Croatian Family Enters Winter Olympic Record Books
- by croatiaweek
- in Sport
The story of the Kostelić family from Croatia is definitely a sporting fairytale. Ivica Kostelić’s silver medal win today in Sochi in the men’s super combined event now makes the Zagreb-based family the most successful family in Winter Olympic history…
Ivica and sister Janica Kostelić now have a combined total of 10 Winter Olympic medals, equally the Italian Di Centa family, however the Kostelić’s have four golds, and six silvers, compared to the Di Centa’s who have 4 golds, three silvers and a bronze. Janica (32), incredibly won 6 Olympic medals (4 gold, 2 silver) in her career and won 5 World Championships. Ivica (34) has 4 Olympic silver medals and 1 World Championship to his name. Both Ivica and Janica are coached by their father Ante Kostelić.