Croatia at the 2016 Summer Olympics

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Croatia at the
2016 Summer Olympics
Flag of Croatia.svg
IOC code CRO
NOC Croatian Olympic Committee
Website www.hoo.hr (in Croatian) (in English)
in Rio de Janeiro
Competitors 87 in 18 sports
Flag bearer Josip Pavić[1]
Medals
Ranked 17th
Gold
5
Silver
3
Bronze
2
Total
10
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
 Austria (1900)
 Yugoslavia (1920–1988)

Croatia competed at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 5 to 21 August 2016. This was the nation's seventh consecutive appearance at the Summer Olympics. The Croatian Olympic Committee (Croatian: Hrvatski olimpijski odbor, HOO) confirmed a roster of 87 athletes, 68 men and 19 women, to compete across 18 sports at the Games.

Croatia left Rio de Janeiro with a total of 10 medals (5 gold, 3 silver, and 2 bronze), finishing seventeenth in the overall standings. These Games also marked the nation's most successful outcome in Summer Olympic history since the break-up of SFR Yugoslavia, surpassing the six medals won at London 2012.[2][3] Three of the medals were awarded to the team in track and field, two in rowing and sailing, and one each in shooting and boxing. Croatia also proved particularly successful in traditional team sports, as the water polo players obtained the silver medal in the men's tournament, despite losing its title defense to neighboring Serbia at the final match.[4]

Among the medalists were super heavyweight boxer Filip Hrgović and Laser sailor Tonči Stipanović, who both secured historic first Olympic medals for Croatia in their respective sports.[2] 470 duo Šime Fantela and Igor Marenić controlled the race ahead of their top rivals Australia and Greece to win the nation's first ever sailing title.[5] Discus thrower Sandra Perković successfully defended her Olympic title, while 21-year-old Sara Kolak trounced the vastly experienced field to become the women's javelin throw champion.[6] Shooter Josip Glasnović succeeded his teammate Giovanni Cernogoraz as the new Olympic champion in the men's trap.[7] Brothers Martin and Valent Sinković fought a tough duel against Lithuania to capture a gold medal in the men's double sculls, adding it to their world and European titles over the last two years.[8]

Medalists[edit]

Competitors[edit]

The Croatian Olympic Committee (Croatian: Hrvatski olimpijski odbor, HOO) fielded a team of 87 athletes, 68 men and 19 women, across eighteen sports at the Games; it was the nation's fourth-largest delegation sent to the Olympics, but the smallest since 2004.[9][10]

More than 50 percent of the men's side competed in traditional team sports, with the water polo players looking to defend their Olympic title from the London Games four years earlier. Track and field accounted for the largest number of athletes on the squad by an individual-based sport, with 10 entries. There was a single competitor each in diving, judo, table tennis, weightlifting, and wrestling.

Nine of the past Olympic medalists from the individual-based sports returned, including defending champions Giovanni Cernogoraz (men's trap shooting) and Sandra Perković (women's discus throw), taekwondo fighter Lucija Zaninović (women's 49 kg), along with her twin sister Ana, rifle shooter Snježana Pejčić, gymnast Filip Ude (men's pommel horse), and experienced high jumper Blanka Vlašić. Rowers Damir Martin and brothers Martin and Valent Sinković, all of whom won silver as members of the quadruple sculls crew from London 2012, qualified separately for the smaller boats at the Games, with the latter two entering as reigning world champions and top medal favorites in the double sculls.

Other notable athletes on the Croatian roster included world sailing champions Šime Fantela and Igor Marenić in the men's 470 class, world-ranked tennis player Marin Čilić, and boxing pro Filip Hrgović (men's super heavyweight). Water polo goalkeeper Josip Pavić, who helped his team secure a gold-medal triumph in the men's tournament at London 2012, was selected by the committee as Croatia's flag bearer for the opening ceremony.[1]

Athletics[edit]

Croatian athletes have achieved qualifying standards in the following athletics events (up to a maximum of 3 athletes in each event):[11][12]

