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Rowing is present at the Olympics since the Olympic Games in Paris in 1900.

The first Croatian rowers participating at the Olympics were: Davor Jelaska, Jakov Tironi, Emauel Mrduljaš, Lino Pavao Ljubičić, Vid Fašaić, Drago Matulaj, Stipe Krnčević, Rade Sunara, Vice Jurišić, Ćiril Ban, Leonardo Bujas, Marijan Zaninović, Ante Krnčević, Špiro Grubišić, Nikša Alegretti and reserve player Milan Blaće (Berlin Olympics 1936).

The first Croatian medal, gold one, has been won by Duje Bonačić, Velimir Valenta, Mate Trojanović and Petar Šegvić (Helsinki Olympics 1952).

Duško Mrduljaš, Zlatko Celent and Josip Reić have won the bronze Olympic medal (Moscow Olympics 1980).

Under the Croatian flag, the first Olympic medal, bronze, has been won by Igor Boraska, Krešimir Čuljak, Igor Francetić, Tihomir Franković, Nikša Skelin, Siniša Skelin, Tomislav Smoljanović, Branimir Vujević and Silvijo Petruško in Men’s Coxed Eight (OI Sydney 2000.).

Siniša Skelin and Nikša Skelin have won the silver Olympic medal in Men’s Coxless Pair (Athens Olympics 2004).

Damir Martin, Martin Sinković, Valent Sinković and David Šain have won the silver Olympic medal in Men’s Quadruple Sculls (London Olympics 2012)