Ivana Spanovic Bio: Career, Partner, Workout & Net Worth

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“She has strength and dignity and laughs without fear of the future.” The quote fits every woman, but we think it was tailor-made for someone like Ivana Spanovic.

The Serbian-born is an extended jumper who became the initial national track and field sportsperson to honor an IAAF Outdoor World Championships.

Not to mention, Ivana triumphed in a world senior gold medal at the IAAF Indoor World Championships.

Ivana Spanovic
Young Ivana Spanovic

Moreover, this lady is a record holder in the long jump, indoors and outdoors. Spanovic is also the national indoor record holder in the 60 meters and the pentathlon.

Under coach Goran Obradović, Ivana has flourished as an athlete. She is also an associate of the Athletic Club Vojvodina in Novi Sad.

Before getting into details of the long jumper’s life and career, let’s first gaze at some quick facts.

Ivana Spanovic | Quick Facts

Full Name Ivana Spanovic (Ивана Шпановић)
Date Of Birth 10 May 1990
Place Of Birth Zrenjanin, Serbia, 
Nick/Pet Name Unknown
Religion Unknown
Nationality Serbian
Ethnic Belonging Caucasian
Father’s Name Ljubiša Spanovic
Mother’s Name Vesna Spanovic
Number Of Siblings 1
Education Unknown
Zodiac Sign Taurus
Age 34 years old
Height ‎175 cm (5 ft 9 in)
Weight 63 kg (139 lb)
Eye color Black
Hair Color Black
Shoe Size Unavailable
Body Measurement Unknown
Figure Athletic
Marital Status Unmarried
Boyfriend Marko Valet
Children No
Occupation Long Jumper
Net worth $10 million 
Salary Unavailable
Active Since 2007
Pets Unknown
Current works Track and Field
Social Handle Instagram, Twitter
Merch Rare New Printed Poster
Last Update June, 2024

Ivana Spanovic | Age, Height, and Weight

Spanovic was born on 10 May 1990, making her 34 years old in 2024. Additionally, she stands at an alluring height of 5’9″ (175cm).

Also, the world champion weighs around 63 kg, a perfect height-to-weight ratio for an athlete like herself.

Ivana has a gorgeous complexion, which we can locally depict as a brunette. She is blessed with a magnificent set of black eyes with flowy black hair.

Furthermore, fans go crazy over her abs routine. Spanovic’s exercises are widely popular among the fans as everyone wants a firm belly like hers. 

It won’t be wrong to say that it is one of the most searched things about Ivana.

The Serbian athlete has an appealing persona but is not limited. The number one reason she has earned fans worldwide is that she has outstanding sports skills.

This lady knows what she is doing down the fields. But, Spanovic also knows how to seize the moment and go all in there.

Like a true Taurus, she possesses a hardworking character, is devoted to her lifestyle, and is artistic and loyal.

Not to mention, Spanovic has a tattoo on the left backside of her body. She showed off the tattoo on the women’s long jump final during the World Athletics Championships in London.

Ivana Spanovic | Early Life, Family, and Education

The champ was born to a proud Father, Ljubiša Spanovic, and an athletic momma Vesna Spanovic. Ivana’s mom was also a long jumper and a famous sportsperson.

Spanovic was also inclined toward her mom’s sport and got herself into what she is today.

Likewise, Ivana’s schooling and education are not very clear, but we have some information about her childhood.

Ivana Spanovic
Ivana Spanovic as a Kid

She was a big fan of Avril Lavigne, and one of her friends gifted the CD to her. As a kid, she loved all of her songs.

Ivana also received a mini girly car called Citroen C1 in 2008 after winning the world junior title. She quickly developed an attachment to it as she had just started driving.

The world champion loved experimenting with her hair when she was young.

She shaved half of her head but later thought it was a stupid decision and started to have a crazy childhood.

As a kid, Ivana loved playing karate. She trained with her older brother for two years and reached the green belt level.

The discontinuation of karate was mainly because her brother went to a different sports field.

Ivana Spanovic | Reigning World and European Indoor Champion 

As we know, Ivana is the reigning long jumper who has conquered the European and World Championships. She received gold medals at the 2008 World Junior Championships and the 2009 Summer Universiade.

Additionally, Ivana contributed in the next round at the 2008 Olympic Games.

After that, Ivana was nominated as the country’s Best Young Athlete. As a result, she ended up in the second position at the 2007 World Youth, the European Junior, and the European U23 Championships.

Likewise, she was also a qualifier at the 2012 Olympic Games.

Not only that, but Ivana also apprehended a new countrywide record of 6.82 meters. The Olympic Committee of Serbia acknowledged her as the best female sportsperson of the year.

Later in 2014, she earned the third position at the World Indoor Championships but ended up in the second position at the European Outdoor championship and IAAF Continental Cup.

Ivana received a silver medal in the long jump at the Diamond League race.

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Ivana Spanovic | First win 

In 2015, she paved her first win as a high-ranking athlete by becoming a European indoor champion. There, Ivana made a new state record of 6.98 meters.

Additionally, she earned another bronze medal at the World outdoor championship. It all happened to her as Spanovic upgraded her nationwide record two times: first in qualification (6.91) and in the finals (7.01 got two times).

Ivana then bagged a silver medal in the long jump at the 2015 Diamond League race. The Olympic Committee of Serbia consequently affirmed that she was the best female athlete of the year.

