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Damir Martin

Damir Martin (born 14 July 1988) is a Croatian rower. He won silver in the men’s single scull at the 2016 Olympics losing to Mahé Drysdale in photofinish and beating the multiple time world champion Ondřej Synek. He also won silver at the 2012 Olympics in the quadruple scull together with David Šain, Martin Sinković and Valent Sinković.

Martin began rowing at the age of 12. He has been part of the Croatian national team since the age of 17. Rowing is a sporting tradition in his home town of Vukovar. His parents even met through their rowing club. He took up rowing after the family moved to Zagreb.

SPORT RESULTS

2016 Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro, M1x, silver medal

2012 Oliympic Games London, M4x, sliver medal

2017 European Rowing Championships, M1x, silver medal

World Rowing Championships, M1x, 4th place

2016 European Rowing Championships, M1x, gold medal

2015 European Rowing Championships, M1x, gold medal

World Rowing Championships, M1x, 5th place

2013  World Rowing Championships, M4x, gold medal

European Rowing Championships, M4x, 6th place  

2012 European Rowing Championships, M1x, silver medal

2011 World Rowing Championships, M4x, bronze medal

2010 World Rowing Championships, M4x, gold medal

European Rowing Championships, M4x, silver medal

         World Rowing Under 23 Championships, M4x, gold medal

PRIZES AND AWARDS

2016 Croatian Sports Journalists Association Award for the cooperation with the   media

Croatian Athlete of the Year presented by daily paper Sportske Novosti

Croatian Olympic Committee’s Fair Play Award

Order of Duke Branimir

Vukovar-Srijem County Annual Award

Zagreb Sport Association Annual Award

2015 Franjo Bučar State Award for Sport

Zagreb Sport Association Annual Award

2013 Croatian Team of the Year presented by daily paper Sportske novosti

Zagreb Sport Association Annual Award

Best Sport Crew by Croatian Olympic Committee

2012 Order of Danica Hrvatska

Franjo Bučar State Award for Sport

Best Sport Crew by Croatian Olympic Committee

Team of the Year presented by Zagreb Sport Association

2010 Best Sport Crew by Croatian Olympic Committee

Zagreb Sport Association Annual Award