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12th European Short Course Champs
Rijeka 2008 - Croatia
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 Rijeka, Croatia, December  11-14, 2008

This page follows all activities of the participants of Serbia at the European SC Championships 2008


December 14, 2008.................................................................................................................
Day-4 - Silver for Cavic and great swimming of all SRB participants...

Rijeka
Milorad Mike Cavic at the podium of the 50 Fly Rijeka 2008 - Day-4 (silver medal)
(Photo by V.Vlacich)
(Rijeka, CRO) - On the Day-4 in the evening SFs and Finals, the second medal for the Serbian swimming is assured by the great Milorad Mike Cavic. In the 50 Fly Semis, he was ranked 5th (22.81) while in the Final, Cavic earned Silver medal, just behind the world record hoder Leveaux (FRA) with his NR (22.36)... Radovan Siljevski in 200 Free ranked 8th, while two top tenth positions have been caught by Minja Najdanovski in 50 Free (24.80 NR) and Ivan Lendjer in 50 Fly (23.32 EJR)... See here bellow the complete data...
 Swimmer  Discipline  Entry Time  Result  Rank
 Cavic Milorad (84)  50 Fly M  0:22.81  0:22.36 NR  2nd of 8 F
 Siljevski Radovan (86)  200 Free M  1:44.20  1:44.61  8th of 8 F
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 Swimmer  Discipline  Entry Time  Result  Rank
 Najdanovski Miroslava (88)  50 Free W  0:25.11  0:24.80 NR  10 of 16
 Cavic Milorad (84)  50 Fly M  0:22.70  0:22.81  5th of 16 F
 Lendjer Ivan (90)  50 Fly M  0:23.50  0:23.32 EJR  10 of 16
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The Official results of the Day-4 /www.omegatiming.com/

Rijeka
Ivan Lendjer in the morning 50 m Fly heats set the new national and Euro Junior standard
(Photo by AP)
(Rijeka, CRO) - On the Day-4 in the morning heats, 3 semis and 1 final have been earned... In the 50 fly, Milorad Cavic ranked 3rd (22.70) while Ivan Lendjer 13th (23.50). In this event France's Amaury Leveaux set the new WR (22.18). In the men's 200 free  Siljevski Radovan swam out as 6th (NR) and assured the place directly for the final... M.Najdanovski equaled her NR, while M.Ostojic set the new one in 200 free W. See bellow all data.. The greatest performance of the SRB team in Rijeka!!
 Swimmer  Discipline  Entry Time  Result  Rank
 Najdanovski Miroslava (88)  50 Free W  0:25.11  0:25.11=NR  15 of 54 SF
 Petrovic Andjelka (92)   50 Free W  0:26.45  0:25.98 NJR  45 of 54
 Cavic Milorad (84)  50 Fly M  0:22.89  0:22.70  3rd of 50 SF
 Lendjer Ivan (90)  50 Fly M  0:23.91  0:23.50 EJR  13 of 50 SF
 Siljevski Radovan (86)  200 Free M  1:46.05  1:44.20 NR  6th of 62 F
 Ostojic Milica (91)  200 Free W  2:01.21  2:00.85 NR  33 of 41
 Basaraba Andrea (93)  200 Back W  --  2:13.95  25 of 31
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The Official results of the Day-4 /www.omegatiming.com/


December 13, 2008.................................................................................................................
Day-3 - Marica Strazmester and Caba Siladji, NRs and Semi-Finals...

Rijeka
(Rijeka, CRO) - Marica Strazmester (1981, SRB), on the Day-3 swam out marvelous... In the morning heats she ranked 13th of 49 participant in 50 back W with the new national standard (27.93).. In the evening SFs, group 2 (lane 1), Strazmester equaled and confirmed the same record again 0:27.93... Caba Siladji ranked 16th in 50 breast SF with the new absolute national and junior standard (27.31)...
 Swimmer  Discipline  Entry Time  Result  Rank
 Strazmester Marica (81)  50 Back W  0:27.93  0:27.93 NR  15 of 16
 Siladji Caba (90)  50 Breast M   0:27.33  0:27.31 NR  16 of 16
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Marica Strazmester in the women's 50 back Semi-Finals (group 2, lane 1)...
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The Official results of the Day-3 /www.omegatiming.com/

