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Croatian Gold! Croatian Gold! Goran Mehkek / CROPIX

2016 Rio Olympics most successful for Croatia ever

By  Aug 22, 2016

The 31st Summer Olympic Games were definitely the most successful for Croatia so far.

At the Rio Summer Olympic Games 2016 Croatia's athletes won a record breaking total of 10 medals. Three of them were in athletics (two golds and a bronze), one bronze medal in boxing, a gold and silver in rowing, a gold and silver in sailing, a gold in shooting and a silver medal in water polo.

Croatian sports now has five Olympic champions; the discus thrower Sandra Perkovic, the javelin thrower Sara Kolak, rowers Martin and Valent Sinkovic in the men's double sculls, sailors Sime Fantela and Igor Marenic in the men's 470 (dinghy) and the shooter Josip Glasnovic in the men's trap.

Three silver medals were won, by the rower Damir Martin in the men's single sculls competition, the sailor Tonci Stipanovic in the men's laser class, and by the men's national water polo team.

And female high jumper Blanka Vlasic and the boxer Filip Hrgovic in the men's super heavyweight category won bronze medals.
At the end of this Summer Olympic Games 2016 Croatia has found its place in the prestigious group of countries that won Olympic medals. Croatia ranked as the 17th among the 78 world countries, following the US, the UK, China, Russia, Germany, Japan, France, the South Korea, Australia, Italy, Netherlands, Hungary, Spain, Brazil, Jamaica and Kenya. And interestingly by size of population Croatia finished third on the gold medal list behind Jamaica and the Bahamas.

At the Olympics in London in 2012 Croatia won a total of six medals, three of which were gold, one sliver and two bronzes, and placed as the 26th among the 85 country participants at the Summer Olympic Games in London.


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