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Damir Martin (born 14 July 1988) is a Croatian rower. He won silver in the men's single scull at the 2016 Olympics losing to Mahé Drysdale in a photo finish and beating the multiple time world champion Ondřej Synek.[1] He also won silver at the 2012 Olympics in the quadruple scull together with David Šain, Martin Sinković and Valent Sinković.[2]

Damir Martin
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Personal information
Born14 July 1988 (1988-07-14) (age 31)
Vukovar, Croatia
Rowing the final (right boat) of the quadruple sculls at the 2012 Summer Olympics.

Martin began rowing at the age of 12. He has been part of the Croatian national team since the age of 17. Rowing is a sporting tradition in his home town of Vukovar. Gis grandfather was a rower too. His parents even met through their rowing club. He took up rowing after the family moved to Zagreb, in the rowing club "Zagreb", than went to rowing club "Trešnjevka" and is now in the rowing club "Croatia" [3]


  1. ^ "There's only one gold after 5,000ths of a second divides 'dead heat' rowers". The Telegraph. Retrieved 22 August 2017.
  2. ^ "Damir Martin Bio, Stats, and Results". Olympics at Retrieved 22 August 2017.
  3. ^ "Damir MARTIN -". Retrieved 22 August 2017.