Velimir Stjepanović

Velimir Stjepanović (Serbian Cyrillic: Велимир Стјепановић; born 7 August 1993) is a Serbian swimmer.

Velimir Stjepanović
Personal information
Nickname(s)Velja
Nationality Serbia
BornAugust 7, 1993 (age 26)
Abu Dhabi, UAE
Height1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight74 kg (163 lb)
Sport
SportSwimming
StrokesButterfly, freestyle
ClubPartizan

Youth and Junior Career

Born in Abu Dhabi, to Bosnian Serb parents, he chose to represent Serbia in the international swimming competitions. The Serbian youngster started swimming when he was barely six, mainly for fitness. However, by the time he was 12 his path crossed with that of coach Chris Tidey, who had relocated to Dubai from Cambridge. After a brief six-month training regimen under Tidey, Stjepanović won his first medal, a bronze, at a competition in England. He also studied in one of GEMS schools.

Velimir competed at the 2009 European Youth Olympic Festival. He won a gold medal in 100m Butterfly and silver in 100m Freestyle. At the 2010 Youth Olympic Games, he was a Serbian flagbearer and won 2 medals, silver in 100m Freestley and bronze in 100m Butterfly therefore Olympic Committee of Serbia has declared him for the best young athlete in 2010.[1] Stjepanović won gold medals in the 100m freestyle and 100m butterfly at the 2011 European Junior Swimming Championships.

Senior career

2011

He represented Serbia at the 2011 World Aquatics Championships in Shanghai,[2] where he competed in 100 and 400 meters freestyle and 200 meters butterfly. At the European Short Course Swimming Championships held in Szczecin he came 5th in final of 200m butterfly.[3]

2012

Stjepanović competed at the 2012 European Aquatics Championships and took 5th place in Men's 200m Butterfly Final. At the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, he finished 6th of Men's 200m Butterfly Final. In the preliminary round he broke the Serbian national record and qualified for the semi finals with the 3rd time overall.

2013

At the 2013 Mediterranean Games held in Mersin, Turkey he won the gold medal in 200m and 400m freestyle and 200m butterfly. Stjepanović competed at the 2013 World Aquatics Championships and qualified for the semi final of 200m freestyle and 200m butterfly while he finished 18th in the 400m freestyle. In the end of the year Stjepanović won gold medal in 200m butterfly and bronze in 400m freestyle and finished 5th in 200m freestyle at the 2013 European Short Course Swimming Championships.

Career best times

Event Time Record Meet
Long course
100 m freestyle 48.50 2016 Euro Meet
200 m freestyle 1:45.78 NR 2014 European Championships
400 m freestyle 3:45.66 NR 2014 European Championships
200m butterfly 1:54.99 NR 2012 Olympic Games

See also

References

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-05-24. Retrieved 2010-12-18.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ Cameron, Neil (19 July 2011). "Size matters for Dubai swimmer Stjepanovic as he heads for Shangha". The National. UAE.
  3. ^ TANJUG, Agencija (10 December 2011). "Stjepanović peti na 200 metara leptir". Kurir. SRB.

External links

List of Serbian records in swimming

The Serbian Records in Swimming are the fastest time ever swum by a swimmer representing Serbia. These national records are kept/maintained by the Serbian Swimming Federation (Пливачки савез Србије / Plivački savez Srbije).The federation keeps records for both for men and women, for both long course (50m) and short course (25m) events. Records are kept in the following events (by stroke):

freestyle: 50, 100, 200, 400, 800 and 1500;

backstroke: 50, 100 and 200;

breaststroke: 50, 100 and 200;

butterfly: 50, 100 and 200;

individual medley: 100 (25m only), 200 and 400;

relays: 200 free, 400 free, 800 free, 200 medley, and 400 medley.All records swum in finals, unless noted otherwise.

Serbia at the 2010 Summer Youth Olympics

Serbia participated in the 2010 Summer Youth Olympics in Singapore.

Serbia at the 2013 Mediterranean Games

Serbia competed at the 2013 Mediterranean Games in Mersin, Turkey from the 20th to 30 June 2013. 151 athletes in 22 sports will represent Serbia.

Serbia at the 2017 World Aquatics Championships

Serbia is scheduled to compete at the 2017 World Aquatics Championships in Budapest, Hungary from 14 July to 30 July.

