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Jasna Rather born Jasna Fazlić, born December 20, 1970 in Foča, SFR Yugoslavia is former Yugoslavian-American table tennis player who played for Yugoslavia and then for United States, competing on four Olympics: in Seoul 1988 Summer Olympics, Barcelona 1992 Summer Olympics, Sydney 2000 Summer Olympics, and Athens 2004 Summer Olympics respectively.[1]

Jasna Fazlić
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Full nameJasna Fazlić Rather
Nationality Yugoslavia
 United States
Born20 December 1970
Foča, SFR Yugoslavia
Playing styleOffensive power looper

Olympics participationEdit

In 1988 she won the bronze medal for Yugoslavia in the women's doubles together with Gordana Perkučin which can be seen here Here. Four years later she competed as an Independent Olympic Participant. In 2000 and 2004 she participated for the United States.

Private lifeEdit

Jasna lived in Zagreb, Republic of Croatia within Yugoslavia, for the most of her childhood and youth. From 1992 to 1997 she was married to Ilija Lupulesku. After separating from Lupulesku in 1996, she played in Japan for a short while, then moved to the United States. After her divorce she legally changed her name to Reed. Jasna got married on August 20, 2009 to William H. Rather IV, and changed her last name to Rather. Jasna and William have one daughter, Izabel Rather, who was born on December 18, 2011.

CoachingEdit

As of 2006, she is the Head Table Tennis Coach at Texas Wesleyan University. Since the inception of the table tennis program at Texas Wesleyan University, the team has brought back to Texas 69 collegiate national titles in team, singles and doubles events.

Table Tennis CareerEdit

  • 1988, 1992, 2000, 2004 Olympian *1988 Bronze Olympic Medal Seoul Korea *1988 and 1992 European Champion *2003 and 2005 US women's singles champion

Jasna was inducted into the USA Table Tennis Hall of fame December 2011

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