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Serbian Swimming Team at the
 European Swim Championships 2012
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 Debrecen, Hungary, Municipality 50 m pool, May 21-27, 2012
Debrecen

This page follows all activities of the participants of Serbia at the 31st European Swimming Championships - Debrecen 2012


May 27, 2012......................................................................................................................
DAY-7  Last day of the Debrecen 2012 - without Serbs...

Debrecen
  (Debrecen, HUN) - Last day of the European Swimming Championships held without Serbian swimmers. Due to the decision of the SRB Swimming coach board, SRB team canceled from the men's realy 4 x 100 medley.
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  On the last day evening finals, new continental champions became next swimmers: in the women's 50 free Britta steffen GER (24.37); in the men's 50 free Frederick Bousquet FRA (21.80); in the women's 50 breast Petra Chocova CZE 931.25); in the women's 200 fly Katinka Hoszu HUN (2:07.28); in the men's 400 IM Laszlo Cseh HUN (4:12.17); in the women's 400 free Coralie Balmy FRA (4:05.31) in the women's 4x100 medley relay Team of Germany (3:58.43 CR), and in the men's 4x100 medley relay Team of Italy (3:20.80)...
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  See all Day-7 events via the next link Official Day-7 Results
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Spectacular European Championships in Debrecen - hosted by the Hungarian Swimming Federation (Ph from the PSS web site )

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May 26, 2012......................................................................................................................
DAY-6  Cavic - King of 100 Fly, turned back to the Euro throne...
M.Cavic
  (Debrecen, HUN) - Best Serbian swimmer ever Milorad Cavic, World Champion in 50 fly (Rome 2009 World Championships), Olympic vice champion (Beijing 2008) and the national record holder, came back to the Euro elite at the present European Swimming Championships Debrecen 2012. If he had to miss the previous Euro Champs in Budapest, Cavic turns back to Hungary just to pick up the glory, prior to the London 2012. Just because of some fault at the start of the men's 50 fly final, the medal in that event wasn't caught. But, this evening in the town of Debrecen, in "his" race Men's 100 fly, Cavic swum out spectacular race, winning with the time of 51.45 CR. Many famous stars stayed behind Euro 100 Fly King. Second best SRB butterlyer Ivan Lendjer ranked 4th with the time of 52.54...
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  SRB Men's 4x200 free Relay team placed 7th in the evening finals with the time of 7:20.20 and again confirmed that Serbia has the respectable quartet for the London Olympic Games...
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  See all Day-6 events via the next link Official Day-6 Results
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M.Cavic in the Debrecen men's 100 fly final (Ph from yahoo.com)

Serbs on Day-6 evening Finals

 SRB competitor  Event  Entered time  Result   Rank 
 Men's Relay  4 x 200 m Free F   7:19.91  7:20.20  7th of 8 teams
 Milorad Cavic (1984)  100 m Fly Men F  0:52.08  0:51.45  1st of 8 athletes
 Ivan Lendjer (1990)  100 m Fly Men F  0:52.34  0:52.54  4th of 8 athletes

SRB Team
  (Debrecen, HUN) - Day-6 of the Euro Swimming Championships 2012 started this morning with the qualification in the W 50 breast, M 50 free, W 200 fly, W 50 free and M 4 x 200 free relay...
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  Members of the Serbian Squad took part in three disciplines. Boris Stojanovic in the men's 50 freestyle k ranked 28th with the time of 22.98. In the women's 50 freestyle, Miroslava Najdanovski swum worthy race with the time of 25.90, however she did not catch position for the Semi Finals, placing just 27th.
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Great success has come in the Men's 4 x 200 m free relay. SRB team (Stefan Sorak, Djordje Markovic, Velimir Stjepanovic and Radovan Siljevski) placed 5th with the time of 7:19.91 earning the position for the evening final..
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  Follow up Day-6 events via the next link Official Day-6 Results
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  Spectacular SRB Men's 4x200 free relay quartet. (Photo from the PSS)

Serbs on Day-6 morning qualifications

 SRB competitor  Event  Entered time  Result   Rank 
 Miroslava Najdanovski (1988)  50 m Free Women   0:25.66  0:25.90  27th of 59 athletes
 Boris Stojanovic (1989)  50 m Free Men   0:23.04  0:22.98  28th of 53 athletes
 Men's Relay  4x200 Free relay  N.T.  7:19.91 F  5th of 14 teams

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May 25, 2012......................................................................................................................
DAY-5  Cavic and Lendjer in 100 fly Final, Higl 6th in 200 Breast...

