Vera Begić

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Vera Begić
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Vera Begić (2009)
Personal information
Born (1982-03-17) March 17, 1982 (age 35)
Rijeka, Yugoslavia (now Croatia)
Residence Rijeka, Croatia
Height 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Weight 70 kg (154 lb)
Country  Croatia
Club Kvarner-Autotrans, Rijeka
Coached by Petar Kurtović
Sandor Varga (2005-2009)
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) 61.52 m
(May 2009 Bar, Montenegro)

Vera Begić (born March 17, 1982 in Rijeka, SR Croatia, SFR Yugoslavia) is Croatian athlete specialized in discus throwing discipline. Since Vera's mother Jadranka Antunović also was a successful athlete and member of the national team in the former Yugoslavia (long jump, pentathlon), Vera has been connected to athletics from the early childhood. At the age of 12 she decided to take the discus throwing for her preferred athletic discipline, and soon achieved very good results in the junior level of competition.

Vera broke the Croatian record for 21 times, ten of these in senior category, and she was champion of Croatia for twelve continuous years. Her personal best result of 61.52 m was scored in May 2009 (Bar, Montenegro).

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Vera has achieved the Master of Laws degree; she can communicate in fluent English and can also speak Russian, Hungarian and Italian.


Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing  Croatia
1998 World Youth Games Moscow, Russia 2nd 48.70 m
World Junior Championships Annecy, France 12th 46.34 m
1999 World Youth Championships Bydgoszcz, Poland 4th 48.80 m
2000 World Junior Championships Santiago, Chile 5th 52.28 m
2001 European Junior Championships Grosseto, Italy 2nd 55.02 m
Universiade Beijing, China 14th 50.69 m
Mediterranean Games Radès, Tunisia 5th 52.18 m
2002 European Championships Munich, Germany NM
2003 European U-23 Championships Bydgoszcz, Poland 4th 53.34 m
Universiade Daegu, South Korea 11th 52.22 m
2004 Olympic Games Athens, Greece 29th (q) 57.31 m
2005 European Cup Winter Throwing Mersin, Turkey 8th 56.08 m
Mediterranean Games Almería, Spain 3rd 56.53 m
Universiade Izmir, Turkey 10th 53.29 m
2006 European Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 14th 55.61 m
2007 Universiade Bangkok, Thailand 4th 55.26 m
2008 European Cup Winter Throwing Split, Croatia 5th 57.98 m
Olympic Games Beijing, China 22nd (q) 58.50 m
2009 European Cup Winter Throwing Los Realejos, Spain 3rd 59.27 m
World Championships Berlin, Germany 24th (q) 58.25 m
Universiade Belgrade, Serbia 4th 59.30 m
Mediterranean Games Pescara, Italy 2nd 60.29 m
2010 European Championships Barcelona, Spain 16th (q) 55.04 m

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