Croatia at the 1996 Summer Olympics

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Croatia at the
1996 Summer Olympics
Flag of Croatia.svg
IOC code CRO
NOC Croatian Olympic Committee
Website www.hoo.hr (Croatian) (English)
in Atlanta
Competitors 84 (75 men and 9 women) in 14 sports
Flag bearer Perica Bukić
Medals
Ranked 45th
Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 1 0 2
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
 Austria (1900)
 Yugoslavia (1920–1988)

Croatia competed at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, United States.

Medalists[edit]

Medal Name Sport Event
 Gold Ćavar, PatrikPatrik Ćavar
Slavko Goluža
Božidar Jović
Nenad Kljaić
Venio Losert
Valter Matošević
Alvaro Načinović
Goran Perkovac
Iztok Puc
Zlatko Saračević
Irfan Smajlagić
Bruno Gudelj
Zoran Mikulić
Vladimir Jelčić
Valner Franković
Vladimir Šuster
Handball Men's Team Competition
 Silver Balić, MaroMaro Balić
Damir Glavan
Igor Hinić
Vjekoslav Kobešćak
Joško Kreković
Ognjen Kržić
Siniša Školneković
Ratko Štritof
Tino Vegar
Renato Vrbičić
Zdeslav Vrdoljak
Perica Bukić
Dubravko Šimenc
Water Polo Men's Team Competition

Athletics[edit]

Men
Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Branko Zorko 1500 m 3:37.35 6 Q N/A 3:35.14 14 Did not advance
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Siniša Ergotić Long jump NM Did not advance
Dragan Mustapić Discus throw 57.94 27 Did not advance

Basketball[edit]

Men's Team Competition[edit]

Preliminary round[edit]

The four best teams from each group advanced to the quarterfinal round.

Group A[edit]

Qualified for the quarterfinals
Team W L PF PA PD Pts Tie
 United States 5 0 522 345 +177 10
 Lithuania 3 2 427 354 +73 8 1W–0L
 Croatia 3 2 422 386 +36 8 0W–1L
 China 2 3 360 502 −142 7 1W–0L
 Argentina 2 3 351 396 −45 7 0W–1L
 Angola 0 5 280 379 −99 5
July 20
Lithuania  83–81  Croatia
July 22
Croatia  109–78  China
July 24
Croatia  71–48  Angola
July 26
Argentina  75–90  Croatia
July 28
Croatia  71–102  United States

Quarterfinals[edit]

July 30
Croatia  71–73  Australia

5th–8th Place[edit]

August 1
Croatia  70–78  Brazil

7th–8th Place[edit]

August 3
China  85–99  Croatia

Roster[edit]

Boxing[edit]

Men
Athlete Event 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Result
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Result
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Result
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Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Stipe Drviš Light-Heavyweight  John Douglas (GUY)
W RSC-2
 Timur Ibragimov (UZB)
W 10-9
N/A  Lee Seung-Bae (KOR)
L 11-14
Did not advance 5

Canoeing[edit]

Slalom[edit]

Athlete Event Preliminary Final
Run 1 Rank Run 2 Rank Best Rank
Danko Herceg Men's C-1 468.07 30 275.94 28 275.94 29
Andrej Glucks Men's K-1 155.75 17 150.12 10 150.12 16

Sprint[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Heats Repechages Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Dražen Funtak C-1 500 m 2:00.076 6 Q N/A 1:58.570 5 Did not advance 16
Ivan Šabjan C-1 1000 m 4:28.375 3 Q N/A 4:13.901 1 Q 4:04.066 8
Dražen Funtak
Ivan Šabjan
C-1 500 m 1:47.235 4 Q 1:50.473 4 Q 1:44.770 5 Did not advance 12
Dražen Funtak
Ivan Šabjan
C-1 1000 m 4:02.831 3 Q N/A 3:48.677 4 Did not advance 11

Gymnastics[edit]

Artistic[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Apparatus Total Rank Apparatus Total Rank
F PH R V PB HB F PH R V PB HB
Aleksej Demjanov Individual all-around 18.700 16.550 19.075 18.675 18.437 17.325 108.762 57 Did not advance

