Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

Slovaks fared well at European Short Course Swimming Championship

ALTHOUGH not bringing any medals, Slovak swimmers came their closest in years to that aim at the European Short Course Swimming Championship 2015 in Netanya, Israel which took place between December 2 and 6.

Katarína Listopadová of the Slovak team(Source: TASR)

Richard Nagy was the Slovak swimmer closest to a medal position in seven years, when he missed third place only by five hundredths of a second in the 400 metres individual medley on December 3.

Women were also successful, as Katarína Listopadová ended up seventh two times, making it to the finals. “This seems to be my fate… I would love to have a medal,” she said, as quoted by the Sme daily. “Before the championship, I would have been happy about the seventh place but now I see I was closer to better positions. Nevermind, I have to be satisfied. I surely have reserves that can be still improved,” the swimmer, aged 22, summed up.

Two teenagers of the team both aged 17: Andrea Podmaníková – who ended tenth and eleventh in the two races – and Barbora Mišendová – seventeenth, who later had to give up due to health issues – were a positive surprise of the championship and a great hope for the future, Sme wrote.

Generally, the championship was dominated by Hungarian swimmers, of whom Katinak Hosszú with six medals was the absolute champion, seting also two world records.  

Top stories

Daughter to father: I’m going to kill you

Children are often manipulated against their parents while authorities decide about divorces and custody.

Camping in a tree? Try it in Bratislava

A creaking wooden floor and the wind swaying the branches of trees around you. Have you ever wondered how it would feel to spend a night in a tree house?

The tree-house at Kačín

Bratislava’s main railway station is getting a face lift

The derelict station still has to wait for its complete rebuild though.

The main railway station in Bratislava.

Education Ministry ready to sign for controversial project

The inspection of the procurement authority has not revealed any obstacles to signing a deal over securing better internet connection for schools, but non-governmental organisations point to unanswered questions.

Illustrative stock photo