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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(s) Yugoslavia
Ethnic nationCRO

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 Status Team Pos Details
1976 Summer Olympics Canoe Sprint (Canoeing) Canadian Singles, 500 metres, Men Olympic 3 Bronze Representing Yugoslavia    
  Canadian Singles, 1,000 metres, Men Olympic 1 Gold
1980 Summer Olympics Canoe Sprint (Canoeing) Canadian Singles, 500 metres, Men Olympic 9 Representing Yugoslavia    
  Canadian Singles, 1,000 metres, Men Olympic 8
  Canadian Doubles, 1,000 metres, Men Olympic Mirko Nišović 4
1984 Summer Olympics Canoe Sprint (Canoeing) Canadian Doubles, 500 metres, Men Olympic Mirko Nišović 1 Gold Representing Yugoslavia    
  Canadian Doubles, 1,000 metres, Men Olympic Mirko Nišović 2 Silver
1988 Summer Olympics Canoe Sprint (Canoeing) Canadian Doubles, 1,000 metres, Men Olympic Mirko Nišović 5 h3 r3/4 Representing Yugoslavia    

Other participations

Games Role Details
1980 Summer Olympics Flagbearer at the Opening Ceremony Representing Yugoslavia    
1988 Summer Olympics Flagbearer at the Opening Ceremony Representing Yugoslavia    

Special Notes