Irma Karišik

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Irma Karišik Luge
nation Bosnia and HerzegovinaBosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina
birthday August 12, 1989
place of birth Sarajevo
job Student
discipline Single seater
status not active
Placements in the Natural Track Luge World Cup
 Debut in the World Cup January 14, 2007
 Overall World Cup ES 11. ( 2008/2009 )
last change: March 5, 2012

Irma Karišik (born August 12, 1989 in Sarajevo ) is a Bosnian-Herzegovinian natural track tobogganist . She has been taking part in competitions since the 2006/2007 season and is one of the most internationally successful natural track tobogganers in her country.


Like many athletes from small national associations, Irma Karišik is trained by FIL trainer Karl Flacher from Austria. In the 2006/2007 season , in addition to one race in the Intercontinental Cup, she took part in four World Cup races for the first time . But she only crossed the finish line last or penultimate, which meant 17th place in the overall World Cup. Also at the Junior European Championships 2007 in St. Sebastian she came in 17th place only on the penultimate place. In the next year she was able to improve to 12th place at the Junior World Championships 2008 in Latsch , leaving four female tobogganists behind. In the World Cup, she came in the five races in which she took part in winter 2007/2008 , but still only as the last or penultimate to the finish. In the overall World Cup she finished 14th. At the European Championships in Olang in 2008 , her first title fight in the general class, she only achieved 15th and last place.

At the beginning of the 2008/2009 season , Karišik's World Cup results improved. With two eleventh places in the first two races in St. Sebastian and Umhausen, she achieved her best World Cup results to date and left up to four tobogganers behind. She was also in good shape at the 2009 Junior European Championships in Longiarü , where she achieved sixth place and thus the best result for a natural toboggan runner from Bosnia and Herzegovina at international junior championships. Her 13th place at the 2009 World Championships in Moos in Passeier - a total of 17 women toboggan took part in the competition - was the best result so far for a woman toboggan in her country at international championships in the general class. Together with Canadians John Gibson , Kaj Johnson and Greg Jones , she also took part in the team competition at the World Cup. The team finished ninth and penultimate place. In the overall World Cup, Irma Karišik reached eleventh place at the end of the season, with which she also achieved the best overall World Cup placement for a Bosnian-Herzegovinian natural track tobogganist.

After that winter, Karišik, who is studying at the University of Sarajevo , took a year off from competition. It was not until January 2011 that she took part again in two World Cup races in Gsies and Kindberg , in which she was once fourteenth and once twelfth. In the overall World Cup of the 2010/2011 season , she finished 16th. At the 2011 World Championships in Umhausen, Karišik achieved 15th place out of 18 rated female tobogganists. In the team competition this time she started with the Bulgarians Galabin Bozew and Petar Sawow , but only came in ninth and last place. In the 2011/2012 season Karišik again did not take part in any international competitions.


World championships

European championships

Junior World Championships

Junior European Championships

World cup

  • 11th place in the overall single-seater World Cup in the 2008/2009 season
  • 13 top 15 placements in world cup races

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. a b Šesto mjesto za Irmu Karišik., February 10, 2009, accessed February 1, 2011.