Matic Osovnikar

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Matic Osovnikar
Matic Osovnikar.jpg
Osovnikar at the 2007 World Championships
Medal record
Men's Athletics
Competitor for  Slovenia
European Championships
Bronze 2006 Gothenburg 100 metres
Mediterranean Games
Gold 2005 Almería 100 metres
Gold 2005 Almería 200 metres
Bronze 2005 Almería 4x100 m relay

Matic Osovnikar (born January 19, 1980 in Kranj) is a former Slovenian athlete specializing in the 100 metres. Osovnikar competed in the 2004 Summer Olympics where he achieved third place in his 100 metres heat, thus making through to the second round but narrowly missed out on a placing in the semi-finals after achieving fourth place in his second round heat.

He was the bronze medalist in the 100 m at the 2006 European Athletics Championships, setting a new national record (10.14 s).

He finished 7th in the 100 m final at the 2007 World Championships in Osaka with a time of 10.23 s.

At the 2008 Summer Olympics, Osovnikar competed at the 100 metres and placed 3rd in his heat after Samuel Francis and Marc Burns in a time of 10.46 seconds. He qualified for the second round in which he improved his time to 10.24 seconds. However, he was unable to qualify for the semi finals as he finished in 6th place of his heat. He also took part in the 200 metres finishing fourth with a time of 20.89 seconds in his first round heat. With 20.95 seconds in the second round he only placed eighth in his heat, which was not enough for the semi finals.

Competition record[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Slovenia
1998 World Junior Championships Annecy, France 17th (h) 4x100 m relay 41.18
2000 Olympic Games Sydney, Australia 15th (h) 4x100 m relay 39.25
2001 European U23 Championships Amsterdam, Netherlands 4th 100 m 10.47
3rd 4x100 m relay 39.95
Mediterranean Games Radès, Tunisia 6th 100 m 10.32 (w)
2002 European Indoor Championships Vienna, Austria 21st (h) 200 m 21.26
European Championships Munich, Germany 15th (sf) 100 m 10.49
33rd (h) 200 m 21.55
10th (h) 4x100 m relay 39.71
2003 World Indoor Championships Birmingham, United Kingdom 4th 200 m 21.17
World Championships Paris, France 26th (qf) 100 m 10.35
2004 World Indoor Championships Budapest, Hungary 5th 60 m 6.58
Olympic Games Athens, Greece 25th (qf) 100 m 10.26
15th (sf) 200 m 20.89
2005 European Indoor Championships Madrid, Spain 6th (sf) 60 m 6.66
14th (h) 200 m 21.09
Mediterranean Games Almería, Spain 1st 100 m 10.35
1st 200 m 20.75
3rd 4x100 m relay 39.57
World Championships Helsinki, Finland 21st (qf) 100 m 10.48
31st (h) 200 m 20.94
2006 World Indoor Championships Moscow, Russia 4th 60 m 6.58
European Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 3rd 100 m 10.14
14th (sf) 200 m 21.08
4x100 m relay DNF
2007 European Indoor Championships Birmingham, United Kingdom 4th 60 m 6.63
World Championships Osaka, Japan 7th 100 m 10.23
17th (qf) 200 m 20.65
2008 Olympic Games Beijing, China 22nd (qf) 100 m 10.24
27th (h) 200 m 20.95
2009 European Indoor Championships Turin, Italy 20th (h) 60 m 6.74
World Championships Berlin, Germany 51st (h) 100 m 10.52
2010 European Championships Barcelona, Spain 18th (sf) 100 m 10.51
28th (h) 200 m 21.36
4x100 m relay DQ
2012 European Championships Helsinki, Finland 26th (h) 100 m 10.60


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