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Andelo SETKA
Sport Water Polo
NOC Croatia   
Born14 Sep 1985 in Split, YUG
Height1.86 m
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Sons Luka and Rino [2019]
Croatian, English, Italian
Higher education
Economics, Management - Business School PAR: Rijeka, CRO
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began playing water polo in Split, Croatia. "I was in swimming for about one year, and I went to water polo when I was eight or nine years old."
Why this sport?
He and a friend went to a test event at the VK Jadran Split club. Coaches at the club noticed his potential and he liked the game, so he decided to start training.
Club / Team
VK Jadran Split: Croatia
Name of coach
Mile Smodlaka [club], CRO
Preferred position / style / stance / technique
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning silver at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, and claiming gold at the 2017 World Championships in Budapest, Hungary. (SportskaTelevizija YouTube channel, 11 Apr 2019)
He suffered a rib injury during a Champions League game in December 2019. Due to the injury, he missed the 2020 European Championship in Budapest, Hungary. (slobodnadalmacija.hr, 11 Dec 2019; 24sata.hr, 22 Jan 2020)

He injured ligaments in his right wrist in 2017. (Bozanstvena Komedija YouTube channel, 27 Oct 2017)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Everything is possible if you really want it." (Bozanstvena Komedija YouTube channel, 27 Oct 2017)
Other information
He hopes to remain involved in the sport when he retires from competitive sport. "In this period of life, really often I'm thinking about [retirement] because it will be really soon [speaking in January 2022]. So, because of that I studied sports management. I also have a degree in coaching. It's not easy to find some other jobs far away from water polo. I think I will stay in one part of water polo. I will see what it will be, maybe coaching." (europeamedia.es, 28 Jan 2022)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
2 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA Team  
World Championship
Rank Year Venue Event Result
3 2019 Gwangju, KOR Team  
1 2017 Budapest, HUN Team  
2 2015 Kazan, RUS Team  
3 2013 Barcelona, ESP Team  
World Cup
Rank Year Venue Event Result
5 2018 Berlin, GER Team  
European Championship
Rank Year Venue Event Result
3 2018 Barcelona, ESP Team  
7 2016 Belgrade, SRB Team  
5 2014 Budapest, HUN Team  
7 2006 Belgrade, SRB Team