Croatia at the 2009 World Championships in Athletics

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Croatia at the 2009 World Championships in Athletics IAAF code CRO National federation Croatian Athletics Federation Website www.has.hr in Berlin Competitors 5 Medals Gold Silver Bronze Total 1 0 0 1 ← 2007 2011 → Croatia competed at the 2009 World Championships in Athletics from 15–23 August. A team of 5 athletes was announced in preparation for the competition. Selected athletes have achieved one of the competition's qualifying standards. Blanka Vlašić defended her high jump world title.[1] Team selection[edit] Croatian team at the 2009 World Championships was selected by Siniša Ergotić, director of the Croatian Athletics Federation.[2] Two out of five athletes qualified by meeting the A standard: Blanka Vlašić and Sandra Perković.[2] Except for Sandra Perković, all athletes in the Croatian team had prior experience from major athletics competitions (European Championships, World Championships, or Olympic Games).[2] Jurica Grabušić also qualified by meeting the 110 meter hurdles B standard,[3] but decided against competing after consultations with his coach.[4] Event Athletes Men Women High jump Blanka Vlašić Shot put Nedžad Mulabegović Discus throw Sandra Perković Vera Begić Hammer throw András Haklits Results[edit] Men[edit] Nedžad Mulabegović fell short of his season's best of 20.08 m[4] by approximately one meter, and did not advance to the shot put final. András Haklits advanced to the hammer throw final by improving on his season's best of 76.28 m.[4] His best throw in the final was only slightly shorter, which was good enough for 7th place, and the greatest success of his career.[5] Event Athletes Qualification Final Result Rank Result Rank Shot put Nedžad Mulabegović 19.15 14 Did not advance Hammer throw András Haklits 76.39 9 q 76.26 7 Women[edit] Blanka Vlašić at the World Championships in Berlin Blanka Vlašić came to the World Championships with a season's best of 2.05 m,[4] edged by world leading 2.06 m set by her main rival and home crowd favorite Ariane Friedrich, who had beaten Vlašić at the European Athletics Indoor Championships earlier that year.[6] Despite a warmup accident on the morning of high jump qualification, when Vlašić hit her head on the door frame and sustained a head injury that required stitches,[6] she made the qualifying height without problems. In the high jump final, Vlašić was one of three athletes to clear 2.02 m, 성인만화

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