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Zdravko Hebel

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameZdravko•Hebel
Used nameZdravko•Hebel
Other namesЗдравко Хебел
Born21 January 1943 in Zagreb (CRO)
Died12 August 2017 in Zagreb (CRO)
Measurements187 cm / 87 kg
AffiliationsMladost, Zagreb (CRO)
NOC(s) Croatia Yugoslavia
Ethnic nationCRO


Like many water polo players, Zdravko Hebel started as a swimmer, winning the 1961 Yugoslav junior championship in the 200 metre breaststroke. He then turned to water polo, playing from 1962-77 with Mladost. With Mladost he won European titles in 1967-69 and 1971, and the 1976 Cup of the Winner and the European Supercup. He won Yugoslavian titles in 1962, 1964, 1967, and 1969-71. Hebel earned 68 caps with the Yugoslav national team from 1965-69, winning an Olympic gold medal in 1968 and the 1967 Mediterranean Games title.

Hebel later turned to sports administration. He served as President of the Zagreb Sports Association from 1991-2000, and was vice-president of the Croatian Olympic Committee also from 1991-2000. He was President of the Association of Croatian Water Polo judges from 1993-95, and President of the Croatian Water Polo Association in 1995 and in 1999-2000. From 2000-02, Hebel served as President of the Croatian Olympic Committee.


Games Discipline (Sport) Event Status Team Pos Details
1968 Summer Olympics Water Polo (Aquatics) Water Polo, Men Olympic Yugoslavia 1 Gold Representing Yugoslavia    

Organization roles

Role Organization Tenure Details
President Hrvatski olimpijski odbor 2000—2002 Representing Croatia    

Special Notes