Koper was last night again a place – for the third one – where City Games tour came by. It was time for the last national challenger that was organized by Občina Koper, Koorperativa Konjice and Adria Events agency. Six teams competed in the spectacular pool close to the sea and was fighting for one place that leads to the Slovenian final. Velenje, current national champion, was the favorite and proved it in the pool. They took the gold with 60 points. The second placed team was home team Koper – Captain Nedoh, very talented team, which won 47 points, while Maribor – Cvetke took bronze with 35 points.
We have many great athletes in the pool, of which the special feature was for sure Paralympic Primož Jeralič, which competed for Ivančna Gorica. He said it was pleasure for him to compete in City Games which brought to him something totally new. He accepted the water challenge, he enjoyed it and he won once again in his life. The second remarkable person was in the team Velenje professional swimmer Nastja Govejšek, the youngest athlete in Slovenian team in Olympic Games in London 2012 and is for sure the best Slovenian sprinter in freestyle and butterfly in recent years.
The great atmosphere in Koper was made especially by great competitors, trying to do the tasks as fast, strong and skillful as possible. They played six games – flying water polo, tourist rescuing, treasure, prosciutto, water basket and paddle. In the beginning Velenje took the lead and showed their great experience. It would be interesting to see what would home team Koper be capable to do if they had more experience due lot of talent they possess. They easily took the silver, while Maribor and Kranj were fighting for bronze where Maribor showed as a stronger team.
We know now every Slovenian finalists – Maribor, Duplek, Ajdovščina, Velenje, Kranj – ZA Kranj and home team Kranj – Kranjski orli. It will be good final and for what we saw we will be able to witness the great competition between Maribor and Velenje. The final will take place this Friday in Kranj.
1st place: VELENJE, Velenje – 60 points (dark blue)
2nd place: KOPER, Captain Neduh – 47 points (yellow)
3rd place: MARIBOR, Cvetke – 35 points (orange)
4th place: KRANJ, ZA Kranj – 28 points (green)
5th place: KOPER, Spiaggia bar – 14 points (blue)
6th place: IVANČNA GORICA, VIP – 13 points (red)
Photo: Jan Mastrović