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Miroslav Cerar

Full name: Miroslav Cerar
Other name(s): Мирослав Церар
Gender: Male
Height: 5'8" (172 cm)
Weight: 161 lbs (73 kg)
Born: October 28, 1939 in Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Country: YUG Yugoslavia
Sport: Gymnastics

Medals: 2 Gold, 1 Bronze (3 Total)

Biography

Miroslav Cerar is often considered the greatest ever practitioner on the pommeled horse. In addition to his Olympic gold medals in 1964 and 1968 on the pommeled horse, he was European Champion in 1961 and 1963 and World Champion in 1962 and 1966, also winning silver on pommels at the 1965 Europeans and bronze at the 1958 Worlds. Cerar was also a top all-around gymnast, however, winning gold medals in the all-around at the 1961 and 1963 European Championships. He also won a gold medal on parallel bars at the 1962 Worlds, bronze in that event at the 1966 Worlds, and bronze on the horizontal bar at the 1964 Olympics. At the Europeans he won 15 medals, nine of them gold.

Domestically, Cerar was Yugoslavian champion 13 times, after first winning the junior title in 1956, and was voted Yugoslavia’s Athlete of the Year on nine occasions. Cerar was inducted into the International Gymnastics Hall of Fame in 1999 and was awarded the Olympic Order in Silver by the IOC. He has served with the Slovenian Olympic Academy, the Fair Play Commission of the Slovenian Olympic Committee, and as a member of the Executive Committee of the European Fair Play Movement.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1960 Summer 20 Roma Gymnastics Men's Individual All-Around Yugoslavia YUG 8
1960 Summer 20 Roma Gymnastics Men's Team All-Around Yugoslavia YUG 9
1960 Summer 20 Roma Gymnastics Men's Floor Exercise Yugoslavia YUG 17T QR
1960 Summer 20 Roma Gymnastics Men's Horse Vault Yugoslavia YUG 13 QR
1960 Summer 20 Roma Gymnastics Men's Parallel Bars Yugoslavia YUG 8T QR
1960 Summer 20 Roma Gymnastics Men's Horizontal Bar Yugoslavia YUG 5T
1960 Summer 20 Roma Gymnastics Men's Rings Yugoslavia YUG 11 QR
1960 Summer 20 Roma Gymnastics Men's Pommelled Horse Yugoslavia YUG 7 QR
1964 Summer 24 Tokyo Gymnastics Men's Individual All-Around Yugoslavia YUG 7
1964 Summer 24 Tokyo Gymnastics Men's Team All-Around Yugoslavia YUG 11
1964 Summer 24 Tokyo Gymnastics Men's Floor Exercise Yugoslavia YUG 30T QR
1964 Summer 24 Tokyo Gymnastics Men's Horse Vault Yugoslavia YUG 19T QR
1964 Summer 24 Tokyo Gymnastics Men's Parallel Bars Yugoslavia YUG 6
1964 Summer 24 Tokyo Gymnastics Men's Horizontal Bar Yugoslavia YUG 3 Bronze
1964 Summer 24 Tokyo Gymnastics Men's Rings Yugoslavia YUG 12T QR
1964 Summer 24 Tokyo Gymnastics Men's Pommelled Horse Yugoslavia YUG 1 Gold
1968 Summer 28 Ciudad de México Gymnastics Men's Individual All-Around Yugoslavia YUG 9
1968 Summer 28 Ciudad de México Gymnastics Men's Team All-Around Yugoslavia YUG 6
1968 Summer 28 Ciudad de México Gymnastics Men's Floor Exercise Yugoslavia YUG 14T QR
1968 Summer 28 Ciudad de México Gymnastics Men's Horse Vault Yugoslavia YUG 15T QR
1968 Summer 28 Ciudad de México Gymnastics Men's Parallel Bars Yugoslavia YUG 12T QR
1968 Summer 28 Ciudad de México Gymnastics Men's Horizontal Bar Yugoslavia YUG 19T QR
1968 Summer 28 Ciudad de México Gymnastics Men's Rings Yugoslavia YUG 15T QR
1968 Summer 28 Ciudad de México Gymnastics Men's Pommelled Horse Yugoslavia YUG 1 Gold

Men's Individual All-Around

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP
1960 Summer 20 Roma Gymnastics Yugoslavia Final Standings 8 114.25 56.90 57.35
1964 Summer 24 Tokyo Gymnastics Yugoslavia Final Standings 7 115.05 57.30 57.75
1968 Summer 28 Ciudad de México Gymnastics Yugoslavia Final Standings 9 113.30 56.55 56.75

Men's Team All-Around

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank
1960 Summer 20 Roma Gymnastics Yugoslavia YUG Final Standings 9
1964 Summer 24 Tokyo Gymnastics Yugoslavia YUG Final Standings 11
1968 Summer 28 Ciudad de México Gymnastics Yugoslavia YUG Final Standings 6

