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Friday, 9 April 2021

Lena Stojković Becomes European Taekwondo Champion!

April 9, 2021 - Member of Marjan Split Lena Stojković won the gold medal at the European Taekwondo Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria! On the first day of the competition, the Croatia taekwondo team reached the gold medal in Sofia thanks to 19-year-old Lena Stojković! Lena defeated Finn Tammila 22-2 in the first round in the category up to 46 kilograms. She went on to achieve an upset in the quarterfinals with an 18-8 victory against Turkey's Yildirim, the current European champion, winner of an incredible seven world and European medals in senior competition, and a competitor in Tokyo this summer in…
Thursday, 8 April 2021

Villarreal Tops Dinamo in Europa League Quarterfinal First Leg in Zagreb

April 8, 2021 - Villarreal tops Dinamo in the first leg of the Europa League quarterfinals in Zagreb (1:0). After sensationally knocking out Tottenham in the last 16, Dinamo met Villarreal for the first quarterfinal match of the Europa League at Maksimir Stadium in Zagreb on Thursday.  However, Dinamo could not count on all of the stars that brought them success in the last round. Coach Damir Krznar announced before the match that Joško Gvardiol and attackers Bruno Petković and Mario Gavranović were injured. Lineups Dinamo: Livaković - Ristovski, Theophile, Lauritsen, Gvardiol - Ademi, Jakić, Ivanušec, Majer, Oršić - Atiemwen Villarreal: Rulli -…
Thursday, 8 April 2021

Croatia at Olympic Games: Only 40 Croatian Athletes Qualified for Tokyo So Far

April 8, 2021 - Only 40 Croatian athletes qualified for Tokyo so far. A look at Croatia at the Olympic Games this summer. Gol.hr reports that there are only three months left until the start of the Olympic Games in Japan. From July 23 to August 8, Tokyo will be the world’s sports center and host today’s best athletes in various sports. Croatia participated in its first Games back in 1992 and participated in seven Olympic competitions, winning 33 medals total - 11 gold medals, 10 silver medals, and 12 bronze. According to the number of qualified athletes, it is…
Thursday, 8 April 2021

Sinković Brothers at European Championships: Champion Croatian Rowers after Gold Medal in Italy

April 8, 2021 - After several months of competition break, champion Croatian rowers brothers Valent and Martin Sinković are racing this weekend. 24 Sata reports that the Sinković brothers set off for the European Championships, to be held from April 9 to 11, 2021, in Varese, Italy. 629 athletes from 35 countries registered for the regatta, and Italy, the host country, has the largest number of registered crews. "I think our biggest competition will be the Italians and the Romanians. The Dutch are tough on the first part of the track we learned last year. However, the boat is good, we…
Tuesday, 6 April 2021

ATP Challenger Split Open: Round One Results

April 6, 2021 - Bernard Tomić, the main star of the ATP Challenger Split Open, was eliminated in the first round by seventh-seed Kimmer Coppejans of Belgium 6:2, 4:6, 6:3. In the two-hour match, the Australian and former member of the Top 20 had an early "break" at the start of the third set. He saved as many as nine breaks in that set, but Coppejans, the junior winner of Roland Garros in 2012, took away Tomić's service for the 5:3 lead, followed by 0-40 on the way to the victory. In the next round, Coppejans goes against another Australian, Aleksandar…
Monday, 5 April 2021

ATP Challenger Split Open: Croatian Mili Poljičak Falls against Aleksandar Vukić

April 5, 2021 - Mili Poljičak tried as hard as he could, but failed to make it out of the Split Open's first round. The 16-year-old tennis player from Split, who received an invitation from the organizers instead of the injured Borna Goja, met Aleksandar Vukić on Monday who made it very tough to win. It was 6:1, 6:1 in 51 minutes of play. Even with good knowledge of the Firule terrain, it couldn't help Mili, as the Australian tennis player with Montenegrin and Bosnian roots was simply too strong. Mili tried many things, on one occasion even a serve…
Monday, 5 April 2021

Mate Pavić Again #1 in ATP Doubles Rankings, Three Croats in Top 10!

April 5, 2021 - Split tennis player Mate Pavić is again at the top of the ATP doubles rankings after July 2, 2018! The news comes after Mate Pavić and Nikola Mektić won their fourth joint title, and the first in the Masters 1000 series tournament. The world's best tennis pair in 2021 won the Miami Open after beating Britons Daniel Evans and Neal Skupski 6-4, 6-4 in 75 minutes during Saturday's final. They also became the first Croatians to boast a doubles title at the Miami Open and did it without losing a set. Thus, in their 28th appearance…
Monday, 5 April 2021

How E-sports in Croatia Could Become Backbone of Croatian Economy

April 5, 2021 - A look at the potential of e-sports in Croatia and how it could ultimately become the backbone of the Croatian economy.  Jutarnji List reports that it is no secret that esports are experiencing a strong expansion globally, as shown by fascinating figures: more than a billion dollars in revenue in 2020, more than half a billion fans, numerous eminent European clubs playing with their teams in major FIFA competitions. In pre-pandemic times, we witnessed crowded sports halls where gamers competed in front of tens of thousands of passionate fans, with hundreds of thousands of spectators via…
Monday, 5 April 2021

HNL Round 27 Recap: Rijeka Tops Gorica 4:3, Dinamo and Sibenik Draw, Wins for Osijek and Hajduk

April 5, 2021 - The 27th round of the Croatian First League was held on April 2 and 3, 2021. In this Easter-weekend round, Rijeka tops Gorica 4:3, while Dinamo and Šibenik draw 1:1. Varazdin v. Slaven Belupo (1:1) Varazdin and Belupo opened the 27th round in Varazdin on Friday, April 2, 2021. Djurasek scored the first goal of the match for 1:0 Varazdin at the half. Delic returned to score a late-game equalizer for 1:1 in the first minute of added time (91+1').  
  Varazdin is currently in 9th place with 23 points, while Belupo is in 7th with…
Saturday, 3 April 2021

First Wheelchair Tennis Tournament in Split held at Firule Tennis Center!

April 3, 2021 - As a kind of overture to this year's Split Open, the organizers prepared a commendable action and organized a wheelchair tennis tournament in Split that they hope will become a tradition! At the first historic tournament held at the Tennis Center in Firule, the winner was Split representative Sven Maretić who initiated the action. Best Croatian wheelchair tennis player Anto Joskić and the young Ante Kolunđija from Dubrovnik also played. Maretić defeated Joskic 7:5, 2:6, 10:8, and Kolundija 6:1, 7:5, while Joskic took second place, beating Kolundija 6:4, 6:1. Robert Pleško But the result was less…
Saturday, 3 April 2021

Split Open: Two ATP Challenger Tournaments in Split this Month!

 April 3, 2021 - The second edition of the ATP Challenger Split Open this year will be a two-parter! Week after week, two ATP Challenger tournaments in Split will be played, from April 5 to 11 and from April 12 to 18, at the Tennis Center in the Firule neighborhood of Split. Last year's premiere edition at the beginning of autumn was a success, and this year an additional step forward is expected in all segments of the organization. Just before the start of the tournament, a press conference was organized on the terrace of the Split Tennis Club 1950 in…
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