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Grbic shares secrets of ultimate success

Vladimir Grbic celebrates winning Olympic gold at Sydney 2000
Lausanne, Switzerland, October 2, 2020 – Twenty years ago Vladimir Grbic reached volleyball nirvana when he and the Yugoslavia men’s team won gold at the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games. 

The 49-year-old Grbic began playing volleyball in 1979 and throughout his career he, and his brother and fellow Olympic champion Nikola, benefited from advice and guidance from their father Milos Grbic, who also played for Yugoslavia. 

It was advice and guidance that instilled in him the attributes that helped him become an Olympic champion. 

Now Grbic is sharing that advice, and you can listen to his words in the video below.

Gold in Sydney was the highlight of a glittering career for Vladimir Grbic, that also featured a bronze medal at the Atlanta 1996 Olympic Games, silver from the Japan 1998 FIVB Volleyball Men’s World Championship, and gold at the Czech Republic 2001 CEV European Championship, success he shared with his younger brother Nikola. 

Since retiring Grbic has continued to work in the sport that made him a star, as a coach and administrator, including as FIVB Athletes Commission Secretary, and as an ambassador for the FIVB Snow Volleyball World Tour. 

He also runs a volleyball school in Serbia, where he continues to pass on his advice to the next generation of Serbian players. 

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