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Olympics: Croatia ends with second best ever medal haul in Tokyo

Croatia ended the Games with 8 medals,

Croatia won 8 medals in Tokyo

8 August 2021 – Croatia’s last appearance at the Olympic Games in Tokyo ended today with the water polo team beating USA to finish 5th. 

Croatia ended the Games with 8 medals, the second best performance at an Olympics since the nation’s independence. Croatia finished 26th on the medal table.

This Games Croatia had the fewest amount of athletes in its history with 58 (38 men and 20 women) in 15 different sports. 

Croatia won three gold medals in Tokyo, two silver medals and three bronze medals. 


Valent and Martin Sinković – Rowing
Matea Jelić – Taekwondo
Mate Pavić/Nikola Mektić – Tennis 

Sinković brothers win medal for Croatia 

Valent and Martin Sinković (Private album)

Olympic Games: Croatia secures first medal in Tokyo

Matea Jelić (Screenshot)

Gold for Mektić and Pavić in historic all Croatian final

Croatia gold and silver (Screenshot)


Tin Srbić – Gymnastics
Marin Čilić/Ivan Dodig – Tennis

Olympics: Tin Srbić wins gymnastics silver medal for Croatia

Tin Srbić wins silver


Toni Kanaet – Taekwondo
Damir Martin – Rowing
Tonči Stipanović – Sailing

Damir Martin wins Croatia bronze olympics

Damir Martin (Instagram)

Croatia’s best performance at an Olympics was in 2016 in Rio when they won 10 medals, two more than this year in Tokyo. Five years ago they won five gold medals, three silver and two bronze. 

Croatia’s Olympic record:

Barcelona 1992 – 41 athletes – 12 sports (3 medals)
Atlanta 1996 – 85 athletes – 14 sports (2 medals)
Sydney 2000 – 91 athletes – 12 sports (2 medals)
Athens 2004 – 81 athletes – 14 sports (5 medals)
Beijing 2008 – 101 athletes – 15 sports (5 medals)
London 2012 – 107 athletes – 18 sports (6 medals)
Rio de Janeiro 2016 – 88 athletes – 18 sports (10 medals)
Tokyo 2021 – 58 athletes – 15 sports (8 medals)

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