Rok Petrovič was Slovenian Alpine skier, who was born on Feberaury 5th 1966 in Ljubljana. He died on September 16th 1993 in Vela Luka in Croatia. In year 1977 Rok became the first Slovenian, who won the biggest children’s competition for Topolino Cup. He won five times.
In Italian Sestriere, in year 1984, he won his first title of the Junior World Champion in slalom. From here on, Rok is progressing quickly toward slalom top. So in the season 1985/86, with five wins, one second place in Austrian St. Anton and one third place in Norwegian Geil, as first Slovenian, wins small crystal globe in the slalom category. This season was for him peak of his skiing career. Next season he won second place in Kranjska Gora, behind of first ranked Bojan Križaj. In year 1988 he decided to quit his skiing career and devotes to his studies on Faculty of Sports in Ljubljana. In year 1991 he graduated with thesis titled Violation of human rights in Sport. In the autumn of 1993, he should have his master’s degree with the subject of discrete simulation modeling of biomechanical structures of basis in Alpine skiing, but before his plea of a dissertation there was a tragic event, as he drowned during diving around Croatian island Korčula.
At the Cup Vitranc, March 10th 2012, they premiered one hour long documentary movie Od kamna do kristala (en. From stone to crystal), portrait of Rok Petrovič. The movie was directed by Božo Grlj by script of Nuša Ekar and Božo Grlj. In year 2015 he was accepted in the tample of Slovenian athletes.
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