Zlatan Saračević

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Zlatan Saračević
Medal record
Representing  Yugoslavia
Men's athletics
European Indoor Championships
Gold medal – first place 1980 Sindelfingen Shot put
Bronze medal – third place 1981 Grenoble Shot put
Silver medal – second place 1983 Edmonton Shot put

Zlatan Saračević (born 27 July 1956) is a retired Bosnian[1] shot putter who represented SFR Yugoslavia.


He was born in Zenica, SR Bosnia and Herzegovina.[2] but represented the clubs AK Sloboda Tuzla, AK Slavonija Osijek, AK Mladost Zagreb, AK Crvena Zvezda and AK Zmaj od Bosne Tuzla. He won the gold medal at the 1980 European Indoor Championships, the bronze medal at the 1981 European Indoor Championships,[3] and the silver medal at the 1983 Summer Universiade.[4] He also competed at the 1992 Olympic Games[2] and the 1996 European Indoor Championships without reaching the final.[5]

His personal best throw was 21.11 metres, achieved in June 1984 in Zagreb.[6]


  1. ^ Zlatan Saračević profile at IAAF
  2. ^ a b "Zlatan Saračević". Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 24 January 2011. 
  3. ^ "European Indoor Championships (Men)". GBR Athletics. Athletics Weekly. Retrieved 24 January 2011. 
  4. ^ "World Student Games (Universiade - Men)". GBR Athletics. Athletics Weekly. Retrieved 24 January 2011. 
  5. ^ "1996 European Indoor Championships, men's shot put qualification". Die Leichtatletik-Statistik-Seite. Retrieved 24 January 2011. 
  6. ^ World men's all-time best shot put (last updated 2001)
Olympic Games
Preceded by
Flagbearer for  Bosnia and Herzegovina
Barcelona 1992
Succeeded by
Islam Đugum