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  • CROATIAN SPORTS

    DELEGATION

  • CROATIAN SPORTS DELEGATION

  • IMPRESSUM

    4

    PUBLISHERCroatian Olympic Committee

    Trg Krešimira Ćosića 11

    10000 Zagreb, Croatia

    www.hoo.hr

    FOR THE PUBLISHER Josip Čop

    EDITOR Radica Jurkin

    DATA ON SPORTS DELEGATION Croatian Olympic Committee (Department for the Olympic program) DATA PROCESSING Sports delegation and program - Maja Čizmić Regula Sponsors and partners - Gordana Gaćeša BROCHURE PRODUCTION M 14 d.o.o.

    Preradovićeva 21-23 , 10000 Zagreb, Croatia

    TEXT BYRadica Jurkin, Tajana Obradović

    TRANSLATIONCarpe Diem - N. T. Dalma

    Jagićeva 7, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia

    COVER PAGE & LAYOUTMarin Stojić (JET SET MAGAZIN)

    Preradovićeva 21-23 , 10000 Zagreb, Croatia

    PHOTOS Romeo Ibrišević, Ivo Pervan, Archives of national sports federations, HINA

    PRINTED BYDenona

    Getaldićeva 1, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia

    PRINTING RUN350 copies

    This edition was prepared for printing on June 1th, 2015.

  • IMPRESSUM TABLE OF CONTENT

    5

    Foreword by Zlatko Mateša, President of the Croatian Olympic Committee ...................................................................................6Foreword by Josip Čop, Secretary General of the Croatian Olympic Committee .............................................................. 7

    I. CROATIAN SPORTS DELEGATION FOR THE EUROPEAN GAMES BAKU 2015

    Mission ............................................................................................................................................................................9Croatian athletes and o�cials .....................................................................................................................10Medical team ...........................................................................................................................................................38Competition schedule .....................................................................................................................................40

    II. CROATIAN ATHLETES

    Croatian athletes today and throughout history ..........................................................................42

    III. SPORTS AND TOURIST CONTRASTS OF CROATIA

    Country of many beauties and cultural heritage ..........................................................................52

    IV. SPONSORS OF COC

    Sponsors and partners of the Croatian Olympic Committee ................................................ 60

  • FOREWORD

    6

    United European sports family has succeeded! Europe, living a full sports and Olympic life for many decades, can – thanks to gradual building up of this chance - enjoy since this, historical 2015 its new fruit - the European games.

    Sports that unites almost everything without exception and creates new values (economic, cultural and social), gets through these continental games a new opportunity and new incentive for its further development.

    Believing that idea and by trying to help Europe strengthen – through the organization of the �rst continental games on its very soil - the e�orts to make sports a component of creative, modern and highly successful Europe, today we truly happy to succeed in our long-term e�orts. From its very beginning, Croatian sports is involved in the promotion of the European Games through encouraging the cooperation among all the member states of the European Sports Association, as well as through mobilizing the national TV house Sportska televizija (Sports television) whose owner and founder is the Croatian Olympic Committee.

    We wish to congratulate the host of the Games, the city of Baku, which has demonstrated not only a huge potential in the organization, but also an exceptional responsibility and strong hosting motive, for which it is the European Olympic family is very grateful. I wish all the athletes, members of the professional sta�, media, volunteers and guests of the �rst European Games in Baku the best results and to gain the experience that will strengthen the new sports, but also the social characteristic of Europe.

    Dear sports friends

    President of the Croatian Olympic Committee and member of the EOC Executive Committee

    Zlatko Mateša, PhD

  • FOREWORD FOREWORD

    7

    The idea of the European Games exists already for a few decades, but, until recently, no one has had enough courage and patience to deal with the organization of the Games because its organization, of course, involves solving a whole range of di�erent types and levels of problems.

    Six years ago, European Committees, with consent and support of the International Olympic Committee, started working on the realization of the idea of European Games. Therefore, dear readers and participants of the Games, you will have the honor to be the �rst participants at the European games organized by the city of Baku in Azerbaijan.

    The host city has made a miracle in each and every way. Sports facilities at the highest level as well as accommodation of the participants of the Games. There is no doubt that Baku will set high standards that future Games’ organizers will have di�culties to achieve.

    As always, the performance of our athletes is intertwined with optimism, even though the participants in certain sports will not be the best Croatian teams or individuals. However, we expect to win several medals. How many? It is di�cult to predict, but what I do know for sure is that they will present the colors of their country in the best possible way. They will be, as always, the best ambassadors and promoters of the Republic of Croatia.

    I wish all the participants of the Games a pleasant stay in Baku and happy return from the �rst European Games.

    Dear participants of the European Games,

    Secretary Generalof the Croatian Olympic Committee

    Josip Čop

  • SPORTS Athletes M F TOTAL ARCHERY 1 0 1 1 2 BADMINTON 2 3 5 1 6BOXING 5 0 5 2 7CANOE SPRINT 1 1 2 2 4CYCLING MOUNTAIN BIKE 1 1 2 2 4CYCLING ROAD 3 1 4 2 6DIVING 2 2 4 2 6FENCING 1 1 2 1 3GYMNASTICS 1 3 4 2 6JUDO 2 4 6 2 8KARATE 1 5 6 2 8SHOOTING 7 5 12 4 16SWIMMING 7 2 9 2 11VOLLEYBALL 0 12 12 7 19TABLE TENNIS 3 2 5 2 7TAEKWONDO 2 4 6 2 8TRIATHLON 2 1 3 2 5WATERPOLO 13 0 13 5 18WRESTLING 6 0 6 2 8 60 47 107 45 152

    MEDICAL TEAM 10 10 MISSION 5 5 TOTAL 167

    Team O�cials TOTAL

  • MISSION

    9

    DAMIR ŠEGOTA(CHEF DE MISSION)

    DATE OF BIRTH:

    22 May 1966

    PLACE OF BIRTH:

    Zagreb, Croatia

    DENIS LUGARIĆ(PRESS ATACHE)

    DATE OF BIRTH:

    14 November 1973

    PLACE OF BIRTH:

    Zagreb, Croatia

    MAJA GENCEL FALCONI(MEMBER)

    DATE OF BIRTH:

    24 September 1976

    PLACE OF BIRTH:

    Rijeka, Croatia

    VIŠNJA PERAN(MEMBER)

    DATE OF BIRTH:

    11 November 1967

    PLACE OF BIRTH:

    Zagreb, Croatia

    ZORAN ŠTEFEC(CHEF DE MISSION DEPUTY)

    DATE OF BIRTH:

    30 July 1971

    PLACE OF BIRTH:

    Koprivnica, Croatia

    SANDRA BURIĆ(MEMBER)

    DATE OF BIRTH:

    5 January 1972

    PLACE OF BIRTH:

    Zagreb, Croatia

    DARKO MESAREK(MEMBER)

    DATE OF BIRTH:

    30 July 1976

    PLACE OF BIRTH:

    Zagreb, Croatia

    IVANA VOLAREVIĆ(MEMBER)

    DATE OF BIRTH:

    15 August 1981

    PLACE OF BIRTH:

    Zagreb, Croatia

  • Baku 2015

    10

  • Baku 2015

    11

    Croatian athletes and officials

  • 12

    MATIJA MIHALIĆ(MEN’S INDIVIDUAL)

    DATE OF BIRTH:

    23 July 1995

    PLACE OF BIRTH:

    Zabok, Croatia

    NENAD MIHALIĆ(COACH)

    DATE OF BIRTH:

    17 April 1974

    PLACE OF BIRTH:

    Varaždin, Croatia

    ARCHERY

  • 13

    BADMINTONARCHERY

    ZVONIMIR HOLBLING(MEN’S DOUBLES)

