Vasilij Žbogar

Vasilij Žbogar (born 4 October 1975), is a Slovenian sailor. He was born in Koper.

Vasilij Žbogar
Vasilij Zbogar.jpg
Personal information
Nationality Slovenia
Born (1975-10-04) 4 October 1975 (age 45)
Koper, SR Slovenia, SFR Yugoslavia
Sailing career
Class(es)Laser, Finn
Medal record
Representing  Slovenia
Event 1st 2nd 3rd
Olympic Games 0 2 1
Total 0 2 1
Sailing
Olympic Games
Silver medal – second place 2008 Beijing Laser
Silver medal – second place 2016 Rio de Janeiro Finn
Bronze medal – third place 2004 Athens Laser
World Championships
Silver medal – second place 2005 Fortaleza Laser
World Championships
Bronze medal – third place 2015 Takapuna Finn
European Championships
Gold medal – first place 2013 Scarlino Finn
Silver medal – second place 2012 Warnemünde Finn
Silver medal – second place 2014 La Rochelle Finn
Bronze medal – third place 2015 Split Finn
Mediterranean Games
Gold medal – first place 2005 Almería Laser

Žbogar competed in the 2004 Summer Olympics, where he won a bronze medal[1] and in the 2008 Summer Olympics, where he won a silver medal, both of them in laser class. In 2010, he competed in the Barcolana regatta as a member of the record-setting yacht Esimit Europa 2, winning the event. In 2016, he competed in 2016 Summer Olympics and won a silver medal in Finn class.

Žbogar was named Slovenian Sportsman of the year in 2004.

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Olympic Games
Preceded by
Peter Kauzer
Flagbearer for   Slovenia
Rio de Janeiro 2016
Succeeded by
Eva Terčelj and Bojan Tokić