|Brothers Valent and Martin Sinković won their only missing trophey - Olympic gold in Rio in 2016. They belong to most dominant contemporary figures in Double Sculls in the world: they were the double world champions and the double European champions in this sport, as well as the current European champions. For the last two years, they did not lose any international competition (they won 29 races in a row!). They have an outstanding trainer, Nikola Bralić: in 2015, he was proclaimed the best rowing trainer in the world. On the photo, on the left of Martin is Manuela, his wife. |
CROATIA'S MEN'S DOUBLE SCULLS (M2X) winning in the FINAL 2016 World Rowing Cup II in Lucerne, Switzerland
M2x world record by Sinkovic brothers, Croatia, in 2014 Rowing World Championship semifinal
Video Analysis M2x Olympic Champions the Sinkovic Brothers
Martin and Valent Sinković won gold at the Olympic Games in Rio
Croatian rowers Martin and Valent Sinkovic on Thursday won the gold medal in the Men's double sculls at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.
Lithuanians Mindaugas Griskonis and Saulius Ritter had to be happy with the silver, while the bronze went to Norway's Kljetil Borch and Olaf Tufte.
Brothers Martin and Valent Sinkovic won the silver medal at the Olympic Games in London four years ago, rowing in the Men's quadruple sculls together with Damir Sain and Damir Martin.
Since starting to compete in the double sculls in June 2014, the Sinkovic brothers have won 29 races in a row. In other words, they were unbeaten during more than two years!
This is Croatia's second gold medal at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro after Josip Glasnovic won the gold in the Men's trap.
The Sinkovic brothers have another five medals from world competitions (4 golds and 1 bronze) and three medals at European championships (2 golds and 1 silver).
Braća Sinković na Peruči i Rami 2015
Braća Sinković na Peruči 2014
Ante Bralić, amazing trainer of brothers Martin and Valent Sinković.
| 2015 Coach of the Year: |
Nikola Bralic, men's double sculls (CRO)
The Croatian men's quadruple sculls followed by the Croatian men's double sculls have become synonymous with winning and leading them has been Bralic. The quad earned Croatia's first ever senior World Championship title in 2010 and then when the double of Martin and Valent Sinkovic formed in 2014, Bralic guided them on an unbeaten winning streak including World Championship titles in 2014 and 2015.
Filmed by Nikola Bralić
Martin and Valent Sinković 2016 Olympic champions in Rio in double sculls
Formated for CROWN by Darko Žubrinić
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