    DATE OF BIRTH:

    03 August 1989

    PLACE OF BIRTH:

    Zagreb, Croatia

    DOROTEA SUTARA(WOMEN’S SINGLES)

    DATE OF BIRTH:

    27 March 1996

    PLACE OF BIRTH:

    Zagreb, Croatia

    SILVIO JURČIĆ(COACH)

    DATE OF BIRTH:

    23 January 1971

    PLACE OF BIRTH:

    Zagreb, Croatia

    KATARINA GALENIĆ(WOMEN’S DOUBLES)

    DATE OF BIRTH:

    23 May 1997

    PLACE OF BIRTH:

    Zagreb, Croatia

    STAŠA POZNANOVIĆ(WOMEN’S DOUBLES)

    DATE OF BIRTH:

    21 October 1988

    PLACE OF BIRTH:

    Zagreb, Croatia

    ZVONIMIR ĐURKINJAK(MEN’S DOUBLES, MEN’S SINGLES)

    DATE OF BIRTH:

    02 June 1988

    PLACE OF BIRTH:

    Zagreb, Croatia

  • 14

    BOXING

    ZORAN KRALJ(COACH)

    DATE OF BIRTH:

    23 November 1979

    PLACE OF BIRTH:

    Rijeka, Croatia

    MARKO ČALIĆ(MEN’S HEAVY / 91 KG)

    DATE OF BIRTH:

    23 September 1987

    PLACE OF BIRTH:

    Pula, Croatia

    MARIN MINDOLJEVIĆ(MEN’S SUPER HEAVY /+ 91 KG)

    DATE OF BIRTH:

    9 August 1994

    PLACE OF BIRTH:

    Split, Croatia

    STIPAN PRTENJAČA(MEN’S LIGHT WELTER / 64 KG)

    DATE OF BIRTH:

    15 October 1991

    PLACE OF BIRTH:

    Zagreb, Croatia

    SANJIN-POL VRGOČ(MEN’S MIDDLE - 75 KG)

    DATE OF BIRTH:

    19 August 1985

    PLACE OF BIRTH:

    Pula, Croatia

    MARIJO ŠIVOLIJA- JELICA(COACH)

    DATE OF BIRTH:

    29 June 1981

    PLACE OF BIRTH:

    Rijeka, Croatia

    MATTEO KOMADINA(MEN’S LIGHT / 60 KG)

    DATE OF BIRTH:

    25 December 1993

    PLACE OF BIRTH:

    Rijeka, Croatia

  • BOXING

  • 16

    CANOE SPRINT

    BRIGITA BAKIĆ(KAYAK SINGLE (K1) 200M WOMEN, KAYAK SINGLE (K1) 5000M WOMEN, KAYAK SINGLE (K1) 500M WOMEN)

    DATE OF BIRTH:

    28 July 1997

    PLACE OF BIRTH:

    Slavonski Brod, Croatia

    VEDRAN BOŽIĆ(COACH)

    DATE OF BIRTH:

    1 August 1987

    PLACE OF BIRTH:

    Slavonski Brod, Croatia

    VINKO MIJOČEVIĆ(TEAM LEADER)

    DATE OF BIRTH:

    26 April 1955

    PLACE OF BIRTH:

    Bukovlje, Croatia

    ANTUN NOVAKOVIĆ(KAYAK SINGLE (K1) 1000M MEN,KAYAK SINGLE (K1) 200M MEN,KAYAK SINGLE (K1) 5000M MEN)

    DATE OF BIRTH:

    26 May 1997

    PLACE OF BIRTH:

    Slavonski Brod, Croatia

    16

  • 17

    CANOE SPRINT

    ANDREA KIRŠIĆ(WOMEN’S CROSS-COUNTRY)

    DATE OF BIRTH:

    5 September 1979

    PLACE OF BIRTH:

    Nedešćina, Croatia

    LUKA ČANAK(TEAM LEADER)

    DATE OF BIRTH:

    1 June 1983

    PLACE OF BIRTH:

    Zagreb, Croatia

    FILIP TURK(MEN’S CROSS-COUNTRY)

    DATE OF BIRTH:

    3 December 1990

    PLACE OF BIRTH:

    Brežice, Slovenia

    NENAD OKMAŽIĆ(COACH)

    DATE OF BIRTH:

    19 April 1967

    PLACE OF BIRTH:

    Kozica, Croatia

    CYCLING MOUNTAIN BIKE

  • EMANUEL KIŠERLOVSKI(MEN’S ROAD RACE)

    DATE OF BIRTH:

    3 August 1984

    PLACE OF BIRTH:

    Čačak, Serbia

    JOSIP RUMAC(MEN’S ROAD RACE)

    DATE OF BIRTH:

    26 October 1994

    PLACE OF BIRTH:

    Rijeka, Croatia

    BRUNO MALTAR(MEN’S INDIVIDUAL TIME TRIAL MEN’S ROAD RACE)

    DATE OF BIRTH:

    6 October 1994

    PLACE OF BIRTH:

    Osijek, Croatia

    MIA RADOTIĆ(WOMEN’S INDIVIDUAL TIME TRIAL,WOMEN’S ROAD RACE)

    DATE OF BIRTH:

    2 December 1984

    PLACE OF BIRTH:

    Čakovec, Croatia

    VLADIMIR MIHOLJEVIĆ(HEAD COACH)

    DATE OF BIRTH:

    18 January 1974

    PLACE OF BIRTH:

    Zagreb, Croatia

    PAVEL POTOČKI(TECHNICAL PERSONNEL)

    DATE OF BIRTH:

    25 December 1993.

    PLACE OF BIRTH:

    Zagreb, Croatia

    CYCLING ROAD

    18

  • CYCLING ROAD

    MAJA BORIĆ(WOMEN’S 1M SPRINGBOARD,WOMEN’S 3M SPRINGBOARD,WOMEN’S SYNCHRO 3M SPRINGBOARD)

    DATE OF BIRTH:

    24 March 1997

    PLACE OF BIRTH:

    Zagreb, Croatia

    JURAJ MELSA(MEN’S 1M SPRINGBOARD,MEN’S 3M SPRINGBOARD,MEN’S SYNCHRO 3M SPRINGBOARD)

    DATE OF BIRTH:

    17 March 1998PLACE OF BIRTH:

    Zagreb, Croatia

    PETRA BALOG(COACH)

    DATE OF BIRTH:

    29 March 1984

    PLACE OF BIRTH:

    Zagreb, Croatia

    ANA KERA(TEAM LEADER - COACH)

    DATE OF BIRTH:

    12 August 1966

    PLACE OF BIRTH:

    Rijeka, Croatia

    HRVOJE BREZOVAC(MEN’S 1M SPRINGBOARD,MEN’S 3M SPRINGBOARD,MEN’S SYNCHRO 3M SPRINGBOARD)

    DATE OF BIRTH:

    17 September 1999

    PLACE OF BIRTH:

    Zagreb, Croatia

    LORENA TOMIEK(WOMEN’S 3M SPRINGBOARD,WOMEN’S SYNCHRO 3M SPRINGBOARD)

    DATE OF BIRTH:

    28 June 1998.

    PLACE OF BIRTH:

    Zagreb, Croatia

    DIVING

    19

  • 20

    FENCING

    BOJAN JOVANOVIĆ(MEN’S FOIL INDIVIDUAL)

    DATE OF BIRTH:

    31 January 1980

    PLACE OF BIRTH:

    Zagreb, Croatia

    MARCELA DAJČIĆ( WOMEN’S FOIL INDIVIDUAL)

    DATE OF BIRTH:

    4 June 1993

    PLACE OF BIRTH:

    Zagreb, Croatia

    DARKO LIMOV(COACH)

