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Blanka Vlasic

  • Croatian athlete
  • Born November 8, 1983

Blanka Vlašić (Croatian pronunciation: [ˈblaːŋka ˈʋlaʃitɕ]) (born 8 November 1983) is a Croatian athlete who specialises in the high jump. She is the Croatian record holder in the event, and the former indoor World Champion. The daughter of Croatian decathlon record holder Joško Vlašić, she was a talented junior athlete and attended her first Olympic Games in 2000 Sydney at the age of sixteen. She won the World Junior Championships in Athletics in both 2000 and 2002. Vlašić broke her national record in 2004 and also won her first world senior medal at the World Indoor Championships that year.


I like so much wearing heels, legs look so much better, everything looks better. But it's only recently I've had the courage to do that.




The Olympics must be my curse or something.




I realized that health is the most important thing and that all the other things come with time if you are devoted enough.




Since I became a favorite in every race, it's just another burden that I have to bear.




I don't rank competitions - every single one is the Olympics to me.




People like scandals.




I believe the reason for my early independence is sport, through which I learnt at an early stage to take care of myself and be disciplined.




I am the only girl in the family so everyone pampered me.




Sometimes your disappointments make you a stronger person for the future.




A good career is a long-lasting career. When you're there in every competition doing a good job you're a part of an elite, and that's the most important thing.




People don't come to stadiums only to see results. They come to see a reaction, they want to see we are also human, that we can cry or laugh.




Competing helps me to polish my shape.



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