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February 9, 1979 |
Kranj, SR Slovenia
He also won the 2007 World Championships in M2X.
Špik and Čop were the favourites to win the men's double sculls at the 2004 Summer Olympics, but finished in silver medal position.
Coming into the 2012 Summer Olympics they were not the favourites, however with a strong performance in the semi-finals they announced they could be in the running for a medal. In the final of the Men's double sculls after taking an early lead and holding it until nearly the 1500 m mark, they lost the lead to the Italians and the later winners from New Zealand. They finished in the third position, giving Slovenia the second medal of the Olympics after Urška Žolnir won gold 2 days earlier.
- 2000: Sydney (AUS) – 1st place (double scull with Iztok Cop)
- 2004: Athens (GRE) – 2nd place (double scull with Iztok Cop)
- 2012: London (GBR) – 3rd place (double scull with Iztok Čop)
Junior World Championships
- 1998: Ioannina (GRE)-1st place (single scull)
- 1997:Hazewinkel (BEL)-1st place (single scull)
- 1995:Poznań (POL)-2nd place (single scull)
- 1994:Munich (GER)-6th place single scull)
- 2007: Munich (GER) – 1st place (double scull)
- 2006: Eton (GBR) – 2nd place (double scull)
- 2005: Gifu (JPN) – 1st place (double scull), 2nd place (quadruple scull)
- 2003: Milano (ITA)-4th place (double scull with Prelog)
- 2002: Seville (ESP)-8th place (4x; Novak, Sracnjek, Bozic)
- 2001: Luzern (CH)-5th place (double scull with MIzerit)
- 1999: St. Catharines (CAN)-1st place (double scull with Iztok Cop)
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