    DATE OF BIRTH:

    22 December 1970

    PLACE OF BIRTH:

    Zagreb, Croatia

  • 21

    GYMNASTICSFENCING

    ANA ĐEREK(WOMEN’S INDIVIDUAL ALL-AROUND,WOMEN’S TEAM)

    DATE OF BIRTH:

    4 September 1998

    PLACE OF BIRTH:

    Split, Croatia

    MARIJO MOŽNIK(MEN’S INDIVIDUAL ALL-AROUND)

    DATE OF BIRTH:

    18 January 1987

    PLACE OF BIRTH:

    Zagreb, Croatia

    TIGRAN GORIČKI(COACH)

    DATE OF BIRTH:

    8 May 1974

    PLACE OF BIRTH:

    Zagreb, Croatia

    DINA MADIR(WOMEN’S INDIVIDUAL ALL-AROUND,WOMEN’S TEAM)

    DATE OF BIRTH:

    20 May 1995

    PLACE OF BIRTH:

    Split, Croatia

    ANA POŠČIĆ(WOMEN’S INDIVIDUAL ALL-AROUND,WOMEN’S TEAM)

    DATE OF BIRTH:

    24 November 1998

    PLACE OF BIRTH:

    Rijeka, Croatia

    MIROSLAV KONČAREVIĆ(COACH)

    DATE OF BIRTH:

    12 June 1973

    PLACE OF BIRTH:

    Split, Croatia

  • 22

    JUDO

    ANDREJA ĐAKOVIĆ(WOMEN - 63 KG)

    DATE OF BIRTH:

    19 August 1991

    PLACE OF BIRTH:

    Zagreb, Croatia

    IVANA MARANIĆ(WOMEN -78 KG, WOMEN’S TEAM)

    DATE OF BIRTH:

    12 September 1991

    PLACE OF BIRTH:

    Zagreb, Croatia

    BARBARA MATIĆ(WOMEN -70 KG, WOMEN’S TEAM)

    DATE OF BIRTH:

    3 December 1994

    PLACE OF BIRTH:

    Split, Croatia

    VLADIMIR PRERADOVIĆ(COACH)

    DATE OF BIRTH:

    5 July 1978

    PLACE OF BIRTH:

    Split, Croatia

    ZLATKO KUMRIĆ(MEN - 100 KG)

    DATE OF BIRTH:

    7 March 1994

    PLACE OF BIRTH:

    Split, Croatia

    TOMISLAV MARIJANOVIĆ(MEN -81 KG)

    DATE OF BIRTH:

    30 August 1981

    PLACE OF BIRTH:

    Split, Croatia

    MARIJANA MIŠKOVIĆ(WOMEN -63 KG, WOMEN’S TEAM)

    DATE OF BIRTH:

    8 July 1982

    PLACE OF BIRTH:

    Split, Croatia

    GORAN STRMOTIĆ(COACH)

    DATE OF BIRTH:

    13 January 1969

    PLACE OF BIRTH:

    Zagreb, Croatia

  • 23

    KARATEJUDO

    MONIKA BERULEC(WOMEN’S KUMITE -50 KG)

    DATE OF BIRTH:

    16 September 1996

    PLACE OF BIRTH:

    Zagreb, Croatia

    VLATKA KIUK(WOMEN’S KATA)

    DATE OF BIRTH:

    25 December 1985

    PLACE OF BIRTH:

    Zagreb, Croatia

    ANA LENARD(WOMEN’S KUMITE -61 KG)

    DATE OF BIRTH:

    30 October 1990

    PLACE OF BIRTH:

    Zagreb, Croatia

    DAVOR CIPEK(TEAM LEADER)

    DATE OF BIRTH:

    23 February 1978

    PLACE OF BIRTH:

    Zagreb, Croatia

    DANIL DOMDJONI(MEN’S KUMITE -67 KG)

    DATE OF BIRTH:

    8 September 1985

    PLACE OF BIRTH:

    Prizren, Kosovo

    JELENA KOVAČEVIĆ(WOMEN’S KUMITE -55 KG)

    DATE OF BIRTH:

    16 November 1984

    PLACE OF BIRTH:

    Rijeka, Croatia

    MAŠA MARTINOVIĆ(WOMEN’S KUMITE +68 KG)

    DATE OF BIRTH:

    9 January 1989

    PLACE OF BIRTH:

    Čakovec, Croatia

    DRAGUTIN GALINA (HEAD COACH)

    DATE OF BIRTH:

    1 January 1957

    PLACE OF BIRTH:

    Račja Vas, Croatia

  • 24

    SHOOTING

    MARIJA MAROVIĆ(10M AIR PISTOL WOMEN,MIXED TEAM 10M AIR 50 PISTOL)

    DATE OF BIRTH:

    16 September 1983

    PLACE OF BIRTH:

    Split, Croatia

    MAŠA BERIĆ(10M AIR RIFLE WOMEN)

    DATE OF BIRTH:

    30 November 1993

    PLACE OF BIRTH:

    Rijeka, Croatia

    TANJA PEREC(50M RIFLE 3 POSITIONS WOMEN )

    DATE OF BIRTH:

    8 June 1992

    PLACE OF BIRTH:

    Varaždin, Croatia

    JOSIP GLASNOVIĆ(TRAP MEN)

    DATE OF BIRTH:

    7 May 1983

    PLACE OF BIRTH:

    Zagreb, Croatia

    SNJEŽANA PEJČIĆ(10M AIR RIFLE WOMEN,50M RIFLE 3 POSITIONS WOMEN,MIXED TEAM 10M AIR 50 RIFLE)

    DATE OF BIRTH:

    13 July 1982

    PLACE OF BIRTH:

    Rijeka, Croatia

    BOJAN ĐURKOVIĆ(50M RIFLE 3 POSITIONS MEN,50M RIFLE PRONE MEN)

    DATE OF BIRTH:

    17 October 1989

    PLACE OF BIRTH:

    Bjelovar, Croatia

    ANTON GLASNOVIĆ(TRAP MEN)

    DATE OF BIRTH:

    18 January 1981

    PLACE OF BIRTH:

    Zagreb, Croatia

    PETAR GORŠA(10M AIR RIFLE MEN,50M RIFLE 3 POSITIONS MEN,MIXED TEAM 10M AIR 50 RIFLE

    DATE OF BIRTH:

    11 January 1988

    PLACE OF BIRTH:

    Bjelovar, Croatia

  • 25

    SHOOTING SHOOTING

    VLATKA PERVAN(10M AIR PISTOL WOMEN,25M PISTOL WOMEN)

    DATE OF BIRTH:

    18 October 1979

    PLACE OF BIRTH:

    Vinkovci, Croatia

    ZLATKO LOBOREC(COACH)

    DATE OF BIRTH:

    9 January 1956

    PLACE OF BIRTH:

    Osijek, Croatia

    IVICA ŠTRITOF(50M RIFLE PRONE MEN)

    DATE OF BIRTH:

    2 September 1960

    PLACE OF BIRTH:

    Zagreb, Croatia

    FRANC GLASNOVIĆ(COACH)

    DATE OF BIRTH:

    28 January 1954

    PLACE OF BIRTH:

    Priština, Kosovo

    SAŠA ŠPIRELJA(25M RAPID FIRE PISTOL MEN)

    DATE OF BIRTH:

    3 May 1974

    PLACE OF BIRTH:

    Zagreb, Croatia

    SENO ČUSTO(COACH)

    DATE OF BIRTH:

    22 January 1955

    PLACE OF BIRTH:

    Bugojno, Bosnia and Hercegovina

    SINIŠA VITEZ(COACH)

    DATE OF BIRTH:

    19 April 1953

    PLACE OF BIRTH:

