Still active, gymnastics great Cerar celebrating 80th birthday

Although Cerar recently turned 80, the Slovenian Olympic Committee (OKS) has decided to entrust him with the task as an expression of recognition to the former Olympic, world and European champion in artistic gymnastics.

He will be leading the Slovenian Olympic team next year in Tokyo, where he won the gold medal on the pommel horse in the 1964 Olympics, following it up with the gold medal in the same discipline at the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City.

Cerar also won the bronze medal on the horizontal bar in Tokyo, as well as four golds at world championships and nine golds at European championships.

He is one of the greatest Slovenian and Yugoslav gymnasts of all time along Leon Štukelj (1898-1999), and was inducted into the International Gymnastics Hall of Fame in Oklahoma City in 1999.

Cerar, a great fighter for fair play, has received the Silver...

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