The Slovenian Paralympic Committee awarded one of the best Slovenian Para athletes for his or her performances within the 2023 season in Brdo on Tuesday, January 23.
Among the many finest Para athletes of the nation are deaf athlete Leja Glojnaric and Para shooter Francek Gorazd Tirsek, whereas the Slovenian girls’s sitting volleyball staff took residence the Group of the Yr prize.
The Athletes of the Yr had the privilege to obtain their respective awards from the President of the Republic of Slovenia, Dr. Natasa Pirc Musar; whereas the sitting volleyball staff had the honour to obtain their award from the Speaker of the Nationwide Meeting, Urska Klakocar Zupancic.
Along with the staff honour, Tija Vrhovnik gained this yr’s Younger Para Athlete of the Yr, following her teammate Klara Vrabic’s award-win in the identical class within the earlier yr.
For greater than 1 / 4 of a century, the Slovenian girls’s sitting volleyball staff has been among the many finest groups in Europe and the world. They’ve confirmed that once more once they performed on the final European Championship in Caorle, Italy, successful silver and vying for a spot at this yr’s Paralympic Video games. They are going to be competing once more on the ultimate qualifiers in China this April.
Members of the staff that gained silver on the European Championship had been Lena Gabrscek, Valentyna Brik, Jana Ferjan, Bogomira Jakin, Senta Jeler, Suzana Ocepek, Klara Vrabic, Tija Vrhovnik, Barbara Kocmur and Vesna Pogacar, supported by staff officers Simon Bozic, Danica Gosnak, Tjasa Vidic and Stefan Knezevic.
In the meantime, Bozic and Gabrscek had been featured lately by RTV Slovenia. Coach Bozic and his 29-year-old captain talked about how they bought concerned within the sport, going through and combating their method out of obstacles and eventually being vindicated as among the best groups of their nation.