Leon Štukelj, legenda svetovnega športa. Leon Štukelj Google Doodle
On 11/12/13, Google celebrates the 115th Birthday of Leon Štukelj – 115. rojstni dan Leona Štukelja
Leon Štukelj was a Yugoslav gymnast of Slovene nationality, Olympic gold medalist and athlete.
He is a noted figure in Slovenian sporting history. Štukelj is one of the few Slovene athletes to have risen to the very top of his sport, where he remained right from the World Championships in Ljubljana in 1922 all the way to the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin, at which he finished his competitive gymnastics career.
Štukelj competed at seven major international competitions and captured a total of twenty medals: eight gold, six silver and six bronze. At the Olympic Games alone he won six medals: two gold medals, counted for Yugoslavia, in Paris in 1924, one gold medal and two bronze in Amsterdam in 1928, and a silver medal in Berlin in 1936, with which he concluded his career.
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