Rijeka
(Rijeka, CRO) - On the Day-3 in the morning heats, SRB squad has had again worthy results. The best one were set by Marica Strazmester in 50 back W touching the wall with the time of 27.93 (NR) as 13th of 49 participants. Caba siladji also earned SF in 50 breast (27.33).  Danijela Djikanovic was ranked 22nd (LBT) in 50 back - 28.31. Women's 4x50 Medlay Relay team set the new national standard...
 Swimmer  Discipline  Entry Time  Result  Rank
 Djikanovic Danijela (83)  50 Back W  0:28.50  0:28.31  29 of 49
 Strazmester Marica (81)  50 Back W  0:27.97  0:27.93 NR  13 of 49 SF
 Higl Nadja (87)  100 Breast W  1:10.41  1:11.72  41 of 43
 Siladji Caba (90)  50 Breast M   0:27.94  0:27.33 NR  13 of 43 SF 
 Basaraba Andrea (93)  400 Free W  --  4:18.24  30 of 38
 Ostojic Milica (91)  400 Free W  4:16.72  4:18.21  29 of 38
 4 x 50 Medley Relay W    --  1:53.74 NR  18 of 20
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Unbelievable interest of the media for this European Champs.. (Ph by V.Vlacich)
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The Official results of the Day-3 /www.omegatiming.com/


December 12, 2008.................................................................................................................
Day-2 - Milorad Cavic, Gold  ER (49.19) - Ivan Lendjer 6th (50.47)...

Rijeka
(Rijeka, CRO) - On the Day-2 - in the evening finals, Milorad Mike Cavic, the best Serbian swimmer ever, the silver medalist from the Beijing 2008 Olympics, picked up the Gold medal in 100 Butterfly with the time of 0:49.19 (the new European SC record and 2nd best time ever in the world)... Ivan Ledjer was ranked 6th in Europe with the time of 0:50.47 (the new National Junior record, also the new European Junior record)... Congratulations from the swim mates of Belgrade!!!
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 Swimmer  Discipline  Entry Time  Result  Rank
 Cavic Milorad (84)  100 Fly M  0:50.62  0:49.19 ER  1st of 8
 Lendjer Ivan (90)  100 Fly M  0:50.98  0:50.47 NJR  6th of 8
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Milorad Mike Cavic at the podium of the Euro Champs in Rijeka.  (Ph by V.Vlacich)
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The Official results of the Day-2 /www.omegatiming.com/

Rijeka
(Rijeka, CRO) - On the Day-2 of the European SC Champs, the morning heats at the Kantrida pool brought more new marvelous results of the Serbian national team. Danijela Djikanovic (SC Vojvodina) in 50 fly set the new absolute national standard (0:27.30). Miroslava Najdanovski (SC Proleter) in 100 Ind.Medley swam out near LBT (1:03.79); Boris Stojanovic (SC Vojvodina) has made new LBT in 100 free (49.22), while in the same discipline R.Siljevski (SC Partizan) was disqualified. Nadja High (SC Tamis) touched 23rd of 35 athletes in 200 breast (2:29.52)..
 Swimmer  Discipline  Entry Time  Result  Rank
 Djikanovic Danijela (83)  50 Fly W  0:27.36  0:27.30 NR  29 of 49
 Najdanovski Miroslava (88)  100 IM W  1:03.73  1:03.79  30 0f 34
 Higl Nadja (87)  200 Breast W  2:28.47  2:29.52  23 of 35
 Stojanovic Boris (89)  100 Free M  0:50.19  0:49.22   47 of 68
 Siljevski Radovan (86)  100 Free M  0:49.02  DSQ  --
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Supporters of the Serbian team at the stand of the Kantrida pool.. (Ph by V.Vlacich)
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The Official results of the Day-2 /www.omegatiming.com/


December 11, 2008.................................................................................................................
Day-1 - Marvelous swimming of the Serbian Squad on Thursday...
Rijeka
(Rijeka, CRO) - On the Day-1 evening finals five Serbian swimmers took part in the semi-finals... Radovan Siljevski swam out worthy in 50 free (21.94), Marica Strazmester again broke her previous NR in 100 back swimming out to the 14th position (1:00.14), Milorad Cavic and Ivan Lendjer caught the finals in the men's 100 fly with the times 0:50.62 and 0:50.98 (LBT) respectively. Minja Najdanovski equaled her LBT in 100 free (0:54.03) by repeating the morning heat's rank (11th)...
 Swimmer  Discipline  Entry Time  Result  Rank
 Siljevski Radovan (86)  50 Free M  0:21.82  0:21.94  16 of 16
 Strazmester Marica (81)  100 Back W   1:00.17  1:00.14 NR  14 of 16
 Cavic Milorad (84)  100 Fly M  0:51.26  0:50.62  4 of 16 F
 Lendjer Ivan (90)  100 Fly M  0:51.68  0:50.98  7 of 16 F
 Najdanovski Miroslava (88)  100 Free W  0:54.17  0:54.03  11 of 16
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  Milorad Cavic at the start of the evening men's 100 fly semi-final in Rijeka...
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The Official results of the Day-1 /www.omegatiming.com/

