Sanja Jovanović

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Sanja Jovanović
Kazan 2015 - Sanja Jovanović semi 50m backstroke.JPG
Kazan in 2015
Personal information
Nationality  Croatia
Born (1986-09-15) 15 September 1986 (age 31)
Dubrovnik, Croatia, Yugoslavia
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Sport Swimming
Strokes Backstroke
Club PK Jug Dubrovnik

Sanja Jovanović (born 15 September 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
200 m backstroke  13th

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

World records[edit]

Discipline Time Date and place
backstroke 50m SC 26.50 2007-12-15, Debrecen
backstroke 50m SC 26.37 2008-04-13, Manchester
backstroke 50m SC 26.23 2008-12-13, Rijeka
backstroke 50m SC 25.70 2009-12-12, Istanbul

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

15 December 2007 – 6 November 2009
12 December 2009 – 7 December 2014
Succeeded by
Marieke Guehrer
Etiene Medeiros