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Lana PUDAR
Sport Swimming
NOC Bosnia & Herzegovina   
GenderWomen
Born19 Jan 2006 in Mostar, BIH
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Residence
Mostar, BIH
Occupation
Student
Languages
Bosnian, English, Serbian
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began swimming at age five at Orka Water Sports Club in Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Why this sport?
"My parents wanted me to learn how to swim."
Club / Team
KVS Orka: Mostar, BIH
Name of coach
Alena Cemalovic [club, national], BIH
Training Regime
She is not always able to train in Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina, where she lives, because the city does not have an Olympic-size pool. In 2021 an apartment was provided to her in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, where she trains at the Otoka Olympic Swimming Pool. "I am forced to spend a lot of time training outside of Mostar, and it requires a lot of resources."
General Interest
Hobbies
Socialising with friends and family, puzzles. (Athlete, 02 Jul 2021)
Most influential person in career
Coach Alena Cemalovic, and strength and conditioning coach Deni Mandic. (Athlete, 02 Jul 2021)
Hero / Idol
Swedish swimmer Sarah Sjostrom. (Athlete, 02 Jul 2021)
Injuries
In April 2021 she suffered two fractured metatarsal bones in her foot, which meant 10 days out of the pool and a month of swimming without kicking. (Athlete, 02 Jul 2021)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Keep dreaming big and keep training hard." (Athlete, 02 Jul 2021)
Milestones
She became the first swimmer representing Bosnia and Herzegovina to win a medal at the world short course championships, when she claimed bronze in the 200m butterfly at the 2021 edition of the tournament in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (SportsDeskOnline, 20 Dec 2021; fina.org, 17 Dec 2021)
Famous relatives
Her father Velibor played as a goalkeeper at several football clubs, including FK Velez Mostar in Bosnia and Herzegovina. After his playing career he began work as a coach and has served as a manager for clubs in the Bosnian and Saudi leagues. (sport.blic.rs, 18 Mar 2021; aa.com.tr, 01 Nov 2020)
Ambitions
To win an Olympic medal. (Athlete, 02 Jul 2021)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
19 2021 Tokyo, JPN 100m Butterfly 58.32
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
8 2022 Budapest, HUN 100m Butterfly 58.44
6 2022 Budapest, HUN 200m Butterfly 2:07.85
Heats 2022 Budapest, HUN 50m Butterfly 27.14
World Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
3 2021 Abu Dhabi, UAE 200m Butterfly 2:04.88
7 2021 Abu Dhabi, UAE 100m Butterfly 56.51
Heats 2021 Abu Dhabi, UAE 50m Butterfly 26.37
European Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Semifinal 2022 Rome, ITA 50m Butterfly 26.56
  2022 Rome, ITA 200m Butterfly  
3 2022 Rome, ITA 100m Butterfly 57.27
European Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
5 2021 Kazan, RUS 200m Butterfly 2:05.89
6 2021 Kazan, RUS 100m Butterfly 56.78
Semifinal 2021 Kazan, RUS 50m Butterfly 26.40
World Cup
Rank Year Venue Event Result
49 2021   Overall Ranking  
6 2021 Kazan, RUS 50m Butterfly 26.09
4 2021 Kazan, RUS 200m Butterfly 2:08.21
3 2021 Kazan, RUS 100m Butterfly 57.39