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Antonio DJAKOVIC
Sport Swimming
NOC Switzerland   
GenderMen
Born08 Oct 2002
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Residence
Zurich, SUI
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, German
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport at age seven in Munchwilen, Switzerland. He began competing at age nine.
Why this sport?
Swimming was popular in his family as his father practised the sport. Antonio played football when he was younger but eventually chose swimming. "When I was a child I was already in the water. I loved the sensation from the beginning. [In team sports] most of it depends on communication. In swimming I can do it my own way."
Club / Team
Schwimmclub Uster-Wallisellen [SUI] / PK Primorje [CRO]:
Name of coach
Pablo Kutscher [personal], URU, from 2018
General Interest
Hobbies
Listening to music, spending time with friends and family. (swiss-aquatics.ch, 01 Sep 2019)
Most influential person in career
His parents. (bernerzeitung.ch, 13 Jul 2019)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Never give up." (swiss-aquatics.ch, 01 Sep 2019)
Awards and honours
In 2019 he received the Sports Award in Uster, Switzerland. (zueriost.ch, 05 Nov 2019)
Famous relatives
His sister Vanna Djakovic has competed in swimming at national level in Switzerland. (Instagram profile, 22 Nov 2021; Vanna Instagram profile, 01 Jan 2021)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris. (blick.ch, 20 Mar 2020)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
9 2021 Tokyo, JPN 400m Freestyle 3:45.82
11 2021 Tokyo, JPN 200m Freestyle 1:45.92
6 2021 Tokyo, JPN 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 7:06.12
Heats 2021 Tokyo, JPN 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay  
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Heats 2022 Budapest, HUN 400m Freestyle 3:46.90
Semifinal 2022 Budapest, HUN 200m Freestyle 1:46.61
Heats 2019 Gwangju, KOR 400m Freestyle 3:51.51
Heats 2019 Gwangju, KOR 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay  
Heats 2019 Gwangju, KOR 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay  
Heats 2019 Gwangju, KOR 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay  
World Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
3 2021 Abu Dhabi, UAE 400m Freestyle 3:36.83
6 2021 Abu Dhabi, UAE 200m Freestyle 1:42.47
8 2021 Abu Dhabi, UAE 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:27.10
7 2021 Abu Dhabi, UAE 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:11.53
European Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
4 2022 Rome, ITA 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 7:08.26
2 2022 Rome, ITA 400m Freestyle 3:43.93
2 2022 Rome, ITA 200m Freestyle 1:45.60
6 2021 Budapest, HUN 400m Freestyle 3:46.54
6 2021 Budapest, HUN 200m Freestyle 1:46.10
Semifinal 2021 Budapest, HUN 100m Freestyle 48.96
8 2021 Budapest, HUN 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay  DSQ
Heats 2021 Budapest, HUN 4 x 100m Medley Relay  
6 2021 Budapest, HUN 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:13.41
European Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Heats 2017 Copenhagen, DEN 400m Freestyle 3:47.68
28 2017 Copenhagen, DEN 200m Freestyle 1:46.57 
Heats 2017 Copenhagen, DEN 100m Freestyle 49.94
Heats 2017 Copenhagen, DEN 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay  
World Cup
Rank Year Venue Event Result
5 2019 Doha, QAT 400m Freestyle 3:51.59
7 2019 Doha, QAT 1500m Freestyle 15:42.65
3 2019 Doha, QAT 200m Freestyle 1:48.71