Zna se već decenijama unazad, da je Srbija vaterpolo sila. Zna se i da su smene generacija protekle gotovo neopaženo. One koji odlaze u zasluženu penziju, nasleđuju novi, mlađi igrači, gladni pobeda i medalja. Sloga koja odlikuje srpsku vaterpolo reprezentaciju je za poželeti. Gotovo da nikada nije bilo skandala, u čijem su se središtu našli naši vaterpolisti. Ekipa o kojoj su opevane pesme, posvećivani nebrojeni dočeci, puni ponosnih i zahvalnih građana, na desetinama trofeja, čak i u najtežim vremenima.

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Another victory of a true champion. Usain Bolt wins gold at his favorite, 100m run in the Beijing World Championship. Another proof of absolute dominance over the rest of the world.

(In the commentary, an ecstatic Duško Korać: There is a God! This is a victory of sports over pharmaceuticals. This a victory of sports, over frauds… 

The second video is a full version of the competition segment, in Russian.)


Još jedno zlato za Bolta. Ponovna potvrda dominacije nad ostatkom sveta, na Šampionatu u Pekingu. I očekivano oduševljeni Duško Korać. 🙂

Jusein Bolt je postigao vreme od 9,79. Svakako ne njegov najbolji rezultat, ali dovoljno dobar da ponovo pokori sve ostale.

Družina na sve spremna. Nakon fenomenalne pobede nad Hrvatskom, zlatni reprezentativci Srbije su se okupili da ukratko iskažu svoje utiske o novoj svetskoj tituli.

A short interview after winning the title.  Una pequeña entrevista después de haberse ganado el oro del Mundial.

An amazing game performed by the Serbian National team, after a strong victory against Italy, in the semifinals of the Waterpolo World Championship in Kazan.

The Serbian Dolphins have performed almost perfectly against a well known opponent, giving Italy very little room to breathe. Serbia has started strong from the very beginning, and has enforced its own pace to the other side, while scoring a steady amount of goals, from all of the angles imaginable. Even the Italian fouls were not enough to disrupt the game style of the Dolphins. A routine, but powerful finish in the second half was all that it took to make the difference in this semifinal, official.

A kind of dance in the cold pool that from afar looked so routine to the players of coach Dejan Savić, giving the crowd a chance to see truly beautiful moves and scores by Andrija Prlainović, who scored barely 2 minutes in, Živko Gocić, Duško Pijetlović, and many, many more.  It seemed that all of the game aspects have come together tonight in Kazan, allowing the Dolphins to truly show off their magic.

The next opponent is Croatia, after a penalty shoot of 13-10, against a pleasantly surprising Greece. The final will be played on Saturday, at 21:00 CET, in what is undoubtably going to be a spectacle worthy of a World Championship closing game.

The Serbian Water polo National Team is getting ready for their quarterfinal match, against the United States. The Dolphins have won all of their prior games, and have reached this next phase of the competition as first in their group. The awaited QF match will be played tomorrow, (Tuesday) at 20:30 CET, as the last match of the evening.

One of the biggest favorites for winning this year’s World championship in Kazan has played “a very good preparation match” against Croatia, before the big day.

The team members state that they won’t be falling under pressure after the statements made by the US coach, Dejan Udovičić, as well as the fact that victories aren’t guaranteed.  “We are the favorites, but that means nothing now. There can be no underestimating of the opponent. (…) Nobody will say much to them if they lose against Serbia, while our goal is the medal.”

The Serbian Water polo National team has its rival for the quarterfinals. The Dolphins will be playing against the United States, after their 7-3 victory against Brazil.  The current US coach, and former Serbian NT leader, Dejan Udovičić has pointed out the strength of the Serbian players: Serbia is the only team that we almost certainly cannot win against. This will be an important experience and an honor for us. It is just the reality, and I plan on giving the younger players a chance.

The match between Serbia and the US is to be played on Tue, at 20:30 (CET).

Meanwhile, the Serbian team will be training twice a day, to keep up their fitness before the important game. An element that team captain, Živko Gocić agrees on, while eliminating any possible result calculations: I don’t know if the others were doing it, or wanted to do it… For us, it’s a forbidden subject. We don’t talk about it.

The other QF pairs are:

Croatia vs. Montenegro; Greece vs. Australia; Hungary vs. Italy


Srpska reprezentacija konačno ima četvrtfinalnog rivala. Delfini će igrati protiv selekcije Amerike, nakon njihove pobede nad Brazilom, od 7-3.  Selektor  Sjedinjenih Država i bivši strateg srpske reprezentacije, Dejan Udovičić, istakao je snagu srpskih igrača: Srbija je jedina ekipa koju skoro sigurno ne možemo da pobedimo. Za nas će to biti veliko iskustvo, čast nam je da igramo protiv nje. Realnost je takva i posle toga planiram da razigravam mladje igrače.