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
Ivan Horvat Pole vault 5.30 27 Did not advance
Filip Mihaljević Shot put 19.69 21 Did not advance
Stipe Žunić 20.52 8 q 20.04 11
Women
Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Andrea Ivančević 100 m hurdles 12.90 4 q 12.93 6 Did not advance
Matea Matošević Marathon N/A 2:50:00 104
Marija Vrajić N/A 2:59:24 119
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Sara Kolak Javelin throw 64.30 NR 3 Q 66.18 NR 1st, gold medalist(s)
Sandra Perković Discus throw 64.81 3 Q 69.21 1st, gold medalist(s)
Ana Šimić High jump 1.89 22 Did not advance
Blanka Vlašić 1.94 =1 Q 1.97 3rd, bronze medalist(s)

Basketball[edit]

Men's tournament[edit]

Croatia men's basketball team qualified for the Olympics by securing its lone outright berth and winning the final match over Italy at the Turin leg of the 2016 FIBA World Qualifying Tournament, signifying the nation's comeback to the men's tournament after an eight-year hiatus.[13]

Team roster

The following is the Croatia roster in the men's basketball tournament of the 2016 Summer Olympics.[14]

Croatia men's national basketball team – 2016 Summer Olympics roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Age – Date of birth Height Club Ctr.
SF 4 Babić, Luka 24 – (1991-09-29)29 September 1991 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) Cedevita Croatia
SG 5 Krušlin, Filip 27 – (1989-03-18)18 March 1989 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) Cedevita Croatia
PG 6 Stipčević, Rok 30 – (1986-05-20)20 May 1986 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) Dinamo Sassari Italy
SG 7 Simon, Krunoslav 31 – (1985-06-24)24 June 1985 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in) Armani Milano Italy
SF 8 Hezonja, Mario 21 – (1995-02-25)25 February 1995 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) Orlando Magic United States
PF 9 Šarić, Dario 22 – (1994-04-08)8 April 1994 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) Anadolu Efes Turkey
PG 10 Ukić, Roko (C) 31 – (1984-12-05)5 December 1984 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) Pallacanestro Cantù Italy
C 12 Planinić, Darko 25 – (1990-11-22)22 November 1990 2.11 m (6 ft 11 in) Laboral Kutxa Spain
C 15 Bilan, Miro 27 – (1989-07-21)21 July 1989 2.15 m (7 ft 1 in) Cedevita Croatia
PF 33 Šakić, Željko 28 – (1988-04-14)14 April 1988 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) Cibona Croatia
PF 35 Arapović, Marko 20 – (1996-07-20)20 July 1996 2.07 m (6 ft 9 in) Cedevita Croatia
SG 44 Bogdanović, Bojan 27 – (1989-04-18)18 April 1989 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) Brooklyn Nets United States
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • Club – describes last
    club before the tournament
  • Age – describes age
    on 6 August 2016
Group play
Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1  Croatia 5 3 2 400 407 −7 8[a] Quarter-finals
2  Spain 5 3 2 432 357 +75 8[a]
3  Lithuania 5 3 2 392 428 −36 8[a]
4  Argentina 5 3 2 441 428 +13 8[a]
5  Brazil (H) 5 2 3 411 407 +4 7
6  Nigeria 5 1 4 392 441 −49 6
Source: FIBA
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head results; 3) Points difference; 4) Points scored.
(H) Host.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b c d In games among the four teams at 3–2, Croatia and Spain were 2–1 while Argentina and Lithuania were 1–2. Croatia beat Spain 72–70, and Lithuania beat Argentina 81–73.


7 August 2016 (2016-08-07)
19:00
Croatia  72–70  Spain
Scoring by quarter: 13–21, 19–17, 15–16, 25–16
Pts: Bogdanović 23
Rebs: three players 7
Asts: Šarić 5
Pts: Gasol 26
Rebs: Gasol 9
Asts: Rodríguez 7
Carioca Arena 1, Rio de Janeiro
Attendance: 8,039
Referees: Stephen Seibel (CAN), Oļegs Latiševs (LAT), Robert Lottermoser (GER)

9 August 2016 (2016-08-09)
22:30
Argentina  90–82  Croatia
Scoring by quarter: 22–22, 24–18, 27–14, 17–28
Pts: Scola 23
Rebs: Scola 9
Asts: Campazzo 8
Pts: Šarić 19
Rebs: Šarić 10
Asts: Šarić 7
Carioca Arena 1, Rio de Janeiro
Attendance: 8,514
Referees: Christos Christodoulou (GRE), Steven Anderson (USA), José Reyes (MEX)

