One of the most successful water polo coaches in the 21st century, Montenegrin Petar Porobic, passed away suddenly at the age of 67.
Porobic was the head coach of Serbia and Montenegro, Montenegro, Germany, and China’s men and women.
His last game was the final of the Asian Games in China on Saturday, where he guided the male team of China in the match against Japan. He got sick during the flight from China to Europe. The plane made an emergency landing, but the doctors couldn’t help the legendary coach.
He played water polo at Primorac Kotor, where he started his coaching career. He was an assistant coach in the staffs of the national team of FR Yugoslavia and Serbia and Montenegro at the beginning of the 21st century and, afterward, the head coach of Serbia and Montenegro. Between 2007 and 2011 he coached Montenegro.
Porobic’s most significant successes as the head coach were the gold medal at the World Championships in 2005 with Serbia and Montenegro and the European gold medal with Montenegro three years later.