Josip Primožič

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Josip Primožič
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Medal record
Men's gymnastics
Representing  Yugoslavia
Olympic Games
Silver medal – second place 1928 Amsterdam Parallel bars
Bronze medal – third place 1928 Amsterdam Team competition

Josip "Jože" Primožič (born 7 February 1900 in Ljubljana - died 18 August 1985 in Maribor) was a Yugoslavian gymnast of Slovene ethnicity.

He took part in three Olympic Games and three World Championships for Yugoslavia. This gave him a total of 10 medals, two silvers at the 1926 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships, four golds and a bronze at the 1930 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships, a bronze at the 1938 World Championships, as well as a silver and a bronze at the 1928 Olympics in Amsterdam.

At the 1924 Olympics, he won no medals, but Yugoslavia came in fourth in the team competition. In 1928, he also did well individually, and came in fifth in the individual overall competition. This came after many good placings in individual events; silver in the horizontal bars, fourth on the flour, and sixth on the parallel bars. There were also no medals in his last Olympics in 1936, and his best placing was sixth in the team event.

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