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Petar MUSLIM
Sport Water Polo
NOC Croatia   
GenderMen
Born26 Mar 1988 in Split, YUG
Height2.00 m
Weight 105 kg
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Family
Wife Mira, daughter Petra [2013]
Residence
Hanover, GER
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Croatian, English, Italian
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began playing water polo in 1997 in Split, Croatia.
Why this sport?
His mother inspired him to get involved in sport. At first he wanted to follow in her footsteps and play basketball, but doctors advised him not to continue in the sport because of problems with his knees and recommended he try water sports instead.
Club / Team
Waspo 98 Hannover: Germany
Name of coach
Karsten Seehafer [club]
Preferred position / style / stance / technique
Driver
Handedness
Right
Footedness
Right
International Debut
Year
2006
Competing for
Croatia
Location
Serbia
General Interest
Nicknames
Tomahawk, Musa (dnevnik.hr, 26 Jul 2014; elcuervowaterpolo, 03 Jul 2013)
Injuries
He suffered an injury to his right shoulder at the end of 2015, causing him to miss the 2016 European Championship in Belgrade, Serbia. (nacional.hr, 29 Dec 2015; novilist.hr, 29 Dec 2015)

He had knee surgery in June 2015. (glas-slavonije.hr, 29 Jun 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"For me, water polo is the meaning of life because it is impossible to live without water." (dnevnik.hr, 26 Jul 2014)
Famous relatives
His mother Maja Kutlesa represented Yugoslavia in basketball, winning a silver medal at the 1978 European Championships in Poznan, Poland. (Baba Mara YouTube channel, 01 Dec 2015; vecernji.hr, 08 Sep 2010)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
1 2012 London, ENG Team  
World Championship
Rank Year Venue Event Result
2 2015 Kazan, RUS Team  
3 2013 Barcelona, ESP Team  
3 2011 Shanghai, CHN Team  
World Cup
Rank Year Venue Event Result
2 2010 Oradea, ROU Team  
European Championship
Rank Year Venue Event Result
5 2014 Budapest, HUN Team  
9 2012 Eindhoven, NED Team  
1 2010 Zagreb, CRO Team  
7 2006 Belgrade, SRB Team