11 August 2016 (2016-08-11)
14:15
Brazil  76–80  Croatia
Scoring by quarter: 17–19, 14–22, 19–18, 26–21
Pts: Barbosa 16
Rebs: Lima 6
Asts: Huertas 9
Pts: Bogdanović 33
Rebs: Šarić 7
Asts: Ukić 4
Carioca Arena 1, Rio de Janeiro
Attendance: 10,756
Referees: Borys Ryzhyk (UKR), Roberto Vázquez (PUR), Oļegs Latiševs (LAT)

13 August 2016 (2016-08-13)
22:30
Croatia  76–90  Nigeria
Scoring by quarter: 28–21, 11–22, 17–27, 20–20
Pts: Bogdanović 28
Rebs: Simon 6
Asts: Ukić 4
Pts: Umeh 19
Rebs: Diogu 12
Asts: Ere 6
Carioca Arena 1, Rio de Janeiro
Attendance: 8,720
Referees: Steven Anderson (USA), Damir Javor (SLO), Scott Beker (AUS)

15 August 2016 (2016-08-15)
22:30
Lithuania  81–90  Croatia
Scoring by quarter: 21–13, 20–34, 14–28, 26–15
Pts: Kalnietis 26
Rebs: Valančiūnas 6
Asts: Kalnietis 11
Pts: Bogdanović 22
Rebs: Simon 10
Asts: Simon 6
Carioca Arena 1, Rio de Janeiro
Attendance: 7,809
Referees: Borys Ryzhyk (UKR), Steven Anderson (USA), Piotr Pastusiak (POL)
Quarterfinal
17 August 2016 (2016-08-17)
22:15
Croatia  83–86  Serbia
Scoring by quarter: 19–20, 19–12, 14–34, 31–20
Pts: Bogdanović 28
Rebs: Planinić 9
Asts: Simon 5
Pts: Bogdanović 18
Rebs: three players 4
Asts: Teodosić 10
Carioca Arena 1, Rio de Janeiro
Attendance: 9,027
Referees: Juan García (ESP), Borys Ryzhyk (UKR), Roberto Vázquez (PUR)

Boxing[edit]

Croatia has entered two boxers to compete in the following weight classes into the Olympic boxing tournament. Hrvoje Sep and Filip Hrgović were the only Croatians to be selected to the Olympic team by virtue of top two finishes of their respective division in the AIBA Pro Boxing series and World Series of Boxing.[15][16]

Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Hrvoje Sep Men's light heavyweight  Salah (EGY)
W 2–1
 Borges (BRA)
L 0–3
Did not advance
Filip Hrgović Men's super heavyweight Bye  Demirezen (TUR)
W 3–0
 Pero (CUB)
W TKO
 Yoka (FRA)
L 1–2
Did not advance 3rd, bronze medalist(s)

Cycling[edit]

Road[edit]

Croatian riders qualified for a maximum of two quota places in the men's Olympic road race by virtue of their top 15 final national ranking in the 2015 UCI Europe Tour.[17]

Athlete Event Time Rank
Kristijan Đurasek Men's road race 6:13:36 18
Matija Kvasina Did not finish

Diving[edit]

Croatia has received a spare continental berth freed up by South Africa from FINA to send a diver competing in the women's individual springboard to the Olympics, based on her results at the 2016 FINA World Cup series, signifying the nation's Olympic debut in the sport.[18][19]

Athlete Event Preliminaries Semifinals Final
Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank
Marcela Marić Women's 3 m springboard 271.40 25 Did not advance

Gymnastics[edit]

Artistic[edit]

Croatia has entered two artistic gymnasts into the Olympic competition. Beijing 2008 silver medalist Filip Ude and Ana Đerek had claimed their Olympic spots each in the men's and women's apparatus and all-around events, respectively, at the Olympic Test Event in Rio de Janeiro.[20][21]

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 14.333 N/A 14.333 30 Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Apparatus Total Rank Apparatus Total Rank
V UB BB F V UB BB F
Ana Đerek All-around 0.000 DNS 11.433 13.200 DNF 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  Qatar
L 23–30
 Argentina
W 27–26
 Denmark
W 27–24
 France
W 29–28
 Tunisia
W 41–26
1  Poland
L 27–30
Did not advance 5

Men's tournament[edit]

Croatia men's handball team qualified for the Olympics by virtue of a top two finish at the third meet of the Olympic Qualification Tournament in Herning, Denmark.[22]

