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Matija Ljubek

Full name: Matija Ljubek
Gender: Male
Height: 5-10.5 (180 cm)
Weight: 187 lbs (85 kg)
Born: November 22, 1953 in Belišće, Osječko-baranjska županija, Croatia
Died: October 11, 2000 in Valpovo, Osječko-baranjska županija, Croatia
Country: YUG Yugoslavia
Sport: Canoeing

Medals: 2 Gold, 1 Silver, 1 Bronze (4 Total)

Biography

Matija Ljubek had the following podium finishes at the Flatwater World Championships: 1st 1978 C1 1000 m, 1st 1982 C2 500 m (with Mirko Nišović), 1st 1983 C2 500 m (with Mirko Nišović), 1st 1985 C2 10000 m (with Mirko Nišović), 2nd 1981 C1 10000 m, 2nd 1982 C2 1000 m (with Mirko Nišović), 2nd 1985 C2 1000 m (with Mirko Nišović), 3rd 1975 C1 10000 m, 3rd 1978 C1 10000 m, 3rd 1983 C2 1000 m (with Mirko Nišović).

Ljubek was shot by a relative in a family dispute.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1976 Summer 22 Montréal Canoeing Men's Canadian Singles, 500 metres Yugoslavia YUG 3 Bronze
1976 Summer 22 Montréal Canoeing Men's Canadian Singles, 1,000 metres Yugoslavia YUG 1 Gold
1980 Summer 26 Moskva Canoeing Men's Canadian Singles, 500 metres Yugoslavia YUG 9
1980 Summer 26 Moskva Canoeing Men's Canadian Singles, 1,000 metres Yugoslavia YUG 8
1980 Summer 26 Moskva Canoeing Men's Canadian Doubles, 1,000 metres Yugoslavia YUG 4
1984 Summer 30 Los Angeles Canoeing Men's Canadian Doubles, 500 metres Yugoslavia YUG 1 Gold
1984 Summer 30 Los Angeles Canoeing Men's Canadian Doubles, 1,000 metres Yugoslavia YUG 2 Silver
1988 Summer 34 Seoul Canoeing Men's Canadian Doubles, 1,000 metres Yugoslavia YUG 5 h3r3/4

Men's Canadian Singles, 500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1976 Summer 22 Montréal Canoeing Yugoslavia Final Round 3 1:59.60
1976 Summer 22 Montréal Canoeing Yugoslavia Semi-Finals Heat Two 2 QU 2:07.99
1976 Summer 22 Montréal Canoeing Yugoslavia Round One Heat Two 1 QU 2:10.16
1980 Summer 26 Moskva Canoeing Yugoslavia Final Round 9 2:03.43
1980 Summer 26 Moskva Canoeing Yugoslavia Repêchage 3 QU 1:58.25
1980 Summer 26 Moskva Canoeing Yugoslavia Round One Heat One 6 2:01.20

Men's Canadian Singles, 1,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1976 Summer 22 Montréal Canoeing Yugoslavia Final Round 1 4:09.51
1976 Summer 22 Montréal Canoeing Yugoslavia Semi-Finals Heat Two 2 QU 4:19.99
1976 Summer 22 Montréal Canoeing Yugoslavia Round One Heat One 3 QU 4:15.14
1980 Summer 26 Moskva Canoeing Yugoslavia Final Round 8 4:22.40
1980 Summer 26 Moskva Canoeing Yugoslavia Repêchage 3 QU 4:20.51
1980 Summer 26 Moskva Canoeing Yugoslavia Round One Heat Two 4 4:05.21

Men's Canadian Doubles, 500 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit Date T
1984 Summer 30 Los Angeles Canoeing Yugoslavia YUG Mirko Nišović Final Round 1984-08-10 1:43.67
1984 Summer 30 Los Angeles Canoeing Yugoslavia YUG Mirko Nišović Round One Heat One 1984-08-06 1:49.08

Men's Canadian Doubles, 1,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit Date T
1980 Summer 26 Moskva Canoeing Yugoslavia YUG Mirko Nišović Final Round 1980-08-02 3:51.30
1980 Summer 26 Moskva Canoeing Yugoslavia YUG Mirko Nišović Repêchage 1980-08-02 3:55.52
1980 Summer 26 Moskva Canoeing Yugoslavia YUG Mirko Nišović Round One Heat Two 1980-07-31 3:47.85
1984 Summer 30 Los Angeles Canoeing Yugoslavia YUG Mirko Nišović Final Round 1984-08-11 3:41.56
1984 Summer 30 Los Angeles Canoeing Yugoslavia YUG Mirko Nišović Round One Heat Two 1984-08-07 3:50.78
1988 Summer 34 Seoul Canoeing Yugoslavia YUG Mirko Nišović Semi-Finals Heat Three 1988-09-29 3:59.04
1988 Summer 34 Seoul Canoeing Yugoslavia YUG Mirko Nišović Round One Heat One 1988-09-27 4:02.10
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