Miroslav Cerar at the 1964 Olympics
28 October 1939 |
Ljubljana, Kingdom of Yugoslavia
|Height||1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)|
|Weight||73 kg (161 lb)|
Miroslav Cerar (Slovene pronunciation: [ˈmíːrɔslaw ˈtsɛ̀ːrar], born 28 October 1939) is a Slovenian gymnast and lawyer who won the pommel horse event at the 1964 and 1968 Summer Olympics. He also won three world and nine European championships.
Domestically, Cerar won 13 national titles and was chosen eight times as Yugoslavia’s Athlete of the Year. He was awarded the Olympic Order in Silver by the International Olympic Committee. He was member of the Slovenian Olympic Academy, the Fair Play Commission of the Slovenian Olympic Committee, and the Executive Committee of the European Fair Play Movement.
Cerar was married to Zdenka Cerar (1941–2013), who was the first female State Prosecutor General of the Republic of Slovenia (1999–2004), Minister of Justice (2004) and Vice-President of the LDS. In her youth she was twice Youth Champion in gymnastics in Yugoslavia and a member of the Yugoslav team. After she ended her active career, she became a coach and referee.
Awards and honors
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|Flagbearer for Yugoslavia
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