Igor Boraska

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Olympic medal record
Men's rowing
Bronze medal – third place 2000 Sydney Eight

Igor Boraska (born 26 September 1970 in Split) is a Croatian rower who won a bronze medal in the eights competition at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney.

Rowing career[edit]

His teammates at Sydney were Branimir Vujević, Nikša Skelin, Siniša Skelin, Krešimir Čuljak, Tomislav Smoljanović, Tihomir Franković, Igor Francetić and Silvijo Petriško (coxswain). Boraska also participated at the 1996 Summer Olympics and at the 2004 Summer Olympics, both time in coxless four discipline. He was a World champion and a medalist at the World Rowing Championships.

He was a world record (world's best time) holder, for 20 years, in a coxed pair event set at 1994 World rowing championship.

Boraska retired from competitive rowing in 2010.[1]

Bobsleigh career[edit]

Boraska was a member of a Croatian team at the 2002 Winter Olympics, as a part of a four-men bobsleigh team. He is the first Croat who participated in both the Summer and the Winter Olympic Games.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Igor Boraska odlučio: Opraštam se od veslanja!". Jutarnji list (in Croatian). 2 October 2010. Retrieved 22 July 2013.
  2. ^ "Hrvatski bob četverosjed 26., Njemačkoj zlato". Vjesnik (in Croatian). 25 February 2002. Retrieved 22 March 2009.[permanent dead link]

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