    Split, Croatia

    ŽELJKO POSAVEC(10M AIR PISTOL MEN50M PISTOL MENMIXED TEAM 10M AIR 50 PISTOL)

    DATE OF BIRTH:

    29 October 1973

    PLACE OF BIRTH:

    Varaždin, Croatia

  • 26

    SWIMMING

    BRUNO BLAŠKOVIĆMEN’S 100M BACKSTROKE, MEN’S 100M FREESTYLE, MEN’S 4 X 100M FREESTYLE RELAY, MEN’S 4 X 100M MEDLEY RELAY, MEN’S 50M BACKSTROKE, MEN’S 50M BUTTERFLY, MEN’S 50M FREESTYLE)

    DATE OF BIRTH:

    2 August 1998PLACE OF BIRTH:

    Pula, Croatia

    KRISTIAN KOMLENIĆ(MEN’S 100M BACKSTROKE, MEN’S 4 X 100M FREESTYLE RELAY, MEN’S 4 X 100M MEDLEY RELAYMEN’S 4 X 200M FREESTYLE RELAY, MEN’S 50M BACKSTROKE, MEN’S 50M FREESTYLE)

    DATE OF BIRTH:

    24 June 1997

    PLACE OF BIRTH:

    Zagreb, Croatia

    ANTE LUČEV(MEN’S 100M BUTTERFLY, MEN’S 200M INDIVIDUAL MEDLEY, MEN’S 4 X 100M FREESTYLE RELAY, MEN’S 4 X 100M MEDLEY RELAY, MEN’S 4 X 200M FREESTYLE RELAY)

    DATE OF BIRTH:

    13 June 1997PLACE OF BIRTH:

    Split, Croatia

    NIKOLA MILJENIĆ(MEN’S 100M FREESTYLE, MEN’S 4 X 100M FREESTYLE RELAY, MEN’S 50M BUTTERFLYMEN’S 50M FREESTYLE)

    DATE OF BIRTH:

    19 May 1998

    PLACE OF BIRTH:

    Zagreb, Croatia

    BORNA JUKIĆ(MEN’S 200M FREESTYLE,MEN’S 4 X 200M FREESTYLE RELAY,MEN’S 400M FREESTYLE)

    DATE OF BIRTH:

    31 January 1998

    PLACE OF BIRTH:

    Zagreb, Croatia

    IGOR KOSTOVSKI(MEN’S 200M FREESTYLE, MEN’S 4 X 200M FREESTYLE RELAY, MEN’S 400M FREESTYLE, MEN’S 800M FREESTYLE)

    DATE OF BIRTH:

    11 July 1998

    PLACE OF BIRTH:

    Split, Croatia

    KRISTINA MILETIĆ(WOMEN’S 400M FREESTYLE, WOMEN’S 800M FREESTYLE)

    DATE OF BIRTH:

    21 April 2000

    PLACE OF BIRTH:

    Zagreb, Croatia

    NIKOLA OBROVAC(MEN’S 100M BREASTSTROKE,MEN’S 4 X 100M MEDLEY RELAY,MEN’S 50M BREASTSTROKE)

    DATE OF BIRTH:

    18 June 1998

    PLACE OF BIRTH:

    Zagreb, Croatia

  • SWIMMING SWIMMING

    MATEA SUMAJSTORČIĆ(WOMEN’S 100M FREESTYLE,WOMEN’S 200M FREESTYLE,WOMEN’S 400M FREESTYLE)

    DATE OF BIRTH:

    5 April 1999

    PLACE OF BIRTH:

    Zagreb, Croatia

    ALEXANDRE SELEZNEV(COACH)

    DATE OF BIRTH:

    23 October 1958

    PLACE OF BIRTH:

    Moskow, Russia

    DOMAGOJ ZAJEC(COACH)

    DATE OF BIRTH:

    13 July 1980

    PLACE OF BIRTH:

    Zagreb, Croatia

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  • JELENA ALAJBEG

    DATE OF BIRTH:

    1 October 1989

    PLACE OF BIRTH:

    Split, Croatia

    SAMANTA FABRIS

    DATE OF BIRTH:

    8 February 1992

    PLACE OF BIRTH:

    Pula, Croatia

    NIKOLINA JELIĆ

    DATE OF BIRTH:

    9 November 1991

    PLACE OF BIRTH:

    Zagreb, Croatia

    KARLA KLARIĆ

    DATE OF BIRTH:

    5 September 1994

    PLACE OF BIRTH:

    Zagreb, Croatia

    MAJA BURAZER

    DATE OF BIRTH:

    20 March 1988PLACE OF BIRTH:

    Split, Croatia

    NIKOLINA BOŽIČEVIĆ

    DATE OF BIRTH:

    14 January 1995

    PLACE OF BIRTH:

    Zagreb, Croatia

    VEDRANA JAKŠETIĆ

    DATE OF BIRTH:

    17 September 1996

    PLACE OF BIRTH:

    Osijek, Croatia

    DINKA KULIĆ

    DATE OF BIRTH:

    2 August 1997

    PLACE OF BIRTH:

    Osijek, Croatia

    VOLLEYBALL (W)

    28

  • MARIJA PRŠA

    DATE OF BIRTH:

    27 November 1989

    PLACE OF BIRTH:

    Sisak, Croatia

    TAMARA SUSIĆ

    DATE OF BIRTH:

    28 November 1990

    PLACE OF BIRTH:

    Čapljina, Bosnia and Hercegovina

    MARIJA UŠIĆ

    DATE OF BIRTH:

    5 February 1992

    PLACE OF BIRTH:

    Zagreb, Croatia

    LUIS CARLOS CAETANO(COACH)

    DATE OF BIRTH:

    16 September 1976

    PLACE OF BIRTH:

    Joinville, Brasil

    GORAN JOVANOVIĆ(COACH)

    DATE OF BIRTH:

    12 October 1980

    PLACE OF BIRTH:

    Pula, Croatia

    SENNA UŠIĆ JOGUNICA

    DATE OF BIRTH:

    14 May 1986

    PLACE OF BIRTH:

    Zagreb, Croatia

    VOLLEYBALL (W) VOLLEYBALL (W)

    JURAJ JOGUNICA(TEAM LEADER)

    DATE OF BIRTH:

    19 March 1981

    PLACE OF BIRTH:

    Split, Croatia

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    RAFAEL PRADO DE CASTRO(COACH)

    DATE OF BIRTH:

    31 March 1978

    PLACE OF BIRTH:

    Sao Paolo, Brasil

  • ANGELO ANIBAL VERCESI(COACH)

    DATE OF BIRTH:

    23 June 1967

    PLACE OF BIRTH:

    Catanduva, Brasil

    VOLLEYBALL (W)

    ALESSANDRO FASIO(PHYSIOTHERAPIST)

    DATE OF BIRTH:

    21 July 1978

    PLACE OF BIRTH:

    Reggio Emilia, Italy

    SEBASTJAN MAVRIČ (TECHNICAL PERSONNEL)

    DATE OF BIRTH:

    1 March 1977

    PLACE OF BIRTH:

    Šempeter pri Gorici, Slovenia

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  • VOLLEYBALL (W) TABLE TENNIS

    ANDREJ GAĆINA(MEN’S SINGLES, MEN’S TEAM)

    DATE OF BIRTH:

    21 May 1986

    PLACE OF BIRTH:

    Zadar, Croatia

    LEA RAKOVAC(WOMEN’S SINGLES)

    DATE OF BIRTH:

    3 March 1996

    PLACE OF BIRTH:

    Zagreb, Croatia

    YUAN TIAN(WOMEN’S SINGLES)

    DATE OF BIRTH:

    12 January 1975

    PLACE OF BIRTH:

    Shenyang, China

    TOMISLAV KOLAREK(MEN’S TEAM)

