Branislav Mitrović

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Branislav Mitrović
Branislav Mitrović Rio 2016.jpg
Mitrović at the 2016 Olympics
Personal information
Nationality Serbian
Born (1985-01-30) 30 January 1985 (age 33)
Novi Sad, SR Serbia, SFR Yugoslavia
Height 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in)[1]
Weight 100 kg (220 lb)
Sport
Country  Serbia
Sport Water polo
Club ZF-Eger

Branislav Mitrović (Serbian Cyrillic: Бранислав Митровић, born 30 January 1985) is a Serbian water polo goalkeeper and a member of the Serbia men's national water polo team. He won the European title in 2012, 2014 and 2016, the world title in 2015, and an Olympic gold medal in 2016. He was named the Best Goalkeeper at the 2015 World Championships.[2]

Club career[edit]

Clubs[edit]

National career[edit]

On 29 January 2012, Mitrović won the European Championship with his national team beating in the final Montenegro by 9:8.[3] This was his first gold medal with the national team.

Personal life[edit]

Mitrović became a goalkeeper after an advice from his first coach to make use of his large frame and long hands in the goal. He is married to Jelena.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Branislav Mitrović Archived 2016-08-15 at the Wayback Machine.. rio2016.com
  2. ^ a b Branislav Mitrović. nbcolympics.com
  3. ^ Hartog, Tim (2012) Serbia 2012 European champions. waterpoloworld.com