With pain and sadness we regret we were informed that Stanko Topolčnik, the legend of Slovenian judo passed away at the age of 65 years.
He was the first Slovenia judoka to win a bronze medal at the European championships. In 1969 Topolčnik won a bronze medal at the European championships in Oostende. As a skilled judoka he also participated at the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich. Furthermore, he won the title of Slovenian and Yugoslavian champion fifteen times.
After a competitive career, he kept connected with judo as a coach and a referee. He was always a great fan of judo and showed a sincere enthusiasm for every success of Slovenian judo.
We express our sincerest condolences to his family and friends.