Barbara Jezeršek is a 33-year-old cross country skiier from Kranj (Slovenia),  who now lives in Australia. She has twice competed for Slovenia at the Olympic Games, and at a third Game she competed under the Australian flag. In the winter months, she still spends a lot of time in Slovenia, where she prepares for competitions. She is one of the six openly gay athletes who competed at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics. She is openly lesbian. She received Australian citizenship in 2016.