Croatia at the 2012 Summer Olympics

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Croatia at the
2012 Summer Olympics
Flag of Croatia.svg
IOC codeCRO
NOCCroatian Olympic Committee
Websitewww.hoo.hr (in Croatian) (in English)
in London
Competitors110 in 17 sports
Flag bearer Venio Losert (opening)
Damir Martin (closing)
Medals
Ranked 25th
Gold
3
Silver
1
Bronze
2
Total
6
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
 Austria (1900)
 Yugoslavia (1920–1988)

Croatia competed at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, United Kingdom, from 27 July to 12 August 2012. This was the nation's sixth consecutive appearance at the Summer Olympics.

The Croatian Olympic Committee (Croatian: Hrvatski olimpijski odbor, HOO) sent the nation's largest delegation to the Games. A total of 108 athletes, 64 men and 44 women, competed in 17 sports. Women's basketball, men's water polo, and handball were the only team-based sports in which Croatia had its representation in these Olympic Games. Among the sports played by athletes, Croatia also marked its Olympic debut in judo and fencing.

Croatian athletes featured two sets of twins (taekwondo jins Lucija and Ana Zaninović, and Greco-Roman wrestlers Neven and Nenad Žugaj). Table tennis player and Olympic silver medalist Zoran Primorac became the first Croatian athlete to participate in seven Olympic Games as an individual athlete (his first appearance competed under the former Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia), and was also the oldest athlete of the team, at age 43. Venio Losert, captain of the men's handball team, was appointed by the committee to carry the nation's flag at the opening ceremony.

Croatia left London with a total of 6 Olympic medals (3 gold, 1 silver, and 2 bronze). This was the nation's most successful Olympics, based on the most medals won at a single games. All gold medals, being the highest in the nation's Olympic history, were awarded for the first time in women's discus throw, men's trap shooting, and men's water polo.

Medalists[edit]

Medal Name Sport Event Date
 Gold Sandra Perković Athletics Women's discus 4 August
 Gold Giovanni Cernogoraz Shooting Men's trap 6 August
 Gold Croatia men's national water polo team
Samir Barač Maro Joković
Miho Bošković Petar Muslim
Ivan Buljubašić Paulo Obradović
Damir Burić Josip Pavić
Andro Bušlje Sandro Sukno
Nikša Dobud Frano Vićan
Igor Hinić
Water polo Men's tournament 12 August
 Silver David Šain
Martin Sinković
Damir Martin
Valent Sinković
Rowing Men's quadruple sculls 3 August
 Bronze Lucija Zaninović Taekwondo Women's 49 kg 8 August
 Bronze Croatia national handball team
Mirko Alilović Marko Kopljar
Ivano Balić Blaženko Lacković
Damir Bičanić Venio Losert
Denis Buntić Ivan Ninčević
Ivan Čupić Manuel Štrlek
Domagoj Duvnjak Igor Vori
Jakov Gojun Drago Vuković
Zlatko Horvat
Handball Men's tournament 12 August

Athletics[edit]

Croatian athletes have achieved qualifying standards in the following athletics events (up to a maximum of 3 athletes in each event at the 'A' Standard, and 1 at the 'B' Standard):[1][2] Former high jump world champion Blanka Vlašić did not compete in the London Olympics due to injury problems, although she was qualified for the Games.

Key
  • Note – Ranks given for track events are within the athlete's heat only
  • Q = Qualified for the next round
  • q = Qualified for the next round as a fastest loser or, in field events, by position without achieving the qualifying target
  • NR = National record
  • N/A = Round not applicable for the event
  • Bye = Athlete not required to compete in round
Men
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
András Haklits Hammer throw 70.61 30 Did not advance
Ivan Horvat Pole vault 5.35 20 Did not advance
Martin Marić Discus throw 62.87 17 Did not advance
Nedžad Mulabegović Shot put 19.86 18 Did not advance
Roland Varga Discus throw 58.17 36 Did not advance
Lisa Stublić (center of the group, wearing a white cap) in the marathon race at the 2012 Olympics
Women
Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Nikolina Horvat 400 m hurdles 58.49 8 Did not advance
Lisa Stublić Marathon N/A 2:34:03 52
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Sandra Perković Discus throw 65.74 3 Q 69.11 NR 1st, gold medalist(s)
Ana Šimić High jump 1.80 29 Did not advance

