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Múdra and Ilavský win Bratislava blueberries

THIS YEAR'S Bratislava Čučoriedka (Blueberry) Awards, an annual prize given out to those deemed to have enriched Bratislava life the most, went to figure skating coach Hilda Múdra and sculptor Svetozár Ilavský.

Hilda Múdra and Svetozár Ilavský (with flowers) at the ceremony.
photo: SITA

THIS YEAR'S Bratislava Čučoriedka (Blueberry) Awards, an annual prize given out to those deemed to have enriched Bratislava life the most, went to figure skating coach Hilda Múdra and sculptor Svetozár Ilavský.

The awards were started by the late, legendary comedian Július Satinský. The ceremony is usually part of the Bratislava Ball, which this year took place in the Reduta on February 10.

Hilda Múdra was behind the career of Ondrej Nepela, who won the gold medal at the Winter Olympic Games in 1972. She received the Blueberry for lifetime achievment as a coach who promoted Bratislava.

This shiny sculpture of Satinský, who died in 2002, was met with mixed reviews.
photo: Jana Liptáková

"I wasn't born in Bratislava, but have lived here for 60 years, which is actually a whole lifetime," the Vienna native said. The 81-year old has stayed active in figure skating by training young mentally handicapped skaters. "We are currently preparing for an international contest to occur in Ružinov between April 12 and 13," she said.

Ilavský sculpted the statue of Július Satinský that portrays him listening to the sounds of Dunajská Street in Bratislava, where the comedian lived his whole life. The sculpture was unveiled on September 24, 2006.


By Jana Liptáková

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