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Miro Zajonc

Full name: Miroslav "Miro" Zajonc
Other name(s): Miro Zayonc
Gender: Male
Born: June 10, 1960 in Nový Smokovec, Vysoké Tatry, Prešov, Slovakia
Country: USA United States
Sport: Luge

Biography

Miro Zajonc was born in the former Czechoslovakia, but defected to Canada in 1981. He slid for Canada and later the United States through the late 1980s. While competing for Canada he was World Champion in singles luge in 1983. Zajonc made the 1988 Winter Olympic team despite breaking his foot in a training accident five weeks prior to the Games. He later became a luge coach was first head coach of the USA Junior team, and in 2012 was made head coach of the USA National Team. He later developed Parkinson's Disease causing to step down from full-time coaching duties in 2017.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1988 Winter 27 Calgary Luge Mixed (Men)'s Doubles United States-1 USA 11

Mixed (Men)'s Doubles

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit Rank
1988 Winter 27 Calgary Luge United States-1 USA Tim Nardiello Final Standings 11
1988 Winter 27 Calgary Luge United States-1 USA Tim Nardiello Run 1 13
1988 Winter 27 Calgary Luge United States-1 USA Tim Nardiello Run 2 11
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