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Damir DUGONJIC
Sport Swimming
NOC Slovenia   
GenderMen
Born21 Feb 1988 in Ravne na Koroskem, YUG
Height2.02 m
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Family
Wife Camilla, daughter Keiro [2016]
Residence
Bainbridge Island, WA, USA
Occupation
Construction Worker
Languages
English, Slovene
Higher education
Environmental Science, Management, Policy Studies - University of California, Berkeley: United States
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming competitively at age 10.
General Interest
Nicknames
Dugi (californiagoldenblogs.com, 23 Jul 2016)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a gold medal in the 50m breaststroke at the 2012 European Championships in Debrecen, Hungary, and competing at the 2013 World Championships in Barcelona, Spain. (siol.net, 21 Apr 2019)
Awards and honours
He was named Slovenian Male Swimmer of the Year for the 2015/16 season by the Swimming Association of Slovenia. (pkfuzinar.si, 10 Oct 2016)
Other information
TAKING A BREAK
After competing at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, he decided to take a break from swimming and return to the United States of America. "After the Olympic Games in Rio [in 2016], I went back to the United States, I did not even come back to Slovenia. My wife was pregnant, we had not seen each other for a long time, and then I just forgot a little about swimming. I have not finished my swimming career officially yet, but I have that in my mind." (siol.net, 21 Apr 2019; squarespace.com, 12 Sep 2018)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
21 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 100m Breaststroke 1:00.41
18 2012 London, ENG 100m Breaststroke 1:00.77
Semifinal 2008 Beijing, CHN 100m Breaststroke 1:00.92
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
5 2015 Kazan, RUS 50m Breaststroke 27.23
Heats 2015 Kazan, RUS 100m Breaststroke 1:00.36
4 2013 Barcelona, ESP 100m Breaststroke 59.68
4 2013 Barcelona, ESP 50m Breaststroke 27.05
Heat 2011 Shanghai, CHN 100m Breaststroke 1:01.69
8 2011 Shanghai, CHN 50m Breaststroke 28.00
Semifinal 2009 Rome, ITA 100m Breaststroke 59.66
Heat 2009 Rome, ITA 4 x 100m Medley Relay  
World Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
5 2014 Doha, QAT 100m Breaststroke 57.06
4 2014 Doha, QAT 50m Breaststroke 26.03
2 2012 Istanbul, TUR 100m Breaststroke 57.32
2 2012 Istanbul, TUR 50m Breaststroke 26.32
Heats 2010 Dubai, UAE 100m Breaststroke 59.19
Semifinal 2010 Dubai, UAE 50m Breaststroke 26.76
Semifinal 2008 Manchester, ENG 100m Breaststroke 59.09
6 2008 Manchester, ENG 50m Breaststroke 27.08
European Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
6 2016 London, ENG 50m Breaststroke 27.56
6 2016 London, ENG 100m Breaststroke 1:00.75
7 2014 Berlin, GER 100m Breaststroke 1:00.80
3 2014 Berlin, GER 50m Breaststroke 27.48
1 2012 Debrecen, HUN 50m Breaststroke 27.32
7 2012 Debrecen, HUN 100m Breaststroke 1:01.51
Heats 2010 Budapest, HUN 100m Breaststroke 1:01.91
7 2010 Budapest, HUN 50m Breaststroke 27.80
Heats 2006 Budapest, HUN 100m Breaststroke 1:04.51
Heats 2006 Budapest, HUN 50m Breaststroke 28.65
European Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
1 2015 Netanya, ISR 50m Breaststroke 26.20
6 2015 Netanya, ISR 100m Breaststroke 57.58
3 2013 Herning, DEN 100m Breaststroke 57.24
1 2013 Herning, DEN 50m Breaststroke 26.21
9 2013 Herning, DEN 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:41.52
5 2012 Chartres, FRA 100m Breaststroke 57.92
3 2012 Chartres, FRA 50m Breaststroke 26.24
4 2012 Chartres, FRA 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:40.07 
2 2011 Szczecin, POL 50m Breaststroke 26.34
2 2011 Szczecin, POL 100m Breaststroke 57.29
6 2009 Istanbul, TUR 100m Breaststroke 57.47
10 2009 Istanbul, TUR 50m Breaststroke 26.64