Serbia at the 2018 Mediterranean Games

Serbia competed at the 2018 Mediterranean Games in Tarragona, Catalonia, Spain over 10 days from 22 June to 1 July 2018.

Serbia at the 2019 World Aquatics Championships

Serbia competed at the 2019 World Aquatics Championships in Gwangju, South Korea from 12 to 28 July.

Swimming at the 2010 Summer Youth Olympics – Boys' 100 metre butterfly

The men's 100 metre butterfly event at the 2010 Youth Olympic Games took place on August 16, at the Singapore Sports School.

Swimming at the 2010 Summer Youth Olympics – Boys' 100 metre freestyle

The boys' 100 metre freestyle event at the 2010 Youth Olympic Games took place on August 19–20, at the Singapore Sports School.

Swimming at the 2012 European Aquatics Championships – Men's 200 metre butterfly

The men's 200 metre butterfly competition of the swimming events at the 2012 European Aquatics Championships took place May 23 and 24. The heats and semifinals took place on May 23, the final on May 24.

Swimming at the 2012 Summer Olympics – Men's 200 metre butterfly

The men's 200 metre butterfly event at the 2012 Summer Olympics took place on 30–31 July at the London Aquatics Centre in London, United Kingdom.For the second time at the 2012 Olympic Games, Michael Phelps fell short in his attempt to win the same event three consecutive times, due to an upset performance from South Africa's Chad le Clos. Phelps was the odds-on favorite to win the race, but Le Clos came from third at the final turn to edge out the superstar (and his personal hero) by five-hundredths of a second (0.05) for the gold medal and an African record in 1:52.96. By finishing with a time of 1:53.01, Phelps earned his second silver medal of the games, bringing his overall total to eighteen, and matching Larisa Latynina's record of eighteen medals as the most decorated Olympic athlete of all time. Japan's Takeshi Matsuda managed to repeat his bronze from Beijing four years earlier in 1:53.21.Austria's Dinko Jukić, who claimed the top seed earlier in the prelims, missed the podium by over a body length with a fourth-place time and a national record in 1:54.35. U.S. swimmer Tyler Clary finished fifth in 1:55.06 to hold off a close battle from Serbia's Velimir Stjepanović (1:55.07) and Poland's three-time Olympic finalist Paweł Korzeniowski (1:55.08) by a hundredth of a second (0.01) each. China's Chen Yin rounded out the historic finale with an eighth-place time in 1:55.18.Hungary's László Cseh missed a chance to reach the final roster and defend his Olympic silver medal after placing twelfth in the semifinals (1:55.88).

Swimming at the 2013 Mediterranean Games

The swimming competitions at the 2013 Mediterranean Games in Mersin took place between 21 June and 25 June at the Mersin Olympic Swimming Pool.

Athletes competed in 38 events and 2 paralympic events.

Swimming at the 2014 European Aquatics Championships – Men's 200 metre freestyle

The Men's 200 metre freestyle competition of the 2014 European Aquatics Championships was held on 19–20 August.

Swimming at the 2014 European Aquatics Championships – Men's 400 metre freestyle

The Men's 400 metre freestyle competition of the 2014 European Aquatics Championships was held on 18 August.

Swimming at the 2016 European Aquatics Championships – Men's 200 metre freestyle

The Men's 200 metre freestyle competition of the 2016 European Aquatics Championships was held on 17 and 18 May 2016.

Swimming at the 2018 European Aquatics Championships – Men's 200 metre freestyle

The Men's 200 metre freestyle competition of the 2018 European Aquatics Championships was held on 6 and 7 August 2018.

Swimming at the 2018 Mediterranean Games

The swimming competitions at the 2018 Mediterranean Games in Tarragona took place between 23 and 25 June at the Campclar Aquatic Center.

Athletes competed in 38 events and 2 paralympic events.

Swimming at the 2018 Mediterranean Games – Men's 200 metre butterfly

The men's 200 metre butterfly competition at the 2018 Mediterranean Games was held on 25 June 2018 at the Campclar Aquatic Center.

Swimming at the 2018 Mediterranean Games – Men's 200 metre freestyle

The men's 200 metre freestyle competition at the 2018 Mediterranean Games was held on 23 June 2018 at the Campclar Aquatic Center.

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