Great names of Croatian sports

Ivica Kostelić (Zagreb, 1979) is a Croatian Alpine skier who has already had great successes in children's competitions, such as winning the bronze medal in combination with the junior race in 1997, competing in a senior age group. He continues to hold the 2001 World Records World Cup victory over the first season slalom in Aspen and become the overall winner and wins the slalom season title. In spite of the number of injuries he has a lot of success, especially in the Olympic Games, where he won four silver medals: in Turin 2006, in Vancouver 2010 and in Sochi 2014. At the World Championship in 2003 in St Moritz he won the first place and the World Champion title. At the World Championship in Schladming 2013 he wins silver and in Garmisch 2011 he wins the bronze medal. He wins five Small Crystal Globes (2011, 2012 and 2013) and the Big Crystal Globe at the World Ski Championships and in 2011 becomes the overall winner of the World Ski Cup.

Stjepan Božić (Brežice, 1974) is a Croatian superstar boxer who in 2005 won the title of world champion and defended it at the end of the same year. In 2007, he won the title of the Intercontinental Champion and defended it two times next year. In 2009 and 2011 he fights for the world champion, but both matches are interrupted due to Božić's injuries. His matches are also characterized by a humanitarian character.

Goran Ivanišević (Split, 1971) is Croatian tennis player and Wimbledon winner in 2001. He started his career in 1988, and until his retirement in 2004 he won numerous awards, among which two bronze medals at the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona. In 1994, he was ranked second on the ATP list; in Wimbledon he played in the finals in 1992, 1994 and 1998, and in 2001 he won the title. In addition to the semi-finals at Wimbledon in 1990 and 1995, he took part in the 1996 semi-finals at the US Open. During his career he won 22 ATP tournaments in individual competition and 9 of them in the pair competition, leading him to the title of the best Croatian tennis player.

Mirko Filipovic (Vinkovci, 1974) "Cro Cop" is one of the biggest Croatian sports names and has proven that all obstacles can be overcome by the hard work and the left high kick and become the timeless leg of mixed martial arts. Together with Antonio Nogeiro Minottaur and Fjodor Emiliano, he is the "sacred trinity" of the PRIDE pioneer, but also of mixed martial arts in general and is one of the greatest models seen by many today's fighters. Apart from being a MP from 2003 to 2008, he is also a member of the Anti-terrorist Unit of Lučko, where he, together with his colleagues, defends citizens and national security.

Branko Cikatić (Split, 1954) is a kickbox legend that even Jean-Claude Van Damme would not dare to argue with. His career of 170 matches ended with incredible 152 victories and 138 knockouts, winning in 1993 at the age of 38 even the K-1 World Cup by knocking out all his opponents. Cikatić still holds the record as the eldest winner of the K-1. Since he won against all his opponents in the ring, Cikatić found new ones in the film industry where in 1997, in the movie Skyscraper starring Anna Nicole Smith, showed skilful martial arts.