Team roster

The following is the Croatian roster in the men's handball tournament of the 2016 Summer Olympics.[23]

Head coach: Željko Babić

No. Pos. Name Date of birth (age) Height App. Goals Club
1 GK Ivan Stevanović (1982-05-18)18 May 1982 (aged 34) 1.93 m 15 0 Croatia Zagreb
5 CB Domagoj Duvnjak (1988-06-01)1 June 1988 (aged 28) 1.97 m 153 497 Germany THW Kiel
7 RB Luka Stepančić (1990-11-20)20 November 1990 (aged 25) 2.03 m 16 26 France Paris Saint-Germain
8 RB Marko Kopljar (1986-02-12)12 February 1986 (aged 30) 2.10 m 124 254 Hungary Telekom Veszprém
10 LB Jakov Gojun (1986-04-18)18 April 1986 (aged 30) 2.04 m 125 71 Germany Füchse Berlin
12 GK Ivan Pešić (1989-03-17)17 March 1989 (aged 27) 1.93 m 22 0 Belarus Meshkov Brest
13 RW Zlatko Horvat (1984-09-25)25 September 1984 (aged 31) 1.79 m 115 332 Croatia Zagreb
18 CB Igor Karačić (1988-11-02)2 November 1988 (aged 27) 1.89 m 27 71 Republic of Macedonia Vardar
26 LW Manuel Štrlek (1988-12-01)1 December 1988 (aged 27) 1.81 m 99 318 Poland Vive Targi Kielce
27 RW Ivan Čupić (1986-03-27)27 March 1986 (aged 30) 1.78 m 112 440 Poland Vive Targi Kielce
30 LB Marko Mamić (1994-03-06)6 March 1994 (aged 22) 2.00 m 4 3 France Dunkerque
32 LB Ivan Slišković (1991-10-23)23 October 1991 (aged 24) 1.97 m 37 87 Hungary Telekom Veszprém
34 P Ilija Brozović (1991-05-26)26 May 1991 (aged 25) 1.95 m 15 12 Germany THW Kiel
44 P Krešimir Kozina (1990-06-25)25 June 1990 (aged 26) 1.96 m 2 0 Germany Flensburg-Handewitt
Group play
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Croatia 5 4 0 1 147 134 +13 8[a] Quarter-finals
2  France 5 4 0 1 152 126 +26 8[a]
3  Denmark 5 3 0 2 136 127 +9 6
4  Qatar 5 2 1 2 122 127 −5 5
5  Argentina 5 1 0 4 110 126 −16 2
6  Tunisia 5 0 1 4 118 145 −27 1
Source: IHF
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head points; 3) Head-to-head goal difference; 4) Head-to-head goals scored; 5) Goal difference; 6) Goals scored; 7) Draw.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Croatia 29–28 France
7 August 2016 (2016-08-07)
09:30
Croatia  23–30  Qatar Future Arena, Rio de Janeiro
Referees: López, Ramírez (ESP)
Štrlek 5 (8–15) Marković 10
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9 August 2016 (2016-08-09)
21:50
Argentina  26–27  Croatia Future Arena, Rio de Janeiro
Referees: Rashed, El-Sayed (EGY)
F. Fernández 8 (15–14) Štrlek 7
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11 August 2016 (2016-08-11)
14:40
Denmark  24–27  Croatia Future Arena, Rio de Janeiro
Referees: Geipel, Helbig (GER)
Svan Hansen 9 (12–15) Duvnjak 8
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13 August 2016 (2016-08-13)
11:30
Croatia  29–28  France Future Arena, Rio de Janeiro
Referees: Pálsson, Elíasson (ISL)
Kopljar 6 (14–12) Guigou 10
Suspension 4×Yellow card 2×Red card Report Suspension 4×Yellow card

15 August 2016 (2016-08-15)
19:50
Croatia  41–26  Tunisia Future Arena, Rio de Janeiro
Referees: Coulibaly, Diabaté (CIV)
Karačić 9 (25–10) Boughanmi 7
Suspension 2×Yellow card Report Suspension 1×Yellow card
Quarterfinal
17 August 2016 (2016-08-17)
20:30
Croatia  27–30  Poland Future Arena, Rio de Janeiro
Referees: Geipel, Helbig (GER)
Čupić, Stepančić 7 (14–18) Bielecki 12
Suspension 4×Yellow card 1×Red card Report Suspension 2×Yellow card