Basketball[edit]

Croatia team singing national anthem prior to their match with Angola in the Group A preliminary rounds at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. Right to left: Mandir, Jelavić, Mišura, Karčić, Salopek, Vrsaljko, Ciglar, Lelas, Slišković, Mazić, Ivanković, Ivezić.

Croatia has qualified a women's team.

  • Women's team event – 1 team of 12 players

Women's tournament[edit]

Roster

The following is the Croatia roster in the women's basketball tournament of the 2012 Summer Olympics.[3]

Croatia women's national basketball team – 2012 Summer Olympics roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Age – Date of birth Height Club Ctr.
G 4 Mandir, Sandra 34 – (1977-08-04)4 August 1977 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in) ŽKK Novi Zagreb Croatia
G 5 Jelavić, Anđa 31 – (1980-09-21)21 September 1980 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in) Kayseri Kaski S.K. Turkey
F 6 Mišura, Antonija 24 – (1988-05-19)19 May 1988 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in) ŽKK Jolly JBS Croatia
F 7 Karčić, Lisa Ann 25 – (1986-11-11)11 November 1986 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) Caja Rural Tintos de Toro Spain
G 8 Salopek, Emanuela 25 – (1987-04-18)18 April 1987 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) ŽKK Medveščak Croatia
C 9 Vrsaljko, Marija 22 – (1989-08-08)8 August 1989 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) CB Avenida Spain
G 10 Ciglar, Iva 26 – (1985-12-12)12 December 1985 1.67 m (5 ft 6 in) Perpignan Basket France
G/F 11 Lelas, Ana 29 – (1983-04-02)2 April 1983 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) Basket Lattes France
F 12 Slišković, Iva 27 – (1984-09-04)4 September 1984 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) KK Kingtrade Croatia
F 13 Mazić, Mirna 26 – (1985-12-24)24 December 1985 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) ŽKK Novi Zagreb Croatia
C 14 Ivanković, Luca 24 – (1987-09-26)26 September 1987 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) ŽKK Jolly JBS Croatia
G/F 15 Ivezić, Jelena 28 – (1984-03-17)17 March 1984 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) Ceyhan Belediyespor Turkey
Head coach
Legend
  • Club – describes last
    club before the tournament
  • Age – describes age
    on 28 July 2012
Group play
Qualified for the quarterfinals
Team
Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
 United States 5 5 0 462 279 +183 10
 Turkey 5 4 1 343 316 +27 9
 China 5 3 2 346 363 −17 8
 Czech Republic 5 2 3 346 332 +14 7
 Croatia 5 1 4 324 379 −55 6
 Angola 5 0 5 243 395 −152 5
28 July 2012
16:45
United States  81–56  Croatia
Scoring by quarter: 11–4, 20–24, 22–19, 28–9
Pts: Charles 14
Rebs: Parker 13
Asts: Bird 5
Pts: Ivezić 22
Rebs: Ivanković 7
Asts: Lelas 5
Basketball Arena, London
Referees: Juan Arteaga (ESP), Oļegs Latiševs (LAT), Snehal Bendke (IND)
30 July 2012
09:00
Croatia  58–83  China
Scoring by quarter: 21–24, 10–15, 14–25, 13–19
Pts: Mandir 22
Rebs: Ivezić 6
Asts: Jelavić, Lelas 4
Pts: Chen Nan 28
Rebs: Chen Nan 10
Asts: Miao Lijie 10
Basketball Arena, London
Referees: Michael Aylen (AUS), Elena Chernova (RUS), Felicia Grinter (USA)
1 August 2012
20:00
Croatia  70–89  Czech Republic
Scoring by quarter: 19–22, 20–23, 21–12, 10–32
Pts: Mandir 20
Rebs: Mandir 6
Asts: Mandir 3
Pts: Elhotová 20
Rebs: Horáková 10
Asts: Veselá 7
Basketball Arena, London
Referees: Cristiano Maranho (BRA), Guerrino Cerebuch (ITA), Carole Delauné (FRA)
3 August 2012
09:00
Angola  56–75  Croatia
Scoring by quarter: 18–24, 14–17, 11–18, 13–16
Pts: Tomas 15
Rebs: Mauricio, Tomas 8
Asts: Mauricio 4
Pts: Lelas 23
Rebs: Ivanković 7
Asts: Mandir 5
Basketball Arena, London
Referees: Stephen Seibel (CAN), Shoko Sugruro (JPN), Peng Ling (CHN)
5 August 2012
20:00
Croatia  65–70  Turkey
Scoring by quarter: 24–18, 7–15, 13–25, 21–12
Pts: Lelas 14
Rebs: Lelas, Mandir 6
Asts: Lelas 5
Pts: Hollingsworth 14
Rebs: Yılmaz 9
Asts: Tunçluer, Vardarlı 5
Basketball Arena, London
Referees: Jorge Vázquez (PUR), Marcos Benito (BRA), Elena Chernova (RUS)

