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Darko
Brguljan
MontenegroMontenegro, MNE
Male
Water polo

Biography

Further Personal Information

Date of birth
05 November 1990
Height
180 cm
Residence
Hanover, GER
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Montenegrin

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began playing water polo in 1997 at the VK Primorac club in Kotor, Montenegro.
Why this sport?
His family was involved in the sport.
Club / Team
WASPO 98 Hannover: Germany
Name of coach
Karsten Seehafer [club]; Vladimir Gojkovic [national], MNE
Preferred position / style / stance / technique
Driver
Handedness
Right

General Interest

Most influential person in career
His parents. (Radio Televizija Budva YouTube channel, 16 Aug 2017)
Hero / Idol
German Formula One driver Michael Schumacher. (svet.rs, 07 Jun 2010)
Injuries
In late 2015 he struggled with a shoulder injury. (vijesti.me, 19 Oct 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Believe in yourself and no obstacle will stop you from achieving the goal." (svet.rs, 07 Jun 2010)
Awards and honours
He was named in the All-Star team at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (waterpolo.hu, 22 Aug 2016)

He was Montenegro's flag bearer at the closing ceremony of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (kodex.me, 21 Aug 2016)
Famous relatives
His father Mario Brguljan is former water polo player who, after his playing career finished, worked as a referee and official. His younger brother Matija represented Montenegro in the sport at the 2015 World Junior Championships in Almaty, Kazakhstan, while his cousins Drasko and Ugljesa Brguljan have also competed in the sport at international level. (SportsDeskOnline, 12 Aug 2018; reprezentacija.me, 02 Sep 2015, 07 Aug 2013; vijesti.me, 23 Jul 2011)