Croatia to Participate in European Youth Olympic Festival With 76 Athletes

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They will compete in eight sports – athletics, badminton, cycling, gymnastics, judo, basketball, swimming and handball.

The Croatian Olympics Committee (HOO) has decided that the flag bearers at the opening ceremony of the EYOF will be Jana Koščak and Petar Šprem.

Heptathlete Jana Koščak won the gold medal at the recently held Junior European Championship (U18) in Jerusalem, where she set a new national record and the fifth result of all time in the world at that age. With that result, she met the norm for participating in the U20 World Athletics Championship, which will be held in early August in Cali, Colombia.

Handball player Petar Šprem is a multiple state champion with the PPD Zagreb team. He has won the award for the best right wing and best scorer in the tournaments in 2019, 2021 and 2022.

Croatia’s men’s basketball and men’s and women’s handball teams are the main hopes at EYOF.

A total of 108 Croatians will be in the sports delegation to the EYOF in Banska Bystrica.

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