Rijeka
(Rijeka, CRO) - On the Day-1 of the European SC Championships, the morning heats brought marvelous times of the nine swimmers of the Serbian national team. Five Semi Finals (Cavic, Lendjer, Strazmester, Najdanovski and Siljevski) with five  Absolute and Junior standards make the present balance.. Here bellow are the complete results...
 Swimmer  Discipline  Entry Time  Result  Rank
 Stojanovic Boris (89)  50 Free M  0:22.81  0:22.75  49 of 57
 Siljevski Radovan (86)  50 Free M  0:22.40  0:21.82  19 of 57 
 Strazmester Marica (81)  100 Back W   1:00.77  1:00.17 NR  16 of 46 SF
 Basaraba Andrea (93)  100 Back W  --  1:02.28  38 of 46
 Cavic Milorad (84)  100 Fly M  0:50.24  0:51.26  3 of 44 SF
 Lendjer Ivan (90)  100 Fly M  0:51.70  0:51.68   9 of 44 SF
 Siladji Caba (90)  100 Breast M  1:00.39  0:59.58 NR  19 of 45
 Najdanovski Miroslava (88)  100 Free W  0:54.03  0:54.17  11 of 52 SF
 Petrovic Andjelka (92)   100 Free W  0:57.04   0:56.55  46 of 52
In the men's 50-m free -off, Radovan Siljevski succeeded to earn his Semi Finals (SF)
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The Official results of the Day-1 /www.omegatiming.com/


December 10, 2008.................................................................................................................
Waiting for the new WRs, ERs, ECRs, NRc, LBTs - in Rijeka...

(Rijeka, CRO) - In spite the fact that up to now, 67 Long Course world records were broken in 2008 as well as 37 Short Course (20 men's and 17 women's standards), the actual records of the European Short Course Championships are still valid. The Organizing Committee of the Rijeka 2008 has issued the sheets with the review of all valid times (the men's and women's separately)...
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Do the technology bodysuits, the "vitamins", an excellent conditions by the new pool Kantrida in Rijeka, some other "secrets", or just hard works of  trainers and their athletes and the swimmer's experiences can provide new EC, ER, WR standards, all will see. But the "Swimming Revolution" is at its beginning, there is no doubt. 
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Valid actual records of the European SC Championships
Transferred from the official broshure of  the Rijeka 2008 European SC Championshops


December 09, 2008.................................................................................................................
Press Conference - Chives announced that everything is ready...

(Rijeka, CRO) - Just two days stay left until the "big bang" - the start of the 12th European Short Course Swimming Champs in Rijeka..
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At the ceremonial press conference held yesterday, the main persons of the Organizing Board expressed their satisfactions. Tomislav Karlo Secretary General of the Croatian Swimming Federation and the Director of the Championships, mentioned that this LEN Competition will gather more then 530 competitors from 40 countries, and something more, 9 Olympic medalists from the recent Beijing 2008 Games..
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The head of the City of Rijeka, Vojko Obersnel said that everything is ready for the Champs to start, while the City Assembly is proud to host the biggest European swim event  within the new Swim & Water Polo complex Kantrida... Luciano Susanj the OC president underlined: "I believe that everything would be great, but more of that I believe that the CRO competitors will do their best." 
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  The first media inspection of the competition venue at the Kantrida complex..


December 08, 2008.................................................................................................................
31 swimmers of the CRO team at the European SC Champs...

D.Draganja
(Rijeka, CRO) - The team of the host country, the Croatia will be one of the most numerous in  Rijeka. 31 athletes are entered in almost all events... 
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Among the men, Duje Draganja, world champion and the best Croatian swimmer ever will lead the next men's squad: Dominik Straga, Marko Strahija, Niksa Roki, Mario Todorovic, Sasa Impric, Bruno Barbic, Ante Cvitkovic, Mario Delac, Gordan Kozulj, Vanja Rogulj, Sasa Gerbec, Ivan Tolic, Ivan Perhat, Nikola Delic, Igor Cerensek, Aleksej Puninski, Hrvoje Capan, Ivan Bilic, Erazmo Marsanic i Michael Kostesic.
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The CRO women's squad is consisted of Anja Trisic, Smiljana Marinovic, Lidija Franic, Sanja Jovanovic, Monika Babok, Maja Pavlovic, Ivana Pijanovic, Matea Peteh, Zeljana Knezevic i Adrijana Bencic.
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Duje Draganja, CRO swim legend, expects the top positions at the Rijeka 2008...


