Top Sports Highlights in 2017

June 2017

Skiroll; Mladina first in the KO Sprint and in the Grand Prix

24th and 25th June – ŠD Mladina has organized the traditional two-day sports event for the Italian Skirol 2017. The winners in the KO Sprint were Lisa Bolzan and Alessio Berlanda, the multiple world champion. Mladina won the first place among clubs. 84 competitors attended The Grand Prix Alpe Jadran – Trofeja ZSŠDI. The winners were Alba Mortagna and Emanuele Becchis. Mladina won also in this competition the first place among clubs.

Table tennis; Kras gave up its appearance in the Italian A2 league

21st June – The Kras’ table tennis players, who were eliminated from the Italian A1 league last season, also abandoned the opportunity to play in the A2 league, mainly due to lack of funds.

World Cup: first place for the mountain runner Tadei Pivk

18th June – Our mountain runner Tadei Pivk from Žabnice, who competes for the club Aldo Moro, won the third meeting of the world cup World Series Sky in Livigno. He ended the competition more than two minutes before Aritz Egea (second).

In Celje the 41st meeting of young Slovenian athletes from the border regions

16th and 17th June – Almost 50 of our young athletes attended the traditional 41st meeting of Slovenian athletes from the border regions in Celje. The delegation of the ZSŠDI was set up by 40 athletes, some trainers and followers and the president of the ZSŠDI Ivan Peterlin.

Athletics; Italian youth championship: bronze medal for Meta Sterni

17th June – Meta Sterni (2000, Bor) won the bronze medal in the heptathlon with 4.692 points at the Italian youth championship in Rieti.

Table tennis; Italian championship: gold for Katja Milič, silver for Eva Carli

16th June – Katja Milič defeated in the final of the Italian table tennis championship of 2nd category in Terni her teammate at Kras Eva Carli and won the gold medal. Eva Carli won obviously the silver medal.

Artistic roller skating; Memorial Pavel Sedmak and David Bressan

9th – 11th June – Memorial Pavel Sedmak and David Bressan, an international competition in artistic roller skating organized by SŠD Polet took place in Opčine. More than 300 athletes from different countries attended the event. A lot of stars participated. We should mention Luca Lucaroni and Rebecca Terlazzi.

Jure Kufersin decorated with Knight’s title

2nd June – Our sportsworker Jure Kufersin was decorated with the Knight’s title at the ceremony of the Republic Day in Trieste.

May 2017

International Karate Cup Zgonik

28th May – In Zgonik the Shinkai klub organized the 27th International Karate Cup Zgonik. About 245 athletes from 20 clubs from Slovenia and Italia attended the event, of whom 31 were members of Shinkai club.

Youth tournament NK KRAS

28th May – From Friday 26th to Sunday 28th May, the NK Kras Repen organized a youth football tournament in Repen. The Team of Piran Portorož reached the first place. Second place for Koper, third for Izola and fourth place for Kras. Fifth place for Breg, who eliminated Domio with 2:0.

Third place for Martina Pecchiar

27th May – Our roller skater Martina Pecchiar reached for the Italian national team an excellent third place at the international German Cup in Freiburg. First place for the world champion Silvia Nemesio from Rome.

Breg promoted to C-league gold

24th May – Breg Mediachem won also game two of the Finals of C-league silver against San Daniele (67:60) and was for the first time in his story promoted to the C-league gold.

Historic success for Sokol

12th May – Sokol, before the end of the regular season of D-league, defeated Geatti Udine (77:53) and was promoted in the C-league silver. This is a historic success, because Sokol never played in such a high league.

April 2017

Stage of the European Cup organized by the Dolga Krona

30th April – Dolina, the Dolga Krona organized from Friday 28th to Sunday 30th April a Stage of the European Cup. 30 equestrians from Italy and Austria attended the event, with a great first place for Patrik Kosmač (Dolga Krona) and a second place for Irina Pockar (Dolga Krona).

Francesca Roncelli European champion

29th April – Our roller skater Francesca Roncelli won with the Italian national team the title of European champion. She competed with Cinzia Roana, Michela Mezzari and Dalila Laneve (coaches Sabrina Scatizzi and Stefania Poli).

Silver medal for our archer Karen Hervat

21st April  – Our archer Karen Hervat (Ascat Trieste) won the silver medal with the Italian national team (with Ester Coerezzo and Aiko Rolando) in the first stage of the European Youth Cup in Greece. Germany won the gold medal.

Table Tennis: Ana Bržan promoted to the A1-league

9th April – Ana Bržan (club Vallecamonica from Brescia) reached in Terni the promotion to the A1-league in table tennis.

Primorje promoted to promotion league

2nd April – Primorje defeated Cormonese (6:1) and two games before the end of regular season reached the promotion in the football promotion league.

“Pinocchio”: excellent Caterina Sinigoi

1st April – Skier Caterina Sinigoi (Devin, coach Aleš Sever), after an excellent 6th place in the slalom at the international Pinocchio sugli sci in Abetone, reached also an excellent 6th place in the giant slalom.

