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Draga Stamejčič

Full name: Draga Stamejčič (-Pokovec)
Other name(s): Драга Стамејчић
Gender: Female
Height: 5-5.5 (167 cm)
Weight: 146 lbs (66 kg)
Born: February 27, 1937 in Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Died: August 16, 2015 in Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Affiliations: AK Olimpija, Ljubljana (SLO)
Country: YUG Yugoslavia
Sport: Athletics

Biography

Draga Stamejčič was a Slovenian who competed in athletics for Yugoslavia. In September 1964 she equalled the world record for the 80 metre hurdles, running 10.5 seconds in Celje. She competed in the high hurdles at the 1960 Roma Olympics, and also competed at the 1964 Olympics, placing fifth in the pentathlon, and making the final of the 80 hurdles. She was world ranked that year for the only time in both the 80 metre hurdles (#9) and the pentathlon (#5).

During her career Stamejčič set over 100 Yugoslav or Slovenian records in the pentathlon, high jump, long jump, high hurdles, and 100 and 200 metres. She was Yugoslav champion in the high hurdles in 1960, 1962, and 1964, and in the pentathlon in 1962-63. Stamejčič was twice named Yugoslavian Athlete-of-the-Year, in 1959 and 1964. She received the Bloudek Award in 1985 and is a member of the Slovenian Athletic Hall of Fame.

Personal Bests: 80H – 10.73 (1964); Pen – 4790 (1964).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1960 Summer 23 Roma Athletics Women's 80 metres Hurdles Yugoslavia YUG 3 h1 r1/3
1964 Summer 27 Tokyo Athletics Women's 80 metres Hurdles Yugoslavia YUG 7
1964 Summer 27 Tokyo Athletics Women's Pentathlon Yugoslavia YUG 5

Women's 80 metres Hurdles

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A) L
1960 Summer 23 Roma Athletics Yugoslavia Round One Heat One 3 11.3 11.47
1964 Summer 27 Tokyo Athletics Yugoslavia Final 7 10.8w 10.86w 5
1964 Summer 27 Tokyo Athletics Yugoslavia Semi-Finals Heat Two 3 QU 10.7 10,73
1964 Summer 27 Tokyo Athletics Yugoslavia Round One Heat Four 4 QU 10.8w 10.84w

Women's Pentathlon

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank P(1962HT) T D P(1962T) H
1964 Summer 27 Tokyo Athletics Yugoslavia Final Standings 5 4,790
1964 Summer 27 Tokyo Athletics Yugoslavia 80 metre hurdles 3T 1.061 10.9
1964 Summer 27 Tokyo Athletics Yugoslavia 80 metre hurdles Heat One 1 1.061 10.9
1964 Summer 27 Tokyo Athletics Yugoslavia Shot put 5 12.73 904
1964 Summer 27 Tokyo Athletics Yugoslavia High jump 14T 880 1.54
1964 Summer 27 Tokyo Athletics Yugoslavia Long jump 5 6.19 1.031
1964 Summer 27 Tokyo Athletics Yugoslavia 200 metres 8 914 25.2
1964 Summer 27 Tokyo Athletics Yugoslavia 200 metres Heat Three 1 914 25.2
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