Jasna Fazlić

Jasna Rather (or Jasna Fazlic, or Jasna Lupulesku, or Jasna Reed); born December 20, 1970 in Foča, Yugoslavia (modern-day Bosnia and Herzegovina)) is a former Yugoslav and now American table tennis player who competed in the 1988 Summer Olympics, in the 1992 Summer Olympics, in the 2000 Summer Olympics, and in the 2004 Summer Olympics.

In 1988 she won the bronze medal in the women's doubles together with Gordana Perkučin.

Four years later she competed as an Independent Olympic Participant.

In 2000 and 2004 she participated for the United States.

From 1992 to 1997 she was married to Ilija Lupulesku. After separating from Lupulesku in 1996, she played in Japan for a short while, then moved to the United States. In the US she began using her maiden name, Fazlić, but people kept pronouncing it "phallic". Her then-boyfriend, American player Barney Reed, suggested that she change her last name to "Reed", and she did - although they were never married and are no longer dating.

As of 2009 she is the Head Table Tennis Coach at Texas Wesleyan University. Since the inception of the table tennis program at Texas Wesleyan University, the team has brought back to Texas 38 out of the possible 52 collegiate national titles in team, singles and doubles events.

Jasna got married on August 20, 2009 to William H. Rather IV, and changed her last name to Rather.

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