Olga Šikovec

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Olga Šikovec
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Personal information
Born 17.01.1933 (0033-01-17) (age 1985)
Trbovlje, Slovenia
Height 160 cm (5 ft 3 in)
Weight 60 kg (132 lb)
Sport
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Sprint
Club AD Kladivar, Celje
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) 100 m – 11.7 (1961)
200 m – 24.2 (1961)[1]

Olga Šikovec (later Luncer, born 17 January 1933) is a retired Croatian sprinter of Slovenian origin.[2] She competed for Yugoslavia at the 1960 Summer Olympics in the 100 m and 200 m events, but failed to reach the finals.[1] Two years later she was part of the Yugoslav 4 × 100 m relay team that finished fourth at the European championships and set a national record.[2]

Šikovec had a brother Rudi and sister Sonja; they lost their father in World War II. At school she played volleyball and table tennis, and changed to athletics in 1953. In 1959 she married a sports journalist, and in 1961 moved from Trbovlje to Zagreb. Between 1955 and 1965 she won 24 Yugoslav titles over 60 m, 100 m and 200 m distances, and was named as Slovenian (1960) and Croatian (1962) Athlete of the Year. She retired from competitions in 1966 and later worked as a sports administrator and referee. Following an example of her husband, who was a long-term editor for the Zagreb Sports News, she also wrote on sport-related topics. Her son Bojan Luncer became a middle-distance runner and a member of the Yugoslav junior team.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Olga Šikovec. Sports-Reference.com
  2. ^ a b c ŽIVLJENJEPISI SLOVENCEV V HRVAŠKEM ŠPORTU. slovenci-zagreb.hr (2014). pp. 206–210