December 07, 2008.................................................................................................................
350 Volunteers will host the European Champs in Rijeka...

Rijeka
(Rijeka, CRO) - Within the complex of the new fantastic Kantrida pool in Rijeka, the Organizing Board of the European Short Course Championships made today a special photo shoot of all volunteers and children participating in the opening ceremony. As it was marked  in the media promotion, the volunteers should present the valuable symbol of this event, like it is praxis all over the world within the organization of large and important sports events... More then 350 volunteers mostly from Rijeka and the region will be engaged. 
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Rijeka Sport's Association in cooperation with the Association for the Development of Civil Society SMART are also engaged in the organization and creation of the volunteers' program for the 2008 European Championships.
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Many famous Croatian athletes joined the organization, such as Sandro Gulja, bocce player, former swimmers and coaches Damir Zivkovic and Ferdinad Hitrec, the sports family Smilovic swimmer Leo Cuculic and many others...
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The volunteers gathered today at the pool stand.  (Ph by www.rijeka2008.com)


December 05, 2008.................................................................................................................
The provisional Start List / Psych Sheet of the  Euro Champs...

Rijeka
(Rijeka, CRO) - The swimrankings.net as the official LEN data base treasure issued the provisional Start List/Psych Sheet of the European Short Course Championships
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The 12th edition of the European Short Course Championships will gathered 530 competitors from 40 nations (281 male swimmers and 249 females). In total, the competition will have 1487 starts.
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The national federations which send the numerous competitors are: Italy (34); Great Britain (33); Russia (32); Croatia (31); France (31); Germany (30); Denmark (26); The Netherlands (23); Ukraina (20); Switzerland (19), etc...
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The official mascot "Valko" whose name has been selected from the CRO fans...


December 04, 2008.................................................................................................................
The new competition pool 'Kantrida' in Rijeka - a place of the champs...



December 03, 2008.................................................................................................................
The Complete Program - Schedule of the events in Rijeka...

December 03, 2008.....................................................................................................................
The National Selection of Serbia for the Rijeka 2008 Champs...
  The PSS officials have announced the final roster of the National team for the upcoming 2008 European Short Course Championships being held at the new Kantrida Aquatic center in the City of Rijeka, Croatia  from 11 to 14 of December 2008.
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  The national selection of Serbia for the 12th Euro SC Championships will be consisted of the next participants:  Milorad Cavic (50 & 100 Fly);  Ivan Lendjer (50 & 100 Fly), Caba Siladji (50 & 100 Breaststroke); Radovan Siljevski (200 free);  Miroslava Najdanovski (50 & 100 Free); Nadja Higl (100 & 200 Breaststroke);  Milica Ostojic (200 Free), Boris Stojanovic (50 & 100 Free); Danijela Djikanovic (50 Fly and 100 Back) and Andjelka Petrovic (50 & 100 Free). Director of the Serbian national team - Mladen Kapor.

M.Cavic
I.Lendjer
M.Strazmester
C.Siladji
M.Najdanovski
R.Siljevski
Cavic
Lendjer
Strazmester
Siladji
Najdanovski
Siljevski
Milorad (1984)
Ivan (1990)
Marica (1981)
Caba (1990)
Miroslava (1988)
Radovan (1986)
ADN Swim Project ITA
SC Proleter, Zrenjanin
Alcorcorn,ESP
SC Proleter, Zrenjanin
SC Proleter, Zrenjanin
SC Neptun, SWE
M.Ostojic
A.Basaraba
N.Higl
B.Stojanovic
A.Petrovic
D.Djikanovic
Ostojic
Basaraba
Higl
Stojanovic
 Petrovic
Djikanovic
Milica (1991)
Andrea (1993)
Nadja (1987)
Boris (1989)
Andjelka (1992)
Danijela (1983)
SC Beograd, Belgrade
SC Partizan, Belgrade
SC Tamis, Pancevo
SC Vojvodina, N.Sad
SC Valis, Valjevo
SC Vojvodina, N.Sad


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