Milica Mandić

Milica Mandić (Serbian Cyrillic: Милица Мандић, born 6 December 1991) is a Serbian taekwondo athlete and was the Olympic champion in the +67 kg category.

Milica Mandić
Milica Mandic 2016-mc.rs.jpg
Personal information
NationalitySerbian
Born (1991-12-06) 6 December 1991 (age 29)
Belgrade, Yugoslavia
Height5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight159 lb (72 kg)
Sport
CountrySerbia
SportTaekwondo
Event(s)Middleweight (−73 kg)
ClubTK Galeb
Coached byDragan Jović

CareerEdit

Mandić won a bronze medal in the middleweight category (under 73 kg) at the 2011 World Taekwondo Championships and a silver medal at the 2012 European Taekwondo Championships.[1][2] At the 2012 Summer Olympics she beat Anne-Caroline Graffe of France in a 9–7 win, becoming the first gold medalist for independent Serbia.[3][4] At 2017 World Taekwondo Championships she won gold medal, beating South Korean Oh Hye-ri.[5]

Hall of FameEdit

Mandić and her trainer Dragan Jović were included in the Taekwondo Hall of Fame at the 2013 Ceremony in Las Vegas.[6] She was selected because of her great contribution to the sport in Serbia. Her results, including the gold medal in the 2012 Summer Olympics in London was the highest result in the region.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Competition Results". wtf.org. Retrieved 15 August 2012.
  2. ^ "Results". gbtaekwondo.co.uk. Archived from the original on 12 July 2012. Retrieved 15 August 2012.
  3. ^ "Serbia woman wins taekwondo gold". August 11, 2012.
  4. ^ "Olympics taekwondo: Serb Milica Mandic wins country's first gold". BBC Sport. Archived from the original on 14 August 2012. Retrieved 15 August 2012.
  5. ^ "2017 WTF World Taekwondo Championships Day 6: Golds Won by Germany, Serbia and Niger". www.worldtaekwondo.org.
  6. ^ "Milica Mandic at Hall of Fame in Las Vegas". sport.blic.rs. Archived from the original on 17 October 2013. Retrieved 17 October 2013.

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Novak Djokovic
  The Best Athlete of Serbia
2012
Succeeded by
Emir Bekrić