Marija Šestak

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Marija Šestak (Serbian Cyrillic: Марија Шестак; born Martinović, Мартиновић) is a Serbian-born Slovenian triple jumper.

Marija Šestak
Marija Šestak 2007 (2).jpg
Personal information
Born (1979-04-17) 17 April 1979 (age 43)
Height1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Weight59 kg (130 lb)
Event(s)Triple jump

Marija Martinović was born on 17 April 1979 in Kragujevac (at the time SR Serbia, SFR Yugoslavia). She is married to Slovenian 400 metres runner Matija Šestak. She was granted Slovenian citizenship on 13 July 2006.

Her personal best jump is 15.08 metres, achieved on 13 February 2008 in Athens. This is the current national record for Slovenia, beating the seven-year-old record of Anja Valant.[1] She also has 6.50 metres in the long jump.


Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing   FR Yugoslavia /   Serbia and Montenegro
1996 World Junior Championships Sydney, Australia 20th (q) 12.57 m (+1.7 m/s)
1997 Mediterranean Games Bari, Italy 7th 13.23 m
European Junior Championships Ljubljana, Slovenia 2nd 13.54 m
Universiade Catania, Italy (q) 13.15 m
1998 World Junior Championships Annecy, France 3rd 13.47 m (+0.4 m/s)
1999 European U23 Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 8th 13.14 m (+1.3 m/s)
2001 European U23 Championships Amsterdam, Netherlands 2nd 13.72 m (0.0 m/s)
Mediterranean Games Radès, Tunisia 2nd 13.97 m (w)
2002 European Indoor Championships Vienna, Austria 6th 14.00 m
2003 Universiade Daegu, South Korea 8th 13.12 m
Representing   Slovenia
2006 World Athletics Final Stuttgart, Germany 5th 14.32 m
2007 World Championships Osaka, Japan 3rd 14.72 m
2008 World Indoor Championships Valencia, Spain 2nd 14.68 m
Olympic Games Beijing, China 4th 15.03 m (NR)
2009 European Indoor Championships Turin, Italy 2nd 14.60 m
World Championships Berlin, Germany 25th (q) 13.69 m
2011 World Championships Daegu, South Korea 21st (q) 13.87 m
2012 World Indoor Championships Istanbul, Turkey 9th (q) 14.05 m
Olympic Games London, United Kingdom 11th 13.98 m


  1. ^ Nikitardis, Michalis (4 June 2007). "Sestak's 15.08m the biggest surprise of four world indoor season leads in "Athina 2008"". Retrieved 2007-06-05.