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Valent Sinković (born 2 August 1988) is a Croatian rower. He is the older brother of rower Martin Sinković with whom he won the gold medal in Men's double sculls at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio. He had previously won the silver in the men's quadruple sculls at the 2012 Summer Olympics with his brother, David Šain and Damir Martin.[1]

Valent Sinković
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Valent Sinković in 2012
Personal information
Born (1988-08-02) 2 August 1988 (age 31)
Zagreb, SR Croatia,
SFR Yugoslavia
Height1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight82 kg (181 lb)
Event(s)Coxless pair, Double sculls, Quadruple sculls

The Sinković brothers were the first men's double sculls team to go under 6 minutes for their race time.[2]

Sinković followed his brothers, Matija and Martin, into rowing after injury stopped him playing football.[2] Martin and Valent have been racing together internationally since 2008.[2] In 2008 they won silver in the double sculls at the under-23s World Championships.[2] In 2009 they, along with David Šain and Damir Martin, won gold in the quadruple sculls at the under-23 World Championships.[2]

Valent was forced to miss part of the 2015 season with a rib injury, meaning the Sinković brothers missed the European championships.[2]


Rowing the final (right boat) of the Quadruple sculls at the 2012 Summer Olympics.


  1. ^ "2012 OLYMPIC GAMES – London, GBR – (M4x) Men's Quadruple Sculls – Final". 3 August 2012. Retrieved 29 August 2017.
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Valent SINKOVIC -". Retrieved 29 August 2017.

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