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CroatiaCroatia, CRO
Water polo


Further Personal Information

Date of birth
14 September 1985
186 cm
Wife Andrea, son Luka
Split, CRO
Croatian, English, Italian
Higher education
Economics, Management - Business School PAR: Rijeka, CRO

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began playing water polo in Split, Croatia.
Why this sport?
He went with a friend for a test event at the VK Jadran Split club. Coaches at the club noticed his potential and he liked the game, so he decided to start training.
Club / Team
VK Jadran: Split, CRO
Name of coach
Ivan Asic [club], CRO; Ivica Tucak [national], CRO
Preferred position / style / stance / technique

General Interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Winning silver at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro and gold at the 2017 World Championships in Budapest, Hungary. (SportskaTelevizija YouTube channel, 11 Apr 2019)
He suffered a rib injury during the Champions League game in December 2019. Due to injury, he missed the 2020 European Championships in Budapest, Hungary. (, 11 Dec 2019;, 22 Jan 2020)

He injured ligaments in his right wrist in 2017. (Bozanstvena Komedija YouTube channel, 27 Oct 2017)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Everything is possible if you really want it." (Bozanstvena Komedija YouTube channel, 27 Oct 2017)
Other information
In 2017 he played water polo for the first time in Vukovar, Croatia, the city which was heavily damaged in 1991 during the Croatian War of Independence. He was touched by the story of people living in the city and after winning gold at the 2017 World Championships, he decided to organise a trip for young water polo players from Vukovar. Children came to his hometown Split for a few days, spending time with top water polo and handball players. "I though for a long time about what I could do for them. I was very happy that I could use my five minutes [of fame] after earning gold at the world championships this way." (, 27 Aug 2017; SportskaTelevizija YouTube channel, 11 Apr 2019)