Rožle Prezelj

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Rožle Prezelj
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Rožle Prezelj
Personal information
Born (1979-09-26) September 26, 1979 (age 38)
Height 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in)
Weight 80 kg (176 lb)
Country  Slovenia
Sport Athletics
Event(s) High jump
Updated on 15 August 2012.

Rožle Prezelj (born 26 September 1979) is a Slovenian high jumper.[1]

Born in Maribor, Prezelj represented Slovenia at the 2004, 2008 and 2012 Summer Olympics. His best result was at the 2008 Olympics where he finished 12th in high jump.[2] His father Dušan has been a decathlete with a high jump personal best of 2.15 m (1976), his mother Stanka a two time Yugoslavian champion with a personal best of 1.86 m (1981).[3]

After his retirement from competition, he entered the administrative field and was elected chairman of the IAAF Athlete's Commission, responsible for transforming athlete's concerns into changes at the governing body. He succeeded Frank Fredericks to the role.[4]

International competitions[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing  Slovenia
1998 World Junior Championships Annecy, France 22nd (q) 2.05 m
2001 European U23 Championships Amsterdam, Netherlands 1st 2.21 m
Mediterranean Games Radès, Tunisia 5th 2.19 m
2002 European Indoor Championships Vienna, Austria 17th (q) 2.17 m
European Championships Munich, Germany 18th (q) 2.15 m
2003 World Championships Paris, France 29th (q) 2.20 m
2004 World Indoor Championships Budapest, Hungary 13th (q) 2.24 m
Olympic Games Athens, Greece 20th (q) 2.20 m
2005 European Indoor Championships Madrid, Spain 21st (q) 2.18 m
Mediterranean Games Almería, Spain 8th 2.18 m
2006 European Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 17th (q) 2.19 m
2007 European Indoor Championships Birmingham, United Kingdom 21st (q) 2.13 m
World Championships Osaka, Japan 19th (q) 2.26 m
2008 Olympic Games Beijing, China 12th 2.20 m
2010 European Championships Barcelona, Spain 24th (q) 2.15 m
2011 European Indoor Championships Paris, France 9th (q) 2.22 m
World Championships Daegu, South Korea 21st (q) 2.25 m
2012 European Championships Helsinki, Finland 21st (q) 2.15 m
Olympic Games London, United Kingdom 25th (q) 2.21 m
2013 Mediterranean Games Mersin, Turkey 7th 2.21 m
World Championships Moscow, Russia 25th (q) 2.17 m


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