Kazan in 2015
15 September 1986|
Dubrovnik, Croatia, Yugoslavia
|Height||1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)|
|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. She has a twin sister and two other sisters, and currently lives in suburb of Dubrovnik called Mokošica.
|100 m backstroke||17th
|200 m backstroke||13th
|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|
- Sanja Jovanovic Sets World Record in 50 Back (15-12-2007) Archived 2007-12-16 at the Wayback Machine.
- Official website
- Sanja Jovanović at Swimrankings.net
- Dean Sinovčić (22 April 2008). "Sanja Jovanovic – World record holder grew up on cornmeal and water". Nacional. Archived from the original on 25 July 2012. Retrieved 25 July 2012.
| Women's 50 metres backstroke
world record holder (short course)
15 December 2007 – 6 November 2009
12 December 2009 – 7 December 2014
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