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Tina Maze

Tina Maze is a retired Slovenian World Cup alpine ski racer. She is the most successful Slovenian ski racer in history, with two gold medals at the 2014 Winter Olympics. Maze’s career is filled with numerous accolades and records, making her a prominent figure in the world of alpine skiing.

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Tina Trstenjak

Tina Trstenjak (born 24 August 1990) is a Slovenian Judoka. She is one of the successful judoists from Marjan Fabjan’s school or his club Judo Club Z’ land Sankaku Celje. Like her club colleagues Urška Žolnir and Lucija Polavder, Tina has been awarded numerous medals in the most powerful judo competitions. She competes in the category of up to 63 kg.

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Sunita Williams

Sunita Lyn Williams, also known as Suni in the United States and Son?ka in Slovenia, is an American astronaut and United States Navy officer. She comes from a diverse heritage, with her paternal family hailing from Jhulasan, Gujarat, India, and her maternal family of Slovene descent. Williams holds several records in space exploration, including the most spacewalks by a woman and the most time spent on spacewalks for a woman. Through her accomplishments, Williams has inspired countless individuals and made a profound impact on society.

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Majda Vrhovnik

Majda Vrhovnik, also known as Lojzka, dedicated her life to the resistance movement during World War II. Her bravery and sacrifice earned her the posthumous title of a people’s hero of Yugoslavia. Despite the risks, she remained in Ljubljana, carrying out underground activities, setting up printshops, and publishing illegal materials. Unfortunately, her cover was compromised, and she was arrested and executed by the Gestapo just days before the liberation of Klagenfurt.

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Alenka Ermenc

Alenka Ermenc, born on 5 September 1963, is a renowned officer in the Slovenian army and a trailblazer for women in the military. She made history by becoming the first woman to hold the prestigious position of Chief of Defence within NATO forces. Ermenc’s military journey originated when she joined the Slovenian Territorial Defence forces during Slovenia’s independence war from Yugoslavia in 1991.

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