Super-fit grandfather, 73, schools far younger bodybuilders and fitness fanatics by holding chin-up competitions at Bondi Beach
- Gojkovich Dragan, 73, was born two years after the end of World War Two in 1947
- He regularly works out at Bondi Beach outdoor gym, showing up younger people
- Videos show him competing with young men and working out with women
- He even did chin-ups with a woman clinging on – lifting their combined weight
A bodybuilding grandfather spends his time schooling younger men and lifting ‘beautiful women’ on Australia’s most well-known beach thanks to his incredible fitness.
Gojkovich Dragan, 73, was born two years after the end of the Second World War in 1947 and now spends much of his time working out at the outdoor gym at Bondi Beach in Sydney’s eastern suburbs.
The gym is mainly frequented by social media influencers and Instagram bodybuilders but judging by new videos Mr Dragan is there to teach them a lesson in humility.
Gojkovich Dragan (left), 73, praises a woman’s (right) beauty during a chin-up contest at the outdoor gym at Bondi Beach in August
In one of his recent Instagram videos, Mr Dragan does a slow chin-up next to a 24-year-old man who is less than a third of his age.
Once the pair reached the top of the bar, they held their position for an extended period.
‘Yeah, 25 seconds. You can go down now,’ the man filming said, prompting the younger man to immediately drop down and say “oh, f**k” in relief.
But Mr Dragan held on and only let go after his younger counterpart, chuckling and smiling after winning the endurance contest.
One of the perks of Mr Dragan’s active lifestyle is he gets to interact with the many women who frequent the Bondi Beach outdoor gym, which is publicly accessible.
In one video, he does five chins with a woman in activewear before they hold themselves at the top of the bar.
In one of his recent videos, Mr Dragan (left) does a slow chin-up next to a 24-year-old man (right) who is less than a third of his age. The younger man let go first, meaning Mr Dragan won the endurance contest
‘You see how beautiful this girl is? Beautiful to watch,’ Mr Dragan said during the chin-ups, prompting the woman to say: ‘You’re very fit!’
Eventually, she gave up before him and admitted defeat: ‘He wins!’
In another video, he challenges a blonde woman to do a series of chin-ups.
She wasn’t able to lift herself up once – but Mr Dragan ‘made it look easy’ as he pumped the exercises out.
‘It doesn’t work for me,’ the woman said, prompting Mr Dragan to cheekily say: ‘Okay, maybe next time!’
In another video, Mr Dragan did chin ups while a female body builder was standing on his toes – lifting their combined body weight in an incredible feat of strength
In another video, he did chin-ups while a female bodybuilder was standing on his toes – lifting their combined body weight in an incredible feat of strength.
‘This dude (Mr Dragan) is 73 years YOUNG. Most 30 year old’s can’t do what this dude does on a daily basis,’ the female bodybuilder wrote on Instagram.
‘Whatever your “excuse” is, just know this… IT IS BULLS***.’
Mr Dragan does a variety of exercises at the Bondi gym including push-ups, chin-ups, planks, ab workouts and yoga moves.
He often uses added weight for increased intensity.
Mr Dragen recovers after doing an ab workout with a woman in active wear. He previously beat her in a chin-up competition