Canoeing[edit]

Slalom[edit]

Athlete Event Preliminary Semifinal Final
Run 1 Rank Run 2 Rank Total Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Dinko Mulić Men's K-1 293.58 22 143.28 20 143.28 22 Did not advance

Cycling[edit]

Road[edit]

Athlete Event Time Rank
Kristijan Đurasek Men's road race 5:46:37 68
Radoslav Rogina 5:46:37 41
  • Robert Kišerlovski was initially selected for road race, but he had to withdraw after he got injured on the 14th stage of Tour de France.[4] As a consequence, Kristijan Đurasek was selected as a replacement. Đurasek's participation was later confirmed by IOC.

Fencing[edit]

Croatia has qualified 1 fencer.

Men
Athlete Event Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Bojan Jovanović Individual foil  Gomez (MEX)
L 14–15
Did not advance

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
Filip Ude Pommel horse N/A 13.933 N/A 13.933 32 Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Apparatus Total Rank Apparatus Total Rank
F V UB BB F V UB BB
Tina Erceg All-around 13.466 13.500 12.833 12.266 52.065 40 Did not advance

Handball[edit]

Summary

Key:

  • ET – After extra time
  • P – Match decided by penalty-shootout.

Team Event Group Stage Quarterfinal Semifinal Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Croatia men's Men's tournament  South Korea
W 31–21
 Serbia
W 31–23
 Hungary
W 26–19
 Denmark
W 32–21
 Spain
W 30–25
1  Tunisia
W 25–23
 France
L 22–25
 Hungary
W 33–26
3rd, bronze medalist(s)
Croatia women's Women's tournament  Brazil
L 23–24
 Angola
W 28–23
 Russia
W 30–28
 Montenegro
W 27–26
 Great Britain
W 37–14
2  Spain
L 22–25
Did not advance 5

Men's tournament[edit]

Roster

The following is the Croatia roster in the men's handball tournament of the 2012 Summer Olympics.[5]

