Zagreb, March 1st, 2020 –Regarding the Croatian athletes at the international stage, the weekend of the February-March transition was marked by our proverbially successful shooters. The national shooting male team in 10M Air Rifle - Miran Maričić, Petar Gorša and Borna Petanjek - won a silver medal at the European Shooting Championships 10Mheld in Wroclaw (Poland).In the second qualification round, the Croatian threesome achieved the second best result (626.4 hits), which also brought our team a fight for gold medal with the best representation of the second part of the competition - Russia (628.6 hits). The Russians (Sergei Kamensky, Alexander Dryagin and Vladimir Maslenikov) confirmed that primacy in the finals by winning 16-8. Team bronze went to the French ... Miran Maričić and Esthera Herceg also won bronze in mixed doubles for Croatia.
The leading Croatian Olympic Committee (COC) officials - President Zlatko Mateša and Secretary General Josip Čop - congratulated our shooters on a new great achievement in European competition.
Our dear shooters,
Once again you cheered us by winning at the continental competition and confirmed that you are a constant in trophy habits. On behalf of the Croatian Olympic Family, we congratulate you on winning the European team silver and mixed doubles bronze, with the wish to have the form and precision of our evident Olympians shown at the upcoming Tokyo Olympics.