Amel Tuka


# Amel Tuka


Amel Tuka grew up in Zenica (Bosnia and Herzegovina). He started his athletics career at the age of 18 in 2009. His first athletics event was 400m, then he decided to make a change and he switch his event from 400m to 800m. After 3 years of trainings he made his first appearance at major championships at the European Championships in Helsinki. He was able to run new personal best of 1:48.31 (in heats) and then he ended 16th in semi-finals. Amel won his first international medal at the European Under-23 Championships in 2013, where he took bronze in the 800m in a new national record of 1:46.29. One of the best years of Amel was definitely the year 2015 – he won bronze medal at the World Championships in Beijing and he broke his previous national record from 1:46.12 to 1:42.51! Another big achievement came in 2019 when Amel won silver medal at the World Championships in Doha.

Agency Top Athletics
Event: 800m
Date of birth: 09.01.1991
Club: AK Zenica
Personal bests: 800m – 1:42.51o National and Balkan record (Monaco, 2015)
800m – 1:45.95i Natiobal and Balkan record (Madrid, 2021)
400m – 46.15 NR (Nembro, 2019)
400m – 47.14i NR (Beograd, 2018)


2023 European Indoor Championships, Istanbul 800m (4)
2022 European Championships, München 800m (heats)
2021 Olympic Games, Tokyo 800m (6)
2021 European Indoor Championships, Torun 800m (5)
2019 World Championships Doha 800m Silver Medallist (2)
2019 European Indoor Championships, Glasgow 800m (6)
2019 Diamond League meeting Stockholm 800m (1)
2018 European Championships, Berlin 800m (semifinal)
2018 Balkan Indoor Championships, Istanbul 800m (1)
2017 European Indoor Championships, Beograd 800m (semifinalist)
2017 World Championships, London 800m (heats)
2016 Olympic Games, Rio de Janeiro 800m (semifinal)
2016 European Championships, Amsterdam 800m (4)
2016 Balkan Championships, Pitesti 800m (1), 4x400m (3)
2015 World Championships 800m Bronze Medallist (3)
2015 Balkan Indoor Championships, Istanbul 800m (1)
2015 Diamond League meeting Monaco 800m (1)
2015 European Indoor Championships, Prague 800m (heats)
2014 Balkan Championships, Pitesti 800m (1), 4x400m (1)
2014 European Championships, Zürich 800m (6)
2013 European U23 Championships 800m Bronze Medallist (3)
2012 Balkan Championships, Eskisehir 800m (1)
2012 European Championships, Helsinki 800m (semifinal)
Multiple National Champion