Rio - Sports

Olympic Games Rio 2016 were held in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) from August 5th to August 21st 2016. At the Olympics, 11,547 athletes from 205 countries competed in 33 sports.


The Croatian Olympic Delegation counted 88 athletes (of which 19 female athletes) and competed in 18 sports: Athletics, Cycling, Boxing, Gymnastics, Weightlifting, Wrestling, Sailing, Judo, Basketball, Swimming, Volleyball, Diving, Table tennis, Shooting, Taekwondo, Tennis, Water Polo and Rowing. Our athletes were accompanied by 82 officials under the leadership of the Croatian Olympic Committee’s Mission. At the Opening Ceremony, held on August 5th, the captain of the Croatian Olympic Water Polo Team Rio 2016 Josip Pavić wore the Croatian flag, while brothers Martin and Valent Sinković, winners of gold medal in Double Sculls, wore the flag at the Closing Ceremony.


Croatian athletes have won 5 gold, 3 silver and 2 bronze - a total of 10 medals - at the Games; gold medals were won by Sandra Perkovic (Discus Throw), Sara Kolak (Javelin Throw), Šime Fantela and Igor Marenic (470), Martin and Valent Sinković (Double Sculls) and Josip Glasnović (trap). Water polo players, Tonči Stipanović (Laser) and Damir Martin (Single Sculls) have won silver, while Filip Hrgović (Boxing) and Blanka Vlašić (High Jump) have won bronze.

 

Croatian athletes Rio 2016

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Rowing is present at the Olympics since the Olympic Games in Paris in 1900.

Water polo made its Olympic debut at the Olympic Games in Paris in 1900 and since 1908, it was present at each subsequent edition of the Olympic Games.

Tennis was present at the Olympics already at the first Olympic Games in Athens in 1896, however, after the Olympics in Paris in 1924, it was dropped out of the Olympic program until the Olympic Games in Los Angeles in 1984, when it returned as demonstration sports. After that, tennis was reintroduced as a full medal sport at Seoul Olympics 1988.

Taekwondo made its Olympic debut, as demonstration sports, at the Olympic Games in Seoul 1988 and at the Olympic Games in Barcelona in 1992. and since the Sydney Olympics in 2000, it was present at each subsequent edition of the Olympic Games.

Shooting is present at the Olympics since the very beginning of modern Olympic Games – the Olympic Games in Athens in 1896.

Table Tennis is present at the Olympics since the Olympic Games in Seoul in 1988.