Sara Kolak
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Sara Kolak
Sara Kolak
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Personal information
NationalityCroatian
Born (1995-06-22) 22 June 1995 (age 24)
Ludbreg, Croatia
ResidenceRijeka, Croatia
Height1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight74 kg (163 lb)
Sport
Country Croatia
SportTrack and field
Event(s)Javelin throw
Coached byAndrej Hajn?ek
Achievements and titles
Personal NR 68.43 (2017)

Sara Kolak (born 22 June 1995) is a Croatian track and field athlete who competes in the javelin throw. She won gold at the 2016 Summer Olympics. Her personal best of 68.43 m, set in 2017, is the Croatian record. It also ranks her eighth on the overall list.

Career

Kolak won bronze medals at both the European and World Junior Championships.[1] She qualified for the 2016 Summer Olympics,[2] where she won the gold medal, setting a new national record of 66.18 metres. She has since bested her own record, with a 68.43 m throw in 2017. She also won the 2017 European U23 Championship and placed fourth in the final at the 2017 World Championships in London.

Following the 2017 World Championships, Kolak struggled with an elbow injury. The government approved a $150,000 funding for her surgery,[3] which was carried out in Minnesota, US. After the surgery, she is undergoing rehabilitation of the ligaments and plans to return to competition in the summer of 2019.[4]

International competitions

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Croatia
2012 World Junior Championships Barcelona, Spain 23rd (q) Javelin throw 48.15 m
2013 European Junior Championships Rieti, Italy 3rd Javelin throw 57.79 m
2014 World Junior Championships Eugene, United States 3rd Javelin throw 55.74 m
European Championships Zürich, Switzerland 21st (q) Javelin throw 52.51 m
2016 European Championships Amsterdam, Netherlands 3rd Javelin throw 63.50 m
Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 1st Javelin throw 66.18 m
2017 European U23 Championships Bydgoszcz, Poland 1st Javelin throw 65.12 m
World Championships London, United Kingdom 4th Javelin throw 64.95 m
2019 World Championships Doha, Qatar 7th Javelin throw 62.28 m
(q) Indicates overall position in qualifying round

Orders

References

  1. ^ http://www.all-athletics.com/node/349998
  2. ^ http://www.vecernji.hr/ostali-sportovi/sara-kolak-ispunila-normu-za-nastup-na-olimpijskim-igrama-1066022
  3. ^ "HOO pla?a tro?kove operacije Sare Kolak i Sandra Sukna, evo i iznosa". Slobodna Dalmacija (in Croatian). Retrieved .
  4. ^ "HOO pla?a tro?kove operacije Sare Kolak i Sandra Sukna, evo i iznosa". Slobodna Dalmacija (in Croatian). Retrieved .
  5. ^ Vijesti: Dodijeljena odlikovanja izraz su priznanja i zahvalnosti za rad i doprinos razvoju i napretku Republike Hrvatske(in Croatian)

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