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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 53)
Belgrade, SR Serbia, Yugoslavia
Height1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight68 kg (150 lb)
Sport
Country Yugoslavia (1985–1991)
 Independent Olympic Participants (1992–1994)
 Serbia and Montenegro (1995–2006)
 Serbia (2006–)
SportShooting
Event(s)Air pistol
Rapid fire pistol

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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 never having 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 Yugoslavia again. In 2004 she competed under the flag of Serbia and Montenegro 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. "Jasna Šekarić". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 2010-04-01.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-01-22. Retrieved 2015-01-22.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ DSL Sport awards Archived 2015-02-03 at the Wayback Machine[page needed]
  4. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Ilija Lupulesku". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 2015-09-11.

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