Head coaches: Slavko Goluža

No. Pos. Name Date of birth (age) Height App. Goals Club
1 GK Venio Losert (1976-07-25)25 July 1976 (aged 36) 1.91 m Spain CB Ademar León
4 CB Ivano Balić (1979-04-01)1 April 1979 (aged 33) 1.91 m Croatia RK Zagreb
5 CB Domagoj Duvnjak (1988-06-01)1 June 1988 (aged 24) 1.97 m Germany HSV Hamburg
6 LB Blaženko Lacković (1980-12-25)25 December 1980 (aged 31) 1.96 m Germany HSV Hamburg
8 RB Marko Kopljar (1986-02-12)12 February 1986 (aged 26) 2.10 m Croatia RK Zagreb
9 P Igor Vori (1980-09-20)20 September 1980 (aged 31) 2.03 m Germany HSV Hamburg
10 LB Jakov Gojun (1986-04-18)18 April 1986 (aged 26) 2.04 m Croatia RK Zagreb
13 RW Zlatko Horvat (1984-09-25)25 September 1984 (aged 27) 1.80 m Croatia RK Zagreb
14 LB Drago Vuković (1983-08-03)3 August 1983 (aged 28) 1.94 m Germany TuS N-Lübbecke
20 LB Damir Bičanić (1985-06-29)29 June 1985 (aged 27) 1.94 m France Chambéry Handball
21 RB Denis Buntić (1982-10-13)13 October 1982 (aged 29) 1.99 m Poland Vive Targi Kielce
25 GK Mirko Alilović (1985-09-15)15 September 1985 (aged 26) 2.00 m Hungary MKB Veszprém
26 LW Manuel Štrlek (1988-12-01)1 December 1988 (aged 23) 1.84 m Croatia RK Zagreb
27 RW Ivan Čupić (1986-03-27)27 March 1986 (aged 26) 1.79 m Germany Rhein-Neckar Löwen
29 LW Ivan Ninčević (1981-10-27)27 October 1981 (aged 30) 1.84 m Germany Füchse Berlin
Group play
Team
Pld W D L GF GA GD Points
 Croatia 5 5 0 0 150 109 +41 10
 Denmark 5 4 0 1 124 129 −5 8
 Spain 5 3 0 2 140 126 +14 6
 Hungary 5 2 0 3 114 128 −14 4
 Serbia 5 1 0 4 120 131 −11 2
 South Korea 5 0 0 5 115 140 −25 0
Qualified for the quarterfinals
29 July 2012
11:15
Croatia  31 – 21  South Korea Copper Box, London
Attendance: 4,068[6]
Referees: Marina, Minore (ARG)
Čupić 8 (14–8) Jeong Yi-kyeong 5
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31 July 2012
16:15
Serbia  23 – 31  Croatia Copper Box, London
Attendance: 4,827[7]
Referees: Horáček, Novotný (CZE)
Vujin 6 (9–13) Čupić 8
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2 August 2012
14:30
Croatia  26 – 19  Hungary Copper Box, London
Attendance: 4,950[8]
Referees: Abrahamsen, Kristiansen (NOR)
Čupić 7 (11–9) Császár, Nagy 4
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4 August 2012
16:15
Croatia  32 – 21  Denmark Copper Box, London
Attendance: 4,800[9]
Referees: Lazaar, Reveret (FRA)
three players 5 (14–9) Eggert Jensen, Lindberg 5
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6 August 2012
19:30
Spain  25 – 30  Croatia Copper Box, London
Attendance: 4,856[10]
Referees: Geipel, Helbig (GER)
Entrerríos, Tomás 5 (10–11) Čupić, Lacković 7
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Quarter-final

8 August 2012
21:30
Croatia  25 – 23  Tunisia Basketball Arena, London
Attendance: 9,578[11]
Referees: Marina, Minore (ARG)
Čupić 8 (11–12) Jallouz, Alouini 4
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Semifinal
10 August 2012
20:30
France  25 – 22  Croatia Basketball Arena, London
Attendance: 9,849[12]
Referees: Abrahamsen, Kristiansen (NOR)
three players 4 (12–10) Horvat 6
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Bronze medal match
12 August 2012
11:00
Hungary  26 – 33  Croatia Basketball Arena, London
Attendance: 9,263[13]
Referees: Horáček, Novotný (CZE)
Harsányi 7 (14–19) Čupić 8
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Women's tournament[edit]

Roster

The following is the Croatia roster in the women's handball tournament of the 2012 Summer Olympics.[14]

