Bio

INFO

Born: 23 November 1979 in  Zagreb, CRO
Weight: 94 kg
Height: 182 cm

Ski equipment:
skis: Fischer
bindings: Fischer
ski boots: Fischer

Favourite movies?
The Third Man.

If you could change your name, what would it be?
Leon or Jura.

Favourite actor?
Marlon Brando.

What are you like when you’r angry?
Dangerous. 🙂

Hobbies?
Guitar playing, music, drawing, diving.

What color are your bed sheets?
Depends on the hotel.

Favourite sport?
I love all sports in general.

Do you collect anything?
Only victories. 🙂

Favourite food?
Chevapi, fresh cheese and cream, special Croatian cheese from the island of Pag, prosciutto from Imotski.

Favourite fruit?
Strawberries.

Who do you support/cheer for in other sports?
All Croatian teams and individuals.

What would you take on a deserted island?
Everything and everyone I hold dear, and everything I need.

What do you feel in the morning?
Good.

Do you keep a diary?
Ever since I can remember.

Favourite joke?
“Sergej”;
An American, a German and a Russian talked about their dreams in life. The American would like to live on Florida with a lot of whiskey, swimming, Coca-Cola and lots of babes. The German says he would like a summer house on the Bodensee, sleeping on his inflatable, drinking a lot of coffe, eating sausages, and have a ton of blondes around him. The Russian answers: I’m in Sibiria, it’s -60°C, I go to sleep, in the guard room there are -40°C. I cover myself whit a blanket, the commander walks in and yells: “Sergey, guard duty!”, and I turn over so happy, knowing my name isn’t Sergey!

Something you’d never change?
Name, family name and citizenship.

Car?
Necessary.

Sexiest female skiers?
Oh, yes, there are a few… 🙂

Mobile phone?
Usefull.

Zodiac sign?
Saggitarius.

What do you always do before the race?
Visualisation, flexing.

Favourite color/-s?
Red and blue.

Nickname?
Ivek, Ivo, Kosta, Johnny, Ivichko.

Sister?
The best!

Your favourite present?
Anything, if it’s from the heart.

If you weren’t a skier, what would you be?
A skier.

Favourite cities?
Zagreb and Rome.

Favourite starting No.?
64.

Ivica’s best career results:

Olympic Winter Games:

– olympic silver medal in combined OWG Torino 2006
– olympic silver medals in slalom and supercombined OWG Vancouver 2010, in supercombined OWG Sochi 2014

FIS World Ski Championships, FIS Junior World Ski Championships:

– slalom world champion FIS WSC St. Moritz (SUI) 2003, silver medal in supercombined – FIS WSC Schladming (AUT) 2013, bronze medal in Super G – FIS WSC Garmisch-Partenkichen (GER) 2011
– bronze medal in combined FIS WJSC Schladming (AUT) 1997

FIS Ski World Cup:

– 26 FIS Ski World Cup victories
– 60 FIS Ski World Cup winner’s podium placings
– big Crystal Globe as overall FIS Ski World Cup winner in 2011
– small Crystal Globes in slalom in 2002 and 2011
– rank 1/small Crystal Globes in (super)combined in 2011, 2012 and 2013


Ivica Kostelić – coaching/support team 2016/17:

Ante Kostelić – head coach
Igor Jakopović – ass. coach

Zoran Pršo – physio
Nataša Desnica – physician

About me

Ivica Kostelić

Passionate skier, music enthusiast, drawing enthusiast, sailing enthusiast, proud father…