13 March 1944|
Ohrid, SFR Yugoslavia
|Died||28 December 2010
Skopje, Republic of Macedonia
Nicknamed the "Ohrid Dolphin" after her lakeside hometown, Bojadži won several national and international long-distance swimming races. She became the first woman from former Yugoslavia to swim across the English Channel in 1969. The achievement inspired a 1977 movie about her life and earned her sporting honors in her native Macedonia after it declared independence in 1991.
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