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Giovanni Cernogoraz

Giovanni Cernogoraz
Personal information
Nickname(s) Gianni[1]
Citizenship Croatian, Italian[2][3][4][5]
Born (1982-12-27) 27 December 1982
Koper, SR Slovenia, Yugoslavia
Residence Novigrad, Istria, Croatia
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)[6]
Weight 80 kg (180 lb)[6]
Country Croatia
Sport Shooting
Event(s) Trap, Double trap
Club Gord Velika Gorica
Coached by Stjepan Vučković (personal)
Željko Vađić (national)[1]
Achievements and titles
Olympic finals 2012

Giovanni Cernogoraz (born 27 December 1982 in Koper) is a Croatian sports shooter.[7] Competing in shotgun events, he won the Olympic gold medal in men's trap at the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London.[8][9][10] He was elected for Croatian Sportsman of the year by Sportske novosti in 2012.[11]


  • Career 1
  • Personal life 2
  • Olympic results 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5


Cernogoraz started with the sport at an early age, initially becoming interested in it through hunting. He is a member of the Gord sports club based in Velika Gorica and was named Velika Gorica Sportsman of the Year in 2011.[12] After narrowly missing 2004 Olympic Games in Athens and 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, Cernogoraz managed to qualify for 2012 Olympic Games after winning the ISSF World Cup in Beijing in 2011.[6]

His next notable achievement was winning a gold medal in team trap along with his national team teammates, brothers Anton and Josip Glasnović, and a bronze in individual trap at the 2012 European Shotgun Championships in Larnaca.[13]

At the 2012 Olympics he managed to qualify for the Olympic final in sixth place with score of 122. In the final, Cernogoraz scored 24 out of a possible 25, with a total score of 146, equalling the Olympic record and securing a shoot-off for the gold. In the shoot-off Cernogoraz went on to defeat Italy's Massimo Fabbrizi 6–5 to win gold. It was Croatia's first Olympic gold and only the second shooting sports medal ever won in its entire Olympic history. It was also the first Olympic gold won by an athlete from Istria after Mate Parlov's boxing gold in the 1972 Summer Olympics.[14]

Personal life

Cernogoraz lives in the town of Novigrad in Istria County, where he works as a waiter at his father's restaurant.[15][16]

Cernogoraz is an Istrian Italian and holds an Italian passport. At the press conference in Olympics, he explained that he competes for Croatia after he started training in a Croatian shooting range.[2][3][4][5][17] He is married and has two children.[15] Cernogoraz is a Roman Catholic.[18]

Olympic results

Olympic results
Event 2012
Trap 1st Gold
122+24 (6/6)


  1. ^ a b "Giovanni Cernogoraz - Shooting - Olympic Athlete - London 2012". Athlete. Retrieved 7 August 2012. 
  2. ^ a b Marco Mensurati (6 August 2012). """Cernogoraz, mezzo oro italiano:"Non so perchè tiro per i croati.  
  3. ^ a b Massimo Oriani (6 August 2012). "Fabbrizi d'argento nella fossa. Le medaglie azzurre sono 17".  
  4. ^ a b Claudio De Min (7 August 2012). "Fabbrizi, un argento di rigore. Era al debutto olimpico ma ha sparato come un veterano".  
  5. ^ a b "L’oro "italiano" di Giovanni manda in estasi Cittanova".  
  6. ^ a b c "ISSF Portrait". Retrieved 6 August 2012. 
  7. ^ "Giovanni Cernogoraz". Retrieved 6 August 2012. 
  8. ^ Dominik, Ivan (6 August 2012). "Giovanni Cernogoraz osvojio zlatnu medalju u trapu!". (in Croatian). Retrieved 6 August 2012. 
  9. ^ "London 2012: Giovanni Cernogoraz wins trap shoot-off".  
  10. ^ "Novigrađanin Giovanni Cernogoraz osvojio zlato u Londonu".  
  11. ^ "Izbor Sportskih: Cernogoraz, Perković, vaterpolisti i rukometašice najbolji u 2012.!". Jutarnji List. Retrieved 26 December 2012. 
  12. ^ "Giovanni Cernogoraz osvojio zlatnu medalju" (in Croatian). City of Velika Gorica. 6 August 2012. Retrieved 16 August 2012. 
  13. ^ "Cernogoraz i muška ekipa europski prvaci u streljaštvu".  
  14. ^ "Hrvatska ima treću medalju: Cernogoraz u Novigrad u utorak donosi zlato s Olimpijade!". (in Croatian). 6 August 2012. Retrieved 9 August 2012. 
  15. ^ a b "Zlatni olimpijac Cernogoraz već konobari!".  
  16. ^ "Zlatni Cernogoraz - konobar koji sanja posao u MORH-u".  
  17. ^ Alberto Magnani (7 August 2012). "Cernogoraz, campione di confine. L'oro croato che in casa parla veneto". Corriere del Veneto ( 
  18. ^ "Kako će na referndumu glasati poznatiji Istrani".  

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