ZAGREB, August 15, 2016 (Hina) - On the ninth day of competing at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, the wrestler Božo Starčević, after defeating three-times World Champion Selcuk Cebi of Turkey (2-1) and American Andrew Bisek (2-0) in wrestling Greco-Roman style in Men’s 75kg, advanced to the semifinals where he lost to the current Olympic and World Champion Roman Vlasov (3-6) of Russia. In the match for bronze medal, Starčević lost to Kim Hyeon-Woo of South Korea with 4-6.
Before the race for medals in Men’s Finn, Ivan Kljaković Gašpić is the third, after being second and 13th in two races held on Sunday, while Šime Fantela and Igor Marenić continued sailing without fail in Men’s 470, keeping – with third and fourth place – the total first place with an increase of advantage. Before the race for medals, Kljaković Gašpić has great lag of 37 points behind the leading Gilles Scott of Great Britain. After seven races, Fantela and Marenić have 11 points advantage over the Australians Mathew Belcher and Will Ryan.
In the match of final, 5th round of Group B, the Croatian Olympic Water Polo Team Rio 2016 lost to France with 8-9 (2-3, 3-3, 1-2, 2-1) and missed the chance to win the first place in the Group, which would lead – in quarterfinals – to the fourth-positions national team from the Group A. Croatia ended the competition within the Group with six points, one less than the first-positioned Spain, and with the same effect as the third-positioned Italy, however, Croatia is the second because of the victory in the internal match. Montenegro is the fourth with five points, USA the fifth with four and France is the last with two points. In the remaining quarterfinals, the matches to be played will be: Spain - Serbia, Greece - Italy and Hungary - Montenegro.
By winning the ninth place in the qualifying round, Petar Gorša failed to qualify for the finals of 50m Rifle Three Positions. Gorša, for whom this was the third appearance, anticipated the most in Rifle Three Positions, especially after the excellent results in the World Cup. He has recently won in Baku, and before that he was the fifth in Munich. But in Rio he failed. Finally, he finished ninth with 1,174 rounds, the score achieved by German Andre Link (seventh place) and Italian Niccolo Campriano (eighth place) as well. For Gorša, this was his third appearance in Rio. In the 10m Air Rifle he took the seventh place, while in 50 m Rifle Prone he took the 20th place.
Croatian representatives in marathon Matea Matošević and Marija Vrajić took the 104th and 119th place in the competition of 133 marathon runners. after five kilometers, Matošević was in 122nd place and then started improving he position. After 20 km, she was 119th and ten kilometers later in the 112th place. In the last ten kilometers, she improved her position by eight places. For Matea Matošević this was the third marathon in her career. At the first one, she filled the Olympic norm, at the second one in San Sebastian she has won, and the third one is appearance at the Olympics. Marija Vrajić, an experienced marathon runner and Croatian record holder in ultramarathon 100km, was 116th after five kilometers and then 133rd. In the last 10 km, she managed to improve her position and ended up 119th.