Davor Štefanek

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Davor Štefanek
Davor Štefanek.jpg
Personal information
Born12 September 1985 (1985-09-12) (age 33)
Subotica, SR Serbia, SFR Yugoslavia
Height1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight66 kg (146 lb)
Sport
Country Serbia and Montenegro
(2004–2006)
 Serbia (2006–)
SportWrestling
Event(s)Greco-Roman

Davor Štefanek (Serbian Cyrillic: Давор Штефанек; born 12 September 1985) is a Serbian representative in Greco-Roman Wrestling, former World champion and the reigning Olympic champion in the Greco-Roman 66 kg category.

Biography[edit]

He won a silver medal at 2005 Almeria, and gold medal at 2009 Pescara at the Mediterranean Games, a silver medal at 2004 Haparanda, a bronze medal at 2008 Tampere, another bronze medal at 2012 Belgrade, and another silver medal at 2016 Riga at the European Championships, gold at 2014 Tashkent, and bronze at 2015 Las Vegas at the World Championships.

Štefanek represented Serbia and Montenegro at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, as well as Serbia at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing and 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, where he won the gold medal.

Štefanek was the first Serbian athlete to win a medal in Rio de Janeiro after 11 days of disappointing results and was credited by other Serbian athletes for raising their spirits,[1][2] as they then proceeded to win 7 more medals in the following days, making the 2016 Olympic Games edition by far the most successful in Serbia's history as an independent nation.

He was awarded the golden Medal for Merits of the Republic of Serbia in 2019.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.zurnal.rs/olimpijske-igre/srbija-u-riju/38291/djordjevic-stefanek-je-pokretac-svega-ovoga
  2. ^ http://mondo.rs/a930942/Sport/Ostali-sportovi/Srbija-Italija-za-finale-vaterpolo-turnira-na-Olimpijskim-igrama-u-Rio-de-Zaneiru.html
  3. ^ Serbia, RTS, Radio televizija Srbije, Radio Television of. "Dodeljena odlikovanja povodom Dana državnosti Srbije". www.rts.rs. Retrieved 2019-02-15.

External links[edit]

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Emir Bekrić
Serbia The Best Athlete of Serbia
2014
Succeeded by
Novak Djokovic