Krešimir Račić

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Krešimir Račić
Krešo Račić.jpg
Personal information
Born 15 August 1932
Karlovac, Croatia
Died 19 June 1994 (aged 61)
Zagreb, Croatia
Height 185 cm (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 100 kg (220 lb)
Sport
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Hammer throw
Club Partizan Beograd
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) 63.89 m (1960)[1]

Krešimir "Krešo" Račić (15 August 1932 – 19 June 1994) was a Croatian hammer thrower. He competed for Yugoslavia in the 1956 and 1960 Summer Olympics and placed sixth in 1956.[2] He won a gold medal in the 1959 Mediterranean Games and a bronze in the 1959 Summer Universiade. During his career Račić had a strong domestic rivalry with Zvonko Bezjak, with Račić winning the Yugoslav title in 1954, 1955, 1957, 1959, 1961, 1962 and 1964 and Bezjak in 1956, 1958, 1960 and 1963.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kresimir Racic. trackfield.brinkster.net
  2. ^ Krešo Račić. Sports-Reference.com
  3. ^ ŽIVLJENJEPISI SLOVENCEV V HRVAŠKEM ŠPORTU. slovenci-zagreb.hr (2014). p. 222