Croatian sport queens

Janica Kostelić (Zagreb, 1982) is a former Croatian alpine skier. She had been skiing since childhood when she had already won the Junior Topolino and Pinocchio competitions. During her successful career, she won four gold and two silver medals at the Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City in 2002 and in Turin in 2006, leading her to the title of the most successful skier in the history of the Olympic Games. At World Cup appearances at St. Moritz 2003 and Bormi 2005 she won a total of five gold medals. In World Cups 2001, 2003, 2005 and 2006 she won three Big and Seven Small Crystal Globes and became a second skier in history that has won all five disciplines in one season.

Blanka Vlašić (Split, 1983) is a Croatian athlete and a double world champion in high jump. The recorder is in the open (208 cm, which is the second result of all time) and in the hall (206 cm). In 2003 she became the first Croatian athlete to jump over 2 meters. At the 2008 Beijing Olympics, she won silver and in Rio de Janeiro in 2016 she was bronze. At the 2007 Osaki World Championships and Berlin in 2009, she won gold and silver in Daegu 2011 and Beijing in 2015. At the World Halls in Valencia 2008 and Doha in 2010, she won gold, silver in Moscow in 2006 and bronze in Budapest in 2004. In the final of the World Cup she had three appearances: in Stuttgart 2007 and 2008 and in Thessaloniki in 2009. She also won gold at the European Championship in Barcelona 2006, at the Split Cup 2010 and at the Mediterranean Games in Tunisia in 2001.

Sandra Perković (Zagreb, 1990) is a Croatian athlete and recorder in the discus throw: the double Olympic and world champion and the five-time European champion. For the latter, she has the title of the first athlete in history with the five-time title of European Champion in an individual athletic discipline. She is a former state recorder in shot put. Since the first significant success in 2006, she has won a total of 19 medals: at the Olympic Games, World and European Championships, the Mediterranean Games, the Continental Cup and the Diamond League, where she had six consecutive wins, making her the most successful athlete in the competition. Among others, she won Dražen Petrović Award in 2009, the European athletics star in 2010, as the youngest winner of that prize in history. She was declared the best Croatian athlete in the selection of the Croatian Olympic Committee in 2013.