In 2016, this lady was forward in all the contests, but she missed the trophy. This incident occurred because Brittney Reese had a bizarre 7.22 at the concluding round.

Ivana acquired the first gold at the European Outdoor championship throughout the outdoor season with a whopping score of 6.94.

Ivana Spanovic First Win moment
Ivana Spanovic First Win moment

Spanovic made a new national record that few national records that year. So we can say that 2016 was very good for the daughter of Vesna.

Injuries In Leagues

But pain and injuries are something familiar in players’ life. Spanovic injured herself, so she contended only in two Diamond League conferences in the outside season.

Similarly, Ivana led the central part of the competition. Nevertheless, she was only 4th former in her last attempt.

Afterward, Ivana gained the 2017 Diamond League race in an extensive jump for another successive period.

Spanovic’s presentation was thrilling in the European Championships’ qualification round. But a wound in that round compelled her to give up and protect her designation.

Talking about the injury was to Achilles’ tendon. Unfortunately, it forced Ivana to let her final part go in the season.

Even though she was injured in the earlier summer, Ivana earned a gold medal at the championship.

Throughout the summer, this Serbian champion had numerous injuries. And she was forced to lose the World Championships in Doha. 

Moreover, in 2020 Ivana was down with a metatarsal bone breakage in June. Regarding that incident, she then decided to quit the season. As a result, Ivana only competed for one Game that season in Novi Sad.

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World Senior Label

Living up to her name, Ivana accomplished the first world title, endearing the World Indoor Championships with a score of 6.96.

Then she became the only Serbian sportsperson, conquering a senior world label in sports.

Subsequently, she ended in first place at the Mediterranean Games per the Game’s highest score (7.04 windy and 6.99 regulars). Ivana’s qualification score was superior to the presentation given by Mihambo (6.75).

She straight-up bagged the gold medal, which was the finest outcome in the competition.

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Ivana Spanovic | Net Worth and Salary

The former world champion earns majorly via her professional career. The other streams of income are brand endorsement and deals.

Ivana currently represents the Red bull and Nike brands. Her estimated net worth is $10 million. 

Spanovic’s salary is unclear, but she earns at least five digits. We will update you about this information soon as we get some news. 

Ivana Spanovic | Partner and Personal Life

The Serbian athlete is currently hinged to her fiancé Marko Vuleta. Marko is a fitness trainer and nutritionist.

Even though she never debates much about her husband and relationship. The picture of those two has been quite a hit on her Instagram. Ivana mostly shares her nude bikini pictures with Vuleta.

Ivana Spanovic With Partner
Ivana Spanovic With Partner

However, it’s not Ivana’s first engagement. The long jumper received her foremost engagement ring in 2014 from her then-beau, Vladimir.

It lasted for a decade, but they decided to call it quits. It’s said that the couple is on good terms after the breakup.

On the other hand, Ivana and Marko got engaged a few years back. On 1 October 2021, the coupled tied the wedding knot. The Fairytale wedding took place in Belgrade.

Since both are focusing on their careers, the couple does not have babies. However, they might be planning it, and we may hear the news soon.

Ivana Spanovic | First Coach Jani Hajdu

Now a celebrity athlete, this talented sportsperson thinks incredibly of her first coach Jani Hajdu. For those unknown, Jani mentored Spanovic for 13 years.

Jani was also Vesna Spanovic’s coach (Ivana’s Mother), so he has a special place in Spanovic’s family.

Every time she returns to her hometown of Zrenjanin, they speak on the telephone.

Jani is an outstanding supporter of Ivana. The athlete loved working with him and thought of him as a massive influence on her career.

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Ivana Spanovic | Some Popular Quotes and Saying

  • I came here for the first position and wasn’t going to leave happy any other way.
  • My day has come. This is history. My country has invested a lot in me, and I managed to return that today. I believed in success all the way.

Ivana Spanovic | Social Media Presence 

The world champion long jumper is quite active on Instagram and Twitter. Spanovic is seen working out in most of her pictures. She also has a lot of photos with her fiancé Marco.

Instagram: 490k Followers 

Twitter: 70.2k Followers 

Few Q&A with Ivana Spanovic

What are Ivana’s three favorite things about being an athlete?

First, to always be in great shape. Second, to have a healthy lifestyle and be a role model to younger children. 

What is Spanovic’s most minor favorite thing about being an athlete?

I am always tired. If I can choose a second, I never have enough time for family or friends because I always train or compete in competitions worldwide. 

Who would it be and why if Ivana could pick one athlete to relax with for a day? 

Ivana chose Sergey Bubka (six-time pole vault world champion and men’s world record-holder) because I would like to listen to his experiences as an athlete.

It would be essential for me to be an athlete at the top for so long. 

What is your favorite meal, Ivana?

Ivana loves pasta and Italian food, such as pasta with vegetables and fish. Also, she makes sure to include these foods in her regular diet plans.

(The above QNA session was extracted from the World Athletics.)

Sanjib Sah
Sanjib Sah
Sanjib Sah is an engineer and content writer passionate about sports and athletics. With a background in engineering and a love for all things active, Sanjib brings a unique perspective to the world of sports writing. Whether he is covering the latest trends in sports technology or sharing tips on improving your game, Sanjib's words are always rooted in a deep appreciation for players' hard work and dedication everywhere. In his free time, you can find him hitting the courts or hitting the trails, always looking for new ways to challenge himself and improve his skills.

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