Zarko Dolinar

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Zarko Dolinar

DOLINAR, Zarko (YUG)

Born: 03/07/1920 in Koprivnica/CRO
Deceased: 09/03/2003 in Basel/SUI

Achievements:
World Champion in doubles in 1954 (Vilim Harangozo/YUG)
World Championships silver medallist in men’s singles in 1955, in men’s teams in 1939, in mixed doubles with Ermelinde Wertl/AUT in 1953, in men’s doubles with Vilim Harangozo in 1955
World Championships bronze medallist in men’s singles in 1939 and in mixed doubles with Ermelinde Wertl/AUT in 1954
Yugoslav National Championships: 9 times Singles Champion

Penholder style player using a large rectangular racket showing a skull and crossbones.
He wrote the names of defeated players on this racket.
The one and only World Champion with Phd (Doctorate) university degree.
He was a professor at both Zagreb and Basel universities; alongside brother, Boris, he saved some 300 Jews during World War Two.

Skills

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October 17, 2016