Dubravko Šimenc

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Dubravko Šimenc
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Born (1966-11-02) November 2, 1966 (age 54)
Zagreb, Yugoslavia (now Croatia)
Height 201 cm (6 ft 7 in)
Weight 145 kg (320 lb)

Dubravko Šimenc (born 2 November 1966 in Zagreb) is a former Croatian water polo player who competed for both Yugoslavia and Croatia, [1] and later water polo coach.

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Dubravko Šimenc's father Zlatko was a water polo player who won the silver medal at the 1964 Summer Olympics playing for Yugoslavia, and also a professor at the Faculty of Kinesiology. Šimenc's mother was a volleyball player. As a boy, Šimenc played many different sports. He started to play water polo in 1975.

Šimenc's first major medal was silver in the 1985 European Championships with Yugoslavia. The following year, his club Mladost won the World Champion title in Madrid.

He was given the honour to carry the national flag of Croatia at the opening ceremony of the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, becoming the 20th water polo player to be a flag bearer at the opening and closing ceremonies of the Olympics. [2]

He gave support to Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović at the 2014–15 Croatian presidential election.

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References

  1. Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Dubravko Šimenc". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 25 June 2012.
  2. Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Croatia". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 2020-04-17. Retrieved 25 October 2011.
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Zoran Primorac
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Athens 2004
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