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Anja CREVAR
Sport Swimming
NOC Serbia   
GenderWomen
Born24 May 2000 in Pancevo, YUG
Height1.64 m
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Residence
Pancevo, SRB
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, Serbian
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
"I began swimming at age four, but it was not constant. It was only when I was six or seven that I started to train more seriously."
Why this sport?
She was inspired by her older sister Aleksandra. "I chose swimming because it is not a very popular sport. Water is my second environment and I feel in it like I am in my element. When I am in the swimming pool I feel free, I'm doing what I love and this make me fulfilled."
Club / Team
PK Dinamo Pancevo: Serbia
Name of coach
Goran Grahovac
General Interest
Hero / Idol
Hungarian swimmer Katinka Hosszu. (sport.blic.rs, 17 Mar 2016)
Awards and honours
In 2013 and 2015 she was named Athlete of the Year in Pancevo, Serbia. (013info.rs, 24 Dec 2015; poluvreme.rs, 26 Dec 2013)
Milestones
At age 16 years and 74 days she became the youngest athlete to represent Serbia at the Olympic Games when she competed at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (SportsDeskOnline, 26 Aug 2020; sportklub.rs, 30 Jul 2020)
Famous relatives
Her mother Ljiljana played handball for Dinamo Pancevo in Serbia. Her older sister Aleksandra has competed in swimming, but she retired in 2015. (novosti.rs, 01 May 2016)
Other information
RIO EXPERIENCE
She competed at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro at age 16. "I did not feel like I belonged there. I was not aware of everything. I used the opportunity to watch other, more experienced athletes from the sidelines, to observe what they do, what they eat, how long before the race they go on the bus. I gathered experiences, watched others cope with the pressure. I dealt with them more than with myself. I don't even remember my races. Maybe just a starting block and adrenaline in the whole pool. A lot of people were there. Crowded and too loud. But it was like that for the first time, because everything was new and strange to me, it will not happen again." (sportklub.rs, 30 Jul 2020)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Heats 2021 Tokyo, JPN 400m Individual Medley 4:40.50
26 2021 Tokyo, JPN 200m Individual Medley 2:17.62
Heats 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 400m Individual Medley 4:43.19
Heats 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 200m Individual Medley 2:15.33
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Heats 2019 Gwangju, KOR 400m Individual Medley 4:41.59
Heats 2017 Budapest, HUN 400m Individual Medley 4:48.53
Heats 2015 Kazan, RUS 200m Individual Medley 2:21.51
Heats 2015 Kazan, RUS 400m Individual Medley 4:50.04
Heats 2015 Kazan, RUS 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:38.66
World Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Heats 2021 Abu Dhabi, UAE 200m Butterfly 2:09.33
Heats 2021 Abu Dhabi, UAE 200m Individual Medley 2:12.04
Heats 2021 Abu Dhabi, UAE 400m Individual Medley 4:33.30
Heats 2021 Abu Dhabi, UAE 400m Freestyle 4:07.49
European Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
6 2021 Budapest, HUN 400m Individual Medley 4:40.84
8 2018 Glasgow, SCO 400m Individual Medley 4:41.40 
Semifinal 2018 Glasgow, SCO 200m Butterfly 2:13.50
Semifinal 2018 Glasgow, SCO 200m Individual Medley 2:14.05
European Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
2 2021 Kazan, RUS 400m Individual Medley 4:30.47
Semifinal 2021 Kazan, RUS 200m Butterfly 2:12.28
Semifinal 2021 Kazan, RUS 200m Individual Medley 2:11.04
Heats 2021 Kazan, RUS 200m Freestyle 2:00.42
Heats 2021 Kazan, RUS 400m Freestyle 4:09.05
Heats 2019 Glasgow, SCO 400m Freestyle 4:18.40
Heats 2019 Glasgow, SCO 200m Butterfly 2:10.90
5 2019 Glasgow, SCO 400m Individual Medley 4:33.82
Heats 2019 Glasgow, SCO 200m Individual Medley 2:14.71
Heats 2015 Netanya, ISR 400m Individual Medley 4:43.07
Heats 2015 Netanya, ISR 200m Butterfly 2:15.66
Heats 2015 Netanya, ISR 400m Freestyle 4:17.08
Heats 2015 Netanya, ISR 200m Individual Medley 2:16.26
World Cup
Rank Year Venue Event Result
81 2021   Overall Ranking  
5 2021 Kazan, RUS 200m Butterfly 2:09.38
5 2021 Kazan, RUS 400m Individual Medley 4:40.13