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FRANKO Jure
FRANKO Jure

Jure FRANKO

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Never in Olympic history had a host country failed to win a medal. When the 1984 Winter Games were awarded to Sarajevo, it was assumed that this record would, sadly, be broken.

A medal for the honour of the country

Yugoslavia had never won a single medal in any winter sport and had no serious contenders in 1984. However, in the giant slalom, Jure Franko, a 21-year-old Slovenian, recorded the fourth fastest time of the first run. He then skied the best time of the second run and ended up in second place overall to win Yugoslavia's first Olympic Winter Games medal.

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GIANT SLALOM FRANKO YUG

14 FEB 1984: JURE FRANKO OF YUGOSLAVIA IN ACTION DURING THE GIANT SLALOM COMPETITION AT THE 1984 WINTER OYLMPICS HELD IN SARAJEVO. FRANKO WON THE SILVER MEDAL WITH A TIME OF 2:14.41 MINUTES.
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Sarajevo 1984-FRANKO Jure (YUG) 2nd, JULEN Max (SUI) 1st, WENZEL Andreas (LIE) 3rd.
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Sarajevo 1984-The medallists at a press conference. FRANKO Jure (YUG) 2nd.
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Sarajevo 1984-The medal ceremony. FRANKO Jure (YUG) 2nd.

Results

  • Games
    Result
    Sport
    Event
  • S 2:41.41
    Alpine Skiing
    giant slalom men

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