Pecs Baranya Swimming Federation
HARKANY CUP" May
27-28, 2000 Harkany, Hungary
the kind invitation from Pecs Baranya Swimming Federation and of
the Organizing Committee, our delegation visited Harkany, Hungary in the
period from May 26 – 28, 2000. Traditional swimming competition XVI “Harkany
Cup” joined up to 600 sportiest from many European countries this year.
data is that 10 Yugoslav teams with over 100 participants took part in this
swim event: “Beograd” SC (Belgrade), “Crnica” SC (Paracin), “Pivara” SC (Jagodina),
“Proleter” SC (Zrenjanin), “Delfin” SC (Ada), “Nis” SC (Nis), “Vojvodina”
SC (Novi Sad), "Spartak" (Subotica) and “Swim Star 2000” SC (Belgrade).
IN THE POOL
South Hungary is the most beautiful part of the country with small hills
covered by vineyards and orchards full of nice landscapes.
|Many charming and sweet
places, monuments, sources of drinking and mineral waters, excellent swim
facilities, etc., for everyone who would like to find a destination for
real rest. Tray to come here one day. Be sure, you won't be sorry.
We all wished
to stay here not only for the competition
|Outdoor and indoor swimming
pools in fantastic sport resort of Harkany’s Health Center rounded with
trees, sleek swards, small shops, cafes, restaurants, aqua guns and many
other facilities for water sport, really impressed us so much.
|On our way to Harkany
we had to jump over Danube River near the town of Mohacs. We enjoyed in
beauties of the nature all round.
of the Opening Ceremony.
||Our swimmer Igor Rasula,
although it was his first appearing here in Hungary, tried to do his
best in this moment, also to find a new experience and to compare his own
possibilities with many worthy domestic and international participants.
given by the organizers we'll always remember. Traditional wine evening
for the delegates in one famous and old cellar in Harkany where we just
used to taste some rare wines and meals for the dinner brought us pleasure.
||Igor Rasula and his coach
Mr. Dejan Ilic, now have a great wish to come to Harkany some more
time, to stay one longer period in a serious training process. We all hope
that it would be possible in the close future.
|The captain of our Team
Igor Rasula after many miles swam
out for the last 7 years first in the "Red Star" SC, Belgrade, then in the
"Swim Star 2000" Swim Club paricipating in more than 40 domestic, regional
and International Meets in Yugoslavia and abroad, definitely has got a real
nice chances to become a great swimmer one day. Extending him huge gratitude
for his strong will and endurance all his supporters wish him realy the best
|After the warm-up prep,
our competitor unfortunately complained on his goggles which could not protect
his eyes from the sun shining especially in the backstroke events. This was
the first outdoor competition for him in tthe course of 2000, without any
training under the same conditions. In addition, it was so hot both days
of the meeting with just a few rare shadows near the pool. But all
those didn't hamper Igor to do his best in Hungary
|Start of the 100 m free
race (Group 3), Igor Rasula at the start block, line 3
|Igor Rasula in the moment
of the total concentration, prior to start of the men's 50 m backstroke
race (lane 1) and on the next picture (bellow) he's on the start. In this
group Igor ranked 3rd, with the time of 35,60. In the men's 100 m free heats,
beside his very bad turn, Igor reached the 24th position (among 55 competitors
in total) with the time of 1:07,40. This achievement brought him also the
fourth best place among Yugoslav participants. The worthiest time Igor rasula
has swum in Harkany was in the men's 50 m free - 30,08 (his best time in
LC pools in the season 2000). Unfortunately, he wasn't satisfied with that.
|Start of the men's 50
m backstroke race (heats - group 3), On the picture on the right, Igor
Rasula is in front of camera - by the start block, lane 1 of the competition
pool in Harkany.
INTERNATIONAL SPORT &
|Second day in the evening,
our Hungarian friends from Pecs Baranya Swimming Federation prepared a special
dinner for all Clubs’ delegates. Mr. Goran Rasula, manager and Mr.
Dejan Ilic, coach of "Swim Star 2000" SC awarded Dr. Jozsef Barton,
president of the Pecs Baranya Swimming Federation by the Special Club's Recognition
as gratitude for the federation's understanding and kind invitation to our
swimmers to participate in this event. Also, we brought special thanks and
presents to Mr. Eva Ferenc, manager of Harkany Swimming Club.
Mr. Barton thank
you very much. We'd like to get the chance to be in Harkany next year, too.
VISIT HARKANY -
and have a great fun !!!!
If you want to ask something:
firstname.lastname@example.org We're here anytime
grateful for the pleasant staying in Hungary and would like to invite other
young swimmers and their coaches worldwide to come to Harkany. You'll meet
fantastic people and have the best conditions for training or competing.
It's well known, Hungarian swimming is one of the best in Europe. Come and
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