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Andro Bušlje (born 4 January 1986) is a Croatian water polo player who competed in the 2008 Summer Olympics, 2012 Summer Olympics and 2016 Summer Olympics.[1] At the 2012 Summer Olympics he was part of the Croatian team that won the gold medal.[1] He is right-handed and plays the center defender position. Since 2016 he plays for Greek powerhouse Olympiacos, with whom he won the 2017–18 LEN Champions League.[2][3] He started playing water polo at the age of 12, and he made his national team debut in 2005. He is known as a dominant, world-class defender, who usually shuts down the opposing team's center forward.

Andro Bušlje
Andro Bušlje 2010.jpg
Personal information
Nickname(s)Buki
Born4 January 1986 (1986-01-04) (age 33)
Dubrovnik, SFR Yugoslavia
Height200 cm (6 ft 7 in)
Weight115 kg (254 lb)
Sport
Country Croatia
SportWater polo
ClubOlympiacos

Bušlje is currently the captain of the Croatia national team, with whom he has become Olympic gold medalist, 2 times World Champion and European Champion. He is the only water polo player in the world to have won 6 FINA World Championship medals (2 gold, 1 silver and 3 bronze), an all-time record as of 2018.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Andro Bušlje". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 24 June 2012.
  2. ^ Olympiacos is back to the Olympos after 16 years. LEN official website. 9 June 2018.
  3. ^ Πρωταθλητής Ευρώπης ο Ολυμπιακός στο πόλο. Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation. (in Greek)