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Ivan BULJUBAŠIC
Sport Water Polo
NOC Croatia   
GenderMen
Born31 Oct 1987 in Makarska, YUG
Height1.98 m
Weight 108 kg
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Family
Wife Marina Parlov, daughter Noe
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Croatian, English
Higher education
Human Movement Studies - University of Zagreb: Croatia
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began playing water polo in 1995 for VK Galeb in Makarska, Croatia.
Club / Team
Pallanuoto Trieste: Italy
Name of coach
Daniele Bettini [club], ITA
Preferred position / style / stance / technique
Centre back
Handedness
Right
Footedness
Right
International Debut
Year
2007
Competing for
Croatia
General Interest
Nicknames
Buljo (NOC, 17 Mar 2008)
Hobbies
Playing the guitar, drawing, listening to music, watching movies, making videos, travelling. (dnevnik.hr, 03 Aug 2017, 18 Jan 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold at the 2017 World Championships in Budapest, Hungary. (rtl.hr, 29 Jul 2017)
Most influential person in career
His family. (100posto.hr, 05 Apr 2019)
Injuries
He suffered a rib injury in November 2016 that kept him out of action for two months. (hrt.hr, 24 Jan 2017)

He sustained a shoulder injury in May 2013 that kept him out of action until October 2013. (novilist.hr, 12 Aug 2013)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Always give your best." (NOC, 17 Mar 2008)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
1 2012 London, ENG Team  
World Championship
Rank Year Venue Event Result
1 2017 Budapest, HUN Team  
3 2011 Shanghai, CHN Team  
3 2009 Rome, ITA Team  
World Cup
Rank Year Venue Event Result
2 2010 Oradea, ROU Team  
European Championship
Rank Year Venue Event Result
3 2018 Barcelona, ESP Team  
5 2014 Budapest, HUN Team  
9 2012 Eindhoven, NED Team  
1 2010 Zagreb, CRO Team