Nike Talks World Indoors 2018: Week 2, Day 5: Ivana Spanovic looks to Birmingham

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This is the second week, fifth day of the Nike Talks World Indoors Series. Thanks to Nike Sports Marketing, @runblogrun will provide a Monday-Friday story on a key athlete from US, Great Britain, Europe, Africa, Eastern Europe and Asia. On the weekends, we will go back in World Indoor history and provide a favorite moment. This sponsorship goes from January1-March 5. We hope you enjoy. And please check out www.nikerunning.com. Remember to support our sponsors. They are supporting the heart of running.

Today, we are writing about 2017 European Indoor LJ Champion, 2016 World Indoor silver medalist and 2016 Rio bronze medalist, Ivana Spanovic.

And always remember to check out www.wicbirmingham2018.com!

Spanovic_IvanaH-WC17.jpgIvana Spanovic, photo by PhotoRun.net

Last March, at the Kombank Arena, I watched Ivana Spanovic complete the greatest series of indoor long jumps in three decades. The crowd, a local crowd for Ivana, and the sound was deafening!

Spanovic_Ivana1-WC17.jpgIvana Spanovic, photo by PhotoRun.net

In the World Indoors in 2016, Ivana took silver to Brittney Reese (who had a massive jump of 7.22 meters).

Well..its not going to lift itself... 49 days to go. #DreamBIG #IdeTo

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Ivana Spanovic took the bronze in the Olympic long jump, and after the European Indoor Championships gold, and was surprised by the fluidity of the long jump at the World Champs and a final jump by Dariya Klishina, with Spanovic finishing fourth.

Ivana Spanovic wants to medal in Birmingham. Heck, she wants to win, how could she not? And with her 7.24 meter indoor PB, Ivana Spanovic has the tools to challenge the Americans (Brittney Reese, Tianna Bartoletta ) and Russian star Dariya Klishina. This event will be one of the true highlights of the World Indoors in March 2018, so do not miss it.

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