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Jure Franko

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameJure•Franko
Used nameJure•Franko
Born28 March 1962 in Nova Gorica (SLO)
Measurements183 cm / 79 kg
AffiliationsNova Gorica
NOC Yugoslavia
Ethnic nationSLO

Biography

When Yugoslavia hosted the 1984 Winter Olympics in Sarajevo, the nation had yet to win its first Olympic medal at the Winter Games. It was hoped that Jure Franko could end that drought. Yugoslavia’s flagbearer, he had achieved two podium spots in World Cup races earlier in the season. After the first run, Franko was back in fourth place, but he won the second run to move up to second place behind Max Julen and take the silver medal. This would be the highlight of Franko’s career. He closed the season in 19th position in the Overall World Cup - a career best - and retired in 1985.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1980 Winter Olympics Alpine Skiing (Skiing) YUG Jure Franko
Giant Slalom, Men (Olympic) 12
1984 Winter Olympics Alpine Skiing (Skiing) YUG Jure Franko
Giant Slalom, Men (Olympic) 2 Silver
Slalom, Men (Olympic) AC

Other participations

Games Role NOC As
1984 Winter Olympics Flagbearer at the Opening Ceremony YUG Jure Franko

Special Notes