Congratulations on the opening of this great facility. This city needed the Pulse cardiology center and I want to thank you for your support and for recognizing the Water Polo Association of Serbia as a partner with whom you will move forward in the coming period. In this name, the official ball of the Serbian Water Polo Association is signed by the best of the best.
Let’s just remember what all the water polo selections of our country achieved this year.
The most dominant team of the century
- This was the second gold, the sixth Olympic medal of our national team.
- Silver was won in 2004 at the Games in Athens, and we have three more bronzes from Sydney 2000, Beijing 2008 and London 2012.
- Since 2000, our water polo team has always played at least the semi-finals of the Olympic Games.
- Serbia is one of the biggest water polo powers in the world.
- We also have three golds at the world championships, in 2005, 2009 and 2015.
- Serbia is also the winner of the FINA World Cup (three times), in 2006, 2010 and 2014, and we also have an incredible 12 triumphs in the World League.
- When everything is added up, this was 30 gold medals of our water polo players in various competitions at the European and world level.
The Serbian water polo team remains the Olympic champion
Serbian water polo players are Olympic champions in 2021! Dejan Savić’s team defeated Greece 13:10 in the final of the Olympic Games in Tokyo.
Serbia defended the gold won five years ago in Rio! Filip Filipović, Andrija Prlainović, Duško and Gojko Pijetlović, Milan Aleksić, and Stefan and Branislav Mitrović said goodbye to the national team in the best possible way.
Serbian water polo players up to 20 years old are world champions
Serbian water polo players beat Italy 10:8 (3:3, 1:1, 3:2, 3:2), and won the gold medal at the World Championship for players under 20, which ended in Prague. Serbia reached its third gold in this age group, as the best was in 2011 and 2015.
Goals for Serbia were scored by: Marko Radulović, Nemanja Stanojević and Stefan Branković two each, Vasilije Martinović, Bogdan Gavrilović and Marko Radović one each. For Italy, Matteo Grata, Filippo Ferrero and Andrea Mladosik were in the mood to play in attack with two goals each.
Serbian 17-year-olds beat Greece and became champions of Europe!
Serbian water polo players born in 2004 and later are the new champions of Europe! In the final of the European Championship in Malta, the younger juniors defeated Greece with a score of 10:6 (2:0, 2:3, 3:1, 3:2) and thus rounded off an incredible summer for Serbian water polo, after the Olympic gold in the senior competition and the World gold in the junior competition.
The European champions are: Radosav Virijević (Radnički), Petar Pajković (Vojvodina), Pavle Mušikić (Banjica), Zoran Božović (Partizan), Andrija Jauković (Banjica), Petar Stanić (Valis), Viktor Urošević (Taš), Aleksandar Kovačević (Valis ), Nikola Kojić (Partizan), Marko Dimitrijević (Partizan), Vuk Anđelić (Belgrade), Rodoljub Gajić (Red Star), Bogdan Brešćanski (Vojvodina), Mihajlo Pavlović (Banjica) and Veljko Fuštić (Belgrade). They were led from the bench by Miloš Korolija, and the coaching staff included coaches Slobodan Nikić and Mijat Mijatović, doctor Miodrag Nastić and road leader Goran Čanković.