Josip Primožič – Tošo

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 Achievements

OI: 1 srebrna, 1 bronasta OG: 1 silver, 1 bronze
SP: 4 zlate, 2 srebrni, 3 bronaste WC: 4 gold, 2 silver, 3 bronze

V Josipu Primožiču je nadarjenega telovadca v ljubljanskem društvu Sokol šele leta 1923 prepoznal tedaj že uveljavljeni državni reprezentant Stane Derganc. Pod njegovim vodstvom je hitro napredoval. Nastopil je na OI 1924 v Parizu, prvi kolajni pa je osvojil na SP 1926 v Lyonu – srebrni na drogu in z ekipo. Športno pot je nadaljeval v Mariboru, skupaj z Leonom Štukljem. Bil je pionir dinamične gimnastike s številnimi kolebnimi prvinami. Na OI 1928 je osvojil srebrno kolajno na bradlji in bron z ekipo, neponovljiv vrhunec pa je dosegel na SP 1930 v Luksemburgu z zmagami v mnogoboju, na parterju, bradlji in konju z ročaji ter ekipnim 3. mestom. Predan slikarstvu in gledališki scenografiji je športno kariero na velikih tekmovanjih sklenil na SP 1938 v Pragi (3. na bradlji in z ekipo).

It was only in 1923 that Josip Primožič’s gymnastic talent was discovered by the then national team member Stane Derganc. Derganc helped Primožič make rapid progress in the sport. His made his Olympic début in Paris in 1924 and won his first medals – silver on the high bar and in the team event – at a major competition at the 1926 World Championships in Lyon. At the 1928 Olympics, Primožič won silver on the parallel bars and in the team event. His greatest success came at the 193′ World Championships in Luxembourg, when he dominated the competition, winning gold in the all-around, the floor and the pommel horse events and bronze in the team event. He retired following the 1938 World Championships in Prague (bronze in the parallel bars and team event) and dedicated his life to painting and designing theatre sets.