Slovenia at the 2008 Summer Olympics

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Slovenia at the Olympic Games

Flag of Slovenia
IOC code  SLO
NOC Slovenian Olympic Committee
Website www.olympic.si (Slovene) (English)
At the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing
Competitors 62 in 11 sports
Flag bearer Urška Žolnir (opening)
Špela Ponomarenko (closing)[1]
Medals
Rank: 41
Gold
1
Silver
2
Bronze
2
Total
5
Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games
Winter Games
Other related appearances
Austria (1912)
Yugoslavia (1920–1988)

Slovenia, represented by the Slovenian Olympic Committee (Olimpijski komite Slovenije, abbreviated OKS), sent a team with 62 athletes[2] to compete in 11 sports at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, People's Republic of China. The flag on the opening ceremony was held by Slovenian judoka Urška Žolnir, who was bronze in 2004 Olympics Judo Competition.

Medalists[edit]

Medal Name Sport Event
 Gold Kozmus, PrimožPrimož Kozmus Athletics Men's hammer throw
 Silver Isakovič, SaraSara Isakovič Swimming Women's 200 m freestyle
 Silver Žbogar, VasilijVasilij Žbogar Sailing Men's Laser class
 Bronze Polavder, LucijaLucija Polavder Judo Women's +78 kg
 Bronze Debevec, RajmondRajmond Debevec Shooting Men's 50 m rifle 3 positions
Notes

Athletics[edit]

Key
  • Note–Ranks given for track events are within the athlete's heat only
  • Q = Qualified for the next round
  • q = Qualified for the next round as a fastest loser or, in field events, by position without achieving the qualifying target
  • NR = National record
  • N/A = Round not applicable for the event
  • Bye = Athlete not required to compete in round
Men
Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Boštjan Buč 3000 m steeplechase 8:21.24 8 N/A Did not advance
Roman Kejžar Marathon N/A 2:29:37 67
Matic Osovnikar 100 m 10.46 3 Q 10.24 6 Did not advance
200 m 20.89 4 q 20.95 8 Did not advance
Damjan Zlatnar 110 m hurdles 13.84 7 q DNS* Did not advance

* Damjan Zlatnar did not compete in the quarterfinal round of the men's 110 metre hurdles because of Achilles' tendon injury.[3]

Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Primož Kozmus Hammer throw 79.44 3 Q 82.02 1st
Matija Kranjc Javelin throw 70.00 31 Did not advance
Rožle Prezelj High jump 2.25 =9 Q 2.20 12
Jurij Rovan Pole vault 5.30 32 Did not advance
Miran Vodovnik Shot put 19.81 20 Did not advance
Combined events – Decathlon
Athlete Event 100 m LJ SP HJ 400 m 110H DT PV JT 1500 m Final Rank
Damjan Sitar Result 11.21 7.25 12.41 2.05 50.10 15.03 39.25 4.00 47.23 4:37.37 7336 23
Points 814 874 631 850 810 846 649 617 548 697
Women
Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Brigita Langerholc 800 m 2:00.13 3 Q N/A 2:00.00 7 Did not advance
Sonja Roman 1500 m 4:08.52 8 N/A Did not advance
Pia Tajnikar 100 m 11.82 5 Did not advance
Sabina Veit 200 m 23.62 5 Did not advance
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Nina Kolarič Long jump 6.40 27 Did not advance
Martina Ratej Javelin throw 55.30 37 Did not advance
Marija Šestak Triple jump 14.44 9 q 15.03 NR 6

Badminton[edit]

Athlete Event Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Final / BM
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Maja Tvrdy Women's singles BYE  Konon (BLR)
L 17–21, 14–21
Did not advance

Canoeing[edit]

Slalom[edit]

Athlete Event Preliminary Semifinal Final
Run 1 Rank Run 2 Rank Total Rank Time Rank Time Rank Total Rank
Peter Kauzer Men's K-1 81.79 1 84.70 5 166.49 1 Q 85.42 13 Did not advance

Sprint[edit]

Athlete Event Heats Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Jernej Zupančič Regent Men's K-1 1000 m 3:33.29 4 QS 3:41.73 6 Did not advance
Špela Ponomarenko Women's K-1 500 m 1:49.97 3 QS 1:53.81 3 Q 1:52.36 6

Qualification Legend: QS = Qualify to semi-final; QF = Qualify directly to final

Cycling[edit]

Road[edit]

Athlete Event Time Rank
Borut Božič Men's road race Did not finish
Jure Golčer 6:34:26 61
Simon Špilak Men's road race Did not finish
Men's time trial 1:07:35 28
Tadej Valjavec Men's road race 6:26:17 35
Sigrid Corneo Women's road race 3:39:29 49

Mountain biking[edit]

Athlete Event Time Rank
Blaža Klemenčič Women's cross-country LAP (1 lap) 21

Gymnastics[edit]