    DATE OF BIRTH:

    28 September 1988

    PLACE OF BIRTH:

    Zagreb, Croatia

    RUI WU TAN(MEN’S SINGLES, MEN’S TEAM)

    DATE OF BIRTH:

    30 June 1983

    PLACE OF BIRTH:

    Shenyang, China

    NEVEN CEGNAR(COACH)

    DATE OF BIRTH:

    23 November 1960

    PLACE OF BIRTH:

    Zagreb, Croatia

    ZVONIMIR KORENIĆ(COACH)

    DATE OF BIRTH:

    24 March 1974

    PLACE OF BIRTH:

    Zagreb, Croatia

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  • TRIATHLONTAEKWONDO

    VEDRAN GOLEC(MEN’S + 80 KG)

    DATE OF BIRTH:

    30 June 1989

    PLACE OF BIRTH:

    Zagreb, Croatia

    MARINA SUMIĆ(WOMEN’S - 67 KG)

    DATE OF BIRTH:

    18 August 1991

    PLACE OF BIRTH:

    Split, Croatia

    LUCIJA ZANINOVIĆ(WOMEN’S - 49 KG)

    DATE OF BIRTH:

    26 June 1987

    PLACE OF BIRTH:

    Split, Croatia

    FILIP GRGIĆ(MEN’S- 68 KG)

    DATE OF BIRTH:

    25 October 1989

    PLACE OF BIRTH:

    Zagreb, Croatia

    IVA RADOŠ(WOMEN’S + 67 KG)

    DATE OF BIRTH:

    7 November 1995

    PLACE OF BIRTH:

    Zagreb, Croatia

    ANA ZANINOVIĆ(WOMEN’S - 57 KG)

    DATE OF BIRTH:

    26 June 1987

    PLACE OF BIRTH:

    Split, Croatia

    VELJKO LAURA(COACH)

    DATE OF BIRTH:

    12 August 1984

    PLACE OF BIRTH:

    Split, Croatia

    TONI TOMAS(COACH)

    DATE OF BIRTH:

    17 December 1980

    PLACE OF BIRTH:

    Split, Croatia

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  • TRIATHLON

    MATIJA KRIVEC

    DATE OF BIRTH:

    15 January 1991

    PLACE OF BIRTH:

    Zagreb, Croatia

    SONJA ŠKEVIN

    DATE OF BIRTH:

    15 June 1995

    PLACE OF BIRTH:

    Zagreb, Croatia

    GORAN BARBIĆ(COACH)

    DATE OF BIRTH:

    21 January 1960

    PLACE OF BIRTH:

    Borovo Naselje, Croatia

    VLADIMIR ŽIC(COACH)

    DATE OF BIRTH:

    4 March 1985

    PLACE OF BIRTH:

    Rijeka, Croatia

    MATIJA LUKINA

    DATE OF BIRTH:

    22 November 1987

    PLACE OF BIRTH:

    Zagreb, Croatia

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  • WATERPOLO (M)

    MATIAS BILJAKA

    DATE OF BIRTH:

    20 January 1999

    PLACE OF BIRTH:

    Beč, Austria

    MARKO BLAŽIĆ

    DATE OF BIRTH:

    11 August 1999

    PLACE OF BIRTH:

    Rijeka, Croatia

    MARIN DAŠIĆ

    DATE OF BIRTH:

    3 April 1998

    PLACE OF BIRTH:

    Zagreb, Croatia

    KARLO KREKOVIĆ

    DATE OF BIRTH:

    27 January 1999

    PLACE OF BIRTH:

    Split, Croatia

    PETAR BRATIM

    DATE OF BIRTH:

    8 July 1998

    PLACE OF BIRTH:

    Split, Croatia

    ZVONIMIR BUTIĆ

    DATE OF BIRTH:

    2 November 1998

    PLACE OF BIRTH:

    Split, Croatia

    IVAN KROLO

    DATE OF BIRTH:

    27 September 1998

    PLACE OF BIRTH:

    Split, Croatia

    FRANKO LAZIĆ

    DATE OF BIRTH:

    25 February 1998

    PLACE OF BIRTH:

    Zagreb, Croatia

    WATERPOLO (M)

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  • WATERPOLO (M)

    DUJE PEJKOVIĆ

    DATE OF BIRTH:

    19 May 1998

    PLACE OF BIRTH:

    Split, Croatia

    LUKA PODRUG

    DATE OF BIRTH:

    20 October 1998

    PLACE OF BIRTH:

    Split, Croatia

    LOVRO PAPARIĆ

    DATE OF BIRTH:

    5 August 1999

    PLACE OF BIRTH:

    Rijeka, Croatia

    MATEO SAFTIĆ

    DATE OF BIRTH:

    20 Januar 1999

    PLACE OF BIRTH:

    Rijeka, Croatia

    WATERPOLO (M)

    RENATO ŽIVKOVIĆ(TEAM LEADER)

    DATE OF BIRTH:

    8 July 1966

    PLACE OF BIRTH:

    Split, Croatia

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    JOŠKO KREKOVIĆ(HEAD COACH)

    DATE OF BIRTH:

    17 April 1969

    PLACE OF BIRTH:

    Split, Croatia

    JACOB MERČEP

    DATE OF BIRTH:

    8 February 1998

    PLACE OF BIRTH:

    Dubrovnik, Croatia

  • MIA ŠIMUNIĆ(ASSISTANT COACH)

    DATE OF BIRTH:

    28 September 1983

    PLACE OF BIRTH:

    Zagreb, Croatia

    RENCO POSINKOVIĆ(ASSISTANT COACH)

    DATE OF BIRTH:

    4 January 1964

    PLACE OF BIRTH:

    Split, Croatia

    WATERPOLO (M) WRESTLING

    FRANO KARAČ(ASSISTANT COACH)

    DATE OF BIRTH:

    4 June 1977

    PLACE OF BIRTH:

    Dubrovnik, Croatia

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  • WATERPOLO (M) WRESTLING

    DOMINIK ETLINGER(MEN’S GRECO-ROMAN 71 KG)

    DATE OF BIRTH:

    19 February 1992

    PLACE OF BIRTH:

    Zagreb, Croatia

    IVAN LIZATOVIĆ(MEN’S GRECO-ROMAN 59 KG)

    DATE OF BIRTH:

    22 November 1988

    PLACE OF BIRTH:

    Zagreb, Croatia

    NEVEN ŽUGAJ(MEN’S GRECO-ROMAN 75 KG)

    DATE OF BIRTH:

    19 April 1983

    PLACE OF BIRTH:

    Zagreb, Croatia

    DAVOR LUKIĆ(COACH)

    DATE OF BIRTH:

    11 February 1966

    PLACE OF BIRTH:

    Pula, Croatia

    DANIJEL JANEČIĆ(MEN’S GRECO-ROMAN 66 KG)

    DATE OF BIRTH:

    22 March 1988

    PLACE OF BIRTH:

    Zagreb, Croatia

    BOŽO STARČEVIĆ(MEN’S GRECO-ROMAN 80 KG)

    DATE OF BIRTH:

    11 December 1988

    PLACE OF BIRTH:

    Zagreb, Croatia

    NENAD ŽUGAJ(MEN’S GRECO-ROMAN 85 KG)

    DATE OF BIRTH:

    19 April 1983

    PLACE OF BIRTH:

    Zagreb, Croatia

    ALEN RUNAC(TEAM LEADER)

    DATE OF BIRTH:

    17 April 1966

    PLACE OF BIRTH:

    Varaždin, Croatia

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  • MEDICAL TEAM

    DINKO PIVALICA(CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER)

    DATE OF BIRTH:

    11 March 1963

    PLACE OF BIRTH:

