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Jure Košir

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameJure•Košir
Used nameJure•Košir
Born24 April 1972 in Mojstrana (SLO)
Measurements186 cm / 90 kg
AffiliationsASC Kranjska gora
NOC Slovenia

Biography

Jure Košir was amongst the first generation of sportsmen to represent a newly independent Slovenia but it was as a competitor for Yugoslavia that he won his first major title, gold in the super-giant slalom, at the 1991 World Junior Championships. He made his senior breakthrough in the 1993-94 season when he became the first representative of Slovenia to win an event on the World Cup circuit. Košir carried his fine form into the Lillehammer Olympics and moved from 8th after the first run to claim a bronze medal in the slalom. His efforts earned him the title of Slovenian Sportsman of the year for 1994. Although he was a regular top 10 finisher in World Cup races it was not until 1999 that he won another victory. He followed up with another win two weeks later but this would prove the last World cup victory of his career. Košir retired in 2006 after being overlooked for selection for what would have been his 5th Olympic appearance.

Away from the piste Košir enjoyed a little success in the music charts as a rapper. The song “Včasih smučam hit, včasih pa počas” (“Sometimes I ski fast, sometimes I ski slowly”) being his most successful.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1992 Winter Olympics Alpine Skiing (Skiing) SLO Jure Košir
Super G, Men (Olympic) 29
Giant Slalom, Men (Olympic) 22
Slalom, Men (Olympic) 19
Combined, Men (Olympic) 13
1994 Winter Olympics Alpine Skiing (Skiing) SLO Jure Košir
Giant Slalom, Men (Olympic) 23
Slalom, Men (Olympic) 3 Bronze
Combined, Men (Olympic) 10
1998 Winter Olympics Alpine Skiing (Skiing) SLO Jure Košir
Giant Slalom, Men (Olympic) 5
Slalom, Men (Olympic) AC
2002 Winter Olympics Alpine Skiing (Skiing) SLO Jure Košir
Giant Slalom, Men (Olympic) AC
Slalom, Men (Olympic) 8

Other participations

Games Role NOC As
1994 Winter Olympics Flagbearer at the Opening Ceremony SLO Jure Košir