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Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico, July 08-13, 2008

Serbian National Selection at the Monterrey 2008

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July 13, 2008
Day-6  Caba Siladji - Silver Medal in 50 Breast - 28.38...
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Monterrey
        Caba Siladji
Monterrey
        Milica Ostojic
Evening Finals...
(Monterrey, MEX) - The last session 12 of the 2nd World Junior Championships in Monterrey  concluded tonight in Mexico. Many fans, supporters and adorers of Caba Siladji (1990), not only from Serbia but also the wider Region of this part of Europe, expected the final score in the men's 50-m breaststroke. As he was entered with the best seed time (new World Junior Record 28.42) from the Semi Finals, Gold medal was very near his hand. And Caba Siladji, the best junior breastroker of Serbia ever captured Silver with the time of 28.38, just 1/100 behind the winner. Serbia brings 4 medals from Mexico. Click here for the Final Results 
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Morning Heats...
(Monterrey, MEX) - The last day of the 2nd World Junior Championships Monterrey 2008, started in the morning successfully for the 3 members of the Serbian team. Ivan Kopas (SC Novi Sad) swam out 200 back with the time of 2:06.51 (LBT) and was ranked 20th of 45 competitors. In the women's 200 Breastroke, Jovana Bogdanovic (SC Beograd) touched 16th of 28 participants with the time of 2:38.91... At the end, Milica Ostojic (SC Beograd) who set the new absolute national standard in 400-m free (2 days ago), this morning in 200 free touched the wall as 10th of 52 competitors with the time of 2:03.64 (new NREC). The Serbian Squad is now waiting for the Siladji's 50 Breast final this evening... Click here over the next link On-Line Results to find out the complete official report of the Session 11...
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Sparkles from the Nuevo Leon Aquatic Center on the last day of the Monterrey 2008...
Caba Siladji (lane 5) at the start block of the 50 breast semi-final
Siladji by the  podium of 50 breastroke -confirmed a world vice-champion title
Coaches & friends: S.Filipovic (SRB), Vojko Race (GRE) and D.Pejinovic (SRB)
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July 12, 2008
Day-5  Lendjer Silver in 50 Fly - Siladji new WJR in 50 Breast...
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Monterrey
        Ivan Lendjer
Monterrey
  T.Vukanovic & C.Siladji
Evening Events...
Again huge happiness has arrived the Serbian squad in Monterrey on Saturday (Day-5) of the FINA World Junior Championships in Monterrey. In the men's 50 Fly Final, Ivan Lendjer repeated (just one hundred better then in the  yesterday's semis) and touched the wall as the 2nd with the time of 23.97 (behind Daniel Bell from New Zealand -23.61 WJR and in front of Belarus Pavel Sankovich - 24.26)...That is Lendjer's second silver medal in Monterrey and the new European Junior Record.  Caba Siladji in the men's 50 Breast semis, touched 1st with the new World Junior Champs Record (28.42) while he earned the central lane 4 for the tomorrow's final. Women's Relay (Petrovic, Vukanovic, Bogdanovic, Ostojic) in 4x 100 free touched 12th of 18 teams with the time of 3:58.94. Click here to find out On-Line Results
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Morning Heats...
(Monterrey, MEX) - Day-5 of the World Junior Championships Monterrey 2008, started in the morning successfully for the 3 members of the Serbian team... Firstly, Tijana Vukanovic (SC Proleter) swam out in 100 Fly with the time of 1:03.46 (LBT) and was ranked the 24th of 45 participants.  Andjelka Petrovic (SC Valis) the women's 50 Free swam out worthy with the time of 27.14 and was ranked 22nd of 59 swimmers... However, the "cream on cake" put down Caba Siladji (world junior breaststroke vice-champion) who swam out 50 breast with the time of 28.69 (3rd time of 50 athletes) and assured the place in the evening Semi Finals... 
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Greatest Serbian achievements on the Day-5 at the Monterrey 2008...
