Draga Stamejčič

Draga Stamejčič (Slovene: Драга Стамејчић, 27 February 1937 – August 2015) was a Slovenian athlete who competed at the 1960 and 1964 Olympics.[1] In 1960 she was eliminated in the heats of the 80 m hurdles event. Two weeks before the 1964 Games she set a world record in the hurdles, but at the Olympics finished only seventh due to a knee injury. She also finished fifth in the pentathlon.[2] The knee injury required an extensive operation and resulted in her retirement around mid-1960s. She married, gave birth to twins and devoted herself to the family. In 2012, she was inducted into the Slovenian Athletes Hall of Fame.[3]

Draga Stamejčič
Draga Stamejčič 1964.jpg
Draga Stamejčič at the 1964 Olympics
Personal information
Born(1936-02-27)27 February 1936
Ljubljana, Slovenia
DiedAugust 2015
Height1.67 m (5 ft 6 in)
Weight66 kg (146 lb)
Sport
SportAthletics
Event(s)Hurdles, pentathlon
ClubAK Olimpija, Ljubljana
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)80 mH – 10.73 (1964)
Pentathlon – 4790 (1964)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "First Slovenian Athlete to Set World Record Dies". The Slovenia Times. 16 August 2015. Retrieved 17 August 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ Draga Stamejčič Archived 22 July 2015 at the Wayback Machine. sports-reference.com
  3. ^ Draga Stamejčič Pokovec. sportdogaja.si