Duje Bonačić

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Duje Bonačić
Velimir Valenta, Duje Bonačić 1952.jpg
Bonačić (right) at the 1952 Olympics
Personal information
Born 10 April 1929 (1929-04-10) (age 88)
Split, Croatia
Sport Rowing
Club HVK Gusar, Split

Duje Bonačić (born 10 April 1929) is a retired Croatian rower who won a gold medal in the coxless four event at the 1952 Summer Olympics.[1]

Bonačić was born in Split to Croatian father and Slovenian mother; he had an elder brother Vojko and a sister Nevenka. He graduated in natural sciences in Zagreb, and took up rowing to build muscles, as he weighed only 56 kg with a height of 183 cm at the time. After retiring from competitions he worked as a professor of geography, meteorology and oceanography at maritime schools and also served as a coach and referee in rowing and sailing.[2]


  1. ^ Duje Bonačić. sports-reference.com
  2. ^ ŽIVLJENJEPISI SLOVENCEV V HRVAŠKEM ŠPORTU. slovenci-zagreb.hr (2014)