I.Lendjer
  (Debrecen, HUN) - Day-5 of the Euro Swimming Championships 2012 concluded with the evening 4 finals and 5 semi finals.
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  Four SRB swimmers took part in the evening events. In the men's 100 fly semi finals, Milorad Cavic ranked 2nd (52.08) while Ivan Lenjder placed 3rd (52.34) both earning the central start positions for the tomorrow's 100 fly final. In the women's 200 breast final Nadja Higl ranked 6th with the time of 2:28.24. In the men's 50 breast semi finals, Caba Siladji placed 10th with the time of 28.04...
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New European champions are: in the M 800 free Gergo Kis HUN (7:49.46);in the W 200 breast Sara Nordestam NOR (2:26.91); in the M 100 free Filippo Magnini ITA (48.77) and in W 100 fly Ingvild Snildal NOR (58.04)..
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  See all Day-5 events via the next link Official Day-5 Results
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  Ivan Lenjder got onto the Euro Top-3 of the M 100 fly SF. (Photo by TVE)

Serbs on Day-5 evening SFs and Finals

 SRB competitor  Event  Entered time  Result   Rank 
 Nadja Higl (1987)  200 m Breast Women F  2:28.28  2:28.24   6th of 8 athletes
 Caba Siladji (1990)  50 m Breast Men SF   0:27.99  0:28.04  10th of 16 athletes
 Milorad Cavic (1984)  100 m Fly Men SF  0:52.46  0:52.08 F  2nd of 16 athletes
 Ivan Lendjer (1990)  100 m Fly Men SF  0:52.86  0:52.34 F  3rd of 16 athletes

M.Cavic
  (Debrecen, HUN) - Day-5 of the morning qualifications at the European Chmapionships 2012 circled more new five disciplines in the program (men's 200 back, women's 200 free, men's 100 fly, women's 50 back, men's 50 breast and women's 1500 free). 
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  This morning, three Serbian swimmers took part in the qualifying events. In the men's 100 fly, Milorad Cavic, European record holder, world champion and the Olympic vice champion ranked 3rd (of 53 athletes who participated in this discipline) with the time of 52.46, while Ivan Lendjer placed 9th with the time of 52.86.. Both SRB swim stars earned positions for the evening semi final races
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In the men's 50 breaststroke, Caba Siladji, SRB national record holder and the Olympian concluded qualification at the 9th position of 52 participants (27.99) and earned the place for the evening semi finals...
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  Follow up all Day-5 events via the next link Official Day-5 Results
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  Milorad Cavic, beside the great performance set  in the men's 50 fly, today repeated his top form also in the 100 fly... (Photo by TVE)

Serbs on Day-5 morning qualifications

 SRB competitor  Event  Entered time  Result   Rank 
 Caba Siladji (1990)  50 m Breast Men   0:27.89  0:27.99 SF  9th of 52 athletes
 Milorad Cavic (1984)  100 m Fly Men   0:52.10  0:52.46 SF  3rd of 53 athletes
 Ivan Lendjer (1990)  100 m Fly Men  0:52.29  0:52.86 SF  9th of 53 athletes

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May 24, 2012......................................................................................................................
DAY-4  Nadja Higl earned final, Velimir Sjepanovic ranked 5th...

  (Debrecen, HUN) - Day-4 of the European Chmapionships within the evening semi finals and finals, unfortunately will not be memorized from the SRB swim fans, especially in the men's 200 fly final..
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  Two SRB swimmers took part in the evening event. Velimir Stjepanovic in the men's 200 fly final did not succeed to touch the medal. Entered with the 2nd best time from SFs, Stjepanovic finished 5th with the time of 1:57.06, behind Cseh HUN (1:54.95); Biczo HUN (1:55.95); Drymonakos GRE (1:56.48) and Jukic AUT (1:56.53).
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In the women's 200 breaststroke semi finals, Nadja Higl went great and was ranked 4th (of 16 competitors) with the time of 2:28.28 earninga place for the tomorrow's final. See Video Clip W 200 Breast SF (Heat 1).
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   Find out all Day-4 events via the next link Official Day-4 Results
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Swim Star 200 video -  Men's 200 fly final... (Taken from the RTS)