Men's Floor Exercise

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP
1960 Summer 20 Roma Gymnastics Yugoslavia Final Standings 17T QR
1960 Summer 20 Roma Gymnastics Yugoslavia Qualifying 17T 18.75 9.40 9.35
1964 Summer 24 Tokyo Gymnastics Yugoslavia Final Standings 30T QR
1964 Summer 24 Tokyo Gymnastics Yugoslavia Qualifying 30T 18.65 9.40 9.25
1968 Summer 28 Ciudad de México Gymnastics Yugoslavia Final Standings 14T QR
1968 Summer 28 Ciudad de México Gymnastics Yugoslavia Qualifying 14T 18.65 9.25 9.40

Men's Horse Vault

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP
1960 Summer 20 Roma Gymnastics Yugoslavia Final Standings 13 QR
1960 Summer 20 Roma Gymnastics Yugoslavia Qualifying 13 18.75 9.35 9.40
1964 Summer 24 Tokyo Gymnastics Yugoslavia Final Standings 19T QR
1964 Summer 24 Tokyo Gymnastics Yugoslavia Qualifying 19T 19.10 9.50 9.60
1968 Summer 28 Ciudad de México Gymnastics Yugoslavia Final Standings 15T QR
1968 Summer 28 Ciudad de México Gymnastics Yugoslavia Qualifying 15T 18.60 9.20 9.40

Men's Parallel Bars

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP QP FP
1960 Summer 20 Roma Gymnastics Yugoslavia Final Standings 8T QR
1960 Summer 20 Roma Gymnastics Yugoslavia Qualifying 8T 19.15 9.45 9.70
1964 Summer 24 Tokyo Gymnastics Yugoslavia Final Standings 6 18.450
1964 Summer 24 Tokyo Gymnastics Yugoslavia Final 6 18.450 9.750 8.700
1964 Summer 24 Tokyo Gymnastics Yugoslavia Qualifying 2T QU 19.50 9.70 9.80
1968 Summer 28 Ciudad de México Gymnastics Yugoslavia Final Standings 12T QR
1968 Summer 28 Ciudad de México Gymnastics Yugoslavia Qualifying 12T 19.10 9.60 9.50

Men's Horizontal Bar

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS QP FP CEP OEP
1960 Summer 20 Roma Gymnastics Yugoslavia Final Standings 5T 19.400
1960 Summer 20 Roma Gymnastics Yugoslavia Final 5T 19.400 9.750 9.65
1960 Summer 20 Roma Gymnastics Yugoslavia Qualifying 4T QU 19.50 9.65 9.85
1964 Summer 24 Tokyo Gymnastics Yugoslavia Final Standings 3 19.500
1964 Summer 24 Tokyo Gymnastics Yugoslavia Final 3 19.500 9.650 9.850
1964 Summer 24 Tokyo Gymnastics Yugoslavia Qualifying 5 QU 19.30 9.55 9.75
1968 Summer 28 Ciudad de México Gymnastics Yugoslavia Final Standings 19T QR
1968 Summer 28 Ciudad de México Gymnastics Yugoslavia Qualifying 19T 18.90 9.55 9.35

Men's Rings

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP
1960 Summer 20 Roma Gymnastics Yugoslavia Final Standings 11 QR
1960 Summer 20 Roma Gymnastics Yugoslavia Qualifying 11 19.05 9.45 9.60
1964 Summer 24 Tokyo Gymnastics Yugoslavia Final Standings 12T QR
1964 Summer 24 Tokyo Gymnastics Yugoslavia Qualifying 12T 19.05 9.45 9.60
1968 Summer 28 Ciudad de México Gymnastics Yugoslavia Final Standings 15T QR
1968 Summer 28 Ciudad de México Gymnastics Yugoslavia Qualifying 15T 18.70 9.30 9.40

Men's Pommelled Horse

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP QP FP
1960 Summer 20 Roma Gymnastics Yugoslavia Final Standings 7 QR
1960 Summer 20 Roma Gymnastics Yugoslavia Qualifying 7 19.05 9.60 9.45
1964 Summer 24 Tokyo Gymnastics Yugoslavia Final Standings 1 19.525
1964 Summer 24 Tokyo Gymnastics Yugoslavia Final 1 19.525 9.725 9.80
1964 Summer 24 Tokyo Gymnastics Yugoslavia Qualifying 1 QU 19.45 9.70 9.75
1968 Summer 28 Ciudad de México Gymnastics Yugoslavia Final Standings 1 19.325
1968 Summer 28 Ciudad de México Gymnastics Yugoslavia Final 1 19.325 9.675 9.65
1968 Summer 28 Ciudad de México Gymnastics Yugoslavia Qualifying 1 QU 19.35 9.65 9.70