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Natko Zrnčić-Dim

Natko Zrnčić-Dim (Croatian pronunciation: [nǎtko zr̩̂ːntʃitɕ];[1][2] 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,[3] and is a member of SK Medveščak.

Natko Zrnčić-Dim
Alpine skier
Natko Zrncic-Dim Spital am Semmering 2008.jpg
Zrnčić-Dim in March 2008
DisciplinesCombined, super-G, downhill, slalom
ClubSK Medveščak
Born (1986-03-07) 7 March 1986 (age 33)
Zagreb, SR Croatia,
SFR Yugoslavia
Height175 cm (5 ft 9 in)
World Cup debut13 December 2004 (age 18)
Retired22 February 2019 (age 32)
Olympics
Teams3 – (2006, 2010, 2014)
Medals0
World Championships
Teams5 – (200511, 2015)
Medals1 (0 gold)
World Cup
Seasons14 – (20052016, 20182019)
Wins0
Podiums5 – (5 AC)
Overall titles0 – (38th in 2010)
Discipline titles0 – (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.[4] Zrnčić-Dim incurred shoulder injury in a super-G at Beaver Creek in early December 2012, which ended his 2013 season.[5] 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.[6]

World Cup resultsEdit

Season standingsEdit

Season Age Overall Slalom Giant
 slalom 
Super-G Downhill Combined
2006 19 137 44
2007 20 135 42
2008 21 58 46 8
2009 22 59 55 45 9
2010 23 38 48 48 30 7
2011 24 71 46 9
2012 25 67 57 10
2013 26 injured 1 December 2012
2014 27 75 52 5
2015 28 76 52 7
2016 29 97 54 54 15
2017 30 injured in Val d'Isère training

Race podiumsEdit

  • 5 podiums – 5 AC (4 SC, 1 K)
Season Date Location Discipline Place
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
Downhill 75 11
Super-G 47 5
Giant slalom 8 0
Slalom 48 3
Combined 36 27
Total 214 46
  • standings through 25 Nov 2018

World Championship resultsEdit

  Year    Age   Slalom   Giant 
 slalom 
Super-G Downhill Combined
2005 18 31 40
2007 20 39 40 34 DSQ
2009 22 14 27 23 19 3
2011 24 DNF1 38 26 28 8
2013 26
2015 28 27 32 30 DNF2
2019 32 30 DNS 39

Olympic results Olympic rings without rims.svgEdit

  Year    Age   Slalom   Giant 
 slalom 
Super-G Downhill Combined
2006 19 33 25 35 33
2010 23 19 41 DNF 33 20
2014 27 DNF2 19 29 10

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "náda". Hrvatski jezični portal (in Serbo-Croatian). Retrieved 18 March 2018. Nàtko
  2. ^ "zȑno". Hrvatski jezični portal (in Serbo-Croatian). Retrieved 18 March 2018. Zȓnčić
  3. ^ "Natko Zrncic Dim wins bronze in super-combination skiing event". Croatian Times. 10 February 2009. Retrieved 21 January 2014.
  4. ^ McKee, Hank (30 January 2011). "Kostelic gets 7th Cup win of month at Chamonix". Ski Racing. Retrieved 21 January 2014.
  5. ^ "Alpine Skiing – Zrncic-Dim to go under knife". Yahoo! UK – Sport. 12 December 2012. Retrieved 21 January 2014.
  6. ^ https://www.crosport.hr/natko-zrncic-dim-pomaze-rei-hraski-u-pripremama-za-zimske-olimpijske-igre-gluhih-napredovala-je-ocekujemo-medalju

External linksEdit

Winter Olympics
Preceded by
Ivica Kostelić
Flagbearer for Croatia
Pyeongchang 2018
Succeeded by
[to be determined]