Biography:

Marko Marko MedjugoracMedjugorac has wanted to represent Team Canada since attending his first international competition in Italy when he was 13. He joined the National Training Centre Group in August 2012. Among his career highlights are the first time he made the final at the national championships in the U15 division and finishing second in the U21 division at the 2014 Canadian Championships. He went on to compete at the 2014 ITTF World Junior Championships before moving up to compete as a senior in 2015, beginning with the World Team Cup in Dubai in January.

PERSONAL

Family: Parents Tihomir and Gordana Medjugorac… Older brother Darko… Getting into the Sport: Started playing table tennis at age 10… Liked that it was an individual sport, but it was after competing at the Quebec Games that he really got the competitive bug… Outside Interests: Studying human sciences, math profile, via Cégep à distance… Odds and Ends: Role model internationally is Olympic gold medallist Ma Long, but domestically he looks up to Pierre-Luc Thériault… Favourite motto: “Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion”…

NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS

ITTF WCh (junior): 2014 – group round (singles); Rd of 32 (doubles); Rd of 64 (mixed doubles), 17th (team)