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Veljko Rogošić

Full name: Veljko Rogošić
Original name: Вељко Рогошић
Gender: Male
Height: 15-9 (189 cm)
Weight: 201 lbs (91 kg)
Born: July 20, 1941 in Kaštel Lukšić, Splitsko-dalmatinska županija, Croatia
Died: August 8, 2012 in Split, Splitsko-dalmatinska županija, Croatia
Country: YUG Yugoslavia
Sport: Swimming

Biography

Veljko Rogošić was a Yugoslav swimming champion during the 1960s, who won the amazing total of 142 national titles and bettered more than 50 Yugoslav records. He was primarily a distance specialist, swimming the 400 and 1,500 freestyle and 400 IM, although he also competed in the 200 fly at the 1960 Olympics. Rogošić swam the English Channel in 11:27 in 2004 at the age of 63, and in 2008, aged 67, he swam between the coasts of Sicily and Tunisia, a distance of 171 km. In 2005, he walked along the Croatian coast from north to south for about 1,000 km.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1960 Summer 19 Roma Swimming Men's 400 metres Freestyle Yugoslavia YUG 3 h1 r1/2
1960 Summer 19 Roma Swimming Men's 1,500 metres Freestyle Yugoslavia YUG 3 h3 r1/2
1960 Summer 19 Roma Swimming Men's 4 × 200 metres Freestyle Relay Yugoslavia YUG 7 h2 r1/2
1960 Summer 19 Roma Swimming Men's 200 metres Butterfly Yugoslavia YUG 6 h5 r1/3
1960 Summer 19 Roma Swimming Men's 4 × 100 metres Medley Relay Yugoslavia YUG 5 h3 r1/2
1964 Summer 23 Tokyo Swimming Men's 1,500 metres Freestyle Yugoslavia YUG 2 h4 r1/2
1964 Summer 23 Tokyo Swimming Men's 400 metres Individual Medley Yugoslavia YUG 6 h1 r1/2

Men's 400 metres Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1960 Summer 19 Roma Swimming Yugoslavia Round One Heat One 3 4:39.5

Men's 1,500 metres Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1960 Summer 19 Roma Swimming Yugoslavia Round One Heat Three 3 18:51.8
1964 Summer 23 Tokyo Swimming Yugoslavia Round One Heat Four 2 18:05.5

Men's 4 × 200 metres Freestyle Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T IST CTAS
1960 Summer 19 Roma Swimming Yugoslavia YUG Round One Heat Two 7 8:49.8 2:11.9 8:49.8

Men's 200 metres Butterfly

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1960 Summer 19 Roma Swimming Yugoslavia Round One Heat Five 6 2:35.5

Men's 400 metres Individual Medley

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1964 Summer 23 Tokyo Swimming Yugoslavia Round One Heat One 6 5:11.0

Men's 4 × 100 metres Medley Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T IST CTAS
1960 Summer 19 Roma Swimming Yugoslavia YUG Round One Heat Three 5 4:25.5 1:06.3 3:27.3
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