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The first day - our first medal


Franci Pinter- Ančo

The first match is behind us and as you probably already know, there is a medal as well. Silver one! Ančo had shot 591 in his preliminary (series: 100, 97, 99, 97, 100, 98). As he usually does, he finished this part among the best and his result was a new world record. We all hoped it will hold, but unfortunatelly the Corean (we call him "Ping pong") was for another two points better.

Before the final series Ančo was thus in the second position, 2 points behind the Corean rival and 4 points in front of the others. Most of our team gathered to encourage Ančo when the final series started and they were really loud in supporting him.

He did his shooting very well (series 100), the result was 103.1, but Corean competitor couldn't be beaten any more. But Ančo's silver medal is a great achievement anyway and a good sign not only for him but for all other team members as well.

Tomorrow, 8:10 local time, we hope to get another two finals (one for Ančo and one for Srečko).

Polona (coach of our shooting stuff)

Opening ceremony of The XI. Paralympic games


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Flame is here again

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There were so many of them ...

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How nice!
Brane, Srečko & Ernest

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odhod_440.jpg (63962 bytes) "Shall we go despite the rain?" -  "Of course!"
And they went - first to the opening ceremony than for their first medal...
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Janez Hudej with Slovenian national flag

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Tired flag carriers

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Swimmer Danijel "on the wave of the crowd"

The last day of preparation for the big event


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Andreja & Sašo in the International Zone

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Dragica and Janez surfing the Internet - in fact they're only answering their mails

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Marko training in Te Central Park

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Marko and his coach Brane Klun leaving for their rehearsal hour

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Bruno: "No, not this one - I want something else!"

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Bruno in the sporting center gathering information

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Janez and Ančo exchanging their domestic experience - subject: washing dishes

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Policemen talk - Are they discussing Ernest's pistols disappear?

Our Chef Branko turned ornithologist - or was he carried away by a romantic "attack"

Our photographer Branko is getting better and better  (he was productive even before)

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White birds resting


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Brane driving (pulling)  Marko's "formula"

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Goran Kabič - Where the hack is "p"? It was here somewhere yesterday...



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Our shooting team couldn't be more accurate 

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This much have I eaten odbojka01_440.jpg (21054 bytes) Official outfit for the umpires - Janko, our sitting volleyball referee

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Shooting team - 
group photo at Ernest's will

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Our shooters on their way to training session

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Everybody has two bags for dirty (clean after washing) laundry

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We have to keep it clean - Ančo is missing his regular domestic tasks
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Coach Polona Sladič supervising her shooting squad


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Coaches are tired, too

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Drivers and their "cars" at the service station - repairs take longer than 10 seconds

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Service station

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Ančo and Patricija on the Internet

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Cleaning stuff in action - when they get into rooms, the real mess starts

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Opening ceremony rehearsal - the others of us watched it on TV

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Goal ball tem members analyzing their game

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Everybody knows who goes first
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Sometimes even our athletes take care of their doctor
(for her birthday)

Wonder why?

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Bus station
- busses take us to venues from here

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Janez Hudej practicing his javelin throw

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All buses are well adopted to special needs of us disabled

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Social life: Erlend More with Ivan Vinkler -  Zlatko Mihajovič and Bruno Toplak behind

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Even while eating our Cheff can not enjoy his peace.
Three phones are needed to keep informed

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Crowd in the dinning room

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Cheff's de Mission meeting with all the coaches

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Coaches at their "spying" mission

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Janez Hudej and Dragica Lapornik at the bus awaiting departure to the training venue