Dado Smogar entered the finale of Future Trophy competition (of western Europe Star Class – only the first ten per category, and Easter Europe Danubia Series, only ten per category too) wich is still the non oficial Europe junior championship. The competition is held in Netherlands from
27.02. – 1.3. 2009.
Boren Žunac, with his new state record at 1000m (1.32.303) and Jakov Dolinić, with his excelent skating in three disciplines, have entered among the best fifty world juniors on the short track speed skating championship in Sherbrooke, Canada. Jakov broke his personal record at 1500m and won the 59. place in final placing.
Josipa the state record-holder at 500m of junior girl category, wasn’t so lucky as the male members of the club. After the arrival to Canada, she was unpleasantly suprised by the fact that her equipment was lost. Her skates, helmet, suit, neck protector, shin protectors, gloves and jig were traveling somewhere on their own. But the coach Azur Kučukalić and the team leader Saša Todorović were very resourceful, so Josipa could skate despite of her accident and won the 45. place. We hope that the equipment, after a long jurney, will arive at her adress. And it will be interesting to know how did Saša and Azur provide such an expensive equipment in only a few hours. This way we wish a good placement to our seniors and a nice trip to Turin, on Europe championship, and especially to our best senior Ivan Dolinić.
From 9th to 11th november the ISU World Junior Championship 2009 will be held in Sherbrooke, Canada. At this competition Boren Žunac, Jakov Domitrek, Jakov Dolinić and Josipa Tadić will represent Croatia, under the leadeship of the coach Azur Kučukalić and the teamleader Saša Todorović. The first day the races on 1500m will be hold, and the qualification relay on 3000m.
The second day there will be races on 500m, and the semifinal relay on 3000m. Third day is reserved for the 1000m race, superfinal of the 1500m and the final relay on 300m. Our competitors are confonted to very strong opponenents.
We wish them great placement on all the races.
The results of the competitons can be found on www.isu.org