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Stanko Lorger

Full name: Stanko Lorger
Gender: Male
Height: 5-10.5 (180 cm)
Weight: 150 lbs (68 kg)
Born: February 14, 1931 in Buče, Kozje, Slovenia
Died: April 2014
Affiliations: AD Kladivar, Celje (SLO)
Country: YUG Yugoslavia
Sport: Athletics

Biography

In 1958 Stanko Lorger, although competing for Yugoslavia, became the first Slovenian athlete to win a medal at the European Athletics Championships, when he placed second in the high hurdles. Lorger competed at three Olympics (1952-60), with a best finish of fifth in the high hurdles in 1956 at Melbourne, and was capped 41 times for Yugoslavia in internationals. He won World University Games titles in 1957 and 1959, Balkan Games titles in the 100 m in 1959 and the 110 hurdles from1953-61, and was Yugoslav champion in the 100 in 1952, 1956 and 1958-61 and the high hurdles in 1952 and 1954-62, plus indoors at 60 metres and the 60 metre hurdles in 1955-8. Lorger set five Yugoslav records at 100 m from 10.5 (1956) to 10.4 (1958/59/60), 10 in the 110 hurdles from 14.9 (1952) to 13.8 (1958) and 24.7 (1954) for the 200 metre hurdles. In 1958 and 1959 he was chosen as Yugoslavian athlete-of-the-year. Lorger later became a professor of mathematics and physics in Ljubljana.

Personal Bests\: 100 – 10.4 (1960); 200 – 21.7 (1955); 110HH – 13.8 (1958); 200LH – 24.7 (1954).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1952 Summer 21 Helsinki Athletics Men's 110 metres Hurdles Yugoslavia YUG 4 h2 r2/3
1956 Summer 25 Melbourne Athletics Men's 110 metres Hurdles Yugoslavia YUG 5
1960 Summer 29 Roma Athletics Men's 110 metres Hurdles Yugoslavia YUG 5 h2 r3/4

Men's 110 metres Hurdles

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A) L
1952 Summer 21 Helsinki Athletics Yugoslavia Semi-Finals Heat Two 4 14.9 15.09
1952 Summer 21 Helsinki Athletics Yugoslavia Round One Heat Three 2 QU 14.8 15.08
1956 Summer 25 Melbourne Athletics Yugoslavia Final 5 14.5 14.68 3
1956 Summer 25 Melbourne Athletics Yugoslavia Semi-Finals Heat One 3 QU 14.6 14.73
1956 Summer 25 Melbourne Athletics Yugoslavia Round One Heat Two 2 QU 14.6 14.75
1960 Summer 29 Roma Athletics Yugoslavia Semi-Finals Heat Two 5 14.5 14.83
1960 Summer 29 Roma Athletics Yugoslavia Quarter-Finals Heat Three 3 QU 14.4 14.56
1960 Summer 29 Roma Athletics Yugoslavia Round One Heat Five 2 QU 14.4 14.56
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