    Split, Croatia

    DAMIR JEMENDŽIĆ(DOCTOR)

    DATE OF BIRTH:

    4 January 1980

    PLACE OF BIRTH:

    Žepče, Bosnia and Hercegovina

    MIROSLAV SMERDELJ(DOCTOR)

    DATE OF BIRTH:

    11 July 1953

    PLACE OF BIRTH:

    Osijek, Croatia

    ZDENKA ANDRUN(PHYSIOTHERAPIST)

    DATE OF BIRTH:

    8 June 1961

    PLACE OF BIRTH:

    Zavidovići, Bosnia and Hercegovina

    ANTE ŽUPANOVIĆ(DOCTOR)

    DATE OF BIRTH:

    27 September 1949

    PLACE OF BIRTH:

    Šibenik, Croatia

    BORISLAV RADIĆ(DOCTOR)

    DATE OF BIRTH:

    5 January 1957

    PLACE OF BIRTH:

    Šibenik, Croatia

    LUCIAN VUKELIĆ(DOCTOR)

    DATE OF BIRTH:

    26 January 1963

    PLACE OF BIRTH:

    Belgrade, Serbia

    STEVO KURIC(PHYSIOTHERAPIST)

    DATE OF BIRTH:

    14 September 1960

    PLACE OF BIRTH:

    Josipovac Puntovački, Croatia

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  • MEDICAL TEAM MEDICAL TEAM

    PETAR LEKO(PHYSIOTHERAPIST)

    DATE OF BIRTH:

    10 June 1949

    PLACE OF BIRTH:

    Bročanac, Bosnia and Hercegovina

    EMIR MUJAGIĆ(PHYSIOTHERAPIST)

    DATE OF BIRTH:

    6 September 1966

    PLACE OF BIRTH:

    Zenica, Bosnia and Hercegovina

    DEJAN SPASIĆ(PHYSIOTHERAPIST)

    DATE OF BIRTH:

    26 August 1972

    PLACE OF BIRTH:

    Zagreb, Croatia

    DEAN MISTURA(PHYSIOTHERAPIST)

    DATE OF BIRTH:

    28 December 1970

    PLACE OF BIRTH:

    Rijeka, Croatia

    MARIO NOVAK- STANKO(PHYSIOTHERAPIST)

    DATE OF BIRTH:

    12 January 1974

    PLACE OF BIRTH:

    Zagreb, Croatia

    SHINICHI TAKAHASHI(PHYSIOTHERAPIST)

    DATE OF BIRTH:

    2 August 1979

    PLACE OF BIRTH:

    Kagava, Japan

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  • In the period from 1992 to 2014, Croatian athletes have won 34 medals at the Olympics - 23 at the Summer Olympics and 11 at the Winter Olympics. Among them, there are 10 gold, 13 silver and 11 bronze medals.

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    Croatian athletes today and throughoutthe history

    Great names of Croatian sports, including 878 athletes-participants at the Olympics,

    gave a huge contribution to the development and reputation of Croatian sports. During the critical moments of international recognition of Croatia in 1992, the ambassadorial role of Croatian athlete represented a priceless and valuable promotion for the acquisition of Croatian independence. At that time, hardly anyone could believe that Croatian athletes would very quickly win Olympic medals in basic sports such as athletics, gymnastics, and swimming and that they would become the superpower in skiing without a ski center. They are not just Olympians, gold, silver or bronze medalists or non-medalists, they are our and world value, the driving force, inspiration and social capital.

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  • Croatian medalists In the period from 1992 to 2014, Croatian athletes

    have won 34 medals at the Olympics - 23 at the Summer Olympics and 11 at the Winter Olympics. Among them, there are 10 gold, 13 silver and 11 bronze medals.

    Of 10 gold medals, there are seven individual and three team medals. The first Croatian gold medal was won in the individual competition, being - at the same time - the first medal in the history of Croatian skiing. This medal was hanging around the neck of the most successful Croatian Olympian of all time, Janica Kostelić, who has won a total of six Olympic medals - four (three gold and one silver) at the Winter Olympics in Lake City in 2002 as well as gold and silver in Turin in 2006.

    Gold of the athlete Sandra Perković, current Olympic champion from London 2012, and World and European Champion in discus throw, is the first and so far the only Olympic gold in Croatian athletics.

    Weightlifter Nikolay Pešalov has won gold in Sydney in 2000, while Giovanni Cernogoraz is the last winner of Olympic gold for Croatia (London 2012 in shooting, discipline trap).

    In team competition, the first Olympic gold medal was the one won by the Croatian national handball team in Atlanta in 1996. Thanks to them, the Croatian national anthem was played for the first time at the Olympics. The team included Patrik Ćavar, Valner Franković, Slavko Goluža(Olympian with two gold medals and long-time head coach of the Croatian

    national handball team), Bruno Gudelj, Vladimir Jelčić, Božidar Jović, Nenad Kljaić, Venio Losert, Valter Matošević (double gold medalist)¸ Zoran Mikulić, Alvaro Načinović, Goran Perkovac, Iztok Puc, Zlatko Saračević, Irfan Smajlagić and Vladimir Šujster.

    The gold medal was also won by the generation of handball players at the Olympics in Athens in 2004. The team included: Ivano Balić (winner of gold and bronze medals, three times declared the IHF World Player of the Year), Davor Dominiković, Mirza Džomba, Slavko Goluža, Nikša Kaleb, Blaženko Lacković, Venio Losert, Valter Matošević, Petar Metličić, Vlado Šola, Denis Špoljarić, Goran Šprem, Igor Vori, Drago Vuković and Vedran Zrnić.

    Besides these two handball gold medals, the brightest Olympic medal was won by the generation of water polo players from the Olympics in London in 2012 - Josip Pavić, Damir Burić, Miho Bošković, Nikša Dobud, Maro Joković, Petar Muslim, Ivan Buljubašić, Andro Bušlje, Sandro Sukno, Samir Barač, Igor Hinić, Paulo Obradović and Frano Vićan.

    From 13 silver Olympic medals (of which two in team competition - water polo and basketball), four were won by one of the best Croatian athletes of all time and the world's most comprehensive skier Ivica Kostelić. At the Winter Olympics in Turin in 2006, Ivica has won – in men’s competition - the first-ever Croatian winter sports medal.

    Afterwards he has won the second and third silver medal in Vancouver in 2010, and the last, fourth, in Sochi in 2014.

    His sister Janica Kostelić is the winner of two silver medals - the first

    roatian national Afterwards he has won the second and

    third silver medal in Vancouver in 2010,

    winner of two silver medals - the first

    anthem was played for the first time at he team included Patrik ranković, Slavko Goluža

    lympian with two gold medals and roatian

    Patrik Ćavar Nikolaj Pešalov

    CROATIAN ATHLETES TODAY AND THROUGHOUT THE HISTORY

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    Sandra Perković - current Olympic champion from London 2012

    Janica Kostelić - most successful Croatian Olympian of all time

    Perica Bukić - in 2008. was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame.

    Ivano Balić - three times declared the IHF World Player of the Year

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    CROATIAN ATHLETES TODAY AND THROUGHOUT THE HISTORY

  • one in Salt Lake City in 2002 and the second one in Turin in 2006.

    The winners of one silver medal are the athletes Blanka Vlašić (Beijing Olympics 2008), double World Champion in high jump, gymnast Filip Ude (Beijing Olympics 2008), the first Croatian gymnast with Olympic medal and the swimmer Duje Draganja (Athens 2004), multiple World Champion and holder of record in free style.

