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Caba SILADJI
Sport Swimming
NOC Serbia   
GenderMen
Born23 Aug 1990 in Senta, YUG
Height1.84 m
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Residence
Belgrade, SRB
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, Hungarian, Serbian
Higher education
Chemical Engineering - University of Novi Sad: Serbia
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming in 1997 in Becej, Serbia.
Why this sport?
He initially competed in both swimming and water polo, but chose to focus on swimming as he was achieving better results in the sport.
Club / Team
PK Vojvodina Novi Sad: Serbia
Name of coach
Igor Beretic [national], SRB
General Interest
Hobbies
Listening to reggae music. (Instagram profile, 28 Mar 2021)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning silver at the 2006 World Youth Championships in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, winning gold at the 2008 European Junior Championships in Belgrade, Serbia, and competing at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (RTS Tako Stoje Stvari - Zvanicni YouTube channel, 11 May 2017; kurir.rs, 01 Dec 2016)
Most influential person in career
His parents. (bizlife.rs, 01 Jul 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Difficulties and obstacles are an integral part of sport, but those obstacles make real champions." (bizlife.rs, 24 Aug 2018)
Milestones
At the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo he became the first athlete to represent Serbia in swimming at four editions of the Olympic Games. (SportsDeskOnline, 05 Jan 2022)
Other information
SKIPPING 2019 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
He decided not to compete at the 2019 World Championships in Gwangju, Republic of Korea, because he wanted to give his body a rest ahead of the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. "In early 2019 I knew that I would not be competing at the world championships this year [2019]. I had to listen to my body, because during the last 10 years I took part in all major events. I wanted to be fresh and optimally prepared for 2020." (rtv.rs, 29 Jun 2019)

FURTHER EDUCATION
After completing a bachelor's degree in biochemical engineering in 2017, he completed a master's degree in biotechnology in 2018. "Education comes first for me because my swimming career will last only a few more years." (Radio Televizija Vojvodine YouTube channel, 11 Dec 2017; LinkedIn profile, 01 Jan 2019)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
26 2021 Tokyo, JPN 100m Breaststroke 1:00.19
Heats 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 100m Breaststroke 1:00.76
31 2012 London, ENG 100m Breaststroke 1:01.95
Heats 2008 Beijing, CHN 100m Breaststroke 1:02.31
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Heats 2017 Budapest, HUN 100m Breaststroke 1:00.28
Semifinal 2017 Budapest, HUN 50m Breaststroke 27.18
8 2015 Kazan, RUS 50m Breaststroke 27.45
Semifinal 2015 Kazan, RUS 100m Breaststroke 1:00.62
Heats 2013 Barcelona, ESP 100m Breaststroke 1:01.78
Heats 2013 Barcelona, ESP 50m Breaststroke 27.80
Heat 2011 Shanghai, CHN 100m Breaststroke 1:01.59
Semifinal 2011 Shanghai, CHN 50m Breaststroke 27.89
Heat 2009 Rome, ITA 100m Breaststroke 1:00.20
Semifinal 2009 Rome, ITA 50m Breaststroke 27.37
World Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Semifinal 2010 Dubai, UAE 50m Breaststroke 26.75
Heats 2010 Dubai, UAE 100m Breaststroke  DSQ
European Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Semifinal 2021 Budapest, HUN 50m Breaststroke 27.34
Semifinal 2021 Budapest, HUN 100m Breaststroke 59.72
5 2018 Glasgow, SCO 50m Breaststroke 27.20
8 2018 Glasgow, SCO 100m Breaststroke 1:00.15
Semifinal 2016 London, ENG 100m Breaststroke 1:01.27
7 2016 London, ENG 50m Breaststroke 27.72
4 2014 Berlin, GER 50m Breaststroke 27.50
Heats 2014 Berlin, GER 100m Breaststroke 1:01.75
Heats 2014 Berlin, GER 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:39.33
Semifinal 2012 Debrecen, HUN 50m Breaststroke 28.04
Heats 2012 Debrecen, HUN 100m Breaststroke 1:01.90
Semifinal 2010 Budapest, HUN 50m Breaststroke 27.93
Heats 2010 Budapest, HUN 100m Breaststroke 1:01.93
Heats 2010 Budapest, HUN 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:40.87
European Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Semifinal 2017 Copenhagen, DEN 50m Breaststroke 26.89
Heats 2017 Copenhagen, DEN 100m Breaststroke 58.64
Heats 2017 Copenhagen, DEN 4 x 50m Medley Relay  
Semifinals 2013 Herning, DEN 100m Breaststroke 58.77
Heats 2013 Herning, DEN 200m Breaststroke 2:13.70
6 2013 Herning, DEN 50m Breaststroke 26.69
5 2013 Herning, DEN 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:35.58
2 2012 Chartres, FRA 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:33.87 
14 2011 Szczecin, POL 100m Breaststroke 59.34
5 2011 Szczecin, POL 50m Breaststroke 26.72
9 2011 Szczecin, POL 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:36.73
3 2009 Istanbul, TUR 50m Breaststroke 26.31
10 2009 Istanbul, TUR 100m Breaststroke 57.97
19 2008 Rijeka, CRO 100m Breaststroke 59.58
16 2008 Rijeka, CRO 50m Breaststroke 27.31
29 2007 Debrecen, HUN 100m Breaststroke 1:01.08
34 2007 Debrecen, HUN 200m Breaststroke 2:17.07
World Cup
Rank Year Venue Event Result
2 2019 Berlin, GER 100m Breaststroke 59.71
1 2019 Berlin, GER 50m Breaststroke 27.18
4 2013 Dubai, UAE 50m Breaststroke 27.48