Perica Bukić

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Perica Bukić
Personal information
Birth namePerica Bukić
Born (1966-02-20) 20 February 1966 (age 55)
Šibenik, SFR Yugoslavia
Medal record
Men's water polo
Olympic Games
Representing  Yugoslavia
Gold medal – first place 1984 Los Angeles Team Competition
Gold medal – first place 1988 Seoul Team Competition
Representing  Croatia
Silver medal – second place 1996 Atlanta Team Competition

Perica Bukić (born 20 February 1966) is a Croatian former professional water polo player and politician. He represented Yugoslavia at the 1984 and 1988 Summer Olympics.

Bukić was given the honour to carry the national flag of Croatia at the opening ceremony of the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, becoming the 17th water polo player to be a flag bearer at the opening and closing ceremonies of the Olympics.[1][2]

Bukić was educated at the University of Zagreb, from which he received a degree in economics.[3]

During his active water polo years, he played for Solaris Šibenik, Mladost Zagreb, and Jadran Split.[4] He later became the sports director of "Mladost" Zagreb.

Bukić is a member of the Croatian Democratic Union.[3] In the 2003 Croatian parliamentary election he attained a seat in the Croatian Parliament. In the 2007 Croatian parliamentary election he retained his seat. His term of office in the Parliament ended in January 2008.[3]

In 2004 he was elected as the president of the Croatian Water Polo Federation, the sport's governing body in Croatia.[4]

In July 2008 Bukić was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame.[5][6]

His son is Luka Bukić, who is also a water polo player.

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  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Croatia". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 25 October 2011.
  2. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Perica Bukić". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 4 December 2016.
  3. ^ a b c "Perica Bukić" (in Croatian). Croatian Parliament. Archived from the original on 16 October 2014. Retrieved 24 January 2009.
  4. ^ a b Vurušić, Vlado (8 August 2008). "8 hrvatskih kandidata za medalje". Jutarnji list (in Croatian). Retrieved 9 August 2008.
  5. ^ "Perica Bukić u Kući slavnih" (in Croatian). 12 July 2008. Retrieved 24 January 2008.
  6. ^ "Perica Bukic". International Swimming Hall of Fame. Archived from the original on 9 February 2010. Retrieved 24 January 2009.

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Awards and achievements
Olympic Games
Preceded by Flagbearer for  Croatia
Atlanta 1996
Succeeded by