    The rowers have also won two Olympic silvers. The “older” one is from Athens 2004 (brothers Siniša and Nikša Skelin), won by the most successful Croatian coxless pairs who have also won a bronze medal as members of the coxed eight in Sydney in 2000. While the last silver medal was won by the current World Champions, members of the quadruple sculls, David Šain, Martin Sinković, Damir Martian and Valent Sinković (London 2012).

    In team competition, holders of silver Olympic medals are the members of the historical "Croatian Dream Team" from Barcelona in 1992, all of them basketball players - Vladan Alanović, Franjo Arapović, Danko Cvjetičanin (all three of them Olympians with two silver medals), Alan Gregov, Arijan Komazec, Toni Kukoč (two Olympic silver medals, also the most successful Croatian basketball player who ever played in the professional NBA league), Aramis Naglić, Velimir Perasović, Dražen Petrović (triple holder of Olympic medals, two silver and one bronze; the greatest basketball player Europe has ever had, also NBA league player

    who was tragically killed in a car accident in 1993, with permanent memorial monument erected in the park of the Olympic Museum in Lausanne), Dino Rađa (winner of two Olympic silver medals and numerous European titles, NBA league player), Žan Tabak (NBA league) and winner of two Olympic silver, along with European titles, Stojko Vranković.

    Silver was also won by the water polo players at the Olympics in Atlanta in 1996 - Maro Balić, Perica Bukić (with a total of three medals, two gold and one silver), Damir Glavan, Igor Hinić with gold and silver, Vjekoslav Kobešćak, Joško Kreković, Ognjen Kržić, Dubravko Šimenc (one of the world's best water polo players of all time, winner of gold and silver medal), Siniša Skolneković, Ratko Štritof, Tino Vegar, Renato Vrbičić and Zdeslav Vrdoljak.

    Among 11 bronze medals (the only team medal is the one won by the handball team), the bronze medal won by the tennis players Goran Ivanišević in Barcelona in 1992 was the first individual Olympic medal in the history of Croatian sports since the Croatian independence. Ivanišević, great Olympian and winner of Wimbledon 2001, one of the most successful Croatian tennis players of all time and athletes in general, has won a second bronze

    medal at the same Olympics in Men’s Doubles with Goran Prpić. At the Olympic Games in Barcelona, he was also the first Croatian flag-bearer.

    The holders of bronze are also the members of men's rowing eight in Sydney in 2000 - Igor Boraska (Olympian who has also performed

    at the Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City in

    rapović, Danko Cvjetičanin (all lympians with two silver medals), lympians with two silver medals), AAlan lan

    oni Kukoč (two Olympic silver roatian basketball

    player who ever played in the professional NBAramis Naglić, Velimir Perasović,

    lympic medals, two silver and one bronze; the

    urope has

    one of the most successful Croatian tennis players of all time and athletes in general, has won a second bronze time and athletes in general, has won a second bronze

    medal at the same Olympics in Men’s Doubles with lympics in Men’s Doubles with lympics in Men’s Doubles with lympics in Men’s Doubles with Goran Prpić. At the Olympic Games in Barcelona, he was lympic Games in Barcelona, he was also the first Croatian flag-bearer. roatian flag-bearer.

    The holders of bronze are also the members he holders of bronze are also the members of men's rowing eight in Sydney in 2000 - of men's rowing eight in Sydney in 2000 - Boraska (Olympian who has also performed lympian who has also performed

    at the Winter Olympics in Salt lympics in Salt

    Dražen Petrović Ivica Kostelić

    CROATIAN ATHLETES TODAY AND THROUGHOUT THE HISTORY

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    Goran Ivanišević - �rst Croatian individual Olympic medal

    Stojko Vranković - winner of two Olympic silver

    Blanka Vlašić - double World Champion in high jump

    Filip Ude - �rst Croatian gymnast with Olympic medal

    Rowingmen’seight

    CROATIAN ATHLETES TODAY AND THROUGHOUT THE HISTORY

  • CROATIAN ATHLETES TODAY AND THROUGHOUT THE HISTORY

    2002 in four-men bobsleigh team), Tihomir Franković, Kresimir Čuljak, Igor Francetić, Branimir Vujević, Tomislav Smoljenović, double winners of Olympic medals Nikša and Siniša Skelin and coxswain Silvijo Petriško.

    Bronze medalists are also the weightlifter Nikolaj Pešalov (Sydney 2002) and tennis pair Mario Ančić and Ivan Ljubičić (Athens 2004), which are also most responsible for the Croatian winning of the Davis Cup in 2005.

    Snježana Pejčić is the holder of bronze medal won at the Beijing Olympics in 2008 in one of the oldest organized sports in Croatia, shooting. Her bronze medal from Summer Olympics was the first Olympic medal won by the Croatian female athlete since the Croatian independence in 1992.

    Olympic bronze medals won by Martina Zubčić and Sandra Šarić at the Beijing Olympics 2008 are the first medals in Croatian taekwondo. The third Olympic bronze medal in taekwondo was won by Lucija Zaninović at the London Olympics 2012. There is also a bronze medal won by biathlete Jakov Fak at the Winter Olympics in Vancouver in 2010, the first and so far the only Croatian Olympic medal in Nordic discipline.

    The one and only team's Olympic bronze wan won by the handball team at the London Olympics 2012 - Mirko Alilović, Venio Losert (triple Olympian with two gold and one bronze medal), Manuel Štrlek, Ivan Ninčević, Ivan Čupić, Zlatko Horvat, Igor Vori, Jakov Gojun, Drago Vuković, Blaženko Lacković, Domagoj

    Duvnjak, Ivano Balić Marko Kopljar, Denis Buntić and Damir Bičanić.

    Olympic foundations and their builders throughout the history

    The international sports achievements of Croatian basketball, especially at the end of the last century, were strongly influenced by the triple Olympian Kresimir Ćosić, multiple World and European Champion, basketball star of all time, holder of the gold medal in Moscow in 1980 and two silver (Mexico 1968 and Montreal 1976). Among the names highly appreciated by the basketball and sports world is certainly the name of the triple Olympian Andro Knego with gold, silver and bronze.

    Silver Olympians Žana Lelas, Kornelija Kvesić and Danira Nakić Bilić, as well as bronze duo Mira Bjedov Nikolić and Sanja Ožegović have certainly made a mark on basketball as well.

    Great female Olympians of Croatian sports are the handball medalists: Biserka Višnjić and Mirjana Ognjenović (most decorated Croatian handball players with gold and silver medal) as well as Katica Ileš and Ana Titlić with a silver medal – a quartet whose achievements are even today a role model to many generations of handball players.

    Canoeist Matija Ljubek with even four Olympic medals (two gold, one silver and one bronze) is one of the most awarded Croatian

    athletes at all. Ljubek was a multiple World Champion and - after the active career - he

    continued working as sports official who has

    he one and only team's he one and only team's Olympic bronze wan won by the handball team at the London Olympics 2012 - Mirko

    osert (triple osert (triple Olympian with two gold and one bronze medal), Manuel two gold and one bronze medal), Manuel

    van Čupić, Zlatko van Čupić, Zlatko gor Vori, Jakov Gojun, Drago gor Vori, Jakov Gojun, Drago

    acković, Domagoj acković, Domagoj

    Obronze) is one of the most awarded

    athletes at all. hampion and - after the active career - he

    continued working as sports official who has

    athletes at all. Champion and - after the active career - he

    continued working as sports official who has

    Krešimir Ćosić Mate Parlov

    CROAT

  • CROATIAN ATHLETES TODAY AND THROUGHOUT THE HISTORY

    by the gold Olympian Sandra Perković, the World and European Champion and one of the world’s best female athlete for many years, includes also the names of the golden European champion and holder of the world bronze in parallel bars, gymnast Mario Možnik, holder of European bronze medal in high jump Ana Šimić, followed by the junior champion in super heavyweight Filip Hrgović who, after the break in London in 2012, brings back the Croatian boxing at the Olympics, the current World Champions in coxless pairs, brothers Martin and Valent Sinković, as well as many other top athletes.

