Sunday, April 29, 2007

Mirko Sandic: The giant of Yugoslavia

Born in Belgrade, Yugoslavia on 1942, Mirko Sandic played Water Polo during the years when his country was a dominant international team. Wearing number 10 and being the tallest and biggest player, Sandic was considered to be the most prominent player contributing to his country’s 1968 Olympic gold medal performance of Mexico City and the 1964 Olympic silver medal of Tokyo. He played for Partizan Belgrade winning 11 Yugoslav National Championships, 7 Yugoslav Cups, 5 European Club Championships. Following his retirement as a player, Sandic worked for Yugoslavian Airlines which led to stints as water polo coach of National Teams in Singapore, Malaysia and Egypt. Sandic was elected to membership into the International Swimming Hall of Fame in 1999. Source:

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