March 2017

Basketball tournament “Zmagajmo vsi”

31st March – The Fund Mitja Čuk organized the 14th international Basketball Tournament “Zmagajmo vsi”. 8 teams from our region and Slovenia attended the event.

Caterina Sinigoi (Devin) second in Italy

29th March – Three members of the BDM team (Brdina, Devin, Mladina) attended this year’s Pinocchio sugli sci: Alan Taucer (Brdina), Gaia Ruzzier (Devin) and Caterina Sinigoi (Devin). Caterina Sinigoi reached the second place among 150 of the best skiers in Italy. First place for Beatrice Sola.

Kristian Vidali twice regional champion

26th March – The swimmer Kristian Vidali (Rari Nantes) won the absolute regional championship in the 50 m breaststroke (30,02) and in the 100 m breaststroke (1:05,25). He reached a silver medal in the 200 m breaststroke (2:22,02).

Francesca Roncelli Italian champion

19th March – Our roller skater Francesca Roncelli won the title of Italian champion and reached the qualification for the European championship in Nantes and for the world championship in Nanjing. The group Celebrity (Federica Roncelli, Cinzia Roana, Michela Mezzari and Dalila Laneve with the choreography of Sandro Guerra) was definitely the best.

Čezmejno smučarsko prvenstvo in Gorizia

12th March – Ginevra Gabrielli (SCI Club Due, Ronchi) won the goriško čezmejno prvenstvo among women, Miha Sirk from Nova Gorica (SK Gorica) among men in Piancavallo. Among teams first place for Sci Club Due, second place for SK Gorica, third place for SK Matajur.

Bronze medal for Matteo Parenzan (Kras)

7th March  – At the paralympic tournament in table tennis in Lignano Matteo Parenzan (Kras) won the bronze medal.

Martin Kranner passed away

2nd March  – At the age of 99 (he was born in Žabnice on October 30th 1918) passed away our longtime sports and educational worker Martin Kranner.

Jaš Farneti in Simon Sivitz Košuta ended their journey

1st March – Our best sailors and “azzurri” Jaš Farneti and Simon Sivitz Košuta (JK Čupa, 1991) decided to break their collaboration in the 470 Olympic class. They did non get the financial assurance to prepare for the Olympics 2020 in Tokyo.

February 2017

Second place for Tea Ugrin

26th February – Our gymnast Tea Ugrin (Artistica ’81) reached a second place in the first stage of the Italian A1-league in Torino.

“Trieste Azzurra”: several of our representatives

25th February – On Saturday February 25th in the Trieste Azzurra more than 90 athletes from Trieste attended the ceremony Trieste Azzurra. Among the 94 athletes who received the awards were also our “azzurri”: Dana Tenze (skiroll), Matteo Parenzan (paralympic, table tennis), Cecilia Fedel and Carlotta Omari (sailing), Martina Pecchiar, Metka Kuk and Francesca Roncelli (roller skating); absent: Karen Hervat (archery), Jaš Farneti and Simon Sivitz Košuta (sailing, Čupa), Jan Pernarčič (sailing, Čupa).

Caterina Sinigoi regional champion

18th February – Skier of SK Devin Caterina Sinigoi won the regional champion title in ski cross in the competition “Pinocchio sugli sci” organized by SC Piancavallo.

Nada Čok is the new president of JK Čupa

17th February  – Our radio and television journalist Nada Čok is the new president of JK Čupa. The former president was in the past 8 years Roberto Antoni.

Klavdij Grbec passed away, our first athlete at the national championship

16th February – At the age of 77 Klavdij Grbec (1939) passed away. He was a tennis table player for Bor, and he war our first athlete who attended a national Italian championship in 1959 in Livorno.

January 2017

“Zamejsko” ski championship: the champions are Katrin Don and Ivan Kerpan

22th January – In Forni di Sopra the SK Brdina and ZSŠDI organized the 35th Zamejsko ski championship and the ZSŠDI Cup. 125 skiers attended the event. The champions are Katrin Don (Brdina) and Ivan Krpan (mladina). The best young skiers are Petra Kalc (Brdina) and Ivan Santagati (Mladina). Among clubs, first place for SK Brdina, second place for ŠD Mladina, third place for SK Devin, fourth place for SPDG, fifth place for Planinska družina Benečija. In the youth competition first place for Mladina, second place for Brdina and third place for Devin.

“Zamejsko” championship: Pino Lakovič and Lejla Juretič are the champions

21st January – The Žiga Zois institute and the section of SST from Kras organized in Šempolaj the “zamejsko” championship in chess. 42 chess players attended the event. The champions are Pino Laco Lakovič, Lejla Juretič. Jasna Brecelj is the champions in the category Under 16.

The former president of Zarja Ivan Brass passed away

12th January – The former president of ŠD Zarja (from 1977 to 1972 and from 1973 to 1983) passed away at the age of 89 years.