Judo[edit]

Croatia has qualified one judoka for the women's middleweight category (70 kg) at the Games. Barbara Matić earned a continental quota spot from the European region as highest-ranked Croatian judoka outside of direct qualifying position in the IJF World Ranking List of May 30, 2016.[24]

Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Barbara Matić Women's −70 kg  Pérez (PUR)
L 000–011
Did not advance

Rowing[edit]

Croatia qualified two boats for each of the following classes into the Olympic regatta. Rowers competing in the men's single and double sculls had confirmed Olympic places for their boats at the 2015 FISA World Championships in Lac d'Aiguebelette, France.

Athlete Event Heats Repechage Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Damir Martin Men's single sculls 7:23.08 2 QF Bye 6:44.44 1 SA/B 6:59.43 2 FA 6:41.34 2nd, silver medalist(s)
Martin Sinković
Valent Sinković
Men's double sculls 6:30.09 1 SA/B Bye N/A 6:12.27 1 FA 6:50.28 1st, gold 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]

Croatian sailors qualified one boat in each of the following classes through the 2014 ISAF Sailing World Championships, the individual fleet Worlds, and European qualifying regattas.[25]

Men
Athlete Event Race Net points Final rank
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 M*
Luka Mratović RS:X 13 11 15 21 DNF 19 27 18 34 26 31 30 EL 245 24
Tonči Stipanović Laser 1 5 7 12 6 7 28 9 7 3 N/A 18 76 2nd, silver medalist(s)
Ivan Kljaković-Gašpić Finn 6 8 10 15 8 8 4 10 2 13 N/A 20 89 5
Šime Fantela
Igor Marenić
470 1 2 4 1 3 3 4 8 6 3 N/A 16 43 1st, gold medalist(s)
Petar Cupać
Pavle Kostov
49er 9 17 11 10 11 1 18 18 15 13 8 10 EL 122 15
Women
Athlete Event Race Net points Final rank
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 M*
Tina Mihelić Laser Radial DSQ 3 11 10 4 14 DNF 5 23 16 EL 124 13

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

Shooting[edit]

Croatian shooters achieved quota places for the following events by virtue of their best finishes at the 2014 and 2015 ISSF World Championships, the 2015 ISSF World Cup series, and European Championships or Games, as long as they obtained a minimum qualifying score (MQS) by March 31, 2016.[26]

Following the completion of the two-year qualifying period, Croatia had selected a total of seven shooters to compete at the Games, including 2008 Olympic bronze medalist Snježana Pejčić and defending Olympic trap champion Giovanni Cernogoraz.[27]

Men
Athlete Event Qualification Semifinal Final
Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank
Giovanni Cernogoraz Trap 116 9 Did not advance
Josip Glasnović 120 3 Q 15 1 Q 13 (+4) 1st, gold medalist(s)
Petar Gorša 10 m air rifle 628.0 3 Q N/A 101.0 7
50 m rifle prone 621.9 20 N/A Did not advance
50 m rifle 3 positions 1174 9 N/A Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Points Rank Points Rank
Valentina Gustin 10 m air rifle 413.9 23 Did not advance
Marija Marović 10 m air pistol 377 33 Did not advance
Snježana Pejčić 10 m air rifle 416.0 7 Q 102.0 7
50 m rifle 3 positions 580 12 Did not advance
Tanja Perec 50 m rifle 3 positions 572 29 Did not advance

Qualification Legend: Q = Qualify for the next round; q = Qualify for the bronze medal (shotgun)

Swimming[edit]

Croatian swimmers 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)):[28][29]

Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Mario Todorović Men's 50 m freestyle 22.65 40 Did not advance
Matea Samardžić Women's 100 m backstroke 1:00.46 13 Q 1:00.60 13 Did not advance
Women's 200 m backstroke 2:10.51 15 Q 2:09.83 15 Did not advance
Women's 400 m individual medley 4:39.41 17 N/A Did not advance

Table tennis[edit]

Croatia has entered one athlete into the table tennis competition at the Games. Remarkably going to his third Olympics, Andrej Gaćina was automatically selected among the top 22 eligible players in the men's singles based on the ITTF Olympic Rankings.[30]

