Jasna Šekarić

Jasna Šekarić (Serbian Cyrillic: Јасна Шекарић; born 17 December 1965) is a Serbian sport shooter. She has won a total of five Olympic medals: one gold, three silvers and one bronze.[1] She has also won three World Championship gold medals in the 10 m air pistol. In 1992, she lost the Olympic gold medal to Marina Logvinenko despite having the same score. She is one of only six shooters (by 2012) to compete in at least seven Olympic Games.

Jasna Šekarić
Jasna S.JPG
Personal information
NationalitySerbian
Born (1965-12-17) 17 December 1965 (age 55)
Belgrade, SR Serbia, Yugoslavia
Height1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight68 kg (150 lb)
Sport
Country Yugoslavia (1985–1991)
 Independent Olympic Participants (1992)
 FR Yugoslavia/Serbia and Montenegro (1993–2006)
 Serbia (2006–)
SportShooting
Event(s)Air pistol
Rapid fire pistol
Medal record
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 1988 Seoul 10 m Air Pistol
Silver medal – second place 1992 Barcelona 10 m Air Pistol
Silver medal – second place 2000 Sydney 10 m Air Pistol
Silver medal – second place 2004 Athens 10 m Air Pistol
Bronze medal – third place 1988 Seoul 25 m Pistol
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 1987 Budapest 10 m Air pistol
Gold medal – first place 1990 Moscow 10 m Air pistol
Gold medal – first place 1994 Milan 10 m Air pistol
Silver medal – second place 1989 Sarajevo 10 m Air pistol
European Championships
Gold medal – first place 1986 Espoo 10 m Air pistol
Gold medal – first place 1991 Manchester 10 m Air pistol
Gold medal – first place 1992 Budapest 10 m Air pistol
Gold medal – first place 1996 Budapest 10 m Air pistol
Gold medal – first place 2005 Belgrade 25 m Pistol
Silver medal – second place 1989 Copenhagen 10 m Air pistol
Silver medal – second place 1989 Zagreb 25 m Pistol
Silver medal – second place 1990 Arnhem 10 m Air pistol
Bronze medal – third place 1994 Strasbourg 10 m Air pistol
Bronze medal – third place 1999 Arnhem 10 m Air pistol
Bronze medal – third place 2001 Zagreb 25 m Pistol
Mediterranean Games
Gold medal – first place 1991 Athens 25 m Pistol
Gold medal – first place 1991 Athens 10 m Air pistol
Gold medal – first place 1997 Bari 25 m Pistol
Gold medal – first place 2005 Almería 25 m Pistol
Silver medal – second place 2009 Pescara 25 m Pistol
Bronze medal – third place 1997 Bari 10 m Air pistol
Bronze medal – third place 2009 Pescara 10 m Air Pistol
Bronze medal – third place 2013 Mersin 25 m Pistol

Personal lifeEdit

She was born in Belgrade, SR Serbia, SFR Yugoslavia and grew up in Osijek, SR Croatia, then part of Yugoslavia, where she began to practice shooting. In the school competitions, she first competed with a rifle and achieved a decent place at the regional championships. She later began to use a pistol. In 1990 she moved to Belgrade, where she had a successful year in sports at a private level. She is divorced and has two children, Lea (Леа) and Luka (Лука).[2]

CareerEdit

She was named several times was the best sportswoman and shooter in the SFR Yugoslavia, Croatia, FRY, Serbia and Montenegro and Serbia. In 1988 and 1994 she received a Golden Badge of the Sport award for Yugoslavia's best athlete.[3] In the 2008 games, she was the country's flag bearer at the opening ceremonies. Jasna is listed in the golden book of sport shooting as the only shooter participating at five Olympic Games while being a finalist in all five.

Despite having never changed nationality, Šekarić has competed under four flags at her six Olympics. She competed for Yugoslavia at the 1988 Olympics. In 1992, since Yugoslavia was under UN sanctions, she (and fifty other Serbians, Montenegrins, and Macedonians) competed as Independent Olympic Participants. Her next two Olympics were under the flag of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (the red star was removed from SFRY's flag). In 2004 she competed representing Serbia and Montenegro, which had the same flag as FR Yugoslavia, and she finally competed for Serbia in 2008.[1] Another athlete to compete under four different flags is Serbian-American table tennis player Ilija Lupulesku, but he changed nationality in the process.[4]

Olympic resultsEdit

Event 1988 1992 1996 2000 2004 2008 2012
25 meter pistol   Bronze
591+95
6th
583+93
6th
580+100.4
17th
577
9th
579
21st
578
18th
579
10 meter air pistol   Gold
389+100.5
  Silver
389+97.4
4th
384+103.1
  Silver
388+98.5
  Silver
387+96.3
6th
384+96.9

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Jasna Šekarić". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 1 April 2010.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 22 January 2015. Retrieved 22 January 2015.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ DSL Sport awards Archived 3 February 2015 at the Wayback Machine[page needed]
  4. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Ilija Lupulesku". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 11 September 2015.

External linksEdit

Records
Preceded by
  Anke Schumann
  Svetlana Smirnova
Women's 10m air pistol final
world record holder

1987 – 1989
1996 – 1998
Succeeded by
  Lieselotte Breker
  Svetlana Smirnova
Awards
Preceded by
Mateja Svet
Igor Miladinović
The Best Athlete of Yugoslavia
1988  
1994  
Succeeded by
Dragomir Bečanović
Aleksandar Đorđević
Preceded by
Mateja Svet
Yugoslav Sportswoman of the Year
1988
Succeeded by
Mateja Svet
Preceded by
Biserka Perman
Croatian Sportswoman of the Year
1986–1989
Succeeded by
Biljana Petrović
Olympic Games
Preceded by
Dejan Bodiroga
(for   Serbia and Montenegro)
Flagbearer for   Serbia
2008 Beijing
Succeeded by
Novak Djokovic