Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

Slovakia finishes Paralympics with six medals

Two gold, one silver and three bronze medals – these are the final results of the Slovak disabled athletes who competed at the 14th Paralympic Games in London. Yet, Slovakia did not match its results from Beijing in 2010 when it won two gold, three silver and one bronze, the SITA newswire reported on September 9.

Two gold, one silver and three bronze medals – these are the final results of the Slovak disabled athletes who competed at the 14th Paralympic Games in London. Yet, Slovakia did not match its results from Beijing in 2010 when it won two gold, three silver and one bronze, the SITA newswire reported on September 9.

The most successful athlete of the 34-member Slovak team was table tennis player Ján Riapoš, who won both single and double table tennis tournaments. Riapoš already has four gold and one silver medal from the Paralympics.

Blind athlete Vladislav Janovjak and his guide Róbert Mitošinko won the final bronze medal in a cycling competition that took place on Saturday, September 8.

Other medals were won by table tennis player Richard Csetey, who finished second, table tennis player Alena Kánová, who won bronze in the doubles, and shooter Veronika Vadovičová, who finished third.

Source: SITA

Compiled by Radka Minarechová from press reports

The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

Top stories

In praise of concrete

It was once notorious for its drab tower blocks and urban crime, but Petržalka now epitomises modern Slovakia.

Petržalka is the epitome of communist-era architecture.

Slow down, fashion

Most people are unaware that buying too many clothes too harms the environment.

In shallow waters, experts are expendable

Mihál says that it is Sulík, the man whom his political opponents mocked for having a calculator for a brain, who “is pulling the party out of liberal waters and towards somewhere completely different”.

Richard Sulík is a man of slang.

Blog: Exploring 20th century military sites in Bratislava

It seems to be the fate of military sites and objects in Bratislava that none of them were ever used for the purposes they were built for - cavernas from WWI, bunkers from WWII, nuclear shelters or the anti-aircraft…

One nuclear shelter with a capacity for several hundred people now serves as a music club with suitable name Subclub (formerly U-club).