Who is Hana Basic?
Hana Basic (born 22 January 1996) is a sprinter from Australia and Bosnia who competes in the 100 meters. Basic was chosen to compete in the women’s 100 m event at the 2020 Summer Olympics for Australia.
|Date of Birth||22 January 1996|
|Age||26 years (2022)|
|Net worth||$3 million|
Hana Basic Education
She is presently enrolled at Deakin University, where she is pursuing a Bachelor of Health and Physical Education.
Hana Basic Background
Basic was born in Melbourne, Australia, to Armin, a café owner from Banja Luka, and Zana, a lawyer from Mostar.
At the outset of the Bosnian War, the Basic family emigrated to Australia barely three years before she was born. Mia, her older sister, is her other sibling. Her first language was Bosnian, and she just learnt English in primary school.
Hana Basic Career
Basic began participating in sports as a gymnast while she was in elementary school. Her primary school Physical Education teacher recognized her athletic talent when she was nine years old and pushed her to join Nunawading Little Athletics.
Basic competed in her first nationals at the age of ten in the high jump and long jump. She was already sprinting under 12 seconds for the 100m at the age of 14 and winning national sprint medals. Basic made the decision to make running a priority in her life.
Basic received a scholarship to Carey Grammar School and competed in the 2014 World Junior Athletics Championships in Eugene, Oregon, where he set a personal best of 11.64 seconds in the 100 meters.
She adjusted her diet and exercise with the help of her coach, John Nicolosi.
She won the Australian National Championship 100 meters in 11.23 seconds on April 17, 2021. She had just set a new personal best of 11.18 seconds in the Queensland Classic, making her the fourth fastest woman in Australian history.
At the Meeting de la Gruyere in Bulle, Switzerland, she improved her personal best to 11.16.
She competed in the 100 meters for Australia at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, finishing sixth in her heat in 11.32 seconds and failing to advance to the semi-finals.