Croatia’s Igor Vori celebrates a goal against South Korea
Men’s Handball: It was a walk in the park for the Croatian handball team Sunday morning as they defeated South Korea by a score of 31-21. Croatia led 8-2 after 20 minutes and it was apparent the teams were not in the same class. South Korea went on a 5-0 run in the last five minutes to keep the score line somewhat respectable. Ivan Čupić led scoring with eight goals. Croatia’s next game on Tuesday is one you won’t want to miss. In a rematch of the European Championship semifinals, Croatia face Serbia and will be looking to reverse the result from that match where they ended up on the losing side of the heated affair. Serbia lost their first match to Spain and both teams will need a win in the uber-competitive Group B.
Table Tennis: Tian Yuan lost in the second round of the Women’s singles tournament to the Hungarian Georgina Pota four sets to one. Zoran Primorac was also eliminated in the second round; losing in 7 sets to El-Sayed Lashin of Egypt. Afterwards, Primorac hinted at retirement, saying, “I don’t think I will be playing in Rio, I feel fit, but I am 43 and my body is not the same”. Andrej Gacina defeated Jorgen Persson (Sweden), 4th place finisher in Beijing, to advance to the third round. Croatia’s last hope in table tennis will take on Alexander Shibaev (Russia), the 16th seed, on Monday in the round of 32.
Miho Bošković lines up a shot against Greece
Water Polo: Croatia took down Greece in their first game of group play, winning 8-6. The game was back and forth for the first 3 quarters until Croatia went on a 3-0 run in the 4th to put the game out of reach. Croatian star Sandro Sukno led scoring with two goals. Croatia plays their next match against Spain on Tuesday.
Bad day for Croatia’s Sanja Jovanović on Sunday
Swimming: Sanja Jovanović finshed 36th out of 45 in the prelims of the 100m backstroke and did not make the semifinals.
Fans wait for the rain to stop at the All England Lawn Tennis Club at Wimbledon, in London, at the 2012 Summer Olympics
Tennis: Only Centre Court was in action at Wimbledon as on and off rain prevented matches from being played on the other courts. Marin Čilić will play his first round match against Jurgen Melzer tomorrow morning, and just hours later will take part in the 1st round of doubles with Ivan Dodig as they play against Juan Sebastian Cabal and Santiago Giraldo of Colombia.
No luck for Dinko Mulić on Sunday
Kayak (K1): Dinko Mulić finished in last place in the prelims of the kayak event after missing multiplegates on both of his runs. The kayak was his only event.
Tina Erceg stretching like a rubber band on Sunday
Gymnastics: Tina Erceg finished 40th in the prelims of the all-around artistic gymnastics competition. Her best event was the vault, where she finished 14th. The top 24 all-around advanced to the final.
Ivan Gaspić in the Cro-boat
Sailing: The two man star discipline began on Sunday. Dan and Marin Lovrović are in 11th after the 1st two races. Races three and four take place on Monday. The Finn competition also kicked off for Ivan Gaspić. Gaspić is one of the favorites and sits in 3rd through two races. His third and fourth races are also tomorrow. In sailing, there are 10 races plus a doubled points medal race.
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