Božidar Stanišić

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameBožidar•Stanišić
Used nameBožidar•Stanišić
Original nameБожидар•Станишић
Born21 October 1938 in Herceg Novi (MNE)
Died3 January 2014 in Herceg Novi (MNE)
Measurements187 cm / 88 kg
AffiliationsPKV Jadran, Herceg Novi (MNE)
NOC Yugoslavia
Nationality Montenegro

Biography

Božidar Stanišić didn’t learn to swim until he was 14, but that didn’t stop him from becoming one of the top water polo players ever to come from Montenegro. He débuted for PKV Jadran, the team from his home town of Herceg Novi in 1954, and made the national team two years later. Stanišić went on to win 99 caps in all. His greatest successes came in 1958, when Yugoslavia was runner-up at the European Championships in Budapest, and in 1964 when the Yugoslavs won a silver medal at the Olympics. In national competition, he helped Jadran win the title in 1958 and 1959, before switching to VK Bijela. He later coached both teams as well, leading Bijela to the premier division, and earning a cup final spot with Jadran. Stanišić, who completed a law degree, was elected athlete of the year in Montenegro a record four times (1959, 1961, 1963, 1965).

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal Nationality As
1960 Summer Olympics Water Polo (Aquatics) YUG MNE Božidar Stanišić
Water Polo, Men (Olympic) Yugoslavia 4
1964 Summer Olympics Water Polo (Aquatics) YUG MNE Božidar Stanišić
Water Polo, Men (Olympic) Yugoslavia 2 Silver

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