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» Christian Pulisic rising USA soccer star in Germany has Croatian roots
Submitted By Nenad N. Bach and Darko Žubrinić | Published 11/17/2016 | Sports , Education | Unrated
Christian Pulisic's grandfather Mate, on the father's side, was born in Croatia on the island of Olib. Jurgen Klinsmann, the head coach of the U.S. national team, revealed his delight about Pulisic’s development and onward potential: “This player’s potential is limitless.” Pennsylvania native, now just 18 years old (born in 1998) and being hailed as the next great hope of American soccer by hi
» Daniel Orsanic captain of the 2016 Argentinean Davis Cup representation has Croatian roots
Submitted By Nenad N. Bach and Darko Žubrinić | Published 11/13/2016 | Sports , Education | Unrated
Daniel Orsanic, the current 2016 captain of the 2016 Davis Cup representation of Argentina, has Croatian roots on his father's side. More specifically, his grandparents Ivan and Ivana Orsanic originate from Croatia's capital Zagreb. We owe this information to Carmen Verlichak, Croatian writer in Argentina, who also sent a nice photo of his grandparents taken in Croatia in 1941.
» Bojan Bogdanovic Croatian basketball player in NBA scored a career-high 44 points
Submitted By Nenad N. Bach and Darko Žubrinić | Published 10/29/2016 | Sports | Unrated
Bojan Bogdanović is a Croatian professional basketball player for the Brooklyn Nets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He also represents the Croatian national basketball team. Standing at 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in), he plays at the shooting guard and small forward positions. On 22 July 2014, Bogdanović signed a three-year, $10 million contract with the Brooklyn Nets. On 15 March 2016, he scored a career-high 44 points in a 131–11
» Mario Hezonja young and very successful Croatian basketball player in the NBA
Submitted By Nenad N. Bach and Darko Žubrinić | Published 09/26/2016 | Sports | Unrated
Mario Hezonja is a Croatian professional basketball player for the Orlando Magic of the National Basketball Association. He also represents the Croatian national team internationally. When a player like Mario Hezonja is taken in the top five of the NBA Draft, there will be big expectations for them. NBA organizations must hit on high draft picks and have confidence in the prospects that they choose. Esp
» 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


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