Natko Zrnčić-Dim (Croatian pronunciation: [nǎtko zr̩̂ːntʃitɕ]; born 7 March 1986) is a Croatian alpine ski coach and retired World Cup skier. He won a bronze medal in super combined at the World Championships in 2009 at Val-d'Isère, France, and is a member of SK Medveščak.
Zrnčić-Dim in March 2008
|Disciplines||Combined, super-G, downhill, slalom|
|Born||7 March 1986|
Zagreb, SR Croatia,
|Height||175 cm (5 ft 9 in)|
|World Cup debut||13 December 2004 (age 18)|
|Retired||22 February 2019 (age 32)|
|Teams||3 – (2006, 2010, 2014)|
|Teams||5 – (2005–11, 2015)|
|Medals||1 (0 gold)|
|Seasons||14 – (2005–2016, 2018–2019)|
|Podiums||5 – (5 AC)|
|Overall titles||0 – (38th in 2010)|
|Discipline titles||0 – (5th in AC, 2014)|
Born in Zagreb, SR Croatia, SFR Yugoslavia, Zrnčić-Dim's best World Cup result is second place in a super combined, achieved on 30 January 2011 in Chamonix, France. Compatriot Ivica Kostelić won that race, his seventh of the month, and marked the first time that Croatians finished first and second in a World Cup race. Zrnčić-Dim incurred shoulder injury in a super-G at Beaver Creek in early December 2012, which ended his 2013 season. Through mid-January 2014, he has five World Cup podiums, all in combined events. He is one of rare downhill specialists who was able to qualify into second run of slalom. He has done it three times; all were in Wengen, having best result of 18th place in 2010.
In 2019 he announced his retirement from active competing, due to unsuccessful comeback after injury in November 2016. His last World Cup race was a combined in Bansko on 22 February 2019. Since the start of 2019/20 season, he coaches Rea Hraski to prepare for this year's Deaflympics.
World Cup resultsEdit
|2013||26||injured 1 December 2012|
|2017||30||injured in Val d'Isère training|
- 5 podiums – 5 AC (4 SC, 1 K)
|2008||3 Feb 2008||Val-d'Isère, France||Super combined||3rd|
|2009||25 Jan 2009||Kitzbühel, Austria||Combined||3rd|
|2010||4 Dec 2009||Beaver Creek, USA||Super combined||3rd|
|2011||30 Jan 2011||Chamonix, France||Super combined||2nd|
|2014||17 Jan 2014||Wengen, Switzerland||Super combined||3rd|
Results per disciplineEdit
|Discipline||WC starts||WC Top 30|
- standings through 25 Nov 2018
World Championship resultsEdit
Olympic results Edit
- "náda". Hrvatski jezični portal (in Serbo-Croatian). Retrieved 18 March 2018.
- "zȑno". Hrvatski jezični portal (in Serbo-Croatian). Retrieved 18 March 2018.
- "Natko Zrncic Dim wins bronze in super-combination skiing event". Croatian Times. 10 February 2009. Retrieved 21 January 2014.
- McKee, Hank (30 January 2011). "Kostelic gets 7th Cup win of month at Chamonix". Ski Racing. Retrieved 21 January 2014.
- "Alpine Skiing – Zrncic-Dim to go under knife". Yahoo! UK – Sport. 12 December 2012. Retrieved 21 January 2014.
- Natko Zrnčić-Dim at the International Ski Federation
- Natko Zrnčić-Dim World Cup standings at the International Ski Federation
- Natko Zrnčić-Dim at Ski-DB Alpine Ski Database
- Natko Zrnčić-Dim at Olympics at Sports-Reference.com
- Croatian Ski Team – official site (in English)
- Atomic Skis – athletes – Natko Zrnčić-Dim
| Flagbearer for Croatia
[to be determined]