Jani Klemenčič was a member of coxless four that won the first Olympic medal for independent Slovenia in 1992 and a bronze medal at the World rowing Championships in Lucerne 2001. He has attended four Olympic Games (Barcelona 92, Atlanta 96, Sydney 00 and Athens 04) and eight World rowing Championships. He was known by “all the time fourth” (two times 4th at the Olymic games and three times at the World championships) wich made him even stronger in all ways.
After a 20-year long career he was searching for new challenges which he found in climbing Kilimanjaro (5984m), completing the Iron man (3,8 km of swimming, 180 km of cycling, 42 km of running) and what he didn’t achieve in rowing, he did in sailing. He became the World champion in Lanzzarote 2013 in RC44 class.
Since 2008 he has been running a company which manages two restaurants in Bled. On the basis of friendship, sports and business links, he and his former rowing partner, have recently started organizing team-buildings for different groups and companies. Many years of rowing together and sharing same views have joined them in one desire; to transfer their racing experiences, broad view and mainly positive energy to others.
“Rowing gave me everything I need to survive in this crazy world: hard work, the ability to adjust, meeting different people, discipline…but not just this. I learned that everything is possible, it is just a matter of how big your wish is and how far you are willing to go, to reach the goal”