Athlete Event Preliminary Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round of 16 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  Drinkhall (GBR)
L 2–4
Did not advance

Taekwondo[edit]

Croatia entered three athletes into the taekwondo competition at the Olympics. Twin sisters and 2012 Olympians Lucija and Ana Zaninović qualified automatically and respectively for the women's flyweight (49 kg) and featherweight (57 kg) category by finishing in the top 6 WTF Olympic rankings.[31][32] Filip Grgić secured the third spot on the Croatian team by virtue of his top two finish in the men's lightweight category (68 kg) at the 2016 European Qualification Tournament in Istanbul, Turkey.[33]

Athlete Event Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Filip Grgić Men's −68 kg  González (ESP)
L 3–4
Did not advance
Lucija Zaninović Women's −49 kg  Yesbergenova (KAZ)
W 18–7
 Aziez (FRA)
0L 3–4
Did not advance
Ana Zaninović Women's −57 kg  Alizadeh (IRI)
L 6–7
Did not advance

Tennis[edit]

Croatia has entered four tennis players into the Olympic tournament. London 2012 Olympian Marin Čilić (world no. 13) and Borna Ćorić (world no. 48) qualified directly for the men's singles as two of the top 56 eligible players in the ATP World Rankings as of June 6, 2016.[34]

Having been directly entered to the singles, Čilić also opted to play with his partner Marin Draganja in the men's doubles. Following the withdrawal of several players, Ana Konjuh (world no. 76) received an entry on July 15, 2016.[35]

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  Dimitrov (BUL)
W 6–1, 6–4
 Albot (MDA)
W 6–3, 6–4
 Monfils (FRA)
L 7–6(8–6), 3–6, 4–6
Did not advance
Borna Ćorić  Simon (FRA)
L 4–6, 6–7(1–7)
Did not advance
Marin Čilić
Marin Draganja
Men's doubles N/A  Djokovic /
Zimonjić (SRB)
L 2–6, 2–6
Did not advance
Ana Konjuh Women's singles  Beck (GER)
W 7–6(7–5), 6–1
 Suárez Navarro (ESP)
L 6–7(5–7), 3–6
Did not advance

Water polo[edit]

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  United States
W 7–5
 Montenegro
W 8–7
 Spain
L 4–9
 Italy
W 10–7
 France
L 8–9
2  Brazil
W 10–6
 Montenegro
W 12–8
 Serbia
L 7–11
2nd, silver medalist(s)

Men's tournament[edit]

Croatia men's water polo team qualified for the Olympics, after reaching the final in the men's tournament at the 2015 FINA World Championships in Kazan, Russia.[36]

Team roster

The following is the Croatian roster in the men's water polo tournament of the 2016 Summer Olympics.[37]

Head coach: Ivica Tucak

Name Pos. Height Weight Date of birth 2016 club
1 Josip Pavić (c) GK 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) 90 kg (198 lb) 15 January 1982 Greece Olympiacos
2 Damir Burić CB 2.05 m (6 ft 9 in) 115 kg (254 lb) 2 December 1980 Croatia Primorje Rijeka
3 Antonio Petković D 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 90 kg (198 lb) 11 January 1986 Italy Sport Management
4 Luka Lončar CF 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) 106 kg (234 lb) 26 June 1987 Croatia HAVK Mladost
5 Maro Joković D 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 95 kg (209 lb) 1 October 1987 Croatia Jug Dubrovnik
6 Luka Bukić D 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) 90 kg (198 lb) 30 April 1994 Croatia HAVK Mladost
7 Xavier García CF 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 92 kg (203 lb) 5 January 1984 Croatia Primorje Rijeka
8 Andro Bušlje CB 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) 115 kg (254 lb) 4 January 1986 Italy Posillipo
9 Sandro Sukno CF 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) 93 kg (205 lb) 30 June 1990 Italy Pro Recco
10 Ivan Krapić CF 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) 103 kg (227 lb) 14 February 1989 Croatia Primorje Rijeka
11 Anđelo Šetka D 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) 87 kg (192 lb) 14 September 1985 Croatia Primorje Rijeka
12 Marko Macan CB 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 109 kg (240 lb) 26 April 1993 Croatia Jug Dubrovnik
13 Marko Bijač GK 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) 85 kg (187 lb) 12 January 1991 Croatia Jug Dubrovnik
Group play
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Spain 5 3 1 1 46 35 +11 7 Quarter-finals
2  Croatia 5 3 0 2 37 37 0 6
3  Italy 5 3 0 2 40 41 −1 6
4  Montenegro 5 2 1 2 36 32 +4 5
5  United States 5 2 0 3 35 35 0 4
6  France 5 1 0 4 28 42 −14 2
Source: Rio2016
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head points; 3) Head-to-head goal difference; 4) Head-to-head goals scored; 5) Goal difference.
6 August 2016
10:20
Report United States  5–7  Croatia Maria Lenk Aquatic Center, Rio de Janeiro
Referees:
Boris Margeta (SLO), Daniel Flahive (AUS)
Score by quarters: 2–2, 1–1, 1–2, 1–2
Azevedo 2 Goals Joković, Šetka 2