Serbs on Day-4 evening SFs and Finals

 SRB competitor  Event  Entered time  Result   Rank 
 Nadja Higl (1987)  200 m Breast Women SF  2:28.59   2:28.28 F  4th of 16 athletes
 Velimir Stjepanovic (1993)  200 m Fly Men F  1:56.84  1:57.06  5th of 8 athletes

N.Higl
  (Debrecen, HUN) - Day-4 of the European Chmapionships started Thursday morning in Debrecen with more five events..
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  This morning in Debrecen, three Serbian swimmers took part in the qualifying races. Nadja Higl, still actual world champion (from Rome 2009), national record holder and the Olympian went great in the women's 200 breast. She was ranked 2nd of 35 athletes with the time of 2:28.59, just 53/100 behind Hoestman (SWE) and in front of Novikova (RUS), Poewe (GER), Moravchikova (CZE) and Ruhnau (GER)... 
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In the men's 100 freestyle, two SRB swimmers participated among 59 competitors. Radovan Siljevski placed 34th (of 59 athletes) in 50.67, while Boris Stojanovic ranked 46th with the time of 51.19.
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   Follow up all Day-4 events via the next link Official Day-4 Results
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Nadja Higl - great comeback to the Euro elite... (Ph from pancevo.co.rs)

Serbs on Day-4 morning qualifications

 SRB competitor  Event  Entered time  Result   Rank 
 Nadja Higl (1987)  200 m Breast Women  2:25.56  2:28.59 SF  2nd of 35 athletes
 Radovan Siljevski (1986)  100 m Free Men   0:50.69  0:50.67  34th of 59 athletes
 Boris Stojanovic (1989)  100 m Free Men   0:51.26  0:51.19  46th of 59 athletes

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May 23, 2012......................................................................................................................
DAY-3  Stjepanovic 2nd in 200 fly SF (1:56.84), Najdanovski ranked 8th...

V.Stjepanovic
  (Debrecen, HUN) - Day-3 of the European Chmapionships within the evening semi finals and finals brought another great performances.. 
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  This evening, two Serbian swimmers took part in SFs and finals. In the men's 200 fly SF, Velimir Stjepanovic ranked 2nd of 16 athletes with the time of 1:56.84 earning position for the tomorrow's final... In the women's 100 free Miroslava Najdanovski did not swim her best and was  placed 8th with the time of 56.31.
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New European swimming champions became the next stars: in the men's 1500 free Gregorio Paltrinieri ITA (14:48.92 CR); in the men's 200 free Paul Biedermann GRE (1:46.27); in the women's 100 breast Sarah Poewe GER (1:07.33); in the women's 100 free Sarah Sjostroem SWE (53.61) and in the men's 200 Ind.Medley Laszlo Cseh HUN (1:56.66 CR).. 
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   Follow up all Day-3 events via the next link Official Day-3 Results
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Velimir Stjepanovic - near the first medal for Serbia in Debrecen...

Serbs on Day-3 evening SFs and Finals

 SRB competitor  Event  Entered time  Result   Rank 
 Velimir Stjepanovic (1993)  200 m Fly Men SF   1:58.32  1:56.84 F  2nd of 16 athletes
 Miroslava Najdanovski (1988)  100 m Free Women   0:55.65  0:56.31  8th of 16 athletes

Debrecen
  (Debrecen, HUN) - Day-3 of the present 31st European Swimming Chmapionships in Hungary, within the morning heats, brought another great performance from the members of the Serbian swim squad
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  In the men's 200 fly, Velimir Stjepanovic European Junior Champion (EJC Belgrade 2011) and a member of the Serbian team for London 2012 went not so worth, however he ranked 6th of 31 athletes with the time of 1:58.32, quite enough for the evening Semi Finals. First three positions have been taken by Bence Biczo HUN (1:57.47), Dinko Jukic AUT (1:57.69) and Laszlo Czeh HUN (1:58.08). 
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Another swimmer from the SRB squad Petar Petrovic took part in the men's 50 back (from the heat 1) and was placed 31st of 43 athletes with the time of 27.04
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   Follow up all Day-3 events via the next link Official Day-3 Results
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Velimir Stjepanovic and his coach Chris Tidey (Photo by V.Anusic)..