Ivan Lendjer - second silver in Monterrey
Women's 4x100 free relay - new NREC
 Caba Siladji - new WJRec in 50 Breast
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July 11, 2008
Day-4  Ivan Lendjer - as a 2nd in SF, earned 50 Fly Final...
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Monterrey
         Ivan Lendjer
Evening Eventss...
In the evening, the only one swimmer from Serbia took part in the men's 50 Fly semi finals - Ivan Lendjer who swam it out as 2nd with the time of 23.98 and caught a central lane for tomorrow's Final.. Daniel Bell (NZL) broke the Lendjer's morning WJR with the time of 23.77. After Day-4, the champs team standing is as follows: 1/ United States (387.5 pts.); 2/ Russia (256 pts.); 3/Japan (240 pts.)... On-Line Results
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Morning Heats...
(Monterrey, MEX) - On the Day-4 of the Junior Championships Monterrey 2008, Serbian Junior record holder, the World vice-champion (in 100 fly), Ivan Lendjer succeeded this morning in the men's 50 fly to overcome all best junior times in this discipline ever and set a new World Champs Rec with the time of 0:24.12. In the same time he also captured the place for the SF. Milica Ostojic in the 400 free set NREC (4:24.51) and was ranked 20th of 43 participants... Caba Siladji was ranked 19th of 45 athletes in 200 Breast (2:22.93)...
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Sparkles from the  Day-4 Semi Finals in the 50 Fly...
Ivan lendjer in the body warming...
On the way to the start of the 50 Fly SF
Ivan with his concurrence in 50 Fly SF
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July 10, 2008
Day-3  Ivan Lendjer - Silver Medal in 100 Fly (0:52.62)...
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I.Lendjer
         Ivan Lendjer
Monterrey
 Vukanovic & Bogdanovic
Evening Finals...
Highly expected, this evening of the Day-3 of the World Junior Championships in Monterrey, brought many happiness not only to the Serbian team by the pool deck of the Nuevo Leon Aquatic Center, but also to the swim adorers round the Western Balkans and especially the town of Zrenjanin, Serbia. Two years later, since he has won the Gold medal in 'his' 100 Fly discipline in the previous FINA Junior Champs - Rio 2006, the best Serbian junior swimmer ever Ivan Lendjer (SC Proleter) succeeded to repeat the top world swimming level. This evening Ivan captured the Silver Medal in 100 Fly (52.62) better then the old CR. This time is better then the "A" Olympic Standard for Beijing 2008.. More new CRs have been set this evening in Monterrey: two Italians Silvia Di Pietro in 50 Fly (26.83) and Luca Leonardi in 50 Free (22.66); Zuzana Mazurek (POL) in 200 back (2:12.56); Herdeen Herman (RSA) in 800 free (8:01.77), etc.
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Morning Heats...
(Monterrey, MEX) - On the Day-3 of the World Junior Championships in Monterrey, three  swimmers of the Serbian squad took part in the events. In the women's 50 Fly qualification rounds, Tijana Vukanovic (1992) swam out her LBT (0:28.93) and was ranked 22nd of 53 participants.  In this event Silvia Di Pietro (ITA) set the new CR with the time of 0:26.99. In the men's 50 Back, Ivan Kopas (1990) was ranked 32nd of 61 competitors with the time of 0:28.04 (equaled his LBT)... In the women's 100 Breast Jovana Bogdanovic (1992) swam  out her LBT with the time of 1:14.55 and was ranked 22nd of 37 paricipants. In this event, Australia's Samantha Marshall  set the new CR (1:09.20).... 
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Sparkles from the  Nuevo Leon Aquatic Center in Monterrey...
Mexican beauties at the opening ceremony
Unforgettable pool and other facilities
Coach Pejinovic with his trio in Monterrey..
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July 09, 2008
Day-2  C.Siladji 3rd in 100 Breast, I.Lendjer in 100 Fly Final...
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C.Siladji
 Caba Siladji, 1990, SRB
I.Lendjer
 Ivan Lendjer, 1990, SRB
Evening events...