    Croatian sports of tomorrow

    Croatian sports will soon be able to count on bright young hopes, such as tennis players Borna Ćorić and Ana Konjuh, athlete Martin Marković, swimmer Nikola Obrovac, taekwondo Ivana Babić (current World Junior Champion in the category up to 55 kg), judoka sisters Barbara and Brigita Matić or, for example, national junior basketball team (U18) - Roko Badžim, Borna Kapusta, Josip Jukić, Goran Filipović, Luka Božić, Lovro Mazalin, Nik Slavica, Marko Arapović, Dragan Bender and Ante Toni Žižić.

    One should not forget the very talented coxless four rowing crew (Bernard Samardžić, Filip Pedić, Josip Banović and Toni Čavka) or even younger athletes, such as skiers Leona Popović or Ida Štimac and many other

    exceptional talents who are just starting their journey towards great sports successes.

    woven canoeing into the Croatian and international Olympic family.

    A strong contribution to the international reputation of Croatian sports was certainly given by the boxer Mate Parlov, winner of Olympic gold in Light Heavyweight (Munich 1972) and holder of the title of World Amateur Champion, followed by Damir Škaro (holder of bronze medal in Seoul in 1988) and Željko Mavrović, European champion in professional boxing and challenger for the World Heavyweight title.

    The only Olympic medal in Croatian table tennis, the silver one, was brought from Seoul in 1988 by Zoran Primorac, while the legend of Croatian sports is certainly Dragutin Šurbek, Croatian table tennis player with the highest number of European and world trophies. Tamara Boroš is one of the best Croatian female athletes, multiple medalist at European and World Championships in predominantly Asian competition.

    On the list of swimming notables there are, above all, Đurdica Bjedov, gold and silver Olympian (Mexico 1968) and Gordan Kožulj, holder of world record in backstroke.

    In Croatian football that achieved its greatest success in 1998 by winning the third place at the World Cup in France, a special place belongs to the top goal scorer from that tournament, Davor Šuker, today’s President of the Croatian Football Federation and FIFA Executive Committee member.

    The list with the names of newer generation’s top athletes, led

    from that tournament, Davor Šuker, today’s President of ederation and FIFA

    as skiers exceptional talents who are just starting their journey towards great sports successes.

    rance, a special place belongs to the top goal scorer from that tournament, Davor Šuker, today’s President of from that tournament, Davor Šuker, today’s President of

    Ivana Babić Borna Ćorić

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    £ Men’s basketball team 1992 Barcelona (Spain) Basketball Men’s tournament£ Goran Ivanišević 1992 Barcelona (Spain) Tennis Men’s singles£ Goran Ivanišević and Goran Prpić 1992 Barcelona (Spain) Tennis Men’s doubles

    £ Men’s handball team 1996 Atlanta (USA) Handball Men’s tournament£ Men’s water polo team 1996 Atlanta (USA) Water polo Men’s tournament

    £ Nikolaj Pešalov 2000 Sydney (Australia) Weightli�ing Men’s 62 kg£ Igor Francetić, Tihomir Franković, Tomislav Smoljanović, Nikša Skelin, Siniša Skelin, Krešimir Čuljak, Igor Boraska, Branimir Vujević, Silvijo Petriško 2000 Sydney (Australia) Rowing Men’s eight with coxswain

    £ Men’s handball team 2004 Athens (Greece) Handball Men’s tournament£ Nikša Skelin and Siniša Skelin 2004 Athens (Greece) Rowing Men’s coxless pair£ Duje Draganja 2004 Athens (Greece) Swimming Men’s 50 metre freestyle£ Mario Ančić and Ivan Ljubičić 2004 Athens (Greece) Tennis Men’s doubles£ Nikolaj Pešalov 2004 Athens (Greece) Weightli�ing Men’s 69 kg

    £ Blanka Vlašić 2008 Beijing (China) Athletics Women’s high jump£ Filip Ude 2008 Beijing (China) Gymnastics Men’s pommel horse£ Snježana Pejčić 2008 Beijing (China) Shooting Women’s 10 metre air ri�e£ Martina Zubčić 2008 Beijing (China) Taekwondo Women’s 57 kg£ Sandra Šarić 2008 Beijing (China) Taekwondo Women’s 67 kg

    £ Sandra Perković 2012 London (UK) Athletics Women’s discus throw£ Giovanni Cernogoraz 2012 London (UK) Shooting Men’s trap£ Men’s water polo team 2012 London (UK) Water polo Men’s tournament£ David Šain, Martin Sinković, Damir Martin, Valent Sinković 2012 London (UK) Rowing Men’s quadruple sculls£ Lucija Zaninović 2012 London (UK) Taekwondo Women’s 49 kg£ Men’s handball team 2012 London (UK) Handball Men’s tournament

    LIST OF MEDALISTS (SUMMER OLYMPICS)

    MEDAL NAME(S) GAMES SPORT EVENT£ Janica Kostelić 2002 Salt Lake City (USA) Alpine skiing Women’s combined£ Janica Kostelić 2002 Salt Lake City (USA) Alpine skiing Women’s slalom£ Janica Kostelić 2002 Salt Lake City (USA) Alpine skiing Women’s giant slalom£ Janica Kostelić 2002 Salt Lake City (USA) Alpine skiing Women’s super-G£ Janica Kostelić 2006 Turin (Italy) Alpine skiing Women’s combined£ Janica Kostelić 2006 Turin (Italy) Alpine skiing Women’s super-G £ Ivica Kostelić 2006 Turin (Italy) Alpine skiing Men’s combined£ Ivica Kostelić 2010 Vancouver (Canada) Alpine skiing Men’s combined £ Ivica Kostelić 2010 Vancouver (Canada) Alpine skiing Men’s slalom£ Jakov Fak 2010 Vancouver (Canada Biathlon Men’s sprint

    £ Ivica Kostelić 2014 Sochi (Russia) Alpine skiing Men’s combined

    LIST OF MEDALISTS (WINTER OLYMPICS)

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  • GAMES ATHLETES GOLD SILVER BRONZE TOTAL

    1900 Paris (France) as part of Austria (AUT)

    1904–1912 did not participate

    1920–1988 as part of Yugoslavia (YUG)

    1992 Barcelona (Spain) 39 0 1 2 3

    1996 Atlanta (USA) 84 1 1 0 2

    2000 Sydney (Australia) 88 1 0 1 2

    2004 Athens (Greece) 81 1 2 2 5

    2008 Beijing (China) 105 0 2 3 5

    2012 London (UK) 110 3 1 2 6

    TOTAL 6 7 10 23

    SPORT GOLD SILVER BRONZE TOTAL

    Handball 2 0 1 3Athletics 1 1 0 2Water polo 1 1 0 2Shooting 1 0 1 2Weightli�ing 1 0 1 2Rowing 0 2 1 3Basketball 0 1 0 1Gymnastics 0 1 0 1Swimming 0 1 0 1Taekwondo 0 0 3 3Tennis 0 0 3 3

    TOTAL 6 7 10 23

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    1992 Albertville (France) 4 0 0 0 0

    1994 Lillehammer (Norway) 3 0 0 0 0

    1998 Nagano (Japan) 6 0 0 0 0

    2002 Salt Lake City (USA) 14 3 1 0 4

    2006 Turin (Italy) 22 1 2 0 3

    2010 Vancouver (Canada) 19 0 2 1 3

    2014 Sochi (Russia) 11 0 1 0 1

    TOTAL 4 6 1 11

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    Biathlon 0 0 1 1

    TOTAL 4 6 1 11

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