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Luka
Bukic
CroatiaCroatia, CRO
Water polo

Biography

Further Personal Information

Date of birth
30 April 1994
Height
195 cm
Weight
90 kg
Residence
Zagreb, CRO
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Croatian
Higher education
Economics - Zagreb School of Economics and Management: Croatia

Sport Specific Information

Why this sport?
His father introduced him to the sport after teaching him how to swim.
Club / Team
HAVK Mladost Zagreb: Croatia
Name of coach
Zoran Bajic [club], CRO; Ivica Tucak [national], CRO
Preferred position / style / stance / technique
Wing
Handedness
Right

General Interest

Hobbies
Listening to music, watching movies and TV, spending time with friends. (dnevnik.hr, 20 Jul 2014; jutarnji.hr, 16 Jan 2016)
Injuries
In June 2019 he had surgery on his appendix and was not able to compete at the 2019 World League in Belgrade, Serbia, and the 2019 World Championships in Gwangju, Republic of Korea. (vecernji.hr, 29 Jun 2019; jutarnji.hr, 14 Jun 2019)

In early 2015 he suffered a knee injury. (vecernji.hr, 30 Jan 2015)

In late 2013 he required four stitches after cutting his right hand during training. (gol.dnevnik.hr, 20 Dec 2013)
Famous relatives
His father Perica won three medals in water polo at the Olympic Games. He won gold for Yugoslavia in 1984 and 1988, and silver for Croatia in 1996. He has served as vice president of the Croatian Water Polo Federation and a member of the National Sports Council. His younger sister Petra has also represented Croatia in water polo. (hvs.hr, 08 Feb 2019; sibenik.in, 10 Nov 2016; roditelji.hr, 11 Aug 2015; 24sata.hr, 20 Jul 2014; sports-reference.com, 2012)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (rtl.hr, 11 Feb 2020)
Other information
BREAK FROM NATIONAL TEAM
After the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro he decided to take a break from the national team. In 2019 he made himself available for selection again. (story.hr, 14 Jun 2019; net.hr, 11 Jun 2019; slobodnadalmacija.hr, 14 Jun 2019)