Handball[edit]

Men's Team Competition[edit]

Preliminary Round[edit]

Group A[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Points
 Sweden 5 5 0 0 131 94 +37 10
 Croatia 5 4 0 1 132 122 +10 8
 Russia 5 3 0 2 137 106 +31 6
  Switzerland 5 2 0 3 126 115 +11 4
 United States 5 1 0 4 111 142 −31 2
 Kuwait 5 0 0 5 100 158 −58 0

Semifinals[edit]

August 2
~20:30
France  20–24  Croatia
Referees: Hogsnes/Oeie (NOR)
Stoecklin 8 (8-12) Cavar 8

Final[edit]

August 4
~16:30
Sweden  26–27  Croatia
Referees: Gallego Santos/Lamas Perez (ESP)
Thorsson 8 (11-16) Perkovac, Smajlagic, Jovic 6

Roster[edit]

Med 1.pngGold medal

Rowing[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Heats Repechage Semifinals C-D Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Marko Banović
Ninoslav Saraga
Coxless pair 6:54.05 2 R 7:05.81 1 Q BYE 6:55.89 3 Q 6:30.48 6
Hrvoje Telišman
Danijel Bajlo
Double sculls 6:26.84 6 R 6:48.02 2 Q BYE 7:03.53 6 6:26.84 12
Igor Boraska
Tihomir Franković
Sead Marušić
Siniša Skelin
Coxless four 6:17.42 2 Q N/A 6:12.40 4 FB 5:54.58 7

Sailing[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Race Net points Final rank
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Karlo Kuret Finn DSQ 11 2 19 12 23 24 18 9 15 N/A 109.0 19
Ivan Kuret
Marko Mišura
470 3 15 15 21 11 12 31 22 9 14 16 116.0 13

Shooting[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Score Rank Score Rank
Roman Špirelja 25 m rapid fire pistol 582 16 Did not advance
10 m air rifle 570 43 Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Score Rank Score Rank
Mladenka Malenica 50 m rifle three positions 572 28 Did not advance
10 m air rifle 390 20 Did not advance
Mirela Skoko Ćelić 25 m pistol 561 36 Did not advance
10 m air pistol 381 10 Did not advance
Suzana Skoko 50 m rifle three positions 578 12 Did not advance
10 m air rifle 389 25 Did not advance

Swimming[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Heat Final B Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Krešimir Čač 200 metre individual medley 2:06.97 25 Did not advance
400 metre individual medley 4:34.02 23 Did not advance
Dominik Galić 200 metre butterfly 2:01.17 22 Did not advance
Marijan Kanjer 100 metre freestyle 51.76 41 Did not advance
Tomislav Karlo 100 metre backstroke 57.89 36 Did not advance
Miloš Milošević 100 metre butterfly 54.62 23 Did not advance
Marko Strahija 200 metre backstroke 2:01.95 14 Q 2:01.84 11 Did not advance
Miroslav Vučetić 200 metre freestyle 1:51.26 19 Did not advance
400 metre freestyle 3:59.20 22 Did not advance
Miroslav Vučetić
Miloš Milošević
Alen Lončar
Marijan Kanjer
4 × 100 m freestyle relay 3:26.02 14 Did not advance
Gordan Kožulj
Miroslav Vučetić
Marijan Kanjer
Marko Strahija
4 × 200 m freestyle relay 7:43.69 13 Did not advance
Tomislav Karlo
Krešimir Čač
Miloš Milošević
Miroslav Vučetić
4 × 100 m medley relay 3:50.09 16 Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Heat Final B Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Tinka Dančević 200 metre butterfly 2:20.74 31 Did not advance
Gabrijela Ujčić 50 metre freestyle 27.63 46 Did not advance
100 metre freestyle 59.92 45 Did not advance
100 metre butterfly 1:06.85 42 Did not advance