8 August 2016
20:50
Report Croatia  8–7  Montenegro Maria Lenk Aquatic Center, Rio de Janeiro
Referees:
Georgios Stavridis (GRE), Daniel Flahive (AUS)
Score by quarters: 2–2, 2–1, 1–2, 3–2
three players 2 Goals Brguljan, Janović 2

10 August 2016
20:50
Report Spain  9–4  Croatia Maria Lenk Aquatic Center, Rio de Janeiro
Referees:
Boris Margeta (SLO), Radosław Koryzna (POL)
Score by quarters: 2–0, 2–1, 1–2, 4–1
Echenique 4 Goals four players 1

12 August 2016
10:20
Report Croatia  10–7  Italy Maria Lenk Aquatic Center, Rio de Janeiro
Referees:
Mark Koganov (AZE), Daniel Flahive (AUS)
Score by quarters: 1–1, 4–3, 3–2, 2–1
Sukno 5 Goals Gallo 2

14 August 2016
16:50
Report France  9–8  Croatia Olympic Aquatics Stadium, Rio de Janeiro
Referees:
Ni Shi Wei (CHN), Hatem Gaber (EGY)
Score by quarters: 3–2, 3–3, 2–1, 1–2
Marzouki 3 Goals Sukno 3
Quarterfinal
16 August 2016
15:10
Report Brazil  6–10  Croatia Olympic Aquatics Stadium, Rio de Janeiro
Referees:
Adrian Alexandrescu (ROU), Benjamin Mercier (FRA)
Score by quarters: 2–3, 1–4, 3–1, 0–2
Gomes 3 Goals García, Joković 3
Semifinal
18 August 2016
12:20
Report Montenegro  8–12  Croatia Olympic Aquatics Stadium, Rio de Janeiro
Referees:
Adrian Alexandrescu (ROU), Joseph Peila (USA)
Score by quarters: 3–4, 2–3, 1–1, 2–4
Brguljan, Ivović 3 Goals Bušlje 4
Gold medal match
20 August 2016
17:50
Report Croatia  7–11  Serbia Olympic Aquatics Stadium, Rio de Janeiro
Referees:
Georgios Stavridis (GRE), Péter Molnár (HUN)
Score by quarters: 2–3, 1–3, 2–3, 2–2
Sukno 3 Goals Mandić 4

Weightlifting[edit]

For the first time since 2004, Croatia has received an unused quota place from IWF to send a male weightlifter to the Olympics, as a response to the complete ban of the Russian weightlifting team from the Games due to "multiple positive" cases of doping.[38]

Athlete Event Snatch Clean & Jerk Total Rank
Result Rank Result Rank
Amar Musić Men's −85 kg 150 16 186 15 336 15

Wrestling[edit]

Croatia has received a spare host berth freed up by Brazil as the next highest-ranked eligible nation, not yet qualified, to send a wrestler competing in the men's Greco-Roman 75 kg to the Olympics, based on the results from the World Championships.[39][40]

Key:

  • VT – Victory by Fall.
  • PP – Decision by Points – the loser with technical points.
  • PO – Decision by Points – the loser without technical points.
  • ST – Decision by points – the loser without technical points and a margin of victory of at least 8 (Greco-Roman) or 10 (freestyle) 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
Božo Starčević −75 kg Bye  Çebi (TUR)
W 3–1 PP
 Bisek (USA)
W 3–0 PO
 Vlasov (RUS)
L 1–3 PP
Bye  Kim H-w (KOR)
L 1–3 PP
5

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