Head coaches: Vladimir Canjuga

No. Pos. Name Date of birth (age) Height App. Goals Club
1 GK Jelena Grubišić (1987-01-20)20 January 1987 (aged 25) 1.84 m Slovenia RK Krim
2 CB Miranda Tatari (1983-09-20)20 September 1983 (aged 28) 1.74 m Croatia Podravka Koprivnica
5 LW Dijana Jovetić (1984-05-21)21 May 1984 (aged 28) 1.70 m Montenegro ŽRK Budućnost
6 P Andrea Šerić (1985-08-03)3 August 1985 (aged 26) 1.84 m Slovenia RK Krim
8 LW Anita Gaće (1983-04-14)14 April 1983 (aged 29) 1.77 m Croatia Podravka Koprivnica
10 RW Nikica Pušić-Koroljević (1983-03-19)19 March 1983 (aged 29) 1.77 m Croatia Podravka Koprivnica
13 LB Lidija Horvat (1982-05-05)5 May 1982 (aged 30) 1.84 m Croatia Podravka Koprivnica
14 RB Kristina Franić (1987-05-22)22 May 1987 (aged 25) 1.80 m Slovenia RK Krim
15 RB Andrea Penezić (1985-11-13)13 November 1985 (aged 26) 1.86 m Slovenia RK Krim
16 GK Ivana Jelčić (1980-03-16)16 March 1980 (aged 32) 1.80 m Croatia Podravka Koprivnica
18 CB Ivana Lovrić (1984-09-01)1 September 1984 (aged 27) 1.73 m Croatia RK Samobor
19 RW Maja Zebić (1982-05-31)31 May 1982 (aged 30) 1.78 m Spain SD Itxako
20 P Vesna Milanović-Litre (1986-05-30)30 May 1986 (aged 26) 1.80 m Croatia Podravka Koprivnica
29 RB Sonja Bašić (1987-11-26)26 November 1987 (aged 24) 1.82 m Croatia Lokomotiva Zagreb
Group play
Team
Pld W D L GF GA GD Points
 Brazil 5 4 0 1 137 122 +15 8
 Croatia 5 4 0 1 145 115 +30 8
 Russia 5 3 1 1 151 125 +26 7
 Montenegro 5 2 1 2 137 123 +14 5
 Angola 5 1 0 4 132 142 −10 2
 Great Britain 5 0 0 5 91 166 −75 0
Qualified for the quarterfinals


28 July 2012
14:30
Croatia  23 – 24  Brazil Copper Box, London
Attendance: 3,942[15]
Referees: Bonaventura, Bonaventura (FRA)
Jovetić 6 (10–9) do Nascimento, Amorim 5
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30 July 2012
09:30
Angola  23 – 28  Croatia Copper Box, London
Attendance: 3,892[16]
Referees: Al-Nuaimi, Omar (UAE)
Guialo, M. Kiala 5 (11–13) Zebić 9
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1 August 2012
21:15
Russia  28 – 30  Croatia Copper Box, London
Attendance: 4,098[17]
Referees: Marina, Minore (ARG)
Turey 6 (15–15) Penezić 10
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3 August 2012
14:30
Croatia  27 – 26  Montenegro Copper Box, London
Attendance: 4,541[18]
Referees: Lopez, Sabroso (ESP)
Penezić 10 (12–12) Popović 10
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5 August 2012
16:15
Croatia  37 – 14  Great Britain Copper Box, London
Attendance: 4,792[19]
Referees: Marina, Minore (ARG)
three players 5 (17–6) Fairbrother 3
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Quarter-final
7 August 2012
13:30
Spain  25 – 22  Croatia Copper Box, London
Attendance: 4,553[20]
Referees: Horáček, Novotný (CZE)
Pinedo 7 (13–12) Tatari 5
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Judo[edit]

