Dolphins Are Veljko Rogošić’s Best Friend From Capri To Napoli
Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.
Dolphins seem to relate with the Yugoslavian hero in a positive way.
Before his first professional marathon swimming victory at the 36 km Maratona del Golfo Capri-Napoli in July 1971, Rogošić was quite scared of sharks. But his coach Diki Bojadži calmed him down. Bojadži (whose sister was coincidentally nicknamed the Ohrid Dolphin) recalls, “At one point, I saw fins. I froze. I knew if Veljko saw them too, he would reach for the boat and then it was all over. The fear lasted only a few minutes. Fortunately, the fins disappeared. They were dolphins.”
Copyright © 2008 – 2020 by World Open Water Swimming Association