Gordan Kožulj

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Gordan Kožulj
Gordan Kozulj Croatia backstroke EC.jpg
Kožulj swimming backstroke at 2008 Euros.
Personal information
Born 28 November 1976 (1976-11-28) (age 37)
Zagreb, Croatia

Gordan Kožulj (born 28 November 1976 in Zagreb) is a former backstroke swimmer from Croatia, who competed in four consecutive Summer Olympics for his native country, starting in 1996.

At the 2003 World Aquatics Championships he won a silver medal in 200 m backstroke. In 2000 in Athens he became a world champion in 200 m backstroke (short course).

In 1999 he won two silver medals at the European Championships in Istanbul, Turkey. Those performances made him Croatia's Sportsman of the Year (1999). In 2000 and 2002 he became a European champion in 200 m backstroke.

Kožulj retired from competitive swimming in December 2008.[1] In March 2008 he was appointed director of the Croatian national swimming team, replacing acting director Tomislav Karlo.[1] In September 2009 Kožulj was elected to the European Olympic Committees Athletes' Commission.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Kožulj direktor plivačke reprezentacije" (in Croatian). Croatian Radiotelevision. 15 March 2009. Retrieved 2009-03-19. 
  2. ^ "Gordan Kožulj izabran u europsku Komisiju sportaša". Index.hr (in Croatian). 14 September 2009. Retrieved 2009-11-15. 

Olympic results[edit]

Olympic results
Event 1996 Atlanta 2000 Sydney 2004 Athens 2008 Beijing
100 m backstroke  N/A 14th
56.26
14th
56.02
24th
55.05
200 m backstroke  N/A 8th
1:59.38
9th
1:59.61
14th
1:59.22
4 x 100 m medley relay N/A 14th
3:42.73
N/A 12th
3:37.69
4 x 200 m freestyle relay  13th
7:43.69
N/A N/A N/A

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