Home » Latest » Rio Paralympics 2016: Croatia Wins Long Jump Gold Medal

Rio Paralympics 2016: Croatia Wins Long Jump Gold Medal

Mikela Ristoski

Mikela Ristoski

Mikela Ristoski has become the second Croatian athlete to win gold at the Rio Paralympics 2016 in Rio de Janeiro…

Ristoski (26), who won the bronze medal at the 2012 Games in London, won gold in the women’s long jump on Thursday. Ristoski set a record with her winning jump of 5.79 metres.

This is Croatia’s fourth medal at the Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro. Men’s discus thrower Velimir Sandor won bronze, Zoran Talic won silver in the men’s long jump, whilst Sandra Paovic won gold in the table tennis.

Mikela Ristoski wins Croatia's 2nd gold (FAH/Press)

Mikela Ristoski wins Croatia’s 2nd gold (FAH/Press)

Croatia now has a total of 18 medals at all Paralympic Games.

Share on:
0 / 5 (0 votes)

Sign up to receive the Croatia Week Newsletter

Related Posts

First Croatian Rakija Bank Opens

The first rakija (brandy) bank has opened in Croatia. The first Croatian rakija bank has opened at Duke’s Tasting Hall in Kneževi Vinogradi in the Osijek-Baranja County in eastern Croatia. “After a decade of producing top quality rakija we have decided to open a rakija bank where producers can ‘deposit’ their product for an extended...

The Museum of Olive Oil on Brač Island

There are plenty of interesting things to do and see on the island of Brač, which is full of history and stunning nature. One of those things is to visit the unique Museum of Oil in the small town of Škrip, which has a history dating back over 3,000 years. The museum presents the history...

BBC Reality Series Set in Croatia to Launch 

BBC Three is launching a new reality series about Brits in Croatia next week. BBC Three is set to launch the brand new series titled Croatia 2017: The Brits Are Coming on Monday, The Sun reports. According to reports the reality series will be set in the party town of Novalja on the island of...

11 Stunning Castles in Croatia

  By Iva Ralica There are beautiful fortresses and ruins with magnificent views over the surrounding areas, but we just might leave those for another article. Many others are used for other purposes, such as the beautiful Lužnica castle near Zaprešić, Vojković castle in Oroslavje and Miljana near Kumrovec. Some also are not in the...

[PHOTOS] Amazing Frozen Plitvice Lakes as Never Seen Before

This winter extreme cold turned Croatia’s UNESCO protected Plitvice Lakes National Park into something from a fairytale scene. The frozen waterfalls, and snow-covered surroundings contrasting the electric-blue waters, made the Park a photographers dream. One of those photographers, Budapest-based Tamas Toth, decided to make the trek to Croatia and take a few snaps. The result...