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Tokyo Olympics: Who is representing Croatia and the gold medal hopefuls 

Tokyo Olympics: Who is representing Croatia and the gold medal hopefuls  

ZAGREB, 6 July 2021 – The final list of athletes representing Croatia in Tokyo at the Olympic Games is now complete. 

The Croatian Olympic Committee confirmed this week that a total of 58 athletes (38 men and 20 women) from 15 different sports will be wearing the Croatian colours at the Olympic Games which will take place in Tokyo from 23 July – 8 August.

This will be the fewest number of athletes since the premiere performance of Croatian Olympians under their own flag in Barcelona in 1992, when there were 41 of them from 12 sports. 

The record was the London 2012 Games with 107 athletes from 18 sports.

Croatians at the Olympics in Tokyo:

ATHLETICS – 7 

Sandra Perković and Marija Tolj (discus), Sara Kolak (javelin), Filip Mihaljević (shot put), Ana Šimić (high jump), Bojana Bjeljac and Matea Parlov Koštro (marathon)

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Sandra Perković – discuss (Photo: HOO)

BOXING – 2

Luka Plantić (up to 81 kg), Nikolina Ćaćić (up to 57 kg)

GYMNASTICS – 2 

Tin Srbić (crossbar), Ana Đerek (ground floor, beam)

WRESTLING – 2 

Božo Starčević (up to 77 kg), Ivan Huklek (up to 87 kg)

SAILING – 4 

Šime Fantela and Mihovil Fantela (class 49er), Tonči Stipanović (Laser), Elena Vorobeva (Laser Radial)

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Tonci Stipanicev – Sailing (Photo: HOO)

JUDO – 3

Barbara Matić (up to 70 kg), Karla Prodan (up to 78 kg), Ivana Maranić (+78 kg)

KAYAK AND CANOE – 3 

Matija Marinić (C-1, slalom / wild water), Anamaria Govorčinović (K-1 / single kayak, sprint 200m, 500 m), Vanesa Tot (C-1 / single canoe, sprint 200 m)

KARATE – 1

Ivan Kvesić (up to 84 kg)

SWIMMING – 2 

Nikola Miljenić (100 m butterfly, 100 m freestyle, 50 m freestyle), Ema Rajić (100 m breaststroke, 50 m freestyle)

TABLE TENNIS – 3 

Andrej Gaćina (singles, team), Tomislav Pucar (singles, team), Frane Tomislav Kojić (team with Gaćina and Pucar)

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Frane Tomislav Kojic-Andrej Gacina – table tennis (Photo: HOO)

SHOOTING – 4 

Josip Glasnović (trap), Petar Gorša (50 m rifle three-barreled, air rifle 10 m – single and mixed with Pejčić), Miran Maričić (50 m rifle three-barreled, air rifle 10 m), Snježana Pejčić (50 m rifle three-barreled) , air rifle 10 mi mixed with Gorša)

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Josip Glasnović (Photo: HOO)

Snjezana Pejcic

Snjezana Pejcic (HOO)

TAEKWONDO – 4 

Matea Jelić (up to 67 kg), Kristina Tomić (up to 49 kg), Toni Kanaet (up to 80 kg), Ivan Šapina (+80 kg)

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Kristina Tomic – Taekwondo (Photo: HOO)

TENNIS – 6

Mate Pavić, Nikola Mektić (doubles), Marin Čilić (singles and doubles with Dodig), Ivan Dodig (doubles), Donna Vekić (singles and doubles with Jurak), Darija Jurak (doubles) 

WATER POLO – 12

croatia at the olympics water polo

Photo (HVS)

ROWING – 3 

Martin Sinković and Valent Sinković (M-2 / coxless pairs), Damir Martin (M1x / singles)

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Martin and Valent Sinkovic – Rowing (Photo: HOO)

Gold medal hopefuls: 

Whilst all athletes competing will be aiming to win gold in Tokyo, Croatia can be excited by a handful of athletes who’s performances over the last year gives them real hope of winning gold.

Valent and Martin Sinković (rowing)
Tin Srbić (gymnastics)
Nikola Mektić / Mate Pavić (tennis)
Sandra Perković (discus)
Matea Jelić (taekwondo)
Barbara Matić (judo)
Josip Glasnović (shooting)
Šime Fantela and Mihovil Fantela (sailing)
Water Polo team 

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)

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