Kristijan is a simple and down to earth person originating from a hard working family of farmers. Because of his height of 206cm he is hard to miss anywhere he goes, just like his presence leaves a postive impression in anyone he encounters. Coach Gorazd Rajher recognised on time what kind of raw diamond he is and started to polish him in order to become on of the best discus throwers in the world.
“It still feels unreal. I didn’t expect such a result so early, not even in my dreams” – Kristjan on 68.75m
ATHLETE & STUDENT
Kristjan is at the moment the only Slovenian Track and Field Athlete from which we can expect Medals at the biggest competitions like the Olympic games and World Championships. On top, many experts of the sport see him as the man who can set a new ultimate record in Discuss throwing. This is why his team is focusing on building and training him carefully. So he can have a long and sustainable career as one of the best Athletes in Discus Throwing, which was originally one of the five events of Heptathlon during the ancient Olympic games.
Kristjan is also a student of Agriculture at the University of Agriculture in Maribor. His family has a farm on which he still helps and enjoys working during his free time. Agriculture is a part of his life and he sees him self being a modern farmer after his career.
We manage the team and keep everyone in balance.
A coach’s role in an athlete’s life is very crucial for their performance, as he is responsible for planning, organizing and sustaining physical stamina. Those are just a few things a coach is responsible for. Typical responsibilities include: teaching relevant skills, tactics and techniques. Also assisting with sports promotion and development.