Table tennis[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Group round Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Bronze medal Final
Opposition
Result
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Result
Rank Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
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Result
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Result
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Result
Rank
Zoran Primorac Men's singles  Werner Schlager (AUT)
W 2 – 0
 Zoltán Bátorfi (HUN)
W 2 – 1
 Hamad Al-Hammadi (QAT)
W 2 – 0
1 Q  Jean-Michel Saive (BEL)
L 0 – 2
Did not advance
Zoran Primorac
Damir Atiković
Men's doubles  Lü Lin
Wang Tao (CHN)
L 0 – 2
 Ding Yi
Qian Qianli (AUT)
L 0 – 2
 Paul Langley
Russ Lavale (AUS)
W 2 – 1
3 Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Group round Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Bronze medal Final
Opposition
Result
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Result
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Result
Rank Opposition
Result
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Result
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Result
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Result
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Result
Rank
Tamara Boroš Women's singles  Nicole Struse (GER)
L 0 – 2
 Taeko Todo (JPN)
L 0 – 2
 Sonia Touati (TUN)
W 2 – 0
3 Did not advance
Eldijana Aganović
Tamara Boroš
Women's doubles  Kim Moo-Kyo
Park Kyung-Ae (KOR)
L 0 – 2
 Fumiyo Kaizu
Rika Sato (JPN)
L 0 – 2
 Monica Doti
Lyanne Kosaka (BRA)
W 2 – 0
3 Did not advance

Tennis[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Score
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Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
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Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Goran Ivanišević Singles  Marcos Ondruska (RSA)
L 2:6, 4:6
Did not advance
Goran Ivanišević
Saša Hiršzon
Doubles N/A  Emanuel Couto
Bernardo Mota (POR)
W 7:6, 7:6
 Mark Knowles
Roger Smith (BAH)
W 7:6, 6:3
 Marc-Kevin Goellner
David Prinosil (GER)
L 2:6, 3:6
Did not advance 5
Women
Athlete Event Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Score
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Score
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Score
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Score
Rank
Iva Majoli Singles  Nicole Bradtke (AUS)
W 3-6, 6-3, 6-4
 Virginia Ruano-Pascual (ESP)
W 7-5, 6-3
 Karina Habšudová (SVK)
W 6-4, 3-6, 6-4
 Lindsay Davenport (USA)
L 5-7, 3-6
Did not advance 5
Iva Majoli
Maja Murić
Doubles N/A  Silvia Farina
Laura Golarsa (ITA)
W 7:6, 4-6, 9-7
 Conchita Martínez
Arantxa Sánchez Vicario (ESP)
L 2:6, 1-6
Did not advance

Water polo[edit]

Men's Team Competition[edit]

Group B[edit]

Team Points G W D L GF GA Diff
1.  Italy 10 5 5 0 0 48 38 +10
2.  United States 8 5 4 0 1 45 37 +8
3.  Croatia 6 5 3 0 2 51 39 +12
4.  Greece 4 5 2 0 3 37 38 –1
5.  Romania 1 5 0 1 4 31 45 –14
6.  Ukraine 1 5 0 1 4 33 48 –15
  • Saturday July 20, 1996
Croatia  8 – 5  Greece
  • Sunday July 21, 1996
Croatia  11 – 6  Romania
  • Monday July 22, 1996
Italy  10 – 8  Croatia
  • Tuesday July 23, 1996
Croatia  16 – 8  Ukraine
  • Wednesday July 24, 1996
United States  10 – 8  Croatia

Quarterfinals[edit]

  • Friday July 26, 1996
Yugoslavia  6 – 8  Croatia

Semifinals[edit]

  • Saturday July 27, 1996
Croatia  7 – 6  Italy

Finals[edit]

  • Sunday July 28, 1996 — Med 2.png Silver medal
Spain  7 – 5  Croatia

Roster[edit]

Wrestling[edit]

Men's Greco-Roman
Athlete Event Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Round 5 Round 6 Final / BM
Opposition
Result
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Result
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Result
Rank
Stipe Damjanović −100 kg  Mohamed Basri (MAR)
W 6-0
 Mikael Ljungberg (SWE)
L 0-5
 Urs Bürgler (SUI)
W 6-3
 Teymuraz Edisherashvili (RUS)
L 0-5
Did not advance 10

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