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TUKA Amel
Bosnia&Herzegov
BIH
AmelTuka
Date of Birth09/01/1991 - Zenica (BIH)
Age24
Height187 cm/6'2"
Weight77kg/169lbs
GenderM
DateEventsResults
800m1:50.16 (1)

Profile

Nickname-
School, university-
Started competing2008
Language(s) spokenBosnian (native), English
Club nameAthletic Club Zenica
CoachGianni Ghidini
Major sporting achievements

2015 Balkan Championships (Istanbul) – 1st
2014 Europe Cup 800m – 1st (national record)
2014 ECh (Zurich) 800m – 6th
2013 ECh U23 (Tampere) 800m – 3rd

Key: OG = Olympic Games | YOG = Youth Olympic Games |WCh = World Championships | WJCh = World Junior Championships | ECh = European Championship | EJCh = European Junior Championships |NCh = National Championships | NJCh = National Junior Championships

Most memorable performance

2014 ECh (Zurich) - 6th

Additional information / What would you like people to know about you?

He has made steady improvement during his career, but made a big step forward in December 2014 when he ran the finals at the European Indoor Championships.

Running the best race of his career, he set a national 800m record and qualified for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

He is the national record holder in both 400m and 800m.

He is a member of AC Zenica which has produced successful athletes even though facing financial difficulties. He was voted Best Athlete in Zenica Doboj for 2014.

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