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Zdravko-Ćiro Kovačić

Full name: Zdravko-Ćiro Kovačić
Other name(s): Здравко-Ћиро Ковачић
Gender: Male
Born: July 6, 1925 in Šibenik, Šibensko-kninska županija, Croatia
Died: April 1, 2015 in Rijeka, Primorsko-goranska županija, Croatia
Affiliations: VK Primorje, Rijeka (CRO)
Country: YUG Yugoslavia
Sport: Water Polo

Medals: 2 Silver (2 Total)

Biography

Zdravko-Ćiro Kovačić was a legendary goalkeeper in Yugoslav water polo history, eventually earning a spot in the International Swimming Hall of Fame in 1984. In the early 1950s he was considered the greatest keeper in the world. He competed at three Olympics (1948-56), winning silver medals in 1952 and 1956. Kovačić also won a bronze medal at the 1950 European Championships and a silver medal at the 1954 Europeans. He later became a professional economist, serving as a director of the successful shipping company Jugolinija from 1972-80 and holding various posts in several different sports societies.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Summer 23 London Water Polo Men's Water Polo Yugoslavia YUG 9T
1952 Summer 27 Helsinki Water Polo Men's Water Polo Yugoslavia YUG 2 Silver
1956 Summer 31 Melbourne Water Polo Men's Water Polo Yugoslavia YUG 2 Silver

Men's Water Polo

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result G
1948 Summer 23 London Water Polo Yugoslavia YUG Group D Match #2 1 1948-07-30 YUG 12, AUS 3
1952 Summer 27 Helsinki Water Polo Yugoslavia YUG Final Round Match #2 1 1952-08-01 YUG 4, USA 2
1952 Summer 27 Helsinki Water Polo Yugoslavia YUG Final Round Match #4 1 1952-08-02 YUG 3, ITA 1
1952 Summer 27 Helsinki Water Polo Yugoslavia YUG Group B Match #1 1T 1952-07-30 YUG 2, HUN 2
1952 Summer 27 Helsinki Water Polo Yugoslavia YUG Group B Match #3 1T 1952-07-30 YUG 3, URS 3
1952 Summer 27 Helsinki Water Polo Yugoslavia YUG Group C Match #2 1 1952-07-27 YUG 9, ARG 1
1952 Summer 27 Helsinki Water Polo Yugoslavia YUG Group C Match #5 2 1952-07-28 NED 3, YUG 2 0
1952 Summer 27 Helsinki Water Polo Yugoslavia YUG Group C Match #6 1 1952-07-29 YUG 9, SWE 1
1952 Summer 27 Helsinki Water Polo Yugoslavia YUG Group C Match #7 1 1952-08-01 YUG 2, NED 1 0
1952 Summer 27 Helsinki Water Polo Yugoslavia YUG Qualifying Round Match #5 1 1952-07-25 YUG 10, AUS 2
1956 Summer 31 Melbourne Water Polo Yugoslavia YUG Final Round Match #2 1 1956-12-01 YUG 5, USA 1
1956 Summer 31 Melbourne Water Polo Yugoslavia YUG Final Round Match #5 1T 1956-12-04 YUG 2, GER 2
1956 Summer 31 Melbourne Water Polo Yugoslavia YUG Final Round Match #10 1 1956-12-06 YUG 2, ITA 1
1956 Summer 31 Melbourne Water Polo Yugoslavia YUG Final Round Match #12 2 1956-12-07 HUN 2, YUG 1
1956 Summer 31 Melbourne Water Polo Yugoslavia YUG Group A Match #2 1 1956-11-28 YUG 3, URS 2
1956 Summer 31 Melbourne Water Polo Yugoslavia YUG Group A Match #4 1 1956-11-29 YUG 9, AUS 1
1956 Summer 31 Melbourne Water Polo Yugoslavia YUG Group A Match #5 1 1956-11-30 YUG 3, ROU 2
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