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Nikola Karabatić

Nikola Karabatic
Personal information
Full nameNikola Karabatić
Height1.96 m (6 ft 5.2 in)
Playing positionLeft Back
Club information
Current clubMontpellier HB
Number22

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Nikola Karabatić ( ; born April 11, 1984 in Niš, Serbia (then SR Serbia, SFR Yugoslavia)) is a French team handball player, born to a Croatian father and Serbian mother.

He was part of the French national handball team that won the bronze medal at the 2008 European Men's Handball Championship. He was top scorer at the championship together with Ivano Balić and Lars Christiansen, and was voted as Most Valuable Player at the championship. He also won the gold medal with France at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, beating Iceland 28-23 and scoring 8 goals.


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