European Youth Olympics Festival

Ivana Perovic


20 years old


National Championship 2020 (Gold Medal), International Tournament Croatia 2019, World Cadet Championships 2017, World Junior Championships 2019

English, French


What are your passions and hobbies?

Reading, writing, roller skating.


What is your secret superpower (or one you would like to have)?

People can easily open up to me because I’m a good listener and I can make them feel better than they were before talking to me. Making them laugh and feel better is my secret superpower!


What is your favourite dish from your country?

Sarma, pršuta and ajvar.


Who is the most inspiring athlete for you?

Novak Djokovic (Serbian tennis player).


The words I live by are… (motivational quote)

“Anything is possible, I don’t think limits” – Usain Bolt.


What motivated you to apply for the EYOA programme?

Ability to learn more about the Olympic values.


What are your goals as an EYOA?

Share the Olympic values and connect with other EYOAs. I also hope to become a role model for younger generations.


What would be your dream job in the future?

Sport manager.


What are your expectations from being an EYOA and the EYOF in Vuokatti (FIN)?

Learn new things, meet different people and see how competitions look off the field.


What does Olympism mean to you?

The feeling of having your heart swell with pride and joy because you are able to represent your country and inspire a new generation of athletes.