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Paulo OBRADOVIC
Sport Water Polo
NOC Croatia   
GenderMen
Born09 Mar 1986 in Dubrovnik, YUG
Height1.90 m
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Family
Son Tomo
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Croatian, English
Higher education
Coaching - University of Zagreb: Croatia
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began playing water polo at age seven in Cavtat, Croatia.
Club / Team
Enka SK: Turkey
Preferred position / style / stance / technique
Wing
Handedness
Right
Footedness
Right
International Debut
Year
2003
Competing for
Croatia
Location
Italy
General Interest
Nicknames
Medo ['Bear' in Croatian]. (dulist.hr, 26 Dec 2015)
Hero / Idol
US basketball player Michael Jordan. (NOC, 17 Mar 2008)
Injuries
He was troubled by a knee injury at the 2015 World Championships in Kazan, Russian Federation. The same knee complaint caused him to miss the 2016 European Championship in Belgrade, Serbia. (jutarnji.hr, 26 Dec 2015)

He has required several knee operations during his career. (dubrovackidnevnik.rtl.hr, 09 Jul 2014)
Awards and honours
He was named the 2015 Athlete of the Year in Dubrovnik, Croatia. (slobodnadalmacija.hr, 08 Mar 2016)

He was named Best Player of the 2013/14 Adriatic League. (sport.hrt.hr, 10 Apr 2014)
Other information
INTERNATIONAL RETIREMENT
He announced his retirement from the Croatian national team after competing at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (sportske.jutarnji.hr, 29 Dec 2021; swimmingworldmagazine.com, 21 Oct 2021)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
5 2021 Tokyo, JPN Team  
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  
3 2009 Rome, ITA Team  
European Championship
Rank Year Venue Event Result
9 2012 Eindhoven, NED Team  
1 2010 Zagreb, CRO Team