Borut Petrič

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Borut Petrič
Personal information
Born 28 December 1961 (1961-12-28) (age 55)
Kranj, Slovenia

Borut Petrič (born 28 December 1961 in Kranj, Slovenia) is a former Slovenian freestyle swimmer, who represented Yugoslavia in three consecutive Summer Olympics, starting in 1976. A brother of swimmer Darjan Petrič, he won the silver medal in the men's 1500 m freestyle at the 1978 World Aquatics Championships in Berlin. Petrič was the youngest participant (14 years, 325 days) at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, Canada. He also won a gold medal on 400 m freestyle in 1981. In the same year, Petrič received the Golden Badge award for best athlete of Yugoslavia. He is the coach at swimming club Fužinar Ravne.

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Awards
Preceded by
Slobodan Kačar
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia The Best Athlete of Yugoslavia
1981
Succeeded by
Dragan Kićanović
Preceded by
Slobodan Kačar
Yugoslav Sportsman of the Year
1981
Succeeded by
Bojan Križaj