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Athletes

Nikola
Janovic
MontenegroMontenegro, MNE
Male
Water polo

Biography

Further Personal Information

Date of birth
22 March 1980
Height
191 cm
Languages
Montenegrin

Sport Specific Information

Why this sport?
"I was born near the sea, and I like water and swimming."
Handedness
Right

General Interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Winning the 2008 European Championships in Malaga, Spain. (mondo.rs, 29 Jan 2016)
Awards and honours
He was named 2013 Sportsperson of the Year by the Montenegrin Olympic Committee. (cok.me, 24 Dec 2013)
Famous relatives
His younger brother Mladjan played water polo for Montenegro at the Olympic Games in 2008, 2012 and 2016. (vaterpolovesti.com, 07 Jul 2013; sports-reference.com, 2012)
Other information
RETIREMENT
He announced his retirement from competitive sport a few days after the 2016 European Championships in Belgrade, Serbia. "I made a very difficult but not surprising decision. I'm physically and emotionally exhausted. I had some problems to prepare and to complete training and this is a moment when a professional athlete must end his career. I wanted us to prove at the European championships in Belgrade that we are still an elite team. And I think we did it. The team is in good hands and I will be always a part of it, because this guys deserve to have me next to them, but there is no chance that I'll change my decision." (mondo.rs, 29 Jan 2016)