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» Mikela Ristoski is Paraolympic champion in triple long jump in Rio 2016
Submitted By Nenad N. Bach and Darko Žubrinić | Published 09/21/2016 | Sports , Education | Unrated
  Mikela Ristoski is a multiple world champion in both long jump (2011) and in triple long jump (2015). It is therefore not such a big surprise that she won her gold medal in triple long jump at the 2016 Paraolympic Games in Rio. However, a big surprise is continuity of her excellent results, since in this category Croatia has practicaly no tradition at all. Mikela lives in the city of Pula in Istrian peninsula, on the wester
» Training with Andrej Gacina at Westchester Table Tennis Center, September 24-25, 2016
Submitted By Marko Puljić | Published 09/20/2016 | Sports | Unrated
This weekend the Westchester Table Tennis Club in Westchester, New York is proud to welcome one of the top table tennis players in the world, Croatia's Andrej Gacina. Gacina is world-ranked #20 by the ITTF. He is five-time national champion of Croatia, a medalist at two European championships, and a three-time Olympian. He'll play in the open event on Sunday, starting at 2 pm -- competing for the grand prize of $1,500. For more informa
» Croatia in the finals of the 2016 Davis Cup after the victory against France in the city of Zadar
Submitted By Nenad N. Bach and Darko Žubrinić | Published 09/20/2016 | Sports | Unrated
We have witnessed a big success of Croatian tennis team, winning France in the city of Zadar 3 : 2. Especially important was the role of Marin Čilić, who brought Croatia to vicotry. Croatia was the winner of the Davis Cup Tournament in 2005. The first known traces of tennis playing in Croatia date from 1878 (in Zagreb and Samobor). The first Davis Cup match in Croatia was played in Zagreb in 1927. In the finals of t
» Sandra Paovic of Croatia winning gold medal in table tennis at the 2016 Paraolympic Games in Rio
Submitted By Nenad N. Bach and Darko Žubrinić | Published 09/16/2016 | Sports , People , Education | Unrated
Paovic’s career in the able-bodied side was cut short on 30 January 2009, by a life threatening car accident en route to the airport in Paris following a match. She suffered a severe cervical spinal injury leaving her with limited use of her legs. “What motivated me to come back to table tennis is the love that I have for table tennis and sport in general,” she said. “Many people were there for
» Stipe Miocic successfully defending his UFC heavy weight world title vs A. Overeem in Sep 2016 in Cleveland
Submitted By Nenad N. Bach and Darko Žubrinić | Published 09/12/2016 | Sports | Unrated
Stipe Miočić, USA, born in 1982 to Croatian immigrants, is an American mixed martial artist competing in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) where he is the current UFC World Heavyweight Champion. In Sep 2016 he successfully defended his title in Cleveland in the match with Alistair Overeem, a well known Dutch martial artist and kickboxer who was Strikeforce, Dream and K-1 champion. Preparing for this match, S
» Ivica Kostelic Summer Ski Camp on the island of Mljet in Croatia
Submitted By Nenad N. Bach and Darko Žubrinić | Published 08/30/2016 | Tourism , Sports , Environment , Entertainment , Education | Unrated
Ivica Kostelić, the greatest Croatian male skier in history, invited a number of his friends, mostly skiers, to spend a part of their summer vacations on the island of Mljet, one of the most beautiful Mediterranean islands. The resulting series of six videos provides a lots of information about this island, as well as about Ivica and his guests. The island of Mljet is the one on which the shipwreck of St. Paul th
» Sime Fantela and Igor Marenic won Croatia's first ever gold medal in Olympic sailing in Rio 2016
Submitted By Nenad N. Bach and Darko Žubrinić | Published 08/24/2016 | Sports , Education | Unrated
Šime Fantela and Igor Marenić are the current European and World champions in sailing. Should it come as a surprise if they won gold medal at the Olympic Games in Rio? Definitely no, but this was Croatia's first gold in Olympic sailing. This medal, as well as the silver medal by Tonči Stipanović (Laser category), is among others a consequence of the fact that Croatia is not only a Middle-European country, but also a
» Damir Martin Croatian rower winning silver medal of golden glitter at 2016 Olympic Games in men's single sculls
Submitted By Nenad N. Bach and Darko Žubrinić | Published 08/20/2016 | Sports , Education | Unrated
  Probably the most dramatic event in rowing at the Olympic Games in Rio was held in the finals of men's single sculls. Croatian rower Damir Martin finished simulateneously with Mahe Drysdale of New Zealand. However, photo-finish showed that the difference was a portion of a centimeter, so that Damir Martin was decorated with silver medal. It is a huge success of Croatian sports. Both competitors finished with the same res
» Sandra Perković won olympic gold medal in discus throw at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio
Submitted By Nenad N. Bach and Darko Žubrinić | Published 08/19/2016 | Sports , Education | Unrated
Sandra Perković is one of the most dominant figures in contemporary world athletics, in the discipline of discus throw. In Rio de Janeiro she won her second consecutive title of Olympic Champion. She thus became one of only two women in the history of discus throw to have two gold olympic medals. The year 2016 was the most successful for Croatia till now. With 5 gold medals, Croatia won 17th place among 198 countrie


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