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Mirko Sandić

Full name: Mirko Sandić
Original name: Мирко Сандић
Gender: Male
Height: 6-5.5 (198 cm)
Weight: 220 lbs (100 kg)
Born: May 9, 1942 in Belgrade, Beograd, Serbia
Died: December 24, 2006 in Belgrade, Beograd, Serbia
Affiliations: Partizan Beograd, Beograd (SRB)
Country: YUG Yugoslavia
Sport: Water Polo

Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Silver (2 Total)

Biography

A big and heavy forward, Mirko Sandić was a key player of the Yugoslav water polo squad that won the 1968 Olympic gold medal. Between 1958 and 1974, Sandić played 235 matches for Yugoslavia, scoring 250 times. In addition to his Olympic title, he won an Olympic silver (1964) and two European Championship bronzes (1966, 1970). He was active for Partizan Beograd his entire career, winning 11 league titles, seven domestic cups and five European Cups (1964, 1966, 1967, 1971, 1975). After his active career, Sandić held coaching jobs around the world, leading the national teams of Singapore, Egypt and Malaysia, while also coaching in Australia and Yugoslavia. He became a member of the Yugoslav NOC in 1987, and became the first president of the Serbian water polo federation (1996-2003). In 1999, Mirko Sandić was inducted in the International Swimming Hall of Fame.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1960 Summer 18 Roma Water Polo Men's Water Polo Yugoslavia YUG 4
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo Water Polo Men's Water Polo Yugoslavia YUG 2 Silver
1968 Summer 26 Ciudad de México Water Polo Men's Water Polo Yugoslavia YUG 1 Gold
1972 Summer 30 München Water Polo Men's Water Polo Yugoslavia YUG 5

Men's Water Polo

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result G
1960 Summer 18 Roma Water Polo Yugoslavia YUG Final Round Match #2 2 1960-09-02 ITA 2, YUG 1 0
1960 Summer 18 Roma Water Polo Yugoslavia YUG Final Round Match #3 2 1960-09-03 URS 4, YUG 3 0
1960 Summer 18 Roma Water Polo Yugoslavia YUG Group B Match #2 1 1960-08-31 YUG 6, USA 2 0
1960 Summer 18 Roma Water Polo Yugoslavia YUG Group B Match #4 1 1960-09-01 YUG 2, HUN 1 0
1960 Summer 18 Roma Water Polo Yugoslavia YUG Group C Match #4 1 1960-08-27 YUG 7, RSA 1 2
1960 Summer 18 Roma Water Polo Yugoslavia YUG Group C Match #6 1 1960-08-29 YUG 6, AUS 2 1
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo Water Polo Yugoslavia YUG Final Round Match #2 1 1964-10-17 YUG 2, URS 0 0
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo Water Polo Yugoslavia YUG Final Round Match #3 1 1964-10-18 YUG 2, ITA 1 1
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo Water Polo Yugoslavia YUG Group B Match #2 1 1964-10-14 YUG 6, BEL 2 0
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo Water Polo Yugoslavia YUG Group B Match #4 1T 1964-10-15 YUG 4, HUN 4 2
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo Water Polo Yugoslavia YUG Group C Match #2 1 1964-10-11 YUG 2, USA 1 0
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo Water Polo Yugoslavia YUG Group C Match #3 1 1964-10-12 YUG 7, NED 2 1
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo Water Polo Yugoslavia YUG Group C Match #5 1 1964-10-13 YUG 8, BRA 0 2
1968 Summer 26 Ciudad de México Water Polo Yugoslavia YUG Final Round Match 1/2 1 1968-10-26 YUG 13, URS 11 3
1968 Summer 26 Ciudad de México Water Polo Yugoslavia YUG Semi-Finals Match #1 1 1968-10-24 YUG 8, HUN 6 1
1968 Summer 26 Ciudad de México Water Polo Yugoslavia YUG Group B Match #1 1 1968-10-14 YUG 13, EGY 2 1
1968 Summer 26 Ciudad de México Water Polo Yugoslavia YUG Group B Match #7 1T 1968-10-16 YUG 4, GDR 4 2
1968 Summer 26 Ciudad de México Water Polo Yugoslavia YUG Group B Match #11 1 1968-10-17 YUG 9, MEX 0 1
1968 Summer 26 Ciudad de México Water Polo Yugoslavia YUG Group B Match #16 1 1968-10-19 YUG 7, NED 4 2
1968 Summer 26 Ciudad de México Water Polo Yugoslavia YUG Group B Match #19 2 1968-10-20 ITA 5, YUG 4 0
1968 Summer 26 Ciudad de México Water Polo Yugoslavia YUG Group B Match #21 1 1968-10-21 YUG 11, GRE 1 3
1968 Summer 26 Ciudad de México Water Polo Yugoslavia YUG Group B Match #27 1 1968-10-22 YUG 17, JPN 2 4
1972 Summer 30 München Water Polo Yugoslavia YUG Final Round Match #3 2 1972-09-01 URS 5, YUG 4 0
1972 Summer 30 München Water Polo Yugoslavia YUG Final Round Match #4 1T 1972-09-02 YUG 6, ITA 6 1
1972 Summer 30 München Water Polo Yugoslavia YUG Final Round Match #8 2 1972-09-03 HUN 4, YUG 2 0
1972 Summer 30 München Water Polo Yugoslavia YUG Final Round Match #10 1 1972-09-04 YUG 5, FRG 4 1
1972 Summer 30 München Water Polo Yugoslavia YUG Group A Match #1 1 1972-08-27 YUG 12, CAN 4 2
1972 Summer 30 München Water Polo Yugoslavia YUG Group A Match #6 1 1972-08-28 YUG 8, ROU 7 0
1972 Summer 30 München Water Polo Yugoslavia YUG Group A Match #8 1 1972-08-29 YUG 5, MEX 3 0
1972 Summer 30 München Water Polo Yugoslavia YUG Group A Match #10 1 1972-08-30 YUG 7, CUB 5 0
1972 Summer 30 München Water Polo Yugoslavia YUG Group A Match #14 2 1972-08-31 USA 5, YUG 3 1
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