Barbara Jezeršek

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Barbara Jezeršek
Barbara Jezersek Cross-Country World Cup 2012 Quebec.jpg
Barbara Jezeršek in 2012
Personal information
Born (1986-10-31) 31 October 1986 (age 32)
Kranj, SR Slovenia, SFR Yugoslavia
Height1.60 m (5 ft 3 in)
Country Slovenia (2002-2016),
 Australia (2016-present)
SportCross country skiing

Barbara Jezeršek (born 31 October 1986) is a Slovenian cross country skier, currently representing Australia, who has competed since 2003. At the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, she finished 14th in the 4 x 5 km relay, 17th in the 7.5 km + 7.5 km double pursuit, and 40th in the 10 km events.[1]

At the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sotchi, she finished 19th in the Skiathlon, 41st in the 10km Classic, 11th in the 4 x 5 km relay and 31st in the 30 km Mass Start Free[2]

At the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 2009 in Liberec, Jezeršek finished 44th in the 30 km, 49th in the 7.5 km + 7.5 km double pursuit, and 65th in the individual sprint events. Her best World Cup finish was ninth in a 4 x 5 km relay event in Norway in November 2009, while her best individual finish was 34th at a 10 km event in Canada in February 2010. She is openly lesbian.[3] She received Australian citizenship in 2016.[4]

She is one of the six openly gay athletes who did compete at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics.[citation needed]


  1. ^ Olympic results
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  3. ^ "Pärsonova razkrila, da je lezbijka" (in Slovenian). RTV Slovenija. 24 June 2012. Retrieved 17 January 2013.
  4. ^ "Jezeršek receives citizenship and looks towards PyeongChang". 18 November 2016. Retrieved 9 February 2018.

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