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Mladan
Janovic
MontenegroMontenegro, MNE
Water polo

Biography

Further Personal Information

Date of birth
11 June 1984
Height
190 cm
Residence
Brescia, ITA
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, Montenegrin

Sport Specific Information

Why this sport?
He followed his older brother into the sport.
Club / Team
AN Brescia: Italy
Name of coach
Alessandro Bovo [club]; Vladimir Gojkovic [national], MNE
Preferred position / style / stance / technique
Driver
Handedness
Right

International Debut

Year
2003
Competing for
Serbia and Montenegro

General Interest

Injuries
In October 2015 he was affected by a hand injury. (vijesti.me, 19 Oct 2015)
Awards and honours
He was named the 2014 Player of the Year by the Water Polo and Swimming Federation of Montenegro [VPSCG]. (radiokotor.info, 27 Dec 2014)

He received the 2014 Male Athlete of the Year award from the Montenegrin Olympic Committee. (vijesti.me, 23 Dec 2014)
Famous relatives
His older brother Nikola represented Montenegro in water polo at the Olympic Games in 2008 and 2012. He has served as minister of sport in Montenegro since retiring from the sport. (SportsDeskOnline, 12 Aug 2018; vaterpolovesti.com, 11 Jul 2018; novosti.rs, 27 Jan 2016; vaterpolovesti.com, 07 Jul 2013)
Other information
TIME AWAY
Following the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro he decided to take a break from competing for the national team. He did not represent Montenegro at the 2017 World Championships in Budapest, Hungary, but returned to the national team ahead of the 2018 European Championships in Barcelona, Spain. "I feel good and I want to play at the most important tournaments. For me as a professional athlete there is nothing more beautiful and more meaningful than playing for my country." (skalaradio.com, 01 Jul 2018; portalanalitika.me, 18 May 2018; reprezentacija.me, 11 May 2018; cdm.me, 07 Jun 2017)