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Svetlana Kitić (Serbian Cyrillic: Светлана Китић, born 19 June 1960 in Tuzla, SR Bosnia-Herzegovina, SFR Yugoslavia) is a retired Yugoslav and Bosnian handball player who competed in the 1980 Summer Olympics and in the 1984 Summer Olympics for Yugoslavia, and was part of the Bosnian national team in the early 2000s. In 2010, she was voted the best female handball player ever by the International Handball Federation.[1][2]

Svetlana Kitić
Medal record
Women's Handball
Representing  Yugoslavia
Olympic Games
Silver medal – second place 1980 Moscow Team
Gold medal – first place 1984 Los Angeles Team
World Championship
Silver medal – second place 1990 South Korea Team
Junior World Championship
Gold medal – first place 1977 Romania Team
Bronze medal – third place 1979 Pristina Team
Mediterranean Games
Gold medal – first place 1979 Split Team

BiographyEdit

Late in her career Kitić returned to her homeland Bosnia and Herzegovina after the war, and simultaneously coached and played for Sarajevo based handball club Željezničar and later for Jedinstvo, club from her hometown Tuzla and where she started professional career in handball as 16-year-old girl. It is interesting regarding Jedinstvo from Tuzla is that she played together with her oldest daughter Mara Kitić on Jedinstvo's first team. In 2002, she entered Bosnian women's national handball team which took part in qualifications for 2003 World Championship in Zagreb. Bosnia with Kitić reached the barrage but failed to qualify. After that Kitić took the role of Director of Bosnian women's national handball team and served between 2006 and 2008.[3][4]

She last played for Radnički in Belgrade, Serbia.[5] Svetlana lives in Belgrade with her family.

In 1980 she won the silver medal with the Yugoslav team. She played all five matches and scored 29 goals. Four years later she won the gold medal as member of the Yugoslav team. She played all five matches and scored 22 goals. In all her representative career she played 202 matches and scored the incredible number of 911 goals. She was voted World Player of the Year 1988 by the International Handball Federation.[6]

She won the Oscar Of Popularity for year 2010 in Serbia.[7]

Personal lifeEdit

She was previously married to a former Bosnian football player Blaž Slišković. After four months they divorced and she married Dragan Dašić, but divorced him after four years of marriage. Kitić is the mother of three adult children.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-08-06. Retrieved 2010-08-04.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ http://www.sarajevo-x.com/sport/rukomet/clanak/100804129
  3. ^ "Svetlana Kitić: Najbolja rukometašica svih vremena". Svijet Rukometa (in Bosnian). Svijet Rukometa/Oslobodjenje. Retrieved 26 November 2014.
  4. ^ "U Tuzli promovisana knjiga o najboljoj rukometašici". SportSport.ba (in Bosnian). October 2013. Retrieved 26 November 2014.
  5. ^ Svetlana Kitić za "Ginisa"
  6. ^ "Previous World Handball Players". International Handball Federation. Archived from the original on 2008-01-01. Retrieved 2009-01-21.
  7. ^ http://www.pressonline.rs/sr/vesti/dzet_set_svet/story/149619/Ceci+Kiti%C4%87+Oskar+za+li%C4%8Dnost+godine.html

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Awards
Preceded by
Mirjana Jovović
Yugoslav Sportswoman of the Year
1984
Succeeded by
Monica Seles
New title IHF World Player of the Year – Women
1988
Succeeded by
  Kim Hyun-Mee