From an early age I always had a passion for sports and the competitive nature. Track and field came very natural for me since I always liked training in many different fields. Fast forward a couple of years and I had already won my first national competition.
That was the first spark that made me realize that I could turn my dream into a reality. But still I had a long way to go. The journey has been a rollercoster but we have arrived to this point and I do not plan on slowing down.
Here are some of my biggest awards during my career. Some of these moments still feel like a dream.
Austrian Sportswoman of the year 2020
Lower Austria sportswoman of the year 2016/2017/2020
Austrian Athlete of the year 2016/2017/2018/2020/2021
Kombank Arena, Beograd
Umdasch Stadion, Amstetten
Glasgow, Scotland | 01.03.24 – 03.03.24
Paris, France | 01.08.24 – 11.08.24
This Austrian cup final was played between FC Red Bull Salzburg and LASK where FC Red Bull Salzburg won the game by 3-0. Ivona was invited to take part in this event and this photo was taken before the game started.
At the end of 2020, she was the first Austrian since 1971 to be on top of the worlds best list.
Ivona Dadic set a world record with 6235 points in a one-hour heptathlon in Amstetten, Austria.
Ivona Dadic smashed her own national record when receiving the World Championship indoor pentathlon silver medal in Birmingham.
This was a huge competition for Ivona when she got a massive 4767 at the pentathlon that earned her the silver medal.
In 2012 Ivona was the first Austrian woman competing at the olympic games in a heptathlon event ever.
In 2016 she was back again for her second olympic games and finished the competition with 6155.
In 2020 she qualified for her third olympic games in tokyo, where she scored 6.403 points.
This was the day when Ivona managed to break the Austrian heptathlon record with 6408 points. This earned her a bronze medal at the European Championship in Amsterdam.
At the age of 22 Ivona recieved the bronze medal in Tallinn when she scored 6033 points at the heptathlon event.