2016 Summer Olympics - Athletes

Team Handball

Nikola Karabatic

Date of birth

1984-04-11

Birthplace

Nis (Serbia and Montenegro)

Height

196 cm

Weight

102.0 kg

Clubs

Montpellier (2000-2005), Kiel (2005-2009), Montpellier (2009-2013), Aix (Feb-June 2013), Barcelona (2013-2015), Paris Saint-Germain (2015-)

Olympic Games (2 medals: 2 gold)

  • 1st (2008, 2012)

World Championships (5 medals: 3 gold, 2 bronze)

  • 1st (2009, 2011, 2015), 3rd (2003, 2005)

European Championships (4 medals: 3 gold, 1 bronze)

  • 1st (2006, 2010, 2014), 3rd (2008)

Champions League

  • Winner (Montpellier 2003, Kiel 2007, Barcelona 2015)

French Championship

  • Winner (2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2010, 2011, 2012)

German Championship

  • Winner (2006, 2007, 2008, 2009)

Spanish Championship

  • Winner (2014, 2015)

Going for the hat-trick

French handball star Nikola Karabatic has won it all. But even after 2 Olympic gold medals (2008, 2012), 3 world championship titles (2009, 2011, 2015) and 3 European crowns (2006, 2010, 2014), the two-time World Player of the Year is as hungry for success as ever.

"This year," he insisted in early 2016, "the Olympics are the main objective."

A few alarm bells sounded in January, just 7 months before Rio, as France finished a disappointing 5th at the Euro in Poland.

But their star centre-back, who plays alongside brother Luka at PSG (their father was also a professional handball player), is ready to step up again, as "Les Experts" target an unprecedented 3rd successive Olympic title.

Results

No results

Medal Tracker

Total Medal Leaders
  • 121
    USA
  • 70
    CHN
  • 67
    GBR
  • Gold
    46
    USA
    GBR27
    CHN26
  • Silver
    37
    USA
    GBR23
    CHN18
  • Bronze
    38
    USA
    CHN26
    JPN21
Total Medal Leaders
  • 6
    Phelps
    Phelps
  • 5
    Ledecky
    Ledecky
  • 5
    Biles
    Biles
  • Gold
    5
    Phelps
    Phelps
    Ledecky4
    Biles4
  • Silver
    3
    Hammer
    Hammer
    Manuel2
    McKeon2
  • Bronze
    2
    Adrian
    Adrian
    Oleksiak2
    Chalmers2

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