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Jure Franko

Full name: Jure Franko
Gender: Male
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
Weight: 174 lbs (79 kg)
Born: March 28, 1962 in Nova Gorica, Nova Gorica, Slovenia
Affiliations: Nova Gorica
Country: YUG Yugoslavia
Sport: Alpine Skiing

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

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 Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1980 Winter 17 Lake Placid Alpine Skiing Men's Giant Slalom Yugoslavia YUG 12
1984 Winter 21 Sarajevo Alpine Skiing Men's Giant Slalom Yugoslavia YUG 2 Silver
1984 Winter 21 Sarajevo Alpine Skiing Men's Slalom Yugoslavia YUG AC DNF

Men's Giant Slalom

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1980 Winter 17 Lake Placid Alpine Skiing Yugoslavia Final Standings 12 2:44.63
1980 Winter 17 Lake Placid Alpine Skiing Yugoslavia Run 1 9 1:21.50
1980 Winter 17 Lake Placid Alpine Skiing Yugoslavia Run 2 16 1:23.13
1984 Winter 21 Sarajevo Alpine Skiing Yugoslavia Final Standings 2 2:41.41
1984 Winter 21 Sarajevo Alpine Skiing Yugoslavia Run 1 4 1:21.15
1984 Winter 21 Sarajevo Alpine Skiing Yugoslavia Run 2 1 1:20.26

Men's Slalom

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1984 Winter 21 Sarajevo Alpine Skiing Yugoslavia Final Standings AC DNF
1984 Winter 21 Sarajevo Alpine Skiing Yugoslavia Run 1 AC DNF