Milanko Petrović

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Milanko Petrović
2014-01-04 Biathlon World Cup Oberhof - Mens Pursuit - 56 - Milanko Petrović.JPG
Full nameMilanko Petrović
Born (1988-09-21) 21 September 1988 (age 31)
Sjenica, SFR Yugoslavia
Height1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Ski clubBK Lavina
Personal best2014 European Championship – 8th place in sprint
2013 Summer Biathlon World Championship – 5th place in pursuit
World Cup career
Individual wins0
Indiv. podiums0

Milanko Petrović (Serbian Cyrillic: Миланко Петровић; born 21 September 1988 in Sjenica) is a Serbian biathlete who participated at the 2010 Winter Olympics, becoming the first olympic biathlete for independent Serbia.[1] At the 2014 Winter Olympics he carried Serbian flag at the opening ceremony and competed in biathlon and cross-country skiing. He represents Serbia at the Biathlon World Championships and he is a regular participant of the Biathlon World Cup and the first ever Serb to win World Cup points.[2] Occasionally, he competes in cross-country skiing. At the 2013 Winter Universiade he made a remarkable success by winning first ever international medals for Serbia in biathlon and cross-country skiing.[3]


Petrović competed 5 times at the Biathlon World Championships. His best achievements were 47th place in Pursuit and 49th place in Sprint achieved in 2013.[4][5] The best finish in Individual was 87th place in 2011.[6]

Milanko Petrović competed at the 2013 Summer Biathlon World Championship. He came 5th in pursuit and 9th in Sprint.[7]

At the 2012 European Biathlon Championship, he finished 9th in sprint and 20th in Individual.[8] [9] In 2014 he won 8th place in sprint, 14th place in individual race and 15th in pursuit.

The biggest successes in his career so far, Petrović achieved in 2012/13 season of World Cup. At the 4th stage of World Cup in German, Oberhof, he finished 39th in 10 km Sprint and 40th in 12.5 km Pursuit. Those were his The best world cup results which brought him first world cup points.[10][11] Petrović finished 35th in Pursuit in Oslo, during the 7th stage of World Cup and won new points.[12] He finished 47th in Sochi in the 20 km Individual and 35th in 10 km Sprint, achieved the highest Individual and Sprint World Cup placements and also won new sprint points. Petrović finished 2012/13 season on 86th place overall scoring 15 points, in sprint he came 80th with 8 points and in pursuit he was ranked 72nd with 7 points.

Olympic Games[edit]

Year Place Individual Sprint Pursuit Mass start Relay
2010 Canada Vancouver 87 81 - - -
2014 Russia Sochi 69 69 - - -

World Championships[edit]

Year Place Individual Sprint Pursuit Mass start Relay Mixed relay
2008 Sweden Östersund 102 112 24
2009 South Korea Pyeongchang 105 111 26
2011 Russia Khanty-Mansiysk 87 81 LPD
2012 Germany Ruhpolding 112 65 LPD
2013 Czech Republic Nové Město 88 49 47 LPD

World Cup[edit]

Season Individual Sprint Pursuit Mass Start Overall
Points Position Points Position Points Position Points Position Points Position
2012–13 8 80th 7 72nd 15 86th
2013–14 6 52nd 10 8th - - - - 16 86th

Cross-country skiing[edit]

Petrović competes for Serbian in cross-country skiing in Balkan Cup. He brought Serbia first ever wins in Balkan Cup in 10 km and 15 km Freestyle during the 2013 stage, held in Pale, Bosnia and Herzegovina.[13][14] In 2013 he finished 8th in 10 km freestyle during the Austria Cup in Seefeld.[15] At the 2013 Winter Universiade held in Trentino, Italy, Petrović won first ever international Serbian cross-country medal, gold in 10 km freestyle and achieved the best ever Serbian points 18.48 therefore Serbia managed to qualify for the first time two male athletes for the Olympic Games in cross-country skiing.[16]


  1. ^ Vancouver 2010
  2. ^ SK: Petrović osvojio prve bodove B92 – Serbian language
  3. ^ "Petroviću novo zlato u nordijskom skijanju!". Press. 2013-12-17. Retrieved 25 January 2014.
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Olympic Games
Preceded by
Jelena Lolović
Flagbearer for  Serbia
2014 Sochi
Succeeded by
Nevena Ignjatović