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Matija Ljubek

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 2
Silver 1
Bronze 1
Total 4
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameMatija•Ljubek
Used nameMatija•Ljubek
Born22 November 1953 in Belišće (CRO)
Died11 October 2000 in Valpovo (CRO)
Measurements180 cm / 85 kg
AffiliationsKKK Belišće, Belišće (CRO)
NOC Yugoslavia
Nationality Croatia

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 Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal Nationality As
1976 Summer Olympics Canoe Sprint (Canoeing) YUG CRO Matija Ljubek
Canadian Singles, 500 metres, Men (Olympic) 3 Bronze
Canadian Singles, 1,000 metres, Men (Olympic) 1 Gold
1980 Summer Olympics Canoe Sprint (Canoeing) YUG CRO Matija Ljubek
Canadian Singles, 500 metres, Men (Olympic) 9
Canadian Singles, 1,000 metres, Men (Olympic) 8
Canadian Doubles, 1,000 metres, Men (Olympic) Mirko Nišović 4
1984 Summer Olympics Canoe Sprint (Canoeing) YUG CRO Matija Ljubek
Canadian Doubles, 500 metres, Men (Olympic) Mirko Nišović 1 Gold
Canadian Doubles, 1,000 metres, Men (Olympic) Mirko Nišović 2 Silver
1988 Summer Olympics Canoe Sprint (Canoeing) YUG CRO Matija Ljubek
Canadian Doubles, 1,000 metres, Men (Olympic) Mirko Nišović 5 h3 r3/4

Other participations

Games Role NOC Nationality As
1980 Summer Olympics Flagbearer at the Opening Ceremony YUG CRO Matija Ljubek
1988 Summer Olympics Flagbearer at the Opening Ceremony YUG CRO Matija Ljubek

Special Notes