Duška Radan (Serbian: Душка Радан; born May 11, 1978) is a Montenegrin former swimmer, who specialized in sprint freestyle events.[1] Originally from Montenegro, Radan represented the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia in two editions of the Olympic Games (1996 and 2000), and also played for PKV Jadran Herceg Novi under head coach Ivan Zuber.[2]

Duška Radan
Personal information
Full nameDuška Radan
National team Yugoslavia
Born (1978-05-11) 11 May 1978 (age 41)
Herceg Novi, SR Montenegro,
SFR Yugoslavia
Height1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight61 kg (134 lb)
Sport
SportSwimming
StrokesFreestyle
ClubPKV Jadran
CoachIvan Zuber

Radan made her first Yugoslav team, as an 18-year-old at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta. There, she failed to reach the top 16 final in any of her individual events, finishing forty-fifth in the 50 m freestyle (27.62), and forty-sixth in the 100 m freestyle (1:00.34)[3][4]

At the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Radan swam only in the 50 m freestyle. She achieved a FINA B-cut of 27.14 from the Akropolis Grand Prix in Athens.[5] She challenged seven other swimmers in heat four, including Russian import Yekaterina Tochenaya of Kyrgyzstan, and Moldova's 16-year-old Maria Tregubova. Entering the race with a fastest-seeded time, Radan faded down the stretch to pick up a fourth spot in 27.70, almost a full second below the leading time set by Tochenaya. Radan failed to advance into the semifinals, as she placed fifty-third overall out of 74 swimmers in the prelims.[6][7][8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Duška Radan". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 15 June 2013.
  2. ^ "Prof. Zuber: "Mimosa Cup is well-known European meet"". Swim Star. 27 January 2010. Retrieved 15 June 2013.
  3. ^ "Atlanta 1996: Aquatics (Swimming) – Women's 50m Freestyle Heat 2" (PDF). Atlanta 1996. LA84 Foundation. p. 36. Archived from the original (PDF) on 23 May 2011. Retrieved 14 June 2013.
  4. ^ "Atlanta 1996: Aquatics (Swimming) – Women's 100m Freestyle Heat 1" (PDF). Atlanta 1996. LA84 Foundation. p. 37. Archived from the original (PDF) on 23 May 2011. Retrieved 14 June 2013.
  5. ^ "Swimming – Women's 50m Freestyle Startlist (Heat 4)" (PDF). Sydney 2000. Omega Timing. Retrieved 14 June 2013.
  6. ^ "Sydney 2000: Swimming – Women's 50m Freestyle Heat 4" (PDF). Sydney 2000. LA84 Foundation. p. 165. Archived from the original (PDF) on 19 August 2011. Retrieved 14 June 2013.
  7. ^ "Results from the Summer Olympics – Swimming (Women's 50m Freestyle)". Canoe.ca. Retrieved 14 June 2013.
  8. ^ "Plivači završili takmičenje" [Swimmers completed the challenge] (in Serbian). Government of Serbia. 22 September 2000. Retrieved 15 June 2013.[permanent dead link]