When passion burns brighter than fears, at those times, dreams are achieved. That is the story of the athlete we are talking about, the one and only Ivana Spanovic.
Who is Ivana Spanovic, you may ask? Ivana Spanovic is a Serbian long jumper who is currently reigning in the World Indoor Championship and European Indoor Championship.
Just in her early thirties, the athlete has achieved great feats in life. She has been winning the World Championship without fail from 2013 to the present.
Ivana is a record holder for long jumps, both indoor and outdoor. She also holds the record for 60 meters and pentathlon.
Ivana comes from a family of athletes, and Goran Obradovic trained her mother. Following in her mother’s footsteps, she was also coached by the same trainer.
In this article, we have mentioned all that you need to know about Ivana Spanovic.
Here are some quick facts about the talented Ivana Spanovic:
|Full name||Ivana Spanovic|
|Date of birth||10th of May in 1990|
|Age||33 Years Old|
|Birthplace||Zrenjanin, SR Serbia, SFR Yugoslavia|
|Father’s name||Ljubisa Spanovic|
|Mother’s name||Vesna Spanovic|
|Height||5 feet and 9 inches|
|Net Worth||$10 million|
|Debut year||2008 AD|
|Profession||Long Jump Athlete|
|Injury||Broken Leg (slomila nogu)|
|Social Media||Twitter, Instagram|
|Last Update||December, 2023|
Ivana Spanovic: Early Life
Ivana Spanovic was born on the 10th of May in 1990. She was born and raised in Zrenjanin, SR Serbia, SFR, Yugoslavia.
Her father’s name is Ljubisa Spanovic, and his occupation has not been revealed. At the same time, her mother’s name is Vesna Spanovic.
Vesna was quite popular and successful in her own rites. Because of an athletic mother, Ivana was motivated to follow in her footsteps.
Ivana has an older brother. Unfortunately, she has not revealed her brother’s name, but we know that he is two years older than her.
Like Ivana, her brother was also interested in sports. They trained in karate during their childhood.
Since Ivana and her brother are very close in age, they have a great bond with each other.
Ivana likes to define herself as quite the wild child growing up. She used to experiment with her style a lot, and once, she half-shaved her hair.
Later she admitted that it was a stupid decision. However, despite her crazy behavior, her parents were always so supportive of her.
Her parents encouraged her to pursue her athletic career rather than her academics. However, they still come to all her events as much as possible.
We do not know where Ivana went for her high school studies.
But we can confirm that she has graduated up to the high school level, after which she did not join the college as she started focusing on her career.
Ivana Spanovic: Personal Life
Ivana is a Serbian citizen. However, when it comes to religion, she is Christian and Caucasian in ethnicity.
Being born in May, Ivana is a Taurus in terms of zodiac charts. Taurus is an earth sign. The bull represents the sign.
Taurus people have traits such as being dependable, helpful, loyal, kind, and charismatic.
Ivana is a big fan of Avril. When Ivana was a child, one of her friends gifted an Avril CD to her, and she fell in love instantly.
When she won the Junior World Championship, Ivana was gifted a mini car of Citreon C1.
As she is constantly on the go, she tries her level best to make time for her loved ones. And the few things she hates about being an athlete is how tired she constantly is.
Fiance Turned Husband
Ivana garners the attention of many with her physical appearance. But Ivana has her heart set out for one man only.
Ivana is engaged to and married to her husband Marko Vuleta on September 26, 2021. Marko Vuleta is a trainer and nutritionist by profession.
The couple dated only for a year before they decided to get engaged.
Ivana announced the engagement via a post on Instagram on the 12th of September in 2020, but the couple hasn’t decided on a wedding date.
The couple does not share many details about their relationship.
Moreover, this is not the first time Ivana has been engaged. Prior to this, she was engaged to her ex-boyfriend (bivsi momak) Vladimir.
Ivana and Vladimir dated for almost an entire decade. She defined him as her first true love.
And when Vladimir popped the question in 2014, Ivana did not hesitate to say yes. But then due to some problems they broke up.
They did not reveal the reason for their separation to this day, but it is said that they remain friends.
Ivana Spanovic: Professional Career
Spanovic started her career in 2008 when she won back-to-back gold medals at the World Junior Championship and Summer Universiade.
The same year she was voted Serbia’s Best Young Athlete of 2008.
The next year she landed silver in the European Junior Championship.
Ivana has taken part in the 2008 Olympics up to the qualifying round, and in the 2012 Olympics, she was a finalist in the long jump.
Similarly, in 2013, she won bronze in the World Outdoor Championship, which led the Olympic committee of Serbia to name her athlete of the year.
She continued her streal and won bronze at the World Indoor Championship.
The athlete also won silver at the European Outdoor Championship and IAAF Continental Cup 2014.
The consecutive year Ivana won the gold at the European Indoor Championship with a record 6.98 meters.
And she brought in bronze at the World Indoor Championship, which led her to be named Athlete of the year (second time).
Ivana kept on improving, and in 2016, she finally landed silver at the World Indoor Championship and gold at the World Outdoor Championship.
At the 2016 Olympics games, Ivana won the Bronze, the first Olympics medal brought to Serbia in sixty years.
The next year was even better for Ivana when she broke her own record at Belgrade’s 2017 European Indoor Championship.
This was the same year when she was ranked fourth in the World Outdoor games due to her bib falling on the sand.
2018 was a great start for Spanovic as she won the first title at the World Indoor Championship with 6.96 meters.
She continued the golden streak at the Mediterranean games.
Ivana suffered from an injury in 2018 that forced her to withdraw from European Championship.
But she came back stronger the next year and won the 2019 European Indoor Championship in Glasgow.
In 2020, Ivana suffered from a metatarsal bone fracture in June, and she did not compete in many games.
Ivana Spanovic: Controversy
Unlike many other athletes, Ivana has not gotten into many controversies throughout her career.
But, Ivana found herself amidst controversy at the World Championship in London when she was denied the gold medal.
Apparently, the jumper had leaped up a record high of 7.02 meters high, but her number flap fell to 6.91 meters.
Unfortunately, the back flap fell and touched the ground before she did.
Despite her appeal, IAAF rejected her plea and did not change its decision.
The incident knocked her down to fourth place.
But with the spirit of sportsmanship, she took it like a real champ.
Ivana Spanovic: Net Worth
Being on the top of a game for so long, she was able to earn hefty money. And Ivana has, despite being so young, has quite the fortune in her name.
Ivana Spanovic has a net worth of 10 million us dollars.
Her exact salary is unknown, but it is said to be in six figures.
Ivana earns a major chunk from her brand endorsement deal. Currently, she is endorsing Red Bull and has a campaign with Nike.
Ivana likes to splurge on shopping and going on vacations with her beau. From what it seems, it is clear that Ivana is living a lavish life with her earnings.
Ivana Spanovic: Physical Appearance
When it comes to height, Ivana is five feet and nine inches tall. She weighs around 63 kgs.
She has black eyes with similar black hair. Ivana has a fair skin complexion.
The athlete is fit and healthy, all thanks to her strict diet and exercise regimen.
Her exact body measurements are not available. Her shoe size is also unknown.
Ivana Spanovic: Social Media
Ivana is quite active on social media.
Does Ivana Spanovic have children?
No, Ivana Spanovic does not have children.
What was the name of Ivana’s pet?
Ivana had a cat by the name of Marco, which was a Persian cat.
How tall is Spanovic?
Ivana Spanovic is 1.75 m tall.
Where does Ivana Spanovic live?
Ivana Spanovic resides in Novi Sad, Serbia.