JELIC Matea

23 Dec 1997
23
Female
Olympic ScholarshipYouth Olympian
SPLIT
 
Croatia

Events and Medals

Discipline Event Rank Medal
TKW Taekwondo Women -67kg 1 Gold Medal

Schedule

Change
Start Time Location Event Status
Makuhari Messe Hall A
CRO
JELIC MJELIC Matea
22
PTG
HAI
LEE LLEE Lauren
2
Finished
Makuhari Messe Hall A
BRA
TITONELI MTITONELI Milena
9
CRO
JELIC MJELIC Matea
30
PTG
Finished
Makuhari Messe Hall A
USA
McPHERSON PMcPHERSON Paige
4
CRO
JELIC MJELIC Matea
15
PTF
Finished
Makuhari Messe Hall A
CRO
JELIC MJELIC Matea
25
PTF
GBR
WILLIAMS LWILLIAMS Lauren
22
Finished

Biographical Information

Highlights

:
Youth Olympic Games
RankEventYearLocation
QuarterfinalWomen's Middleweight 56-63kg2014Nanjing, CHN

World Championships
RankEventYearLocation
Quarterfinal-67kg2019Manchester, GBR
Quarterfinal-67kg2017Muju, KOR
2nd Round-67kg2015Chelyabinsk, RUS

European Championships
RankEventYearLocation
1-67kg2021Sofia, BUL
3-67kg2019Bari, ITA
Quarterfinal-67kg2018Kazan, RUS

Grand Prix Final
RankEventYearLocation
2-67kg2019Moscow, RUS
3-67kg2018Fujairah, UAE
Quarterfinal-67kg2017Abidjan, CIV

Grand Prix
RankEventYearLocation
1-67kg2019Rome, ITA
1-67kg2018Moscow, RUS
2-67kg2019Chiba, JPN
2-67kg2018Manchester, GBR
3-67kg2017London, GBR
Quarterfinal-67kg2018Taoyuan, TPE
Quarterfinal-67kg2018Rome, ITA
2nd Round-67kg2019Sofia, BUL
Round 2-67kg2017Rabat, MAR
Round 2-67kg2017Moscow, RUS
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Spending time with her family, cycling. (worldtaekwondo.org, 12 Aug 2018)
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Athlete
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Croatian, English
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TK Marjan [Split, CRO]
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Toni Tomas [club, national], CRO
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Her younger sister Ivona has also competed in taekwondo. (huknet1.hr, 06 Dec 2019)
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She took up taekwondo in her first year of primary school at the DIV Knin club in Croatia. (sibenik.in, 19 Dec 2019; feral.news, 06 Mar 2014)
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Her parents got her involved in the sport. "I was in taekwondo since I was a kid. From the start it wasn't so serious but later I wanted to do more and more. I was watching Grand Prix meetings on my laptop and was hoping to get there." (insidethegames.biz, 01 Jan 2018; worldtaekwondo.org, 12 Aug 2018)
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To win a gold medal at the Olympic Games and to become world champion. (slobodnadalmacija.hr, 02 May 2021; vecernji.hr, 11 Apr 2021)
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She trains three times per day. (slobodnadalmacija.hr, 02 May 2021)
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Securing a quota spot for Croatia for the 2020 Olympic Games. (24sata Sport Facebook page, 19 Dec 2019; index.hr, 19 Dec 2019)
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Serbian taekwondoka Milica Mandic. (worldtaekwondo.org, 12 Aug 2018)
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Her family. (vecernji.hr, 11 Apr 2021)
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In 2018 and 2019 she was named Best Female Athlete of the Year by the Split Sports Association in Croatia. (Facebook page, 25 Feb 2019; slobodnadalmacija.hr, 05 Mar 2020)

General Interest

General
CHAMPION'S INSPIRATION
After she required surgery due to internal bleeding caused during a bout at the 2013 Croatian Junior Championships, she met Croatian alpine skier and four-time Olympic gold medallist Janica Kostelic. She says the meeting was an important moment in her career. "Doctors told me that I was in a critical condition. My mother was worried about me, and when she went out of the hospital at one point she saw Janica Kostelic. She asked her to go to my room to hug me and encourage me to not give up on sport. And Janica did exactly that. She talked with me and I was crying of happiness. It was a moment that turned everything upside down in my life and I am sure that it was not a coincidence that Janica appeared at the worst moment of my life. I didn't go to the European junior championships that year, but I became the world junior champion the following year [2014]. Janica may not remember that, but I would like to thank her for this gesture, and I will do it in person if I meet her again. I hope that one day I will be such an inspiration to someone, like she was for me." (vecernji.hr, 11 Apr 2021)

Legend
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Gold Medal
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Gold Medal Event
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Silver Medal Event
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Bronze Medal Event
PTF:
Win by Final Score
PTG:
Win by Point Gap
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