International competition in orienteering

8th January – 200 athletes attended the international competition in orienteering “Brez meja”, organized by AŠD Gaja and ZSŠDI.

Top 12 Sports Highlights in 2016


50 years of our Basketball

BRIŠČIKI – On the 11th of January was organized a celebration to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the establishment of organized basketball movement of Slovenes in Italy. It was a great opportunity to present the book “50 years of our basketball”, edited by Branko Lakovič and written by Branko Lakovič, Niko Štokelj and Veronika Sossa with the translations in Italian language ensured by Sergio Tavčar and Albert Voncina. On the same day it was presented also the wall of fame in the gym at Rouna with the pictures of 13 important people for our basketball: Drago Gantar, Egon Kraus, Renato Štokelj, Vili Prinčič Adriano Sossi, Mario Mari, Stojan Kafol, Peter Starc, Peter Brumen, Branko Lakovic, Sergio Tavčar, Marko Ban and Boris Vitez.




Renato Štokelj received the Bloudkova Plaketa

BRDO PRI KRANJU – Renato Štokelj received on the 15th of February this year’s Bloudkova Plaketa, the highest award for sportsmen, sportswomen and sports workers in Slovenia. The former president of KK Bor received the award from the former Olympic champion and member of the Olympic Committee of Slovenia Miro Cerar.




Football: Vesna’s Historic Success

KRIŽ – With the qualification to the round of 16 of the Italian Cup Vesna reached a historic success for our football movement.




European Bronze Medal for Jaš and Simon

SESLJAN – The sailors Jaš Farneti and Simon Sivitz Košuta (Y.C. Čupa) won the bronze medal at the European Championship in the 470 class.




Jernej Terpin Slovenian National Champion

LJUBLJANA – Our volleyball player Jernej Terpin won on the 3rd of May with his team (ACH Volley from Ljubljana) the national title.




Zlati let: Best Sportsmen

TRŽIČ – On the 12th of July took place the prize giving ceremony “Zlati let”, organized by the Primorski dnevnik and the ZSŠDI. The winners are: Borut Ban (basketball), Aleksander Daneu (youth basketball), Edvin Carli (football), David Colja (youth football), Vasilij Kante (volleyball), Simon Komjanc (youth volleyball), Tania Babudri (volleyball – women), Veronika Feri (youth volleyball – women). Among teams: ŠK Kras (Table tennis), Kras (youth football). Best coach: Matija Spinazzola. Noborders: Dušan Michalka and Gregor Jerončič. Mladi upi: Meta Sterni. International success: Katrin Don. ZSŠDI Awards: Eligio Kante, David Štrajn and Robert Uršič.




Tea Ugrin won’t attend Olympics

Our gymnast Tea Ugrin won’t go to the Olympics in Rio due to injury.




Preparation for new Season

In August, most of our teams began to prepare for the new season, among them also the tennis table players of Kras, who will play in the A1-league.

Namizni tenis, ŠK Kras: predstavitev ekip in sezone 2016/17



Cycling Marathon Ljubljana – Trst

LJUBLJANA – LONJER – Cycling club Adria in collaboration with KK Rog Ljubljana, Bora Multisport Trieste and ZSŠDI organized on Sunday 4th of September the 23rd traditional non competitive cycling marathon Ljubljana – Trst, attended by almost 250 amateur cyclists.




40 Years of Jadran

BRIŠČIKI – In a crowded gym Ervatti was organized a celebration to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the establishment of ŠZ Jadran.

Briščiki, košarka; Jadran 40 let



Šport in Šola

SOVODNJE – 36 students were awarded for their sports and educational achievements with the Šport in Šola (Sports and School) prize at the Kulturni dom in Sovodnje.

Sovodnje, Nagrada Šport in šola



BOLJUNEC – The best athletes of the Primorska were announced on Tuesday, 27th December, in a crowded theater France Prešeren in Boljunec. The “Naš športnik” ceremony is organized by Primorski dnevnik, Slovenian regional RAI TV and Radio, our website slosport.org, TV and Radio Koper and Primorske novice. The best athletes of 2016 are: a) among men: 1. Vasilij Žbogar, 2. Sašo Taljat and Luka Božič, 3. Bojan Tokić, 4. Dean Bombač, 5. Mitja Gasparini, 6. Jaš Farneti and Simon Sivitz Košuta; b) among women: 1. Špela Ponomarenko Janić, 2. Tina Mrak and Veronika Macarol, 3. Urša Kragelj, 4. Andreja Klepač, 5. Tanja Žakelj, 6. Tea Ugrin; c) among teams: 1. Rokometno društvo Koper, 2. Ženski rokometni klub Mlinotest, 3. Nogometno društvo Gorica, 4. ŠK Kras (table tennis), 5. Sloga Tabor Televita (volleyball), 6. Gen – I Volley (volleyball)

Boljunec (Trst)