Athlete Event Preliminary Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Tomislav Marijanović Men's −81 kg Bye  Tchrikishvili (GEO)
L 0001–0010
Did not advance
Marijana Mišković Women's −63 kg N/A Bye  Ueno (JPN)
L 0000–0001
Did not advance

Rowing[edit]

Men
Croatia (right boat) in the final of the men's quadruple sculls rowing to silver.
Athlete Event Heats Repechage Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Mario Vekić Single sculls 7:02.63 2 QF Bye 7:05.78 4 SC/D 7:33.51 1 FC 7:27.60 15
Damir Martin
David Šain
Martin Sinković
Valent Sinković
Quadruple sculls 5:09.38 1 SA/B Bye N/A 6:03.39 1 FA 5:44.78 2nd, silver medalist(s)

Qualification Legend: FA=Final A (medal); FB=Final B (non-medal); FC=Final C (non-medal); FD=Final D (non-medal); FE=Final E (non-medal); FF=Final F (non-medal); SA/B=Semifinals A/B; SC/D=Semifinals C/D; SE/F=Semifinals E/F; QF=Quarterfinals; R=Repechage

Sailing[edit]

Croatia has qualified 1 boat for each of the following events.

Men
Athlete Event Race Net points Final rank
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 M*
Luka Mratović RS:X 24 19 26 20 22 11 14 16 18 36 N/A EL 170 21
Tonči Stipanović Laser 5 6 20 4 3 1 8 13 6 15 N/A 16 77 4
Ivan Kljaković Gašpić Finn 3 3 7 9 5 6 3 7 4 10 N/A 8 55 5
Šime Fantela
Igor Marenić
470 DSQ 13 9 10 8 5 15 1 2 22 N/A 2 87 6
Petar Cupać
Pavle Kostov
49er 13 17 8 15 13 14 17 4 19 15 17 3 14 12 19 EL 181 17
Dan Lovrović
Marin Lovrović, Jr.
Star 8 12 16 15 14 13 14 15 12 15 N/A EL 116 16
Women
Athlete Event Race Net points Final rank
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 M*
Tina Mihelić Laser Radial 14 12 22 25 17 25 14 13 14 17 EL 148 17
Enia Ninčević
Romana Župan
470 4 16 13 11 20 11 8 20 19 14 EL 115 17

M = Medal race; EL = Eliminated – did not advance into the medal race;

Shooting[edit]

Thanks to the wins at the 2011 ISSF World Cup competitions, 2011 European Shooting Championships and 2012 European Championships for 10 m events, Croatia has earned five quota places in shooting events.[21]

Giovanni Cernogoraz displayed his gold medal in men's trap shooting.
Men
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Points Rank Points Rank
Giovanni Cernogoraz Trap 122 6 Q 146 S/O 6 OR 1st, gold medalist(s)
Bojan Đurković 10 m air rifle 590 36 Did not advance
50 m rifle 3 positions 1152 35 Did not advance
50 m rifle prone 595 8 Q 698 7
Anton Glasnović Trap 122 5 Q 143 6
Double trap 114 23 Did not advance
Petar Gorša 10 m air rifle 586 43 Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Points Rank Points Rank
Snježana Pejčić 10 m air rifle 395 18 Did not advance
50 m rifle 3 positions 584 6 Q 681.9 5

Swimming[edit]

Croatian swimmers have achieved qualifying standards in the following events (up to a maximum of 2 swimmers in each event at the Olympic Qualifying Time (OQT), and 1 at the Olympic Selection Time (OST)):[22][23]

Men
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Mario Todorović 50 m freestyle 22.75 28 Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Sanja Jovanović 100 m backstroke 1:03.38 36 Did not advance
Kim Daniela Pavlin 200 m backstroke 2:15:67 33 Did not advance
200 m individual medley 2:17:17 30 Did not advance
Karla Šitić 10 km open water N/A 1:58:54.7 11

Table tennis[edit]

Croatia has qualified four athletes for singles table tennis events. Based on his ITTF world rankings as of 16 May 2011 Zoran Primorac has qualified for the men's event.[24]

