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Ivan Martinic


SportShort Track
Born07 May 1996 in Zagreb 
FamilyPartner Valentina Ascic
ResidenceZagreb, CRO
LanguagesBosnian, Bulgarian, Croatian, English, Montenegrin
Higher educationKinesiology - University of Zagreb: Croatia
Personal Bests
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 43.374 04 Nov 2017 Shanghai  
    1000m 1:29.083 15 Jan 2017 Turin  
    1500m 2:22.242 05 Oct 2017 Dordrecht  
Social Media
Social Media  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Club / TeamKBK Meteor: Zagreb, CRO  
Reason for choosing this sportHe enjoyed the speed of the sport, and also made a lot of new friends. "My mother skated and my father was a footballer, so I had to choose."  
Name of coachIngmar van Riel [national], NED  
When and where did you begin this sport?He took up short track in 2007 in Zagreb, Croatia.  
General Interest
General Interest
InjuriesHe broke his right leg towards the end of 2012. He returned to competition in 2014. (Athlete, 13 Jan 2017)  
Memorable sporting achievementPlacing 13th in the 500m at the 2019 World Cup event in Turin, Italy. (Athlete, 06 Feb 2020)  
Hero / IdolUS professional wrestler John Cena. (Athlete, 06 Feb 2020)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can." [Arthur Ashe] (Instagram profile, 20 Jun 2020)  
Famous relativesHis partner Valentina Ascic has competed in short track for Croatia, including at the 2021 World Championships in Dordrecht, Netherlands. (SportsDeskOnline, 08 Nov 2021; Valentina Ascic Instagram profile, 17 Jun 2021)  
AmbitionsTo compete at the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing. (, 16 Oct 2021)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2019/2020 European Championships 500m18  
    2016/2017 European Championships 1000m19  
    2020/2021 European Championships Overall29  
    2020/2021 European Championships 1000m29  
    2020/2021 European Championships 500m30  
    2020/2021 European Championships 1500m30  
    2019/2020 European Championships Overall31  
    2021/2022 World Championships 500m33  
    2018/2019 European Championships 500m34  
    2019/2020 European Championships 1000m34  
    2016/2017 European Championships Overall36  
    2018/2019 European Championships 1000m38  
    2021/2022 World Championships 1000m38  
    2014/2015 European Championships Overall38  
    2016/2017 European Championships 500m39  
    2021/2022 World Championships 1500m39  
    2019/2020 European Championships 1500m39  
    2018/2019 European Championships 1500m40  
    2016/2017 European Championships 1500m42  
    2018/2019 European Championships Overall42  
    2016/2017 World Championships 1500m44  
    2016/2017 World Championships 500m45  
    2016/2017 World Championships Overall49  
    2016/2017 World Championships 1000m50  
    2014/2015 World Junior Championships Overall53  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2018/2019 Dresden 2000m Relay17  
    2018/2019 Dresden 1000m31  
    2016/2017 Dresden 1500m39  
    2018/2019 Dresden 500m44  
    2018/2019 World Cup 500m48  
    2016/2017 Dresden 500m48  
    2019/2020 Dresden 500m48  
    2019/2020 Dresden 1000m52  
    2021/2022 World Cup 1500m74  
    2021/2022 World Cup 500m77  
    2021/2022 World Cup 1000m80  
    2018/2019 World Cup 1000m106  
    2017/2018 World Cup 1000m108  
    2017/2018 World Cup 500m111  
    2017/2018 World Cup 1500m112  
    2019/2020 World Cup 500m121  
    2016/2017 World Cup 1500m127  
    2019/2020 World Cup 1500m127  
    2016/2017 World Cup 500m140  
    2019/2020 World Cup 1000m149