Those were Matea Jelić, who grabbed the Olympic gold medal in the women’s taekwondo 67kg final, and Mate Pavić, who was a member of the Croatian pair that won Olympic men’s doubles tennis title.
A reward of 20,000 kuna was given to sailor Tonči Stipanović, who bagged silver in the men’s one-person dinghy laser event at the Tokyo Games, while a reward of 15,000 kuna was for the Olympic bronze medallist Toni Kanaet in the taekwondo 80kg men event.
During the 23 July-8 August Olympic Games in Tokyo, Croatia won eight medals: three golds, three silvers and two bronzes.
The latest Croatian Olympic champions are thus taekwondoist Jelić, rowers Valent and Martin Sinković in the men’s pair, and the Croatian tennis players — Pavić and Nikola Mektić — who won Olympic men’s doubles tennis title.
The three silvers were grabbed in the above-mentioned sailing event as well as in the men’s doubles tennis event (Marin Čilić and Ivan Dodig) and in the men’s horizontal bar (Tin Srbić).
Apart from Kanaet, the other bronze medallist was a rower, Damir Martin, who won bronze in the men’s single sculls.
Croatia placed 26th out of 93 states in the rankings of medal winners at the 32nd Olympics in Japan while the most successful were U.S. athletes with 39 gold medals, 41 silvers and 33 bronzes won.
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