Niki Stajković

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Niki Stajković
Medal record
Men's Diving
Representing  Austria
European Championships
Silver medal – second place 1987 Strasbourg 3 m springboard
Bronze medal – third place 1981 Split 3 m springboard

Nikola "Niki" Stajković (March 1, 1959 in Salzburg – February 17, 2017 in Hallein)[1] was an Austrian diver who competed at five Olympics between 1972 and 1992 (1984 excepted). His best position was eighth at the 1980 Olympics. He became one of the youngest Olympic competitors ever when he made his Olympic debut in 1972 at age thirteen.[2]

On February 17, 2017, Niki was found dead at the bottom of a pool, after undertaking a training session with his wife, who had left early.[3]

He was sporting director for the Red Bull Cliff Diving Series.[4]


  1. ^ Braden Keith (18 February 2017). "Austrian Diving Legend Niki Stajkovic Dies in Training Session". Retrieved 18 February 2017.
  2. ^ "Diving at the 1972 München Summer Games: Men's Platform". Olympics at Archived from the original on 2020-04-18.
  3. ^ "Austrian Diving Legend Niki Stajkovic Dies in Training Session". SwimSwam. 18 February 2017.
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-07-16. Retrieved 2010-03-26.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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