Matija Šestak

Matija Šestak (born 30 December 1972 in Ljubljana[1]) is a retired Slovenian sprinter who specialised in the 400 metres.[2] He represented his country at the 2000 and 2004 Summer Olympics reaching the semifinals at the second occasion. He also reached the semifinals at the 1999 World Championships.

He is married to a Serbian triple jumper, Marija Šestak, who switched her nationality to Slovenian after marriage.

Competition recordEdit

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing   Yugoslavia
1989 European Junior Championships Varaždin, Yugoslavia 7th 4 × 400 m relay 3:13.79
1990 World Junior Championships Plovdiv, Bulgaria 30th (h) 400 m 49.05
11th (h) 4 × 400 m relay 3:09.67
1991 European Junior Championships Thessaloniki, Greece 11th (sf) 800 m 1:50.45
Representing   Slovenia
1996 European Indoor Championships Stockholm, Sweden 10th (h) 400 m 47.88
1997 Mediterranean Games Bari, Italy 4th (h) 400 m 47.33
1998 European Championships Budapest, Hungary 17th (h) 400 m 46.57
10th (h) 4 × 400 m relay 3:07.78
1999 World Indoor Championships Maebashi, Japan 8th (sf) 400 m 46.84
World Championships Seville, Spain 9th (sf) 400 m 45.47
12th (h) 4 × 400 m relay 3:02.70
2000 Olympic Games Sydney, Australia 33rd (h) 400 m 45.95
29th (h) 4 × 400 m relay 3:10.07
2002 European Championships Munich, Germany 25th (h) 400 m 46.97
2004 Olympic Games Athens, Greece 23rd (sf) 400 m 46.54

Personal bestEdit

Outdoor

  • 200 metres – 20.79 (+2.0 m/s) (Nova Gorica 2004)
  • 300 metres – 32.34 (Ljubljana 2004) NR
  • 400 metres – 45.43 (Seville 1999) NR

Indoor

  • 200 metres – 21.32 (Turin 1999)
  • 400 metres – 46.71 (Stuttgart 2000) NR

ReferencesEdit