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Vjekoslav PASKOVIC
Sport Water Polo
NOC Montenegro   
GenderMen
Born23 Mar 1985 in Tivat, YUG
Height1.85 m
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, Italian, Montenegrin
Higher education
Maritime Studies - University of Montenegro: Kotor, MNE
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began playing water polo at age 13 in Tivat, Montenegro.
Why this sport?
He was introduced to the sport by his father, who was a junior league water polo coach.
Club / Team
SS Lazio Nuoto: Rome, ITA
Name of coach
Claudio Sebastianutti [club], ITA
Preferred position / style / stance / technique
Driver
Handedness
Right
International Debut
Year
2003
Competing for
Serbia and Montenegro
Tournament
World League
Location
New York, NY, USA
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold at the 2008 European Championship in Malaga, Spain, and representing Montenegro at three editions of the Olympic Games. (Radio Televizija Budva YouTube channel, 15 Aug 2018)
Most influential person in career
His family. (Radio Televizija Budva YouTube channel, 15 Aug 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"I always give my best and I expect the best result." (gracija.me, 12 Feb 2017)
Awards and honours
In 2009 he was named Athlete of the Year in Montenegro. (waterpolo.camp, 01 Jan 2019)

He was honoured with the Order of the Montenegrin Flag in 2011. (waterpolo.camp, 01 Jan 2019)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the Olympic Games. (Radio Televizija Budva YouTube channel, 15 Aug 2018)
Other information
WATER POLO CAMP
Together with fellow Montenegrin water polo player Damjan Danilovic, he launched an annual water polo camp for children in 2018. The first edition was held in his hometown of Tivat, Montenegro. "We want to share our knowledge and experience with children. It was always my dream." (portalanalitika.me, 23 Jul 2021; waterpolo.camp, 01 Jan 2019; Radio Televizija Budva YouTube channel, 15 Aug 2018)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
4 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA Team  
4 2012 London, ENG Team  
4 2008 Beijing, CHN Team  
World Championship
Rank Year Venue Event Result
5 2015 Kazan, RUS Team  
2 2013 Barcelona, ESP Team  
9 2009 Rome, ITA 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