Gymnast Tin Srbić Secures Olympic Silver Medal, 8th Medal for Croatia in Tokyo!

By 3 August 2021
Gymnast Tin Srbić Secures Olympic Silver Medal, 8th Medal for Croatia in Tokyo!
Slobodan Kadic

August 3, 2021 - Croatia gymnast Tin Srbić has secured the Olympic silver medal in the men's horizontal bar final on Tuesday! This is Croatia's 8th medal in Tokyo.

Croatian gymnast Tin Srbić won the silver medal in the men's horizontal bar final at the Olympic Games in Tokyo with a score of 14.900, winning the eighth Olympic medal for Croatia this summer. 


Slobodan Kadic

The 2017 Montreal world champion and silver medalist at the 2019 World Championships in Stuttgart, and a two-time silver medalist at the European Championships (2019, 2020), thus reached his first Olympic medal! 

It was also the eighth medal for Croatia at the Olympics in Tokyo, and the third silver after three gold and two bronze medals.

Srbić entered the final as a third-place finisher in the qualifications with a great exercise, with a start of 6.2 and finally a score of 14,633. However, for the final, he was preparing his strongest exercise with a start of 6.5 announcing that he was going for all or nothing. Better than him in the qualifications was Japanese gymnast Daiki Hashimoto (15,033) and Kazakh gymnast Milad Karimi (14,766).

The gold medal was thus won by the incredible Hashimoto with a score of 15,066, while the bronze was won by Russian Nikita Nagornyy with 14,533. For the 19-year-old Hashimoto, it is the second gold in Tokyo after he was the best in all-around.


Slobodan Kadic

Croatia's Tin Srbić, Japan's Daiki Hashimoto and Takeru Kitazono, Kazakhstan's Milad Karimi, Russia's Nikita Nagornyy, Australia's Tyson Bull, and the Netherland's Bart Deurloo also performed in the final.

"It’s hard for me to say much at all, I’m overjoyed and proud. When I saw the final going on, it wasn’t exactly fabulous, a lot of gymnasts were falling off the bar. It was quite tense, but I said to myself ‘now or never, you go for everything’ and lo and behold, it all turned out for me. This silver medal means everything to me," said Srbić, who calmly and concentratedly completed the exercise.

"I knew when the score came that it would be a medal, although before it came, you never know exactly what criteria the judges took, but they judged very well. I am very satisfied with the assessment, if I had completely buried Saskok, it would have been 15,000, it would have been even closer to the Japanese gymnast, but in that situation, I could not have done better, I gave my all."

Srbić's silver is the second Olympic medal for Croatian gymnastics after Filip Ude in 2008 in Beijing.

"From such conditions and against such countries that we are fighting against, to win an Olympic medal against these teams is incredible. Yes, it is the second in Croatian history, I can only say 'Fićo, sorry, I am finally better than you'.


Slobodan Kadic

"I'm not complaining, some more gold will come someday. I will rest a lot, rehabilitate a little, but I will return to the hall with even greater zeal and an even greater desire to come to Paris in three years, so we will see what will be there."

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