Matjaž Debelak

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 1
Bronze 1
Total 2
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameMatjaž•Debelak
Used nameMatjaž•Debelak
Other namesМатјаж Дебелак
Born27 August 1965 in Braslovče (SLO)
Measurements181 cm / 72 kg
NOC Yugoslavia
Nationality Slovenia

Biography

The 1988 Olympics were the clear highlight of Matjaž Debelak’s career. Never having placed higher than fifth in a World Cup, he won the bronze in the large hill competition, later adding a silver medal with the Yugoslavian team. These performances earned him the Slovenian athlete of the year award. Between 1985 and 1990, Debelak’s best performance in a World Cup event was fifth (on two occasions), and he also came sixth at the 1989 World Championships (normal hill). Poor results in the 1990 season led him to retire.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal Nationality As
1988 Winter Olympics Ski Jumping (Skiing) YUG SLO Matjaž Debelak
Large Hill, Individual, Men (Olympic) 3 Bronze
Large Hill, Team, Men (Olympic) Yugoslavia 2 Silver