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Nikola JANOVIC
Sport Water Polo
NOC Montenegro   
GenderMen
Born22 Mar 1980 in Kotor, YUG
Height1.91 m
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Languages
Montenegrin
Sport Specific Information
Why this sport?
"I was born near the sea, and I like water and swimming."
Handedness
Right
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning the 2008 European Championships in Malaga, Spain. (mondo.rs, 29 Jan 2016)
Awards and honours
He was named 2013 Sportsperson of the Year by the Montenegrin Olympic Committee. (cok.me, 24 Dec 2013)
Famous relatives
His younger brother Mladjan played water polo for Montenegro at the Olympic Games in 2008, 2012 and 2016. (vaterpolovesti.com, 07 Jul 2013; sports-reference.com, 2012)
Other information
RETIREMENT
He announced his retirement from competitive sport a few days after the 2016 European Championships in Belgrade, Serbia. "I made a very difficult but not surprising decision. I'm physically and emotionally exhausted. I had some problems to prepare and to complete training and this is a moment when a professional athlete must end his career. I wanted us to prove at the European championships in Belgrade that we are still an elite team. And I think we did it. The team is in good hands and I will be always a part of it, because this guys deserve to have me next to them, but there is no chance that I'll change my decision." (mondo.rs, 29 Jan 2016)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
4 2012 London, ENG Team  
4 2008 Beijing, CHN Team  
World Championship
Rank Year Venue Event Result
2 2013 Barcelona, ESP Team  
7 2011 Shanghai, CHN Team  
9 2009 Rome, ITA Team  
1 2005 Montreal, CAN Team  
World Cup
Rank Year Venue Event Result
1 2006 Budapest, HUN Team  
3 2002 Belgrade, YUG Team  
European Championship
Rank Year Venue Event Result
2 2016 Belgrade, SRB Team  
4 2014 Budapest, HUN Team  
2 2012 Eindhoven, NED Team  
5 2010 Zagreb, CRO Team  
1 2008 Málaga, ESP Team  
1 2001 Budapest, HUN Team