Ivo Štakula, born in 1921, was a remarkable defensive player of Mornar Split and VK Jug Dubrovnik, who played with the Yugoslavian National team from 1936 to 1956. He participated in the 1948, 1952 and 1956 Olympic Games, winning the silver medal at Helsinki, 1952 and Melbourne, 1956 Olympics.
Ivo Stakula was awarded the FINA Medal in the 1952 Helsinki Olympics. Staying in Melbourne, Australia after the 1956 Olympics he played waterpolo for Melbourne in 1957 and 1958 until he passed away in the pool on the 26th October 1958. The Melbourne Waterpolo then named the best player trophy the "Ivo Stakula Trophy" after him.
Source: Lo Sport Illustrato, 17 January 1952 - commented by Goran Stakula (son)