Artistic[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Apparatus Total Rank Apparatus Total Rank
F PH R V PB HB F PH R V PB HB
Mitja Petkovšek Parallel bars N/A 16.125 N/A 16.125 5 Q N/A 15.725 N/A 15.725 5
Women
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Apparatus Total Rank Apparatus Total Rank
F V UB BB F V UB BB
Adela Šajn Floor 13.700 N/A 13.700 56 Did not advance
Balance beam N/A 14.100 14.100 63 Did not advance

Judo[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Preliminary Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage 1 Repechage 2 Repechage 3 Final / BM
Opposition
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Result
Rank
Rok Drakšič −60 kg BYE  Akhondzadeh (IRI)
L 0010–0110
Did not advance
Aljaž Sedej −81 kg BYE  Malekmohammadi (IRI)
L 0000–1000
Did not advance
Matjaž Ceraj +100 kg  Rybak (BLR)
L 0000–1000
Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage 1 Repechage 2 Repechage 3 Final / BM
Opposition
Result
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Rank
Urška Žolnir −63 kg  Décosse (FRA)
L 0000–1010
Did not advance  Schlesinger (ISR)
W 1001–0000
 von Harnier (GER)
W 0200–0000
 Willeboordse (NED)
L 0000–0001
Did not advance
Lucija Polavder +78 kg BYE  Issanova (KAZ)
W 1000–0001
 Tserenkhand (MGL)
W 1100–0000
 Tsukada (JPN)
L 0000–1010
BYE  Kim N-Y (KOR)
W 0001–0000
3rd

Rowing[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Heats Repechage Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Iztok Čop
Luka Špik
Double sculls 6:39.49 3 SA/B BYE 6:23.81 2 FA 6:33.36 6
Rok Kolander
Miha Pirih
Tomaž Pirih
Rok Rozman
Four 6:03.78 3 SA/B BYE 5:56.08 1 FA 6:11.62 4
Gašper Fistravec
Janez Jurše
Jernej Jurše
Janez Zupanc
Quadruple sculls 5:57.02 4 R 6:12.64 4 Did not advance

Qualification Legend: FA=Final A (medal); FB=Final B (non-medal); FC=Final C (non-medal); FD=Final D (non-medal); FE=Final E (non-medal); FF=Final F (non-medal); SA/B=Semifinals A/B; SC/D=Semifinals C/D; SE/F=Semifinals E/F; QF=Quarterfinals; R=Repechage

Sailing[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Race Net points Final rank
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 M*
Vasilij Žbogar Laser 24 4 14 6 2 11 18 1 11 CAN 4 71 2nd
Karlo Hmeljak
Mitja Nevečny
470 3 11 19 10 18 DSQ 25 20 25 8 EL 139 18
Women
Athlete Event Race Net points Final rank
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 M*
Vesna Dekleva
Klara Maučec
470 DSQ 3 8 16 12 3 15 18 14 3 EL 92 13
Open
Athlete Event Race Net points Final rank
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 M*
Gašper Vinčec Finn 9 11 6 5 3 13 8 10 CAN CAN 20 72 7

M = Medal race; EL = Eliminated – did not advance into the medal race; CAN = Race cancelled

Shooting[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Points Rank Points Rank
Rajmond Debevec 10 m air rifle 589 31 Did not advance
50 m rifle prone 592 21 Did not advance
50 m rifle 3 positions 1176 1 Q 1271.7 3rd

Swimming[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Damir Dugonjič 100 m breaststroke 1:00.35 NR 9 Q 1:00.92 16 Did not advance
Jernej Godec 50 m freestyle 22.21 NR 18 Did not advance
Peter Mankoč 100 m freestyle 49.33 31 Did not advance
100 m butterfly 51.24 NR 5 Q 51.80 10 Did not advance
Matjaž Markič 100 m breaststroke 1:01.31 24 Did not advance
Luka Turk 400 m freestyle DNS* N/A Did not advance

* Luka Turk withdrew from the Games because of injury.[4]

Women
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Anja Čarman 100 m backstroke 1:02.21 NR 26 Did not advance
200 m backstroke 2:10.49 NR 15 Q 2:12.46 16 Did not advance
Sara Isakovič 200 m freestyle 1:55.86 OR 2 Q 1:56.50 1 Q 1:54.97 2nd
100 m butterfly 58.68 NR 20 Did not advance
200 m butterfly DNS Did not advance
Anja Klinar 200 m individual medley 2:15.39 25 Did not advance
400 m individual medley 4:38.90 NR 16 N/A Did not advance
Nina Sovinek 50 m freestyle 26.49 43 Did not advance
100 m freestyle 57.30 44 Did not advance
Teja Zupan 10 km open water N/A 1:55:44.7 12

Table tennis[edit]

Athlete Event Preliminary round Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
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Bojan Tokič Men's singles BYE  Bobocica (ITA)
W 4–3
 Ma L (CHN)
L 1–4
Did not advance

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