| 19 January 1962 (age 53)
Ljubljana, Yugoslavia (1962-01-19) |
Vasja Bajc (born 19 January 1962) is a Slovenian ski jumping coach and former ski jumper who competed from 1979 to 1988, during which time he represented Yugoslavia. His best individual World Cup finishes were fifth in Planica on 21 March 1980 and ninth in Harrachov on 14 January 1984, both on large hills. He also competed at the 1984 Winter Olympics in Sarajevo, finishing fifteenth on the large hill and seventeenth on the normal hill.
In 1990, having retired from competition, Bajc made the unusual move to coach the Spanish national ski jumping team—a country not known for ski jumping. He relocated to Japan in 1994 to begin personally coaching Kazuyoshi Funaki, which led to Bajc coaching the Japanese national ski jumping team until 2002. Since then he has coached teams from the Netherlands, Sweden, the Czech Republic, Slovenia, and Turkey. Since 2014 he has coached the United States women's ski jumping team.
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