Miloslav Balun

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Miloslav Balun
Personal information
Alternative names Miroslav Balun
Country represented Czechoslovakia
Born (1920-12-14)14 December 1920
Těšice, Mikulčice, Czechoslovakia
Died 25 December 1994(1994-12-25) (aged 74)
Vienna, Austria
Partner Soňa Balunová

Miloslav Balun[1] (also credited as Miroslav Balun; 14 December 1920 — 25 December 1994) was a Czechoslovak pair skater. With Soňa Balunová, he became the 1954 European bronze medalist[2][3][4][5] and a six-time national champion. He also competed in volleyball.

In 1953, Balun began working as a skating coach in Prague. He later worked in Russia[1] (1963–1964) and Linz, Austria (from 1967). He married Balunová in 1950. Their daughter, Sonja Balun (born in 1955), competed for Austria in ladies' single skating.

Competitive highlights[edit]

With Soňa Balunová

Event 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955
European Championships 6th 6th 3rd 7th
Czechoslovak Championships 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st


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  2. ^ "2010 European Championships: Media guide" (PDF). International Skating Union. Retrieved 2017-02-05. 
    "ISU Figure Skating Media Guide" (PDF). Retrieved 2017-02-05. 
  3. ^ Flower, Raymond (1976). The history of skiing and other winter sports. Methuen. 
  4. ^ Hines, James R. (2011-04-22). Historical Dictionary of Figure Skating. Scarecrow Press. p. 306. ISBN 978-0-8108-7085-7. 
  5. ^ Hines, James R. (30 March 2015). Figure Skating in the Formative Years: Singles, Pairs, and the Expanding Role of Women. University of Illinois Press. p. 134. ISBN 978-0-252-09704-1.