Athlete Event Preliminary round Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Andrej Gaćina Men's singles Bye  Persson (SWE)
W 4–0
 Shibaev (RUS)
W 4–3
 Chuang C-y (TPE)
L 2–4
Did not advance
Zoran Primorac Bye  Lashin (EGY)
L 3–4
Did not advance
Cornelia Molnar Women's singles Bye  Zhang (USA)
W 4–0
 Kim J (PRK)
L 1–4
Did not advance
Tian Yuan Bye  Rodríguez (CHI)
W 4–0
 Póta (HUN)
L 1–4
Did not advance

Taekwondo[edit]

Croatia has ensured berths in the following events of taekwondo by reaching the top 3 of the 2011 World Taekwondo Olympic Qualification Tournament in Baku, Azerbaijan:[25][26]

Athlete Event Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage Bronze Medal Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Lucija Zaninović Women's −49 kg  Kang (CAF)
W 14–0 PTG
 López (ARG)
W 13–4
 Wu Jy (CHN)
L 7–19
Bye  Alegría (MEX)
W 1–0 SDP
Did not advance 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
Ana Zaninović Women's −57 kg  Hamada (JPN)
L 11–14
Did not advance

Tennis[edit]

Athlete Event Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Marin Čilić Men's singles  Melzer (AUT)
W 7–6(6–5), 6–2
 Hewitt (AUS)
L 4–6, 5–7
Did not advance
Ivan Dodig  del Potro (ARG)
L 4–6, 1–6
Did not advance
Ivo Karlović Withdrew because of injury on 26 July
Marin Čilić
Ivan Dodig
Men's doubles N/A  Cabal /
Giraldo (COL)
W 6–3, 6–4
 Brunström /
Lindstedt (SWE)
W 6–3, 6–2
 Ferrer /
F López (ESP)
L 4–6, 4–6
Did not advance
Petra Martić Women's singles Withdrew because of injury on 27 July

Water polo[edit]

The Croatia men's national water polo team (13 athletes) qualified for the Olympic Games by reaching the semi-finals at the 2011 World Aquatics Championships in Shanghai, People's Republic of China.

Summary

Key:

Team Event Group Stage Quarterfinal Semifinal Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Croatia men's Men's tournament  Greece
W 8–6
 Spain
W 8–7
 Italy
W 11–6
 Australia
W 11–6
 Kazakhstan
W 12–4
2  United States
W 8–2
 Montenegro
W 7–5
 Italy
W 8–6
1st, gold medalist(s)

Men's tournament[edit]

Roster

The following is the Croatian roster in the men's water polo tournament of the 2012 Summer Olympics.[27]

