Serbia

Overview

NOCOlimpijski komitet Srbije
Flagbearers16

Participants

Olympic Games 231
Youth Olympic Games 67

Description

Serbia is unique in having 96 years between the nation’s first and second Olympic appearance. Serbia first competed at the 1912 Olympics, when it sent two athletes to the Games, a marathon runner and a 100 metre sprinter. On 4 December 1918, Serbia became part of the country that was then termed the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats, and Slovenes and would later become Yugoslavia. Serbian athletes competed under that banner through the 1992 Winter Olympics. Despite the breakup of Yugoslavia, the former states Serbia and Montenegro continued to compete as Yugoslavia, although this name was later adjusted to Serbia and Montenegro.

This union dissolved with the secession of Montenegro in 2006, and Serbia competed for the second time in Beijing 2008, where it won three medals, and again in Vancouver 2010. Its most notable performance was achieved by Milorad Čavić, a butterfly swimmer who was only beaten by star athlete Michael Phelps in the last inches of the race. In 2012 Milica Mandić won the first ever gold medal for Serbia in the women’s taekwondo heavyweight class.

It can be claimed that Serbia was also represented at the first Olympics in 1896. Momcsilló Tapavicza (Serbian: Momčilo Tapavica) placed third in the Olympic tennis tournament. He represented Hungary, as his native Vojvodina region was at that time part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire.

Participations by edition

Edition Competition Type Men Women Total
1912 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 2 0 2 Results
2008 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 63 24 87 Results
2010 Summer Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 24 8 32 Results
2010 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 6 4 10 Results
2012 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 80 36 116 Results
2012 Winter Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 2 0 2 Results
2014 Summer Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 14 10 24 Results
2014 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 5 3 8 Results
2016 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 58 45 103 Results
2016 Winter Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 1 2 3 Results
2018 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 3 1 4 Results
2020 Winter Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 3 3 6 Results

Participations by discipline

Olympic Games

Discipline (Sport) Men Women Total
Alpine Skiing (Skiing) 2 3 5 Results
Athletics 13 9 22 Results
Basketball (Basketball) 12 12 24 Results
Biathlon 1 0 1 Results
Bobsleigh (Bobsleigh) 5 0 5 Results
Boxing 1 0 1 Results
Canoe Sprint (Canoeing) 9 8 17 Results
Cross Country Skiing (Skiing) 4 2 6 Results
Cycling Mountain Bike (Cycling) 0 1 1 Results
Cycling Road (Cycling) 3 0 3 Results
Football (Football) 15 0 15 Results
Handball 15 0 15 Results
Judo 2 0 2 Results
Rowing 8 1 9 Results
Shooting 7 6 13 Results
Snowboarding (Skiing) 0 1 1 Results
Swimming (Aquatics) 7 6 13 Results
Table Tennis 2 0 2 Results
Taekwondo 1 3 4 Results
Tennis 4 3 7 Results
Volleyball (Volleyball) 18 21 39 Results
Water Polo (Aquatics) 23 0 23 Results
Wrestling 4 0 4 Results

Youth Olympic Games

Discipline (Sport) Men Women Total
3-on-3 Ice Hockey (Ice Hockey) 1 1 2 Results
3x3 Basketball (Basketball) 4 0 4 Results
Alpine Skiing (Skiing) 3 2 5 Results
Athletics 0 4 4 Results
Badminton 1 0 1 Results
Biathlon 2 0 2 Results
Canoe Sprint (Canoeing) 1 0 1 Results
Cross Country Skiing (Skiing) 0 1 1 Results
Cycling Road (Cycling) 5 3 8 Results
Judo 2 2 4 Results
Rowing 3 1 4 Results
Shooting 1 1 2 Results
Short Track Speed Skating (Skating) 0 1 1 Results
Swimming (Aquatics) 4 4 8 Results
Taekwondo 2 1 3 Results
Tennis 1 2 3 Results
Volleyball (Volleyball) 12 0 12 Results
Weightlifting 1 0 1 Results
Wrestling 1 0 1 Results

Medals by Games

Edition Competition Type Gold Silver Bronze Total
2016 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 2 4 2 8
2012 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 1 1 2 4
2010 Summer Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 1 1 1 3
2008 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 0 1 2 3
2014 Summer Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 0 1 0 1

Medals by sport

Olympic Games

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total
Taekwondo 1 1 0 2
Water Polo 1 0 2 3
Wrestling 1 0 0 1
Basketball 0 1 1 2
Shooting 0 1 1 2
Canoe Sprint 0 1 0 1
Swimming 0 1 0 1
Volleyball 0 1 0 1
Athletics 0 0 1 1
Tennis 0 0 1 1

Youth Olympic Games

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total
3x3 Basketball 1 0 0 1
Swimming 0 1 1 2
Weightlifting 0 1 0 1

Most successful competitors

Olympic Games

Athlete Nat Gold Silver Bronze Total
Andrija Prlainović SRB 1 0 2 3
Filip Filipović SRB 1 0 2 3
Duško Pijetlović SRB 1 0 2 3
Živko Gocić SRB 1 0 2 3
Slobodan Nikić SRB
SCG
1 0 1 2
Stefan Mitrović SRB 1 0 1 2
Gojko Pijetlović SRB 1 0 1 2
Dušan Mandić SRB 1 0 1 2
Milan Aleksić SRB 1 0 1 2
Davor Štefanek SRB
SCG
1 0 0 1
Milica Mandić SRB 1 0 0 1
Branislav Mitrović SRB 1 0 0 1
Miloš Ćuk SRB 1 0 0 1
Nikola Jakšić SRB 1 0 0 1
Sava Ranđelović SRB 1 0 0 1

Youth Olympic Games

Athlete Nat Gold Silver Bronze Total
Saša Avramović SRB 1 0 0 1
Nemanja Bezbradica SRB 1 0 0 1
Stefan Popovski-Turanjanin SRB 1 0 0 1
Marko Radonjić SRB 1 0 0 1
Velimir Stjepanović SRB 0 1 1 2
Matija Dinić SRB 0 1 0 1
Nemanja Majdov SRB 0 1 0 1
Tamaš Kajdoči SRB 0 1 0 1

IOC Members

Svetomir Đukić 1912—1918
Nenad Lalović 2015—