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Marijan Žužej

Full name: Marijan Žužej
Other name(s): Маријан Жужеј
Gender: Male
Height: 6-1 (186 cm)
Weight: 205 lbs (93 kg)
Born: February 8, 1934 in Maribor, Maribor, Slovenia
Died: December 18, 2011 in Zagreb, Grad Zagreb, Croatia
Affiliations: Mladost, Zagreb (CRO)
Country: YUG Yugoslavia
Sport: Water Polo

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Marijan Žužej took up swimming in 1946 and started playing water polo in 1952 after joining HAVK Mladost, playing with them his entire club career. Žužej was called to the Yugoslav national team in 1954 and won silver medals at both the 1954 European Championships and 1956 Olympics. In 1957 Žužej won gold at the Universiade, but at the end of that year suffered a serious car accident that nearly ended his career. He recovered by the 1960 Olympics, where he was fourth with the Yugoslav team, but retired from sports soon thereafter. Žužej later worked as a water polo coach and administrator with his club HAVK Mladost and also worked as an architect in Slovenia and Austria.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1956 Summer 22 Melbourne Water Polo Men's Water Polo Yugoslavia YUG 2 Silver
1960 Summer 26 Roma Water Polo Men's Water Polo Yugoslavia YUG 4

Men's Water Polo

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result G
1956 Summer 22 Melbourne Water Polo Yugoslavia YUG Final Round Match #2 1 1956-12-01 YUG 5, USA 1
1956 Summer 22 Melbourne Water Polo Yugoslavia YUG Final Round Match #5 1T 1956-12-04 YUG 2, GER 2
1956 Summer 22 Melbourne Water Polo Yugoslavia YUG Final Round Match #10 1 1956-12-06 YUG 2, ITA 1
1956 Summer 22 Melbourne Water Polo Yugoslavia YUG Final Round Match #12 2 1956-12-07 HUN 2, YUG 1
1956 Summer 22 Melbourne Water Polo Yugoslavia YUG Group A Match #2 1 1956-11-28 YUG 3, URS 2
1956 Summer 22 Melbourne Water Polo Yugoslavia YUG Group A Match #4 1 1956-11-29 YUG 9, AUS 1
1956 Summer 22 Melbourne Water Polo Yugoslavia YUG Group A Match #5 1 1956-11-30 YUG 3, ROU 2
1960 Summer 26 Roma Water Polo Yugoslavia YUG Final Round Match #2 2 1960-09-02 ITA 2, YUG 1 1
1960 Summer 26 Roma Water Polo Yugoslavia YUG Final Round Match #3 2 1960-09-03 URS 4, YUG 3 0
1960 Summer 26 Roma Water Polo Yugoslavia YUG Group B Match #2 1 1960-08-31 YUG 6, USA 2 1
1960 Summer 26 Roma Water Polo Yugoslavia YUG Group B Match #4 1 1960-09-01 YUG 2, HUN 1 1
1960 Summer 26 Roma Water Polo Yugoslavia YUG Group C Match #1 1 1960-08-25 YUG 2, NED 1 0
1960 Summer 26 Roma Water Polo Yugoslavia YUG Group C Match #4 1 1960-08-27 YUG 7, RSA 1 1
1960 Summer 26 Roma Water Polo Yugoslavia YUG Group C Match #6 1 1960-08-29 YUG 6, AUS 2 2
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