Name Pos. Height Weight Date of birth 2012 club
1 Josip Pavić GK 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) 90 kg (198 lb) 15 January 1982 Croatia HAVK Mladost
2 Damir Burić CB 2.05 m (6 ft 9 in) 115 kg (254 lb) 2 December 1980 Italy Pro Recco
3 Miho Bošković D 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 96 kg (212 lb) 11 January 1983 Hungary TEVA-Vasas-UNIQA
4 Nikša Dobud CF 1.99 m (6 ft 6 in) 118 kg (260 lb) 5 August 1985 Croatia VK Jug Dubrovnik
5 Maro Joković D 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 95 kg (209 lb) 1 October 1987 Croatia VK Jug Dubrovnik
6 Ivan Buljubašić CB 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 108 kg (238 lb) 31 October 1987 Croatia Primorje EB
7 Petar Muslim D 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) 102 kg (225 lb) 26 March 1988 Croatia Primorje EB
8 Andro Bušlje CB 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) 115 kg (254 lb) 4 January 1986 Croatia VK Jug Dubrovnik
9 Sandro Sukno D 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) 93 kg (205 lb) 30 June 1990 Italy Pro Recco
10 Samir Barač D 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) 89 kg (196 lb) 2 November 1973 Croatia Primorje EB
11 Igor Hinić CF 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) 110 kg (243 lb) 4 December 1975 Croatia HAVK Mladost
12 Paulo Obradović D 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 100 kg (220 lb) 9 March 1986 Croatia VK Jug Dubrovnik
13 Frano Vićan GK 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) 94 kg (207 lb) 24 January 1976 Croatia VK Jug Dubrovnik
Head coach: Ratko Rudić
Group play
Qualified for the quarterfinals
Team
GP W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Croatia 5 5 0 0 50 29 +21 10
 Italy 5 3 1 1 40 36 +4 7
 Spain 5 3 0 2 52 42 +10 6
 Australia 5 2 0 3 40 44 −4 4
 Greece 5 1 1 3 41 43 −2 3
 Kazakhstan 5 0 0 5 24 53 −29 0
29 July 2012
10:00
Report Greece  6–8  Croatia Water Polo Arena, London
Referees:
Adrian Alexandrescu (ROU), György Juhász (HUN)
Score by quarters: 2–1, 1–2, 2–2, 1–3
Fountoulis, Mourikis 2 Goals three players 2
31 July 2012
11:20
Report Croatia  8–7  Spain Water Polo Arena, London
Referees:
Boris Margeta (SLO), Radoslaw Koryzna (POL)
Score by quarters: 2–1, 3–2, 2–4, 1–0
Sukno, Dobud 2 Goals Español 4
2 August 2012
19:40
Report Italy  6–11  Croatia Water Polo Arena, London
Referees:
Gyorgy Juhasz (HUN), Adrian Alexandrescu (ROU)
Score by quarters: 3–4, 1–1, 1–3, 1–3
Figlioli, Gallo 2 Goals Bošković, Sukno 3
4 August 2012
11:20
Report Croatia  11–6  Australia Water Polo Arena, London
Referees:
Ulrich Spiegel (GER), Gyorgy Juhasz (HUN)
Score by quarters: 2–1, 3–1, 3–2, 3–2
Joković 3 Goals Whalan 3
6 August 2012
10:00
Report Kazakhstan  4–12  Croatia Water Polo Arena, London
Referees:
German Moller (ARG), Brian Littlejohn (GBR)
Score by quarters: 0–4, 1–1, 2–4, 1–3
Zhilyayev 2 Goals Dobud 5
Quarter-final
8 August 2012
20:00
Report Croatia  8–2  United States Water Polo Arena, London
Referees:
Massimiliano Caputi (ITA), György Juhász (HUN)
Score by quarters: 2–0, 3–0, 2–2, 1–0
Bošković, Obradović 2 Goals Bailey, Varellas 1
Semifinal
10 August 2012
15:40
Report Croatia  7–5  Montenegro Water Polo Arena, London
Referees:
Daniel Flahive (AUS), Georgios Stavridis (GRE)
Score by quarters: 3–1, 2–0, 2–2, 0–2
Sukno 2 Goals Ivović, Gojković 2
Gold medal match
12 August 2012
15:50
Report 1st, gold medalist(s) Croatia  8–6  Italy 2nd, silver medalist(s) Water Polo Arena, London
Referees:
Sergi Sancherz (ESP), Gyorgy Juhasz (HUN)
Score by quarters: 1–2, 2–0, 2–1, 3–3
Joković 3 Goals Felugo 3

Wrestling[edit]

Key
  • VT - Victory by Fall.
  • PP - Decision by Points - the loser with technical points.
  • PO - Decision by Points - the loser without technical points.
Men's Greco-Roman
Athlete Event Qualification Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Repechage 1 Repechage 2 Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Neven Žugaj −74 kg  Tolba (EGY)
W 3–0 PO
 Ahmadov (AZE)
L 0–3 PO
Did not advance 10
Nenad Žugaj −84 kg Bye  Gaber (EGY)
L 1–3 PP
Did not advance  Noumonvi (FRA)
L 0–3 PO
Did not advance 14

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