Milan Neralić

Milan Neralić (February 26, 1875 in Slunj – February 17, 1918 in Vienna[1]) was a Croatian fencer who competed in the late 19th century and early 20th century for Austria-Hungary.

Milan Neralić
Milan Neralic Bronze medal winner in the Master's sabre at 1900 Summer Olympics.jpg
Milan Neralić
Medal record
Representing  Austrian Empire
Men's Fencing
Olympic Games
Bronze medal – third place 1900 Paris Masters sabre

BiographyEdit

Born to a Croatian family,[2][3][4][5] he was the first person from Croatia to take part in the Olympic Games and the first one to win a medal.

Neralić participated in Fencing at the 1900 Summer Olympics in Paris and won the bronze medal in the Master's sabre.[6] He was defeated by Italian fencer Italo Santelli in the semi-final.

Neralić spent most of his life in Berlin and Vienna working as fencing instructor. His most notable student was Richard Verderber, winner of the silver (saber team) and bronze (foil) medals at the 1912 Summer Olympics in Stockholm.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Register of deaths Alservorstadtkrankenhaus, tom. 195, fol. 28; Register of deaths Vienna St. Brigitta, tom. 37, fol. 16.
  2. ^ "Olimpijski komitet Srbije proslavio 101. rodjendan". srbijasport.net (in Serbian). Retrieved 2019-04-12.
  3. ^ "Vesti online / Srpski informativni portal / Srbin u mađarskom timu". vesti-online.com. Retrieved 2019-04-12.
  4. ^ Vukovic, Sanja (2019-03-10). "KRALJ I TROBOJKA NA OLIMPIJADI U ATINI". Fondacija Srpski legat (in Serbian). Retrieved 2019-04-12.
  5. ^ "Ostali sportovi - Olimpizam: Obeležen 102. rođendan Olimpijskog komiteta Srbije". www.poluvreme.rs. Retrieved 2019-04-12.
  6. ^ "Milan Neralić Olympic Results". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 2020-04-17. Retrieved 2010-03-31.