The Day-2 in the evening Semis and Finals, Serbian team as well as the complete swim audience in the nation, expected with the highest interest... And the top men's Serbian couple, the pearls of Prof. Dejan Pejinovic, really showed their best. In 100m Breast Final Caba Siladji swam out to the 3rd position with the LBT of 1:02.57. In the 100 Fly Semi Finals Ivan Lendjer succeeded to repeat the achievement from the morning heats, now he was ranked 3rd of 16 participants with the time of 0:53.33 which will provide him to start from the lane 3 in tomorrow's final... On-Line Results
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Morning Heats...
(Monterrey, MEX) - Day-2 of the World Junior Championship Monterrey 2008 brought more new happiness to the SRB swim squad. In the morning heats Ivan Lendjer (SC Proleter) in the men's 100m Fly, succeeded to catch the Semi Finals touching the wall as 2nd (of 51 athletes) with the time of 53.92... Andjelka Petrovic (SC Valis) in the women's 100m Free set her LBT (life best time) - 57.89 and was ranked 18th of 57 participants overall. Tijana Vukanovic (SC Proleter) in the women's 200 Fly ranked 21st (of 32 participants) with the time of 2:20.24.. Few Champs records are set in the morning heats... 
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The sparkles from the Day-2 at the Nuevo Leon Aquatic Center and around...
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July 08, 2008
Day-1  Caba Siladji reached his first Final in 100 Breast...
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C.Siladji
 Caba Siladji, 1990, SRB
Afternoon events..
Caba Siladji has got into finals... In 100-m Breast SF he was ranked 7th with the time of 1:03.29. After the marvelous Opening ceremony (588 competitors from 69 countries), Semi Finals and Finals brought new CRs: Danila Izotov (RUS) in 400 Free (3:51.81); Daniel Bell (NZL) in 100 Back (54.99), Amanda Reason (CAN) in 50 Breast (31.25), etc. On-Line Results
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Morning Heats...
(Monterrey, MEX) - Day-1 of the World Swim Junior Championships started on the Tuesday morning in Monterrey with the first qualifications. From the athletes of Serbia, Caba Siladji in the men's 100-m Breast succeeded to catch the first Semi Final touching the wall as 5th (of 53 participants) with the time of 1:03.10... Ivan Kopas in the men's 100-m Back set his LBT (life best time) - 58.72 and was ranked 30th of 65 participants... In spite she was announced, Jovana Bogdanovic canceled the women's 50-m Breast saving the power for 'her' 100 and 200 Breaststroke (for the third day of the competition)...
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July 08, 2008
First qualifying rounds & the Opening ceremony - announced...
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(Monterrey, MEX) - As the time difference (BEG-MEX) is 7 hours, according to the SE time, the qualifying rounds of the Day-1 will be held on 16:30 Tuesday... In the afternoon local time 17:00 an Opening of the Championships will be inaugurated by the Aquatic Olympic Center of the UANL University, with the presence of the governor of the NL State, José Nativity González Even, the rector of UANL, José Antonio González, the executive heads of the local and the national sport. Besides them, the president of the FINA Mustapha Larfaoui with Javier Careaga, president of the Mexican Swimming will be presented. 
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While seeing the last evening training, Javier Careaga president of the Mexican Swimming Federation expressed again the hopes of himself and the nation for entering a few finals of  the domestic athletes Ramiro Ramírez and Lourdes Villaseñor. The Head coach of the Italian selection - the team winner of the previous Champs in RIO 2008, Walter Bolognani and the coach of the Spanish selection Yordi Purple,  marked the team of the United States as the rival with the best chance to conquer the 2nd World Junior Championships, as well as the teams of Australia and China. 
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Fantastic Colorado Timing System with the latest electronic technologies of the score board and wall displays were already installed at the Aquatic Center of the UANL. For the pleasant media activities, the center of press was established in which the accredited journalists, photo and broadcast reporters will cover the 6-day events in full professional environment, using more then 30 computer stations completely equipped with on-line Internet, telephone, fax and other services, etc.
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July 07, 2008
Acclimatization in Mexico & the first training...