Serbs on Day-3 morning qualifications

 SRB competitor  Event  Entered time  Result   Rank 
 Velimir Stjepanovic (1993)  200 m Fly Men   1:56.18  1:58.32 SF  6th of 30 athletes
 Petar Petrovic (1988)  50 m Back Men   0:27.03  0:27.04  31st of 43 athletes

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May 22, 2012......................................................................................................................
DAY-2  Three SFs for SRB athletes, Cavic 5th, Lendjer 7th in 50 fly...

M.Cavic
  (Debrecen, HUN) - Day-2 evening did not bring a medal for SRB squad. In the men's 50 fly final, Milorad Cavic ranked 5th (23.53), while Ivan Lendjer was 7th (23.68). In the men's 200 semi finals, Djordje Markovic placed 11th (1:49.69), while Radovan Siljevski touched as 14th (1:50.11). Miroslava Najdanovski as 8th of 16 athletes in the women's 100 free semi finals caught a place for the tomorrow's final with the time of 55.65... 
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  New European Swimming champions are: men's 50 fly Munoz, ESP (23.16); men's 100 back Grigoriadis GRE (53.86); women's 50 fly Sjostrem SWE (25.64); men's 100 breast Scozzoli ITA (1:00.55) and in the women's 200 back, Castel FRA (2:08.41)...
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   Follow up all Day-2 events via the next link Official Day-2 Results
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Milorad Cavic, great step towards London 2012 (Photo by A.Kovacz)..

Serbs on Day-2 evening SFs and Finals

 SRB competitor  Event  Entered time  Result   Rank 
 Milorad Cavic (1984)  50 m Fly Men Final  0:23.41  0:23.53  5th of 8 athletes
 Ivan Lendjer (1990)  50 m Fly Men Final  0:23.71  0:23.68  7th of 8 athletes
 Djordje Markovic (1987)  200 m Free Men SF  1:49.57  1:49.69   11th of 16 athletes
 Radovan Siljevski (1986)  200 m Free Men SF  1:50.34  1:50.11   14th of 16 athletes
 Miroslava Najdanovski (1988)  100 m Free Women SF  0:55.97  0:55.65 F  8th of 16 athletes

M.Najdanovski
  (Debrecen, HUN)--- The Day-2 of the present European Swimming championships brought few worthy results within the morning qualifications
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  Serbian swimmers earned two semi filans in the morning heats. In the men's 200 freestyle three Srbs took part in this discipline where the best positioned (of 48 athletes overall) was Djordje Markovic - ranked 12th with the time of 1:49.57. Radovan Siljevski placed 19th (1:50.34). This two athletes caught places for the Semi Finals. Stefan Sorak touched 31st (1:51.63) - his personal best time. In the men's 1,500 free Stefan Sorak missed to start..
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  In the women's 100 freestyle, Miroslava Najdanovski, two times Olympian and the national record holder placed 19th with the time of 55.97 and earned the position for the evening Semi Finals. Follow up all events via the next link Official Day-2 Results
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Miroslava Najdanovski, SRB record holder (Photo by V.Anusic)..

Serbs on Day-2 morning qualifications

 SRB competitor  Event  Entered time  Result   Rank 
 Stefan Sorak (1992)  200 m Free Men  1:52.47  1:51.63  31th of 48 athletes
 Stefan Sorak (1992)  1500 m Free Men  15:45.17  DNS  
 Djordje Markovic (1987)  200 m Free Men  1:49.59  1:49.57 SF  12th of 48 athletes
 Radovan Siljevski (1986)  200 m Free Men  1:49.79  1:50.34 SF  19th of 48 athletes
 Miroslava Najdanovski (1988)  100 m Free Women  0:55.89  0:55.97 SF  18th of 61 athletes

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May 21, 2012......................................................................................................................
DAY-1  Two SFs and two Finals for SRB athletes at the beginning...

