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Another Successful Sporting Year for Croatia

CroatiaCroatian sport fans can look back on 2013 with fond memories. For such a small nation the year was a relatively successfully one…

Football
– Croatia qualifies for the 2014 FIFA World Cup
– Rijeka and Dinamo Zagreb feature in European club competitions
– Mario Manđžukić scores in final of UEFA Champions League, wins 5 trophies in 2013

Tennis
– Ana Konjuh wins Australian Open and US Open Junior titles
– Borna Ćorić wins US Open Junior title
– Ivan Dodig runner-up Wimbledon doubles

Handball
– Croatia wins bronze at World Champs
– Domagoj Duvnjak is named the World Handball Player of the Year

Waterpolo
– Croatia win bronze at World Champs
– Club side Jug 2nd in Europe

Basketball
– Croatia comes 4th at European Basketball Champs – Eurobasket in Slovenia

Karate
– Croatia wins its first gold at a European Championship
– Individual golds for Ana-Marija Čelan, Ana Lenard, Azra Saleš and Ivona Tubić

Shooting
– Croatia wins gold at European Championship
– Josip Glasnović wins gold at European Championship

Athletics
– Sandra Perković wins gold at World Championships in Moscow and gold in Diamond League

Sailing
– Tina Mihelić wins World Championship in China (Laser)
– Tonči Stipanović  wins bronze at European Championship
– Šime Fantela and Igor Marenić also win bronze at European Championship

Skiing
– Ivica Kostelić wins silver at World Championship in Schladming in Super Combo

Rowing
– Croatian fours (David Šain, Martin Sinković, Damir Martin and Valent Sinković) win gold at World Championship in Korea

Archery
– For the fist time in history Croatia wins a medal at the World Championships with Ivana Buden winning silver

Table Tennis
– Sandra Paović wins gold at World Invalid Games

K-1
– Mirko Filipović wins K-1 Grand Prix in Zagreb

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