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List of the greatest Olympic athletes from Yugoslavia, with photos when available. These are the best Yugoslavian Olympians of all time who have had the honor of representing their country at the prestigious Olympic games. Yugoslavian athletes from every era all have their place in the Olympic history books, but which Yugoslavian Olympian is the best of them all? You can decide who the greatest Olympic competitor from Yugoslavia is by how many medals they took back to their country, but that isn't the only factor that comes into play when considering who the best really is.

List is made up of many different athletes, including Nikola Grbić and Zana Lelas.

This list answers the questions, "Who is the best Yugoslavian Olympian of all time?" and "Who are the greatest Olympians from Yugoslavia?"

America, Russia and Great Britain have the most Olympic medals out of every country that has been represented in the Olympics, but it doesn't mean that Olympic competitors from other nations don't deserve accolades as well. Vote for your favorite Yugoslavia Olympic athletes on this list, and downvote the ones that you don't think had a huge impact on Yugoslavia.
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Mara Lakić


Mara Lakić is a former basketball player. She started her career in Jedinstvo Aida, Tuzla. She has won a silver medal at the 1988 Summer Olympics with Yugoslavia Women Basketball National Team. ...more on Wikipedia

Olympic Medalist Event: Women's basketball

Olympic Country: Yugoslavia

Date Of Birth: 1963-08-18

Olympic Sport: Basketball

Nationality: Yugoslavia

Olympic Medalist Event Competition: Basketball at the 1988 Summer Olympics - Women's tournament

Olympic Medalist Games: 1988 Summer Olympics

Olympic Games Participant: 1988 Summer Olympics

Olympic Medals Won: Silver medal

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Kornelija Kvesić


Olympic Medalist Event: Women's basketball

Olympic Country: Yugoslavia

Olympic Sport: Basketball

Nationality: Yugoslavia

Olympic Medalist Event Competition: Basketball at the 1988 Summer Olympics - Women's tournament

Olympic Medalist Games: 1988 Summer Olympics

Olympic Games Participant: 1988 Summer Olympics

Olympic Medals Won: Silver medal

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Ivan Gubijan


Ivan Gubijan was a Yugoslav athlete who competed for the former Yugoslavia in the hammer throw at the 1948 Summer Olympics. After WWII, he came to Belgrade and joined the "Partizan" athletic club. In the 1948 Summer Olympics held in London, he won the silver medal in the hammer throw. He was the first thrower to compete using a new technique that included four turns before the release. This technique is still used today by most athletes. ...more on Wikipedia

Olympic Medalist Event: Men's Hammer throw

Olympic Country: Yugoslavia

Date Of Birth: 1923-09-23

Place Of Birth: Bjelovar, Croatia, Earth, Europe

Nationality: Croatia

Olympic Medalist Event Competition: Athletics at the 1948 Summer Olympics – Men's hammer throw

Olympic Medalist Games: 1948 Summer Olympics

Olympic Games Participant: 1948 Summer Olympics

Olympic Medals Won: Silver medal

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Nikola Grbić


Nikola Grbić is a former Serbian volleyball player, a member of Yugoslavia in 1995-2003, Serbia and Montenegro in 2003-2006 and Serbia in 2006-2010, gold medalist of the Olympic Games Sydney 2000, bronze medalist of the Olympic Games Atlanta 1996, also participant of the Olympic Games, multimedalist of the World Championships, European Championships and World League, a double Italian Champion, Russian Champion, head coach of Italian club Sir Safety Perugia and Serbia men's national volleyball team. ...more on Wikipedia

Olympic Medalist Event: Men's Volleyball

Olympic Country: Serbia, Yugoslavia

Date Of Birth: 1973-09-06

Place Of Birth: Klek, Serbia, Vojvodina, Europe, Yugoslavia, + more

Olympic Sport: Volleyball

Nationality: Serbia

Olympic Medalist Event Competition: Volleyball at the 2008 Summer Olympics - Men's volleyball, Volleyball at the 2000 Summer Olympics - Men's volleyball, Volleyball at the 1996 Summer Olympics - Men's volleyball, Volleyball at the 2004 Summer Olympics - Men's Volleyball

Olympic Medalist Games: 2008 Summer Olympics, 2000 Summer Olympics, 1996 Summer Olympics, 2004 Summer Olympics

Olympic Games Participant: 2008 Summer Olympics, 1996 Summer Olympics, 2000 Summer Olympics

Olympic Medals Won: Gold medal, Bronze medal

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