Serbia at the Olympics

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Serbia at the
Olympics
Flag of Serbia.svg
IOC code SRB
NOC Olympic Committee of Serbia
Website www.oks.org.rs (in Serbian)
Medals
Gold Silver Bronze Total
3 6 6 15
Summer appearances
Winter appearances
Other related appearances
 Yugoslavia (1920–1992 W)
 Independent Olympic Participants (1992 S)
 Serbia and Montenegro (1996–2006)

Serbia first participated at the Olympic Games in 1912 as the Kingdom of Serbia. Serbia returned to the Olympics as an independent team after ninety-six years at the 2008 Summer Olympics.

History[edit]

Despite not participating in the first Olympic Games in 1896 in Athens, Serbian king Aleksandar Obrenović attended the games at the invitation of Greek king George I and at these Games Momčilo Tapavica who competed for Hungary, became the first ethnic Serb to win an Olympic medal, bronze in tennis.[1]

From 1920 to the 1992 Winter Olympics Serbian athletes participated as part of the Yugoslavian team. At the 1992 Summer Olympics they participated as Independent Olympic Participants as their nation was under United Nations sanctions. The continuing sanctions meant that no Serbian athletes competed at the 1994 Winter Olympics. Sanctions were mostly lifted in 1995. From the 1996 Summer Olympics to the 2006 Winter Olympics they participated as part of the Serbia and Montenegro team.

The best example to illustrate the situation is the seven-time Olympian shooter and the 1988 gold medalist Jasna Šekarić who competed under four different banners at her twenty-four-year Olympic career. She started under the flag of Yugoslavia in 1988, then she competed as an Independent Participant in 1992, under the flag of Serbia and Montenegro from 1996 to 2004 and in 2008 and 2012 she represented Serbia.

Medal tables[edit]

Medals by sport[edit]

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total
Taekwondo 1 1 0 2
Water polo 1 0 2 3
Wrestling 1 0 0 1
Basketball 0 1 1 2
Shooting 0 1 1 2
Canoeing 0 1 0 1
Swimming 0 1 0 1
Volleyball 0 1 0 1
Athletics 0 0 1 1
Tennis 0 0 1 1
Total 3 6 6 15

List of medalists[edit]

Medal Name Games Sport Event
 Silver Milorad Čavić China 2008 Beijing Swimming pictogram.svg Swimming Men's 100 m butterfly
 Bronze Novak Djokovic China 2008 Beijing Tennis pictogram.svg Tennis Men's singles
 Bronze Men's water polo team
Aleksandar Ćirić
Filip Filipović
Živko Gocić
Branko Peković
Duško Pijetlović
Andrija Prlainović
Nikola Rađen
Aleksandar Šapić
Dejan Savić
Denis Šefik
Slobodan Soro
Vanja Udovičić
Vladimir Vujasinović
China 2008 Beijing Water polo pictogram.svg Water polo Men's tournament
 Gold Milica Mandić United Kingdom 2012 London Taekwondo pictogram.svg Taekwondo Women's +67 kg
 Silver Ivana Maksimović United Kingdom 2012 London Shooting pictogram.svg Shooting Women's 50 m rifle three positions
 Bronze Andrija Zlatić United Kingdom 2012 London Shooting pictogram.svg Shooting Men's 10 m air pistol
 Bronze Men's water polo team
Milan Aleksić
Filip Filipović
Živko Gocić
Dušan Mandić
Stefan Mitrović
Slobodan Nikić
Duško Pijetlović
Gojko Pijetlović
Andrija Prlainović
Nikola Rađen
Slobodan Soro
Aleksa Šaponjić
Vanja Udovičić
United Kingdom 2012 London Water polo pictogram.svg Water polo Men's tournament
 Gold Štefanek, DavorDavor Štefanek Brazil 2016 Rio de Janeiro Wrestling pictogram.svg Wrestling Men's Greco-Roman 66 kg
 Gold Men's water polo team
Milan Aleksić
Miloš Ćuk
Filip Filipović
Živko Gocić
Nikola Jakšić
Dušan Mandić
Branislav Mitrović
Stefan Mitrović
Slobodan Nikić
Duško Pijetlović
Gojko Pijetlović
Andrija Prlainović
Sava Ranđelović
Brazil 2016 Rio de Janeiro Water polo pictogram.svg Water polo Men's tournament
 Silver Tijana Bogdanović Brazil 2016 Rio de Janeiro Taekwondo pictogram.svg Taekwondo Women's 49 kg
 Silver Marko Tomićević
Milenko Zorić
Brazil 2016 Rio de Janeiro Canoeing (flatwater) pictogram.svg Canoeing Men's K-2 1000 m
 Silver Women's volleyball team
Tijana Bošković
Jovana Brakočević
Bianka Buša
Tijana Malešević
Brankica Mihajlović
Jelena Nikolić
Maja Ognjenović
Silvija Popović
Milena Rašić
Jovana Stevanović
Stefana Veljković
Bojana Živković
Brazil 2016 Rio de Janeiro Volleyball (indoor) pictogram.svg Volleyball Women's tournament
 Silver Men's basketball team
Stefan Birčević
Bogdan Bogdanović
Nikola Jokić
Stefan Jović
Nikola Kalinić
Milan Mačvan
Stefan Marković
Nemanja Nedović
Miroslav Raduljica
Marko Simonović
Vladimir Štimac
Miloš Teodosić
Brazil 2016 Rio de Janeiro Basketball pictogram.svg Basketball Men's tournament
 Bronze Ivana Španović Brazil 2016 Rio de Janeiro Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Women's long jump
 Bronze Women's basketball team
Dajana Butulija
Aleksandra Crvendakić
Saša Čađo
Ana Dabović
Milica Dabović
Nevena Jovanović
Sara Krnjić
Jelena Milovanović
Danielle Page
Sonja Petrović
Tamara Radočaj
Dragana Stanković
Brazil 2016 Rio de Janeiro Basketball pictogram.svg Basketball Women's tournament

Predecessor countries[edit]

The Olympic Committee of Serbia, created in 1910 and recognized in 1912, is deemed the direct successor to both Yugoslav Olympic Committee and the Olympic Committee of Serbia and Montenegro by IOC, and therefore the inheritor to all the records of the defunct nations.[2] In the period from 1920 to 2006, athletes representing these defunct countries won a total of 99 medals: 95 at Summer Games and 4 at Winter Games.

Country № Summer Gold Silver Bronze Total № Winter Gold Silver Bronze Total № Games Gold Silver Bronze Combined Total
Kingdom of Yugoslavia Kingdom of Yugoslavia 5 3 2 3 8 3 0 0 0 0 8 3 2 3 8
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia SFR Yugoslavia 11 23 27 25 75 10 0 3 1 4 21 23 30 26 79
 Independent Olympic Participants 1 0 1 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 3
Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro 3 2 4 3 9 2 0 0 0 0 6 2 4 3 9
Total 20 28 34 33 95 16 0 3 1 4 36 28 37 34 99

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1] Official site of Olympic Committee of Serbia, 1896 Olympic Games (Serbian)
  2. ^ [2] Official site of Olympic Committee of Serbia, History of Olympic Committee (Serbian)

External links[edit]