Meč između Srbije i Amerike, igraće se u utorak od 20:30. U međuvremenu će izabranici Dejana Savića trenirati dva puta na dan, kako bi održali formu i ostali u neophodnom takmičarskom ritmu. Element čiju važnost ističe i kapiten Živko Gocić, eliminišući bilo kakve teorije o kalkulacijama: Ne znam da li su drugi to radili ili želeli da rade. Za nas je to zabranjena tema, o tome ne razgivaramo.

Ostali četvrtfinalni parovi su:

Hrvatska – Crna Gora (16:30)
Grčka – Australija (17:50)
Mađarska – Italija (19:10)

Još jedna izuzetna pobeda Delfina! Srbija je u četvrtfinalu Svetskog prvenstva u vaterpolu! Rezultat koji, s obzirom na izuzetnu reputaciju srpske reprezentacije, ni najmanje ne iznenađuje, ali svakako ih približava željenim ciljevima.

Izabranici Dejana Savića su obezbedili sebi prvo mesto u grupi, i samim tim više odmora, dok čekaju svog narednog protivnika u nokaut fazi turnira. Duel između Italije i SAD.  Tri dana pauze mogu da budu mač sa dve oštrice za srpsku ekipu, zbog mogućeg remećenja takmičarskog ritma, ali jasan je stav da nema opuštanja.

Ovo je bila rezultatski najzahtevnija srpska pobeda, ali i još jedan dokaz klase Reprezentacije. Nakon početnih kolebanja, Delfini su uspeli da se u poslednjoj četvrtini izdignu i obezbede sebi trijumf nad snažnim rivalom.

Najkorisniji igrači Srbije u današnjoj utakmici bili su: Filip Filipović, Stefan Mitrović i Milan Aleksić, sa po dva pogođena gola.


The Serbian National team is now in the quarterfinals of the Waterpolo World Championship, after beating Australia 10-9. A victory that doesn’t come as a surprise, considering the reputation of the Serbs, but also represents a step closer to the desired goals. The players of coach Dejan Savić have reached the first place in their group B, and three days more of rest, as they wait for their next opponent. The winner in the match between Italy and the US. The extra days of rest might be a double-edged sword, considering that they can disturb the winning rhythm of the team. It is clear that there will be no time for relaxation, but for regrouping, and making sure not to repeat the same mistakes in the further stages of the competition.

This was the most demanding game for the Serbian Dolphins so far, but another proof of their class. After various difficulties, especially in the initial phases, they have managed to rise in the last quarter, and reach victory against a strong rival.

The most useful players of the Serbian team were: Filip Filipović, Stefan Mitrović and Milan Aleksić, scoring two goals each.

Nakon kratkog početnog kolebanja, reprezentacija Srbije upisala je još jednu rutinsku pobedu u grupnoj fazi Svetskog prvenstva u Kazanju.

U drugom kolu takmičenja, igrači Dejana Savića pokazali su se apsolutno dominantnim u svim aspektima igre. Samim tim, lako su neutralisali svoje minimalne greške u odbrani, u samoj završnici utakmice protiv Japana.

Jedini igrač japanske reprezentacije koji se istakao u svom nastupu protiv Srbije, bio je izuzetni Kođi Takei.

Na srpskoj strani, ubedljivi su bili skoro svi reprezentativci. Počevši od Slobodana Nikića, Duška Pijetlovića, Filipa Filipovića, Andrije Prlainovića… Koji su iskazali svoje individualne kvalitete, u sklopu karakteristične timske igre. Napad je funkcionisao gotovo savršeno, a ponovo se dobro koristila situacija sa igračem više.

Naredni, i bez sumnje znatno teži protivnik reprezentacije Srbije, biće Australija u meču koji će se igrati u petak u podne.

Pobednik grupe B, plasiraće se direktno u četvrtfinale, dok će se drugo i trećeplasirana ekipa boriti za prolazak dalje u okviru osmine finala. Ukupno 16 ekipa se bori za titulu svetskog prvaka, a srpski Delfini su bez sumnje među favoritima.

Vaterpolisti Srbije su spremni za nove pobede. Ekipa selektora Dejana Savića ubrzo putuje za Kazanj, na ovogodišnje Svetsko prvenstvo, sa početkom od 27. jula.   Delfinima ostaje da ponovo opravdaju ulogu favorita, nakon osvojene treće uzastopne Svetske lige prošlog meseca u Italiji.


The Serbian water polo National Team performed a training session earlier today, as they are getting ready for the upcoming World Championship, that starts on the 27th of this month. The Dolphins seem ready to perform at full speed, towards their next podium.

The pictures used belong to Mondo.rs.