|Type||Competed in Olympic Games|
|Full name||Vera•Nikolić (-Ćasić)|
|Original name||Вера•Николић (-Ћасић)|
|Born||23 September 1948 in Grabovac (CRO)|
|Died||27 June 2021 in Beograd (Belgrade) (SRB)|
|Measurements||168 cm / 57 kg|
|Affiliations||AK Morava, Ćuprija (SRB) / Dinamo Zagreb, Zagreb (CRO)|
Vera Nikolić was primarily an 800-metre runner who was ranked #1 in the world in 1966 and 1971, years in which she won the European Championship. She was in the world top 10 every year from 1966-72, also ranking 2nd in 1968 and 3rd in 1967.
She was a favorite at the 1968 Mexico City Olympics but did not finish in her semi-final. In 1972 she placed fifth in the Olympic final at München. She also won a bronze medal at the 1969 Europeans. In July 1968, Nikolić set the 800 metre world record of 2:00.5, a mark that lasted until July 1971. She was given the Golden Badge of Sport in 1966 as the best athlete in Yugoslavia.
Personal Bests: 800 – 1:59.62 (1972); 1500 – 4:12.7 (1972).
|Games||Discipline (Sport) / Event||NOC / Team||Pos||Medal||As|
|1968 Summer Olympics||Athletics||YUG||Vera Nikolić|
|800 metres, Women (Olympic)||AC h1 r2/3|
|1972 Summer Olympics||Athletics||YUG||Vera Nikolić|
|800 metres, Women (Olympic)||5|
|1,500 metres, Women (Olympic)||9 h2 r1/3|