ZAGREB, 31 Dec (Hina) – Croatian athletes in 2021 won a total of 189 medals in all age categories at major international competitions, including 60 gold, 49 silver and 80 bronze medals, according to statistical indicators of the Croatian Olympic Committee (HOO).
In the elite senior competition, Croatian athletes won 127 medals, including 42 gold, 33 silver and 52 bronze medals, while junior athletes clinched 52 (14+15+23) and cadets 10 medals (4+1+5).
In addition to eight Olympic medals from Tokyo (three gold, three silver and two bronze medals), senior athletes won 38 medals (12+10+16) at world championships, 31 medals (10+7+14) at the European championships and 46 medals (16+13+17) at competitions for the World Cup.
Three team bronzes were won at world championships, while Croatian tennis players clinched a silver at the Davis Cup.
Junior athletes achieved the best result at world championships — 24 medals (9+8+7), at European championships they got 21 medals (4+4+13) and at world cups seven (1+3+3).
Cadets clinched five medals (1+0+4) at European championships, four medals (2+1+1) at world cups and one gold at world championships.
Also, our athletes were ranked 4th to 8th 216 times, which for many sports means they qualified for the finals.
The president of the Croatian Olympic Committee, Zlatko Mateša, thanked Croatian athletes for their excellent results in the pandemic 2021, which required sacrifice, great patience and additional preparation, and he wished them good health and much better circumstances for sports competitions in the second consecutive Olympic year.