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Anton Malej

Full name: Anton Malej
Other name(s): Антон Малеј
Gender: Male
Born: 1908 in Savica, Bohinj, Slovenia
Died: June 15, 1930 in Luxembourg, Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Country: YUG Yugoslavia
Sport: Gymnastics

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

Anton Malej joined the Slovenian Sokol club at age 14, and by 1926, aged only 18, he was already a member of the senior team. Malej competed at the 1928 Olympics, winning a silver medal in the team competition. His best individual performances were on the rings and pommelled horse, finishing =15th on both apparatuses.

In 1929 Malej was in Petrovaradin doing his military service. He returned to Ljubljana in 1930 and competed for Yugoslavia at the World Championships in Luxembourg. Unfortunately, Malej fell on his dismount from the rings, while competing outdoors in the rain, and sustained a spinal injury. He never recovered from this injury and died in hospital in Luxembourg only a few weeks later on 15 June 1930. Since 1970 the Malej Memorial, an annual gymnastics tournament, has been held in Ljubljana. Streets in both Ljubljana and Bohinjska Bistrica are named in his honor.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1928 Summer Amsterdam Gymnastics Men's Individual All-Around Yugoslavia YUG 25
1928 Summer Amsterdam Gymnastics Men's Team All-Around Yugoslavia YUG 3 Bronze
1928 Summer Amsterdam Gymnastics Men's Horse Vault Yugoslavia YUG 30T
1928 Summer Amsterdam Gymnastics Men's Parallel Bars Yugoslavia YUG 19T
1928 Summer Amsterdam Gymnastics Men's Horizontal Bar Yugoslavia YUG 51
1928 Summer Amsterdam Gymnastics Men's Rings Yugoslavia YUG 15T
1928 Summer Amsterdam Gymnastics Men's Pommelled Horse Yugoslavia YUG 15T

Men's Individual All-Around

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS
1928 Summer Amsterdam Gymnastics Yugoslavia Final Standings 25 228.875

Men's Team All-Around

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank IP
1928 Summer Amsterdam Gymnastics Yugoslavia YUG Final Standings 3 228.875

Men's Horse Vault

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS
1928 Summer Amsterdam Gymnastics Yugoslavia Final Standings 30T 26.375

Men's Parallel Bars

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS
1928 Summer Amsterdam Gymnastics Yugoslavia Final Standings 19T 51.25

Men's Horizontal Bar

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS
1928 Summer Amsterdam Gymnastics Yugoslavia Final Standings 51 46.00

Men's Rings

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS
1928 Summer Amsterdam Gymnastics Yugoslavia Final Standings 15T 52.75

Men's Pommelled Horse

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS
1928 Summer Amsterdam Gymnastics Yugoslavia Final Standings 15T 52.50
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