Igor Boraska

Born (1970-09-26) September 26, 1970 (age 51)
Alma materBrown University
Olympic medal record
Men's rowing
Bronze medal – third place 2000 Sydney Eight

Igor Boraska OLY[1] (born September 26, 1970 in Split) is a Croatian rower who won a bronze medal in the eights competition at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney.

Early life

Igor Boraska was born on September 26, 1970 in Split, SR Croatia, Yugoslavia.

Boraska attended Brown University, where he rowed for the school's team. Boraska graduated in 1994 with a degree in mechanical engineering and economics.[2][3]

Rowing career

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.[4]

Bobsleigh career

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.[5]

References

  1. ^ "WOA Leadership". World Olympians Association. Retrieved 16 August 2021.
  2. ^ Wallace, William N. (11 June 1994). "ROWING; Oarsman From Croatia Helps Brown Dominate (Published 1994)". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 15 February 2021.
  3. ^ Cropp, Ian (16 September 2004). "Brown alums share Olympic spirit". Brown Daily Herald. Retrieved 15 February 2021.
  4. ^ "Igor Boraska odlučio: Opraštam se od veslanja!". Jutarnji list (in Croatian). 2 October 2010. Retrieved 22 July 2013.
  5. ^ "Hrvatski bob četverosjed 26., Njemačkoj zlato". Vjesnik (in Croatian). 25 February 2002. Archived from the original on 16 January 2003. Retrieved 22 March 2009.