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Sport Water Polo
NOC Montenegro   
Born08 Aug 1992 in Kotor, YUG
Height1.87 m
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Siracusa, ITA
English, Montenegrin, Serbian
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up water polo at the Jadran club in Herceg Novi, Montenegro.
Club / Team
CC Ortigia: Siracusa, ITA
Name of coach
Stefano Piccardo [club], ITA; Vladimir Gojkovic [national], MNE
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning bronze at the 2020 European Championships in Budapest, Hungary. (sportklub.rs, 15 Mar 2020; vijesti.me, 29 Jan 2020)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"You need to believe in yourself, because no one can take away your strength and will." (pobjeda.me, 25 Feb 2020)
Other information
He was dropped from the Montenegrin national team shortly before the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. After earning selection again, he was part of the team that won a bronze medal at the 2020 European Championships in Budapest, Hungary. "My story and fight for the national team can be an inspiration for young players. You have to believe in yourself, because this strength and will no one can take away from you. I believed that I had quality, I worked, I didn't give up. I eventually returned in Budapest. I hope it will keep on paying off for me." (vijesti.me, 29 Jan 2020)

After spending two years playing for Hungarian club Debreceni VSC, in 2019 he joined Italian club CC Ortigia. "Since I was a child I always had the dream to play in Italy. When the opportunity came, I didn't think much. I had other offers, but I put CC Ortigia as my first priority. I have to be honest, people here are very polite and friendly. They love water polo. Once we played in Romania, and 20 Italian fans came to support us, all at their own expenses. The city and the people completely fell in love with me. I never really felt like I was a foreigner." (mfsport.net, 18 Mar 2020; pobjeda.me, 25 Feb 2020)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
8 2021 Tokyo, JPN Team  
European Championship
Rank Year Venue Event Result
3 2020 Budapest, HUN Team