Amar Garibović

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Amar Garibović (Serbian Cyrillic: Амар Гарибовић; born 7 September 1991 in Sjenica, SR Serbia, SFR Yugoslavia – died 7 September 2010 near Sredanci, Croatia) was a Serbian cross-country skier who had competed since 2004. He finished 80th in the 15 km event at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.

Garibović finished 109th in the individual sprint at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 2009 in Liberec.

His lone win was at a 10 km event in Bosnia and Herzegovina in 2009.

Garibović died in a car crash in Croatia on 7 September 2010, the day of his 19th birthday. Travelling eastbound on the A3 motorway on the way back home following a FIS roller skiing event in Oroslavje, the van containing Garibović, his brother Amor, their father Murat, and another skier Ajlan Rastić reportedly blew a tire in full speed on the stretch of the road near the village of Sredanci, thus losing control and overturning several times.[1][2]

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  1. ^ Poginuo sjenički olimpijac Amar Garibović;SandžakPress, 9 September 2010
  2. ^ Poginuo olimpijac Amar Garibović;Večernje novosti, 8 September 2010

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