Stane Derganc

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Stane Derganc
Stane Derganc in the 1930s
Stane Derganc in the 1930s
Born 23 April 1893 (1893-04-23)
Died 9 August 1981 (1981-08-10) (aged 88)
Occupation Gymnast
Olympic medal record
Men's gymnastics
Representing  Kingdom of Yugoslavia
Bronze medal – third place 1928 Amsterdam Horse vault
Bronze medal – third place 1928 Amsterdam Team competition

Stane Derganc (23 April 1893 – 9 August 1981) a.k.a. Chainman (Slovene: Verigar) was a Yugoslavian gymnast. At the 1928 Olympics, he won two bronze medals for the Kingdom of Yugoslavia (one with team). Today, he is also remembered as the man depicted on the Verigar stamps, the first stamp series in the Slovene language.[1]

Stane Derganc was born in Ljubljana. He took part in two Olympic Games for Yugoslavia, and two gymnastics World Championships. At the 1924 Olympics in Paris, he came in fourth place in the individual combined event, and fifth in the floor event, and seventh in the pommel horse were his best results in the individual appartus. At the next event, in 1928 he took bronze in the team event and individual floor event.[2]

At the World Championships, he won many medals. At his first World Championships, in 1922 in Yugoslavia, he was part of the Yugoslav team which took silver in the team event, behind Czechoslovakia. He also took bronze in the individual overall event, and silver in the horizontal bar. He also took part in the next World Championships, in Lyon, France in 1926. There, Yugoslavia again won silver in the team event. He won no individual medals at this World Championships.


Stane Derganc was depicted by Ivan Vavpotič on the Verigar stamps from the late 1918:


  1. ^ Balkovec, B. (2009). Jugoslavija v času: devetdeset let od nastanka prve jugoslovanske države. Znanstvena založba Filozofske fakultete. p. 207. ISBN 9789612372958. Retrieved 2014-12-14. 
  2. ^ Profile at Sports Reference LLC

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