Hamza Alić

Hamza Alić

Personal information
Nationality Bosnian
Born (1979-01-20) 20 January 1979
Srebrenica, SR Bosnia and Herzegovina, Yugoslavia
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 127 kg (280 lb)
Sport Track and field
Event(s) Shot put
Club Atletski klub Zenica
Achievements and titles
Olympic finals 17th - 2008 Summer Olympics
Personal best(s)

Outdoor: 21.07 m

Indoor: 20.34 m

Hamza Alić (born 20 January 1979) is a Bosnian shot putter who competed at the World Championships in 2005 and 2007, the European Championships in 2002 and 2006, the World Indoor Championships in 2006 and 2008 as well as the 2008 Summer Olympics, but without reaching the final. On March 1, 2013 at 2013 European Athletics Indoor Championships he won a silver medal which he dedicated to all the people of Bosnia and Herzegovina to coincide with the Bosnia and Herzegovina Independence Day.[1]

His personal best throw is 21.07 meters, achieved in April 2008 in Podgorica.

Competition record

Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing  Bosnia and Herzegovina
1997 European Junior Championships Ljubljana, Slovenia 24th (q) 14.29 m
1998 World Junior Championships Annecy, France 16th (q) 15.98 m
2002 European Championships Munich, Germany 24th (q) 17.29 m
2005 Mediterranean Games Almeria, Spain 3rd 19.49 m
World Championships Helsinki, Finland 22nd (q) 18.77 m
2006 World Indoor Championships Moscow, Russia 16th (q) 18.15 m
European Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 25th (q) 18.15 m
2007 World Championships Osaka, Japan NM
2008 World Indoor Championships Valencia, Spain 8th (q) 20.00 m
Olympic Games Beijing, China 17th (q) 19.87 m
2009 European Indoor Championships Turin, Italy 11th (q) 19.41 m
Mediterranean Games Pescara, Italy 2nd 20.05 m
World Championships Berlin, Germany 8th 20.00 m
2011 European Indoor Championships Paris, France 9th (q) 19.60 m
World Championships Daegu, South Korea 17th (q) 19.70 m
2012 World Indoor Championships Istanbul, Turkey 20th (q) 18.80 m
European Championships Istanbul, Turkey 17th (q) 19.03 m
2013 European Indoor Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 2nd 20.34 m
Mediterranean Games Mersin, Turkey 3rd 19.69 m
World Championships Moscow, Russia 19th (q) 19.18 m
2014 European Championships Zürich, Switzerland 19th (q) 19.36 m
2015 European Indoor Championships Prague, Czech Republic NM
European Games[lower-alpha 1] Baku, Azerbaijan 1st 20.26
World Championships Beijing, China 28th (q) 18.62 m
2016 European Championships Amsterdam, Netherlands 13th (q) 19.61 m
Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 26th (q) 19.48 m


  1. A Beganović (1 March 2013). "Ovo je moj poklon domovini i svim Bosancima i Hercegovcima". sportsport.ba (in Bosnian). Retrieved 1 March 2013.
  1. The third league of the 2015 European Team Championships
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