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Maro
Jokovic
CroatiaCroatia, CRO
Water polo

Biography

Further Personal Information

Date of birth
01 October 1987
Height
203 cm
Weight
96 kg
Marital status
Married
Family
Wife Maria, daughters Sofia and Laura
Residence
Dubrovnik, CRO
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Croatian, English
Higher education
Marketing - University of Dubrovnik: Croatia

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began playing water polo at age seven in Dubrovnik, Croatia.
Club / Team
VK Jug: Dubrovnik, CRO
Name of coach
Vjekoslav Kobescak [club], CRO; Ivica Tucak [national], CRO
Preferred position / style / stance / technique
Wing
Handedness
Left
Footedness
Right

International Debut

Year
2006
Competing for
Croatia
Location
Serbia

General Interest

Nicknames
Joke (NOC, 17 Mar 2008)
Memorable sporting achievement
Claiming gold at the 2012 Olympic Games in London, silver at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, and winning the 2005/06 Euro League final with VK Jug in front of a home crowd in Dubrovnik, Croatia. (ZuTv YouTube channel, 22 Aug 2016; jutarnji.hr, 16 Jan 2016; Baba Mara YouTube channel, 06 Jul 2015; dnevnik.hr, 27 Jul 2014)
Most influential person in career
His family. (Baba Mara YouTube channel, 06 Jul 2015)
Awards and honours
In 2016 he was honoured with the Order of the Croatian Interlace. (hrt.hr, 05 Dec 2016)

He was named the 2012 Water Polo Player of the Year by Swimming World Magazine. (swimmingworldmagazine.com, 08 Dec 2012)

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