Debrecen-pool
  (Debrecen, HUN)--- Just three and a half months have passed since the Antwerpen canceled the host of the European Swim Champs. Organized by the Hungarian Swimming Federation and the City Assembly of Debrecen this event gathered more then 500 athletes from 45 countries
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  In the morning heats Serbian swimmers earned two semi filans. Milorad Cavic in the M 50 fly ranked 2nd (23.70) between F.Bousquet (FRA) and Munoz (ESP). Ivan Lendjer ranked 14th in the same event (24.14). Other athletes did not succeed to get into SFs. In the M 400 free best ranked was Stefan Sorak 11th - 3:53.97, Djordje Markovic touched 13th - 3:54.17, while Velimir Stjepavnovic placed 26th (3:58.10). In the M 100 breast Caba Siladji ranked 19th - 1:01.90. In the M 100 back Petar Petrovic placed 43rd of 43 athletes (58.95). The Men's Relay 4x100 free (Siljevski, Stojanovic, Stjepanovic, Lendjer) swum out better then NR (3:21.93)...
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In the evening Semi Finals Milorad Cavic went great and earned 1st position for the tomorrow's 50 fly final (23.41), while Ivan Lendjer placed 7th (23.71) both in the men's 50 fly...See full Official Day-1 Results
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The host competition venue of the European Swim Championships..

Serbs on Day-1 morning qualifications

 SRB competitor  Event  Entered time  Result   Rank 
 Milorad Cavic (1984)  50 m Fly Men  0:23.59  0:23.70 SF  2nd of 44 athletes
 Ivan Lendjer (1990)  50 m Fly Men  0:23.51  0:24.14 SF  14th of 44 athletes
 Caba Siladji (1990)  100 m Breast Men  1:01.59  1:01.90  19th of 59 athletes
 Stefan Sorak (1992)  400 m Free Men  3:55.85  3:53.97  11th of 33 athletes
 Djordje Markovic (1987)  400 m Free Men  3:52.58  3:54.17  13th of 33 athletes
 Velimir Stjepanovic (1993)  400 m Free Men  3:52.85  3:58.10  26th of 33 athletes
 Petar Petrovic (1988)  100 m Back Men  0:56.85  0:58.95  43rd of 43 athletes
 SRB Men's Relay  4x100 m Free Relay  N.T.  3:21.93   9th of 10 relays

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 May 20, 2012.................................................................................................................
The greetings from the Serbian Squad, prior to the start...
Serbian Swim Team 2012
Photo by Vladimir Todorovic (Sportski Zurnal), Debrecen 2012

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 May 19, 2012.....................................................................................................................
The National Selection of Serbia for the EC Debrecen 2012...
  The final roster of the Serbian swim team for the upcoming 31st European Swimming Championships that is going to be held in Hungary, City of Debrecen from 21st to 27th of May 2012 is finally completed.
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  The national selection of Serbia for the Euro Swimming Championships will be consisted of the next participants:  Milorad Cavic (50 & 100 fly), Ivan Lendjer (50 & 100 fly), Nadja Higl (200 breast), Caba Siladji (50 & 100 breast), Miroslava Najdanovski (50 & 100 free), Velimir Stjepanovic (200 fly & 400 free), Stefan Sorak (200, 400 & 1500 free), Djordje Markovic (200 & 400 free), Radovan Siljevski (100 & 200 free), Petar Petrovic (50 & 100 back), Boris Stojanovic (50 & 100 free). 

M.Cavic
I.Lendjer
V.Stjepanovic
C.Siladji
M.Najdanovski
Cavic
Lendjer
Stjepanovic
Siladji
Najdanovski
Milorad (1984)
Ivan (1990)
Velimir (1993)
Caba (1990)
Miroslava (1988)
SC Partizan, Belgrade
SC Proleter, Zrenjanin
SC Partizan, Belgrade
SC Proleter, Zrenjanin
SC Novi Sad, Novi Sad
N.Higl
Dj.Markovic
S.Sorak
B.Stojanovic
R.Siljevski
Higl
Markovic
Sorak
Stojanovic
 Siljevski
Nadja (1987)
Djordje (1987)
Stefan (1992)
Boris (1989)
Radovan (1986)
SC Tamis, Pancevo
SC Partizan, Belgrade
SC Banat, Kikinda
SC Kikinda, Kikinda
SC Vojvodina, Novi Sad
P.Petrovic
S.Higl
P.Popovic
C.Tidey
D.Pejinovic
Petrovic
Sebastijan
Petar
Chris
Dejan
Petar (1988)
Higl
Popovic, prof
Tiday
Pejinovic, prof
SC Dinamo, Pancevo
Coach
Manager & Coach
Coach
Head Coach


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