Asmir Kolašinac (Serbian Cyrillic: Асмир Колашинац; born 15 October 1984) is a Serbian shot putter who competed at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and 2012 London Olympics. Kolašinac is recent European Indoor Champion in shot put. He is coached by Mišo Đurić and Nikola Tomasović.
2005 17.88m (58′ 8″)
2006 17.85m (58′ 7″)
2007 19.30m (63′ 4″)
2008 19.99m (65′ 7″)
2009 20.41m (66′ 12″)
2010 20.38m (66′ 10″)
2011 20.50m (67′ 3″)
2012 20.85m (68′ 5″)
2013 20.80m (68′ 3″)
2014 20.79m (68′ 3″)
2015 21.58m (70′ 10″)
2007 17.67m (57′ 12″)
2008 18.99m (62′ 4″)
2009 18.88m (61′ 11″)
2010 20.52m (67′ 4″)
2011 20.12m (66′ 0″)
2012 20.64m (67′ 9″)
2013 20.62m (67′ 8″)
2014 20.67m (67′ 10″)
2015 20.91m (68′ 7″)
How has your training been going recently?
Everything is going as planned, especially weights are going pretty well.
What is the focus of your training schedule?
I do focus right now on speed. I have to loose some body weight to increase the speed. I do weight about 140kg and before the start of the WC I plan to have 137kg.
Is there anything new you are implementing into your training?
Especially during the preparation for the world championships we throw the 6kg hammer a lot. I need to increase speed!
What technical issues are you working on?
The angly of my throw was always my problem and as already mentioned my very low speed.
Where are you currently training?
I do train at my home town in Sjenica which is south west of Serbia. Sjenica is 1000m above sea level and has perfect weather conditions.
Who is your current coach? Are you training with your coach on site or long distance?
My coach Nikola Tomasovic is very experienced. He coached already three throwers who managed to toss the 7kg above 20m. He is always with me
Are you currently working a job? If so, what and how many hours a week?
I do not work a job, throwing the shot and being a professional athlete is my job.
What competitions do you have planned?
I do not compete before the world championships anymore. After the worlds I will probably do the Diamond league meeting and then some smaller meets.
When will you travel to Asia? When will you travel to Beijing?
I will go to Beijing on the 12th.
Will any friends or family be travelling to Beijing?
Unfortunately, no one of my family will be able to join me in Beijing.