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Montenegro at the 2008 Summer Olympics

Montenegro competed as an independent nation for the first time at the Olympic Games at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, People's Republic of China. Montenegro was the youngest nation to participate in the 2008 Summer Olympics.[2] Athletes from Montenegro participated in three different events. In individual events, the new nation had representatives in boxing and shooting. Boxer Milorad Gajović represented his country in the heavyweight division, while Nikola Šaranović competed in 10 m air pistol and 50 m pistol precision shooting events. In team competition, Montenegro competed in water polo. The Montenegro national water polo team won the 2007 European Water Polo Olympic Qualification Tournament to qualify for the Olympic games.[3]

Montenegro at the
2008 Summer Olympics
Flag of Montenegro.svg
IOC code MNE
NOC Montenegrin Olympic Committee
Website www.cok.me (Montenegrin) (in English)
in Beijing
Competitors 19[1] in 6 sports
Flag bearer Veljko Uskoković
Medals
Gold Silver Bronze Total
0 0 0 0
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
 Yugoslavia (1920–1992W)
 Independent Olympic Participants (1992S)
 Serbia and Montenegro (1996–2006)

Montenegro failed to win any medals, but did advance to the bronze medal match in men's water polo, where they lost to Serbia, 6-4.

Contents

HistoryEdit

Montenegro created its National Olympic Committee in 2006,[4] and gained International Olympic Committee recognition in 2007 during the IOC's meetings in Guatemala City. Previously, Montenegrin athletes competed as part of the Serbia and Montenegro team in 2004, and as part of Yugoslavia teams before that. Montenegro was also part of the Yugoslavian team in 1992 Summer Olympics that participated as the Independent Olympic Participants. Following Montenegro's referendum to become a free nation, Serbia was declared the successor state and inherited the joint nation's National Olympic Committee. The admittance of Montenegro, along with Tuvalu and the Marshall Islands, brings the total number of nations competing in the 2008 Olympics to 204.[2][5]

AthleticsEdit

Key
  • Note–Ranks given for track events are within the athlete's heat only
  • Q = Qualified for the next round
  • q = Qualified for the next round as a fastest loser or, in field events, by position without achieving the qualifying target
  • NR = National record
  • N/A = Round not applicable for the event
  • Bye = Athlete not required to compete in round
Men
Athlete Event Final
Result Rank
Goran Stojiljković Marathon 2:28:14 62
Women
Athlete Event Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Milena Milašević 100 m 12.65 8 Did not advance

BoxingEdit

Milorad Gajović qualified in the heavyweight class at the second European continental qualifying tournament.[6]

Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Milorad Gajović Heavyweight   Pavlidis (GRE)
L 3–7
Did not advance

JudoEdit

Athlete Event Preliminary Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage 1 Repechage 2 Repechage 3 Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Srđan Mrvaljević Men's −81 kg   Badra (TUN)
W 0020–0010
  Nchama (GEQ)
W 1011–0000
  Guo L (CHN)
W 0111–0001
  Elmont (NED)
L 0000–0010
Did not advance Bye   Nyamkhüü (MGL)
L 0000–1002
Did not advance

ShootingEdit

Nikola Šaranović participated in the 2008 Summer Olympics in Bejing, China at the age of 39. He ranked 40 in the Men's Air pistol 10 metres event. Šaranović also competed in the Men's Free Pistol 50 metres event, and ranked 44 overall.[7] He did not earn any medals in the 2008 Summer Olympics, but went on to participate in both events again in 2012 Summer Olympics in London.

Men
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Points Rank Points Rank
Nikola Šaranović 10 m air pistol 570 41 Did not advance
50 m pistol 535 45 Did not advance

SwimmingEdit

Marina Kuč represented Montenegro in the 2008 Summer Olympics in Bejing, China. She ranked 31st in the preliminaries for the Women's 200m Breaststroke event with a finishing time of 2:31.24.[8]

Women
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Marina Kuč 200 m breaststroke 2:31.24 31 Did not advance

Water poloEdit

Men's tournamentEdit

The national team qualified as one of the twelve teams in the men's tournament by winning the European qualifying tournament in September 2007.[3] The team finished in fourth place.

Roster

The following is the Montenegrin roster in the men's water polo tournament of the 2008 Summer Olympics.[9] view · talk

