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Sport Water Polo
NOC Serbia   
Born25 Apr 1985 in Novi Sad, YUG
Height1.97 m
Weight 99 kg
 Human Interest 
Sport Specific Information
Club / Team
VK Novi Beograd: Serbia
General Interest
Famous relatives
His older brother Gojko was part of the Serbian water polo teams that won gold at the 2016 and 2020 Olympic Games. (SportsDeskOnline, 01 Oct 2021; mondo.rs, 13 Jul 2012)
Sport Specific Information
Why this sport?
His father signed him and his brother up for water polo on the suggestion of a neighbour. "I was following my brother's footsteps because Gojko took up water polo first, but I have to admit that I liked it immediately."
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 1992 at age seven in Novi Sad, Serbia.
International Debut
Competing for
Serbia and Montenegro
FINA World League Final
United States
Further Personal Information
English, Serbian
General Interest
Dule (Athlete, 21 Dec 2006)
Further Personal Information
Wife Marina, sons Petar [2014] and Stefan [2017]
General Interest
Awards and honours
He was named European Swimming Federation [LEN] Male Water Polo Player of the Year in 2015. (swimswam.com, 07 Jan 2016)

He was selected in the Media All-Star Team at the 2015 World Championships in Kazan, Russian Federation, as Most Valuable Player and Best Centre Forward. (waterpoloword.com, 09 Aug 2015)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a gold medal at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (wp-dynamo.ru, 02 Oct 2018)
Sport Specific Information
Preferred position / style / stance / technique
Centre forward
General Interest
Other information
He retired from international competition after competing at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (fina.org, 01 Oct 2021)

He has represented Serbia together with his older brother Gojko. "Everything is easier and better if you are next to the person you love most in the world. Only a few people can experience it. We just share everything. Everything is much easier when we are together." (zurnal.rs, 03 Sep 2016; alo.rs, 27 Aug 2016)
Drinking coffee with friends. (wp-dynamo.ru, 02 Oct 2018)
Hero / Idol
Serbian water polo player Igor Milanovic. (wp-dynamo.ru, 02 Oct 2018)
Further Personal Information

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
1 2021 Tokyo, JPN Team  
1 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA Team  
3 2012 London, ENG Team  
3 2008 Beijing, CHN Team  
World Championship
Rank Year Venue Event Result
3 2017 Budapest, HUN Team  
1 2015 Kazan, RUS Team  
7 2013 Barcelona, ESP Team  
2 2011 Shanghai, CHN Team  
1 2009 Rome, ITA Team  
World Cup
Rank Year Venue Event Result
1 2010 Oradea, ROU Team  
1 2006 Budapest, HUN Team  
European Championship
Rank Year Venue Event Result
5 2020 Budapest, HUN Team  
1 2018 Barcelona, ESP Team  
1 2016 Belgrade, SRB Team  
1 2014 Budapest, HUN Team  
1 2012 Eindhoven, NED Team  
3 2010 Zagreb, CRO Team  
2 2008 Málaga, ESP Team  
1 2006 Belgrade, SRB Team