Dragan Zorić

Dragan Zorić (Serbian Cyrillic: Драган Зорић; born 20 May 1979, in Bačka Palanka) is a Serbian sprint canoer who has competed from the late 1990s to 2007. Until 2006, he competed for Serbia and Montenegro. Zorić won five medals at the ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships with two golds (K-2 200 m: 2005, K-4 200 m: 2006), a silver (K-4 200 m: 2007, and two bronzes (K-2 200 m: 2006, 2007).

Dragan Zorić
Born (1979-05-20) 20 May 1979 (age 41)
NationalitySerbian
OccupationCanoer
Dragan Zorić
Medal record
Men's canoe sprint
Representing  Serbia and Montenegro /  Serbia
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 2005 Zagreb K-2 200 m
Gold medal – first place 2006 Szeged K-4 200 m
Bronze medal – third place 2006 Szeged K-2 200 m
Silver medal – second place 2007 Duisburg K-4 200 m
Bronze medal – third place 2007 Duisburg K-2 200 m
European Championships
Bronze medal – third place 2005 Poznań K-2 200 m
Bronze medal – third place 2007 Pontevedra K-2 200 m
Gold medal – first place 2007 Pontevedra K-4 200 m
Silver medal – second place 2008 Milan K-4 200 m
Mediterranean Games
Bronze medal – third place 2005 Almería K-2 500 m
European U23 Canoe Sprint Championships
Silver medal – second place 2002 Zagreb K-2 1000 m
Bronze medal – third place 2002 Zagreb K-1 500 m

Competing in two Summer Olympics, his best finish was ninth in the K-4 1000 m event at Sydney in 2000.

Zorić is a member of the Sintelon Canoe Club in Bačka Palanka. He is 196 cm (6'5") tall and weighs 97 kg (214 lbs).

ReferencesEdit

  • ICF medalists for Olympic and World Championships – Part 1: flatwater (now sprint): 1936–2007 at WebCite (archived 2009-01-21). Additional archives: Wayback Machine.
  • ICF medalists for Olympic and World Championships – Part 2: rest of flatwater (now sprint) and remaining canoeing disciplines: 1936–2007 at WebCite (archived 2009-11-09)
  • Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Dragan Zorić". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 2012-10-21.