Sašo Jereb

Tell us a little about yourself.

I am Sašo Jereb, 35 – years old father of two. In the past I was a world class athlete, I was competing at the Olympic games in Athens in 2004 and I won many medals at the top-level competitions.

Sport is part of my life since I was a child. After my high school I went and finished College for Sport at University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, and I was competing the whole time while I was a student.

When I finished my career, I got married and now, with my wife Tina, we have two wonderful children. I work as an Instructor of Martial Arts at the Slovenian Police.

Who or what inspires you?

Right now, I am inspired by rising my two children and how to spend the most quality time with my family.

What are you passionate about?

I love to wave surfing and judo, but it is hard to find time.

What accomplishment are you most proud of?

Family, me new house, sports achievements.

Share a fun fact about you!

When I was 5, we had a judo presentation event. During the presentation a braid on my pants untied and I was standing there without my pants in front of the audience. Well my father came and solved the problem.

Describe your hometown!

Vaše, a small village in the outskirts of Medvode (a small town 10 miles from Ljubljana). We are surrounded by green meadows, picturesque hills and woods, and two rivers. We have a lot of opportunities for daily trips but being just 10 miles from Ljubljana is a privilege, so we don’t spent too much time driving to ours offices. I think this is one of the rare villages which doesn’t have a pub..hahaha

What is your favorite place in Slovenia (next to your hometown)? Why?

I think it is hard to pick just one, because there are quite a lot of beautiful towns, worth to visit. I would like to mention Soča Valley, Lake Bohinj and Lake Bled, Salt Pans in Piran and numerous of medieval towns.

What is a place you would take a friend who’s never been to Slovenia before? Why there?

Bovec and its surroundings. This is a must if you come to Slovenia.

What is your favorite race, event or camp in Slovenia (to participate in or to watch)?

Ski jumps competitions in March in Planica

What is your favorite typical Slovenian food?

Potica (walnut nut roll) in orehovi štruklji (cooked walnut rolled dumplings).

What do you think Slovenia is famous for?

Extraordinary natural beauty, kind people, and top athletes.

Your favorite Slovenian movie and/or song?

Movie Outsider in the singer Magnifico.

How would you describe Slovenia in three words?

Peaceful, green, worth to visit.

How can people get in touch with you?

Via emaila: saso.jereb@policija.si