Sanda Dubravčić

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Sandra Dubravčić
Personal information
Full nameSanda Dubravčić-Šimunjak
Country represented Yugoslavia
Born (1964-08-24) 24 August 1964 (age 55)
Zagreb, SR Croatia, Yugoslavia
Skating clubKKK Medveščak Zagreb

Sanda Dubravčić-Šimunjak (born 24 August 1964) is a Croatian physician and former figure skater who competed internationally for Yugoslavia. She is the 1981 European silver medalist.

Personal life[edit]

Sanda Dubravčić was born on 24 August 1964 in Zagreb, SR Croatia, Yugoslavia, to Zora (née Lipošćak) and Dragutin Dubravčić.[1][2] She is a medical doctor and married Boris Šimunjak in 1991.[3]


In 1976, Dubravčić finished seventh at the inaugural World Junior Championships, held in Megève, France. Her senior ISU Championship debut came at the 1977 Europeans in Helsinki, Finland.

Dubravčić represented Yugoslavia at the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, New York; she finished 11th overall after placing 13th in compulsory figures, tenth in the short program, and eighth in the free skate.[2] At the 1981 European Championships in Innsbruck, she ranked fifth in figures and second in the next two segments. She was awarded the silver medal, having finished between Denise Biellmann of Switzerland and Claudia Kristofics-Binder of Austria.[4]

Dubravčić was the final Olympic torchbearer at the 1984 Winter Olympics in Sarajevo. She ended up tenth overall after placing eighth in figures, ninth in the short, and ninth in the free.[2] Concluding her career, she finished ninth at the 1984 World Championships in Ottawa, Canada.

Dubravčić has served as an international judge and as a member of the ISU Council's medical commission.[5]

Competitive highlights[edit]

Event 75–76 76–77 77–78 78–79 79–80 80–81 81–82 82–83 83–84
Olympics 11th 10th
Worlds 12th 12th 11th 14th 13th 9th
Europeans 16th 16th 7th 5th 2nd WD 10th 5th
NHK Trophy 12th
Golden Spin 3rd 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st
Prague Skate 4th
International: Junior
Junior Worlds 7th
Yugoslav 1st
WD = Withdrew


  1. ^ Hemar, Eduard (15 July 2015). "Prim. dr. Dragutin Dubravčić i dr. Zora Dubravčić: Bračni par uspješnih liječnika i sportaša" [Prim. Dr. Dragutin Dubravčić and Dr. Zora Dubravčić: Pair of successful doctors and athletes] (PDF). Liječničke novine (in Croatian). pp. 74–76. Archived (PDF) from the original on 26 May 2016.
  2. ^ a b c "Sanda Dubravčić". Sports Reference.
  3. ^ Sleeman, Elizabeth (2002). The International Who's Who of Women. p. 151.
  4. ^ "European Figure Skating Championships Results: Ladies" (PDF). International Skating Union. Archived from the original (PDF) on 3 June 2011.
  5. ^ "ISU Council & Committee Members". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 11 March 2005.
Preceded by
Štefica Krištof
Yugoslav Sportswoman of the Year
Succeeded by
Biserka Perman
Olympic Games
Preceded by
Sergei Belov
Final Olympic torchbearer
Moscow 1980
Succeeded by
Rafer Johnson
Preceded by
Charles Gugino
Final Winter Olympic torchbearer
Sarajevo 1984
Succeeded by
Robyn Perry