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Karla
Sitic
CroatiaCroatia, CRO
Female
Open water

Biography

Further Personal Information

Date of birth
06 May 1992
Height
161 cm
Weight
56 kg
Residence
Split, CRO
Occupation
Athlete, Coach
Languages
Croatian, English
Higher education
Human Movement Studies - University of Split: Croatia

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport at age seven in Split, Croatia.
Why this sport?
She followed her father into the sport.
Club / Team
KDP Split: Croatia

International Debut

Year
2009
Competing for
Croatia

General Interest

Injuries
She ruptured the anterior cruciate ligament [ACL] and meniscus in her knee a month before the 2013 World University Games in Kazan, Russian Federation. Despite the injury she won a bronze medal in the 10km event. She eventually underwent knee surgery in April 2014. (markopolosport.net, 03 Sep 2014; srednja.hr, 08 Feb 2014)
Famous relatives
Her father Slaven has competed and coached open water swimming at international level, and her brother Ivan and sister Ivana have participated in the sport at international level. (federnuoto.it, 31 Aug 2015; sibenskiportal.hr, 19 Jul 2014; srednja.hr, 08 Feb 2014; openwaterswimming.com, 08 Feb 2013)
Other information
HEAD COACH
In May 2017 she was named the head coach of the Croatian open water swimming team. (slobodnadalmacija.hr, 18 May 2017; Instagram profile, 29 Apr 2018)