The Olympic Games Rio 2016 will be held in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) from August 5th to 21st, 2016. There will be around 10500 athletes from 205 countries performing at the Games during 16 days, competing in 33 sports: athletics, badminton, cycling, boxing, open water swimming, weightlifting, gymnastics, golf, hockey, wrestling, sailing, judo, kayaking/canoeing, equestrian sports, basketball, fencing, modern pentathlon, football, volleyball, beach volleyball, swimming, rugby, handball, synchronized swimming, diving, table tennis, archery, shooting, taekwondo, tennis, triathlon, water polo and rowing.
The Croatian Athletes for participation at the Olympic Games 2016 are classified into several categories, according to the criteria that are an integral part of the Project RIO 2016, adopted in December 2013.
CROATIAN ATHLETES RIO 2016.:
Sandra Perković– discus thrower, winner of gold medal at the London Olympics 2012, first place at the World Championships 2013.
Blanka Vlašić - high jump (IAAF meeting (Diamond League) Rome – cleared 197 cm, Olympic gold at the Beijing Olympics 2008.
Ana Šimić – high jump, IAAS meeting (Diamond League) Rome – cleared 194 cm.
Andrea Ivančević – 100m hurdles, third place at the István Gyulai Memorial, Hungary 2015 (11,44).
Ivan Horvat – pole vault, ninth place in Men's Pole Vault qualification at the 15th IAAF World Athletics Championships Beijing 2015 (879 cm).
Matea Matosevic - marathon, 4th place in Marathon Zagreb 2015. (2:44:55)
Marija Vrajić - marathon, 3rd place in 35. Marathon Trehsrc Radenci 2015. (2:44:57)
Stipe Žunić - shot put, 1st place in International miting Slovenska Bistrica 2015.(20.61)
Sara Kolak - spear, 1 place in Open winter championship Split
Filip Mihaljević - shot put
Croatian national team
Marko Arapović, Luka Babić, Miro Bilan, Bojan Bogadnović, Mario Hezonja, Filip Krušlin, Darko Planinić, Krunoslav Simon, Rok Stipčević, Željko Šakić, Dario šarić, Roko Leni Ušić
Filip Hrgović - +91kg, World Series of Boxing (WSB) – first place in Super Heavyweight category rankings (April 27, 2015).
Hrvoje Sep - -81kg, confirmation of AIBA from 28th of September 2015 /World Series of Boxing Season V/
Kristijan Đurasek – road, olympic quota
Matija Kvasina– road, olympic quota
Marcela Marić - 3m springboard women
Ana Đerek - All around, 29th place in Test event Rio 2016
Filip Ude – All around, 8th place in Test event Rio 2016, winner of Olympic silver in men’s pommel horse at the Beijing Olympics 2008, second place at the World Artistic Gymnastics Championships in Nanjing in 2014.
National Men’s Handball Team (14+1)– winners of bronze medal at the London Olympics 2012, fourth place at the European Championships in Denmark in 2014., 2nd place in Qualification tournament RIO 2016 Dennmark,
Ivan Pešić, Ilija Brozović, Ivan Čupić, Domagoj Duvnjak, Jakov Gojun, Zlatko Horvat, Igor Karačić, Marko Kopljar, Krešimir Kozina, Ivan Slišković, Ivan Stevanović, Luka Stepančić, Manuel Štrlek, Marko Mamić, Luka Cindrić
Barbara Matić– i up to 70 kg, 5th place at the World Championships in 2014.
Šime Fantela – 470, second place at the Sailing World Championships Santander 2014.
Igor Marenić – 470, second place at the Sailing World Championships Santander 2014.
Tino Mihelić – laser radial, sixth place at the Sailing World Championships Santander 2014.
Tonči Stipanović – laser, 21st place at the Sailing World Championships 2014.
Ivan Kljaković Gašpić - Finn, 21st place in World Campionship 2016 la vele di Gaeta
Pavle Kostov - 49er, 7th place at the European Championship Porto 2015.
Petar Cupać - 49er, 7th place at the European Championship Porto 2015.
Luka Mratović - RS:X Men, 21st place European Cup Trofeo S.A.R.Princesa Palma de Mallorca
Snježana Pejčić – 50 m rifle three positions, second place at the World Championships Granda 2014.
Josip Glasnović – flying targets, trap, second place at the ISSF Shotgun World Cup in Al Ain (UAE) in 2015.
Valentina Gustin – second place at the ISSF Rifle, Pistol and Shotgun World Cup in Gabala, AZE 2015.
Petar Gorša – air rifle 10m, third place at the ISSF Rifle, Pistol and Shotgun World Cup in Gabala, AZE 2015.
Giovanni Cernogoraz –trap, second place at the ISSF Rifle, Pistol and Shotgun World Cup in Gabala, AZE 2015.
Tanja Perec - air rifle 10m, 6th place in European Championship Gyor 2016
Marija Marović - air rifle 10m, 5 th place in European Championship Gyor 2016
Matea Samardžić - 200 m backstroke, 1st place in Winnter championship od Croatia
Mario Todorović - 50 m freestyle, Olympic Selection Time (OST/"B" time)
Andrej Gaćina– individual, 10th place in the Olympic Rankings
Ana Zaninović - 53 kg, Olympic List, December 2015,
Lucija Zaninović - 49 kg, Olympic List, December 2015,
Filip Grgić - 68kg, 2nd place at the qualification tournament Istanbul 2016.
Marin Ćilić– individual, first place at the U.S. Open, 8th place in rankings for 2014.
Marin Draganja - Grand Slam Roland Garros 2014 (pairs semi-finals), 27th place in the pairs rankings in 2014.
Borna Ćorić – 40th place in ATP rankings.
Ana Konjuh - individual, relocation of quota
National Men’s Water Polo Team (13+2) – second place at the 16th FINA World Championships in Kazan in 2015.
Marko Bijač, Luka Bukić, Damir Burić, Andro Bušlje, Maro Joković, Luka Lončar, Josip Pavić, Antonio Petković, Anđelo Šetka , Javier Garcia Gadea, Ivan Krapić, Marko Macan, Sandro Sukno
Valent Sinković – winner of silver medal at the London Olympics 2012 (quadruple sculls), first place at the World Rowing Cup in Aiguebeletteu in 2015 (M 2x).
Martin Sinković – winner of silver medal at the London Olympics 2012 (quadruple sculls), first place at the World Rowing Cup in Aiguebeletteuin 2015 (M 2x).
Damir Martin – winner of silver medal at the London Olympics 2012 (quadruple sculls), fifth place at the World Rowing Cup in Aiguebeletteu in 2015 (M 2x).
Bozo Starcevic - Greco-Roman style 75 kg, olympic quote, *waiting for verification