Tarragona, June 29, 2018 - The eighth day of competing, featuring Matea Jelić’s gold in Taekwondo and secured silver medals by Toni Filipi and male handball team, was crowned in the evening with Andrea Ivančević’s gold in Athletics and female volleyball team’s entrance in the Finals.

Ivančević celebrated in a Women’s 100m Hurdles with 13.19 seconds ahead of Italian Luminosa Bogliolo (13.30) and Greek Elisavet Pesiridou (13.30). Ivana Lončarek was fourth with a score of 13.40. In the Discus Throw Finals, Martin Marković took the sixth place with a score of 58.18 meters.
The Croatian female volleyball team created a big surprise - in the Semifinals they defeated Turkey with 3-2 (22-25, 25-15, 20-25, 25-21, 15-12) and on Sunday they will fight for gold medal against the Greeks. In the fight for 5th to 8th place, the Croatian male volleyball team defeated Turkey with 3-2 (23-25, 25-20, 23-25, 25-21, 15-10) and they will fight for 5th place against Tunisia. Our basketball players defeated the Italian team in the 3x3 version with 19-18, but they were defeated in the Quarterfinals by France (18-20).
Our only bowls representative in Lyonnaise – Progressive Throw, Marino Miličević, was defeated in the Semifinals by Slovenians Aleš Borčnik (43-46) and then - in the fight for bronze - by French Marsen (41-44). Saturday brings the final appearances of our hopes in a Lyonnaise – Precision Throw.
Beach volleyball players Josip Pribanić and Marin Jerčić finished the Mediterranean Games by losing to the French (21-23, 17-21) and then Italians (13-21, 16-21).
Judoka Ivana Šutalo (in the category of +78 kg) was defeated in the first appearance by Spain's Alvarez Foulgueire, but then she won bronze with a repechage victory over the Italian Calagreti fght. But at the end, however, she stayed medalless, because the French Tolofou was better than her.
Lightweight Single Sculls rower Luka Radonić, as first-ranked in the Semifinals Group, qualified for the Saturday’s Semifinals, leaving behind the Slovene champion Rajko Hrvat. Josipa Jurković will perform in the Saturday’s Women’s (classic) Single Sculls Finals.
On the penultimate day of the Mediterranean Games in Tarragona, the Croatian colors will be defended by Toni Filipi in the fight for gold against the Italian Aziz Abbas Mouhiidine, the rowers in the final races, taekwondoka Iva Radoš (category +67 kg), cyclist David Jabuka in Men’s Individual Time Trial, male volleyball team in fight for fifth place with Tunisia, bowlers in Lyonnaise – Precision Throw...
Two days before the end of the Mediterranean Games in Tarragona, Croatia has 11 medals - four gold, four silver and three bronze medals. (COC/vk)