Lucija Zaninović

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Lucija Zaninović
Lucija Zaninovic Zagreb 13082013 roberta f.jpg
Personal information
Born (1987-06-26) 26 June 1987 (age 27)
Split, Croatia, Yugoslavia
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Sport
Country Croatia
Sport Taekwondo
Event(s) Flyweight (-49 kg)
Club Marjan Taekwondo Club
Coached by Toni Tomas

Lucija Zaninović (born 26 June 1987 in Split) is a Croatian taekwondo practitioner. She is the twin sister of Ana Zaninović.

Lucija Zaninović 2012

Zaninović won the gold medal in the women's flyweight class at the 2010 European Taekwondo Championships held in Saint Petersburg.[1][2][3] Zaninović qualified for the 2012 Summer Olympics after winning the silver medal in the women's 49 kg class at the 2011 World Taekwondo Olympic Qualification Tournament held in Baku. She withdrew in the final match against olympic champion Wu Jingyu and was the only European to qualify through world qualifications.[4] In 2012, she defended the title in the women's flyweight class after defeating Kristina Kim at the 2012 European Taekwondo Championships held in Manchester.[5] At the 2012 Summer Olympics, she defeated Seulki Kang and Carola Malvina López before losing to Wu Jingyu in the semi-finals. She won the bronze medal after defeating Jannet Alegría in the sudden death round of the bronze medal match. This was the third medal for Croatia at the Olympics in taekwondo, after Martina Zubčić and Sandra Šarić who also won the bronze four years ago in Beijing.[6][7][8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bilić, Toni (12 May 2010). "Splićanka Lucija Zaninović europska prvakinja!". Slobodna Dalmacija (in Croatian). Retrieved 8 August 2012. 
  2. ^ Bilić, Toni (14 May 2010). "Lucija Zaninović nakon osvajanja titule: Znam da vrijedilo je bola". Slobodna Dalmacija (in Croatian). Retrieved 8 August 2012. 
  3. ^ "Lucija Zaninović osvojila zlato, Jarloni treći". Sportnet.hr (in Croatian). 13 May 2010. Retrieved 8 August 2012. 
  4. ^ "Lucija Zaninović izborila mjesto u Londonu". Sportnet.hr (in Croatian). 2 July 2011. Retrieved 8 August 2012. 
  5. ^ Gulić, Mišo (4 May 2012). "Lucija Zaninović obranila zlato na Europskom prvenstvu". Sportnet.hr (in Croatian). Retrieved 8 August 2012. 
  6. ^ Gulić, Mišo (8 August 2012). "Lucija Zaninović prošla prvu prepreku". Sportnet.hr (in Croatian). Retrieved 8 August 2012. 
  7. ^ Gulić, Mišo (8 August 2012). "Lucija Zaninović poražena u polufinalu". Sportnet.hr (in Croatian). Retrieved 8 August 2012. 
  8. ^ Gulić, Mišo (8 August 2012). "Lucija Zaninović brončana na Olimpijskim igrama!". Sportnet.hr (in Croatian). Retrieved 8 August 2012. 

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