Veljko Rogošić

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Medal record
Men's swimming
Representing  Yugoslavia
Mediterranean Games
Silver medal – second place 1963 Naples 400 m freestyle
Bronze medal – third place 1963 Naples 1500 m freestyle

Veljko Rogošić (21 July 1941, Kaštel Lukšić, Croatia – 7 August 2012, Split, Croatia) was a Croatian long-distance swimmer who competed at the Olympics for SFR Yugoslavia and won numerous awards since the start of his swimming career in 1959. [1][2] Veljko Rogošić also holds the world record for longest distance ever swum in open ocean without flippers. He swum a total of 225 km (139.8 miles) across the Adriatic sea in a time of 50 hours and 10 minutes. [3]


  1. ^ Željko Rogošić (2007-04-17). "Veljko Rogošić - veliki povratak morskog junaka" [Veljko Rogošić - the return of the hero of the sea]. Nacional #596 (in Croatian). Archived from the original on 25 July 2012. Retrieved 2012-07-13. 
  2. ^ Munatones, Steve. "The Daily News of Open Water Swimming: Veljko Rogošić, A Croatian Legend Passes". Retrieved 2012-08-08. 
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