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Sport Water Polo
NOC Serbia   
Born29 Mar 1988 in Belgrade, YUG
Height1.95 m
Weight 91 kg
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Wife Ilinka, daughter Vasilisa
Belgrade, SRB
English, Serbian
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up water polo at age six at the Partizan Belgrade club in Serbia.
Why this sport?
His father introduced him to the sport.
Club / Team
VK Partizan: Belgrade, SRB
Name of coach
Milos Korolija [club], SRB
Preferred position / style / stance / technique
Centre back
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a gold medal at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, and winning gold at the 2019 World League Super Final in Belgrade, Serbia. (novosti.rs, 24 Aug 2016; mozzartsport.com, 16 Jul 2019)
Most influential person in career
His parents. (kurir.rs, 26 Jan 2016)
He was troubled by a back injury at the 2016 European Championships in Belgrade, Serbia. (sport.blic.rs, 13 Jan 2016)
Other information
He retired from international water polo after the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (fina.org, 01 Oct 2021)

After joining Greek side Olympiacos Piraeus in 2019, he returned to Serbia in January 2021 when the league competition in Greece was halted due to the COVID-19 pandemic. "Since my arrival at Olympiacos, it happened twice that I did not train for 20 or more days. Such breaks are not good in the Olympic year. I talked to Olympiacos management, and I explained the situation. Besides, there were some bureaucratic troubles. The only solution was to leave Greece. The management of Olympiacos understood me and I returned to Serbia." (total-waterpolo.com, 25 Dec 2020)

 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  
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  
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