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Tjaša ODER
Sport Swimming
NOC Slovenia   
GenderWomen
Born22 Jun 1994 in Slovenj Gradec, SLO
Height1.80 m
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Residence
Ravne, SLO
Occupation
Business Owner
Languages
English, Slovene
Higher education
Nutrition - University of Arizona: Tucson, AZ, USA
Sport Specific Information
Coach from which country?
Slovenia
General Interest
Hobbies
Reading, cooking, watching movies, playing cards with family. (vecer.com, 26 Mar 2020)
Injuries
She had a left shoulder injury ahead of the 2020 season. (plavalna-zveza.si, 21 May 2020)

In 2019 she sustained a head injury while training in South Africa. (siol.net, 04 Jul 2021)

In 2012 she struggled with a back injury which led to a three-month absence from the sport. (zurnal24.si, 22 May 2016)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Swimming is not everything in life." (vecer.com, 26 Mar 2020)
Awards and honours
She was named the 2019 Swimmer of the Year by the Slovenian Swimming Association. (vecer.com, 12 Dec 2019)
Other information
RETIREMENT
In March 2021 she announced her retirement from the sport. "I had realised for months that I would no longer persevere. All of these factors, from the COVID-19 pandemic to my shoulder injury, led to the realisation that I would have to end my career. I was not saying that I would not be able to take part at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo and prepare for them with dignity, but given my character, I know that the goals I have set for myself could not be met in Tokyo. So it seemed wiser for me to give up. I recently took a swim coaching course, so at least that's how I'll stay in swimming. I will also be even more active in the family business. I hope to have my own swimming school someday. In short, I am fully employed." (vecerkoroska.com, 03 Dec 2021; siol.net, 04 Jul 2021; vecer.com, 19 Mar 2021)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Heats 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 800m Freestyle 8:33.14
Heats 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay  
25 2012 London, ENG 800m Freestyle 8:41.82
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Heats 2019 Gwangju, KOR 1500m Freestyle 16:10.14
Heats 2019 Gwangju, KOR 800m Freestyle 8:30.97
Heats 2017 Budapest, HUN 1500m Freestyle 16:34.86
Heats 2017 Budapest, HUN 800m Freestyle 8:38.84
Heats 2015 Kazan, RUS 1500m Freestyle 16:31.22
Heats 2015 Kazan, RUS 800m Freestyle 8:38.85
Heats 2013 Barcelona, ESP 400m Freestyle 4:20.82
Heats 2013 Barcelona, ESP 800m Freestyle 8:42.96
Heats 2013 Barcelona, ESP 1500m Freestyle 16:35.96
Heat 2009 Rome, ITA 1500m Freestyle 16:37.73
World Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
16 2012 Istanbul, TUR 800m Freestyle 8:31.14
15 2010 Dubai, UAE 800m Freestyle 8:29.75
Heats 2010 Dubai, UAE 400m Freestyle 4:11.39
European Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
6 2018 Glasgow, SCO 800m Freestyle 8:30.18
4 2018 Glasgow, SCO 1500m Freestyle 16:10.46
3 2016 London, ENG 800m Freestyle 8:25.68
4 2016 London, ENG 1500m Freestyle 16:08.67
Heats 2016 London, ENG 400m Freestyle 4:15.83
4 2014 Berlin, GER 1500m Freestyle 16:11.17
8 2014 Berlin, GER 800m Freestyle 8:31.09
Heats 2010 Budapest, HUN 800m Freestyle 8:44.08
7 2010 Budapest, HUN 1500m Freestyle 16:23.70
  2010 Budapest, HUN 400m Freestyle DNS
European Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Heats 2019 Glasgow, SCO 400m Freestyle 4:07.82
5 2019 Glasgow, SCO 800m Freestyle 8:13.78
6 2017 Copenhagen, DEN 800m Freestyle 8:20.70
Heats 2017 Copenhagen, DEN 400m Freestyle 4:08.79
7 2015 Netanya, ISR 800m Freestyle 8:20.22
Heats 2015 Netanya, ISR 400m Freestyle 4:06.09
8 2013 Herning, DEN 800m Freestyle 8:22.09
Heats 2013 Herning, DEN 400m Freestyle 4:08.67
9 2012 Chartres, FRA 800m Freestyle 8:31.32
8 2011 Szczecin, POL 800m Freestyle 8:27.97
32 2011 Szczecin, POL 400m Freestyle 4:14.52
16 2010 Eindhoven, NED 400m Individual Medley 4:46.68
13 2010 Eindhoven, NED 400m Freestyle 4:11.06
5 2010 Eindhoven, NED 800m Freestyle 8:22.77
22 2009 Istanbul, TUR 400m Individual Medley 4:47.38
13 2009 Istanbul, TUR 800m Freestyle 8:35.50
20 2009 Istanbul, TUR 400m Freestyle 4:12.44
World Cup
Rank Year Venue Event Result
5 2019 Budapest, HUN 400m Freestyle 4:13.85
3 2019 Budapest, HUN 800m Freestyle 8:37.02
5 2019 Doha, QAT 400m Freestyle 4:13.20
1 2019 Doha, QAT 800m Freestyle 8:34.65