Famous athletes not only inspire young people, but also contribute to the strengthening of national identity and pride.
Let’s remember some outstanding athletes from Serbia and their contribution to world sport:
Novak Djokovic is a professional tennis player, one of the most successful tennis players of all time. He has won numerous Grand Slam singles titles and has long been No. 1 in the ATP World Rankings.
Ana Ivanovic is also from the world of tennis, she was the first strongwoman in world tennis and won several Grand Slams, including the title at the French Open.
Miloš Teodosić is a basketball player known for his outstanding skills and for playing for the Serbian national team as well as high-profile European clubs.
Aleksandar Kolarov is a footballer who has played for many clubs including Lazio and Manchester City, as well as the Serbian national team.
Ivan Milevich is a volleyball player who was the captain of the Serbian national team and took part in several Olympic Games.
Milorad Chavić — swimmer, multiple European and world champion, Olympic bronze medalist.
Janko Tipsarevic — water polo, two-time Olympic champion.
Drasko Grubor is an outstanding judo athlete. He became an Olympic champion and multiple world champion.
Miroslav Štepanović is a legendary footballer who is considered one of the greatest Yugoslav and Serbian footballers. He played for Crvena Zvezda and Marseille, as well as for the Yugoslav national team.
Dragan Stojkovic is a basketball legend. He played for Crvena Zvezda and in the NBA, and was a member of the Dream Team, the US team at the 1996 Olympics.
Emil Zhigansky — Olympic champion and multiple world champion in water sports — long distance swimming. He became the first Serbian Olympic champion after the collapse of Yugoslavia.
This is just a small overview of significant athletes from Serbia. Their achievements make a huge contribution to world sport and are remembered as a source of pride for the country.