Name
Pos. Height Weight Date of birth Club
1 Radic, ZdravkoZdravko Radić GK 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 95 kg (209 lb) 24 June 1979   VK Primorac Kotor
2 Brguljan, DraskoDraško Brguljan D 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) 85 kg (187 lb) 27 December 1984   VK Primorac Kotor
3 Paskovic, VjekoslavVjekoslav Pasković D 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 83 kg (183 lb) 23 March 1985   VK Primorac Kotor
4 Vukcevic, NikolaNikola Vukčević CF 1.99 m (6 ft 6 in) 107 kg (236 lb) 14 November 1985   PVK Jadran
5 Janovic, NikolaNikola Janović D 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 100 kg (220 lb) 22 March 1980   Posillipo Naples
6 Ticic, MilanMilan Tičić CB 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in) 95 kg (209 lb) 14 August 1979   PVK Budvanska rivijera
7 Janovic, MladanMlađan Janović D 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 93 kg (205 lb) 11 June 1984   VK Primorac Kotor
8 Uskokovic, VeljkoVeljko Uskoković D 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 100 kg (220 lb) 29 March 1971   PVK Budvanska rivijera
9 Ivovic, AleksandarAleksandar Ivović CB 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in) 103 kg (227 lb) 24 February 1986   PVK Jadran
10 Zlokovic, BorisBoris Zloković CF 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) 99 kg (218 lb) 16 March 1983   Posillipo Naples
11 Gojkovic, VladimirVladimir Gojković D 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 92 kg (203 lb) 29 January 1981   PVK Jadran
12 Jokic, PredragPredrag Jokić CB 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) 92 kg (203 lb) 3 February 1983   Pro Recco
13 Scepanovic, MilosMiloš Šćepanović GK 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 88 kg (194 lb) 9 October 1982   PVK Jadran
Head coach: Petar Porobić
Group play
Qualified for the semifinals
Qualified for the quarterfinals
Will play for places 7–10
Will play for places 7–12
Team
GP W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Hungary 5 4 1 0 60 36 +24 9
  Spain 5 4 0 1 52 34 +18 8
  Montenegro 5 2 2 1 43 33 +10 6
  Australia 5 2 1 2 45 40 +5 5
  Greece 5 1 0 4 39 56 −17 2
  Canada 5 0 0 5 21 61 −40 0

All times are China Standard Time (UTC+8).

10 August 2008
10:50
v
Game reference Hungary   10–10   Montenegro Ying Tung Natatorium
Referees:
Margeta (SLO), Caputi (ITA)
Score by quarters: 3-3, 3-1, 2-4, 2-2
Dé. Varga 2, Kásás 2, Benedek 2 Goals M. Janović 4, Ivović 2, Gojković 2
12 August 2008
9:30
v
Game reference Canada   0–12   Montenegro Ying Tung Natatorium
Referees:
Knights (NZL), Pinker (RSA)
Score by quarters: 0-3, 0-4, 0-4, 0-1
- Goals Vukčević 2, M. Janović 2, Gojković 2
14 August 2008
14:00
v
Game reference Montenegro   10–6   Greece Ying Tung Natatorium
Referees:
Tulga (TUR), Margeta (SLO)
Score by quarters: 3-1, 2-1, 5-2, 0-2
M. Janović 2, Zloković 2, Gojković 2, Jokić 2 Goals Ntoskas 2
16 August 2008
14:00
v
Game reference Spain   12–6   Montenegro Ying Tung Natatorium
Referees:
Chaney (USA), Tulga (TUR)
Score by quarters: 3-0, 4-1, 3-4, 2-1
Molina 3, F. Perrone 2, X. García 2 Goals N. Janović 2, Ivović 2
18 August 2008
12:10
v
Game reference Montenegro   5–5   Australia Ying Tung Natatorium
Referees:
Chaney (USA), Caputi (ITA)
Score by quarters: 2-1, 1-2, 0-1, 2-1
Vukčević 1, M. Janović 1, Ivović 1, Zloković 1, Gojković 1 Goals Campbell 1, Martin 1, McGregor 1, Woods 1, Beadsworth 1
Quarterfinal
20 August 2008
16:00
v
Game reference Montenegro   7–6   Croatia Ying Tung Natatorium
Referees:
Tulga (TUR), Bock (GER)
Score by quarters: 3-1, 2-3, 1-0, 1-2
N. Janović 2, Ivović 2, Gojković 2 Goals Hinić 2
Semifinal
22 August 2008
18:20
v
Game reference Hungary   11–9   Montenegro Ying Tung Natatorium
Referees:
Simion (ROU), Tulga (TUR)
Score by quarters: 3-4, 3-3, 3-0, 2-2
Kiss 3, Madaras 2 Goals N. Janović 2, Uskoković 2, Gojković 2
Bronze medal game
24 August 2008
14:20
v
Game reference Montenegro   4–6   Serbia   Ying Tung Natatorium
Referees:
Tulga (TUR), Margeta (SLO)
Score by quarters: 0-2, 1-2, 1-2, 2-0
M. Janović 2 Goals Savić 2

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.b92.net/sport/peking2008/region_nade.php?yyyy=2008&mm=08&dd=05&nav_id=311760
  2. ^ a b "Two new National Olympic Committees on board!". International Olympic Committee. 2007-07-06. Archived from the original on 2008-04-02. Retrieved 2007-07-08. the number of National Olympic Committees across the globe now totals 205 
  3. ^ a b "Montenegro goes to the Olympic games!". 
  4. ^ "2008 Summer Olympics Country Profile". NBCOlympics.com. Retrieved 2008-07-31. 
  5. ^ "Montenegro, Tuvalu join Olympic movement". ESPN.com. July 6, 2007. Retrieved 2008-07-31. 
  6. ^ 2nd AIBA European Olympic Boxing Qualifying Tournament Archived 2008-05-11 at the Wayback Machine.
  7. ^ "Nikola Šaranović". Sports Reference. Retrieved July 10, 2017. 
  8. ^ 2008 Summer Olympics Results - Swimming, ESPN, retrieved July 10, 2017 
  9. ^ 2008 Official Results Part Two: Hockey – Wrestling, LA84 Foundation.