Seal Beach, CA - January 6, 2022 - TYR Sport Signs Serbian CrossFit Star, Lazar Đukić.
Born in Serbia, Lazar Đukić grew up playing water polo for ten years with multiple national titles to his name. After retiring from the sport to study in the United States, Đukić quickly found his love for CrossFit. In 2017, he returned home and went right to work, earning a National Title and the rights to be referred to as 'Serbia's Fittest Man' for five straight years. In 2019 Lazar was invited to compete in his first CrossFit Games but ultimately declined to prepare for a stronger rookie showing. He then returned in 2021 and exploded onto the scene with a 9th place finish in his freshman Games appearance. He then followed up with a second-place showing at the Dubai Crossfit Championship a few weeks ago as he works towards this year's CrossFit Games.
“I feel honored to begin my partnership with TYR Sport!” explained Đukić. “As I’ve been spending a lot of time in the pool while training water polo, I had the opportunity to use their products and can say with certainty that they are fully focused on delivering the best experience and quality in their gear. Thank you TYR for giving me the opportunity to join your team, let’s make the best out of it!”
As a member of Team TYR, Đukić will join sponsored athletes including Olympic Medalists Katie Ledecky, Ryan Lochte, Lilly King, and Michael Andrew, as well as CrossFit Games athletes Noah Ohlsen, Travis Mayer, and Emma Cary.
“We are excited to welcome Lazar as a member of Team TYR,” said Matt Dilorenzo, CEO of TYR Sport. “He is an incredible talent who we feel is a great representation of the TYR brand and everything we stand for."
Since its inception three decades ago, TYR Sport has grown to exist as one of the world’s most recognizable swimming and triathlon brands. Founded in Huntington Beach, California, the American company has garnered industry success for major technologies including the celebrated Venzo technical suit. Today, TYR has become synonymous with the most groundbreaking athletes in swimming and continues to be the choice of champions.
Named for TYR the Norse god of valor and sacrifice, we're a company built on commitment and discipline. We've been pushing the limits of innovation to propel athletes to their absolute best for over 35 years. Whether it's personal records or world championships, we have the hard-earned hardware to back it up.