. After competing in swimming for 11 years he got involved in triathlon in 2005.[2][3] He started practicing all three sports and in 2006, after just one year in the sport, he became a national junior champion. In 2007 he won the National Senior Championship and European Junior Cup in Eilat later that year.[citation needed]

In 2008 Stojanović made 3 podiums on European junior cups and was later recognized by ITU Sport Development and participated on Australian Youth Olympic Festival in Sydney on January 2009 where he finished 13th individual and 4th in relays with ITU team.[3] In the same year he became first ever Balkan senior champion in Olympic distance triathlon while he was still in junior category. In 2009, he took 4th place at the ITU Aquathlon World Championships. In 2011 he won Pan American continental cup in Cartagena, Colombia and took third at the ITU World Aquathlon Championships in Auckland in 2012.

Stojanović founded the Triogy Racing club in Serbia in 2013. That same year he began racing long distance triathlon with Arenales 113 race in Elche, with the time of 3:44:55 where he finished 6th overall. Later he was 16th place on ETU European U23 Championships in Holten, Netherlands, and then 1st at the National Marathon Championships with overall win at Novosadski Maraton with the time of 2:46:29.

In 2014 Stojanović won both duathlon and triathlon ITU Balkan Championships and also qualified for the 2015 European Games in Baku, Azerbaijan. In 2015 At the European games he took 18th and won ETU Balkan Championship in Zagreb, Croatia.

2016. saw him taking silver medal at the ITU Asian Cup Taizhou in China, and win at the ETU Balkan Championships Olimp in Romania which is his 8th title.

Notable accomplishments[edit]

  • ITU Aquathlon World Championships bronze medalist
  • 8 time Balkan Champion, 1 time junior Balkan Champion
  • Multiple Serbian Triathlon Champion and 2013 National Marathon Champion
  • 2 ITU Continental cup podiums

Personal[edit]

Stojanović finished mathematical high school, first year of applied mathematics at University of Novi Sad and has Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree and Bachelor with honours (BSc hons) degree at Faculty of Sport in Belgrade.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Baku 2015 European Games - Triathlon - Men". Baku 2015 European Game. Retrieved 16 October 2015. 
  2. ^ "Profile". Triogy Racing. Archived from the original on 3 November 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "ITU Profile - Ognjen Stojanovic". International Triathlon Union. 

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