Mirna Jukic
Mirna Jukić is an retired former Austrian swimmer of Croatian
Croats are a South Slavic ethnic group mostly living in Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and nearby countries. There are around 4 million Croats living inside Croatia and up to 4.5 million throughout the rest of the world. Responding to political, social and economic pressure, many Croats have...

 origin who won a bronze medal in both short course and long course at the world championships in swimming. She is trained by her father Željko Jukić, a former basketball
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 player. She has had numerous European and World championship successes.

Jukić was born in Novi Sad
Novi Sad
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, then SFR Yugoslavia) and grew up in Vukovar
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, Croatia
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. In November 1991, the family moved to Zagreb
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, and her father started training her at Mladost
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 in 1996. Her brother, Dinko Jukić
Dinko Jukic
Dinko Jukić is a male medley and butterfly swimmer from Austria of Croatian origin. He competed for Austria at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece, finishing in tenth place in the men's 200 m butterfly event. He is the younger brother of swimmer Mirna Jukić.-References:*...

, with whom she was trained early on, also became an international-level swimmer. In the autumn of 1999, the family moved to Vienna
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, Austria, and the same year Mirna became an Austrian citizen. Her brother became an Austrian citizen in 2000, while the parents remained Croatian citizens.

At the 2008 Olympics
Swimming at the 2008 Summer Olympics
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 Jukić garnered a bronze medal in the 100 m breaststroke (1:07.34); she also swam the 200 m breaststroke. At the 2009 World Aquatics Championships
2009 World Aquatics Championships
The 2009 World Aquatics Championships or the XIII FINA World Championships were celebrated in Rome, Italy in 2009 from July 17 to August 2. The 2009 Championships featured competition in all 5 aquatics disciplines: diving, swimming, open water swimming, synchronized swimming and water polo.Rome won...

 she won the bronze medal in the 200 meters breaststroke
Swimming at the 2009 World Aquatics Championships – Women's 200m breaststroke
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 final with a time of 2:21.97.

In January 2010, Mirna Jukić was the host of the Croatian team
Croatia national handball team
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 in Graz
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 for the 2010 European Men's Handball Championship
2010 European Men's Handball Championship
The 2010 EHF European Men's Handball Championship was held in Austria from 19–31 January, in the cities of Vienna, Graz, Innsbruck, Linz and Wiener Neustadt.-Venues:...


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