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Nikola Karabatic

Handball FRA

Nikola Karabatic

Nikola Karabatic
  • Birth date 4/11/1984
  • Birthplace Nis
  • Residence Paris
  • Height/Weight 6'4"/ 224 lbs
  • Olympics 2004, 2008, 2012


Part of France’s dominant national team, Nikola Karabatic has won every major international tournament, highlighted by two Olympic gold medals. In 2014, Karabatic was named the International Handball Federation’s World Player of the Year, duplicating his 2007 feat and adding to numerous other accolades, most notably the L’Equipe Champion of Champions – an award given out annually to the best French athlete of the year. A highly coveted club player, Karabatic has played for the most prestigious teams in the world, including THW Kiel and FC Barcelona Handbol.
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Getting to know Nikola Karabatic


Three-time gold medalist in both European and world championships


Speaks French, English, Spanish, German and Serbian


Father, Branko, played and coached handball professionally

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