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(Monterrey, MEX) - The first report upon arrival of the Serbian team to the marvelous city of Monterrey at the north-eastern part of the Mexico in the Nuevo Leon region, shows that all our athletes are coming into the warming-up activities... In spite the long journey from Belgrade via London and some fatigue fillings after the day one are behind of them, the moral of our team is at the highest level... See the first pictures from the pool...
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According to latest FINA info, tomorrow the 2nd FINA World Junior Swimming Championships 2008 commence in Monterrey will gathered the 588 young stars from 69 countries. This is a marked increase from the attendees at the first edition of the FINA Junior championships (held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - August, 2006), where 480 youth athletes from 61 countries took part in the events.
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The sparkles from the Aquatic Center of the Universuty of Nuevo Leon...
 Ivan Lendjer, Ivan Kopas and Caba Siladji, the Serbian men's squad
 Aquatic Center (50m) at the Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon, Monterrey
 Tijana Vukanovic, Jovana Bogdanovic, Milica Ostojic and Andjelka Petrovic - girls team
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July 07, 2008
Ivan Lendjer - Serbian Hope for Two Medals...
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(Monterrey, MEX) - Serbian delegation already landed Mexico and these days, prior to the  start of the meet are used for introducing the 'climate' as well as the pool and other sports  facilities dedicated to the participants of the World Champs.. The greatest expectations of almost all domestic swim fans are seeing from the top SRB Junior Ivan Lendjer, the Euro Junior record holder in 100 Fly, the World Junior Champion (Rio 2006) and the SRB record holder. Ivan will take part in the men's 50 and 100 Fly, while his special task will be turned to reaching a chance to fulfill the Olympic 'A' standard in 100 Fly...
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From other Serbian competitors, Caba Siladji, the World and Euro Junior vice-champion and the comfirmed candidate for the Olympic Games in Beijing 2008 in the breastroke disciplines, the hopes exist in 50 and 100 breast...
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The sparkles from the picturesque Mexican City of Monterrey...
 Monterrey, downtown - the heart of the City
 Howard Johnson Macroplaza Hotel 
Obispado, Monterrey - the National Museum
 Fundidora Parque for car and moto racing
 The Aquatic Center is opened for trainings
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July 06, 2008
The Press Conference - 650 participants from 70 countries...
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Monterrey
(Monterrey, MEX) - Prior to the start of FINA World Junior Swimming Championship the press conference was opened by the President of the Mexican Swimming Federation Javier Careaga and Melody Falco, the Director of the Sports and Physical Culture State Institute of Nuevo Leon. Javier Careaga explained: "This kind of the event is not easy to organize, we thank Nuevo Leon’s government, the Sports and Physical Culture State Institute and the Iniversity for making this come true and for helping us work in the strategy for the new Olympic Cycle”.
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Although the registration period for the champs is over, Careaga said that the US team had an extension because at this moment they are having their classification competition (the US trials) for the Olympic Games. “Including the US we have a total of 650 swimmers registered from 70 different countries”
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July 05, 2008
Serbian team for the Monterrey 2008 - presented...
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(Belgrade, SRB) - The official press conference of the PSS has been held today in the Serbia's capital... The Serbian national selection for the 2nd World FINA Junior Championships was presented to the audience and the swim fans. The Serb squad will be consisted of the next competitors: Ivan Lendjer (SC Proleter), Caba Siladji (SC Novi Sad), Tijana Vukanovic (SC Proleter), Andjelka Petrovic (SC Valis), Milica Ostojic & Jovana Bogdanovic (SC Beograd), Ivan Kopas (SC Novi Sad),.. Coaches of the national team: Dejan Pejinovic and Srdjan Filipovic.
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Ivan Lendjer
Caba Siladji
Milica Ostojic
Jovana Bogdanovic
Dejan Pejinovic,prof.
 Ivan Kopas
Andjelka Petrovic
Tijana Vukanovic
Srdjan Filipovic,adv.trainer
 Serbian Swim Association

Monterrey 2008 official web site
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