Glasgow, August 12, 2018 - Fantastic weekend of Croatian sports (with World Sailing and European Athletics gold), was completed by the gymnast Robert Seligman (32), winner of silver medal in Pommel Horse at the European Championships in Glasgow.
Osijek native performed very well the final training, where he got the same score as the Slovenian Sašo Bertoncelj (14,866), with whom he shared the European silver. Winner of gold was the 19-year-old Irish Rhys McClenaghan with a brilliant performance and score of 15,300. The second Croatian representative in the same finals, Filip Ude (32), finished in sixth place (14,000).
This is the sixth medal of Croatian gymnasts from European Championships, while ten years and three months has passed since last Seligman’s European medal - bronze from the European Championships in Lausanne in 2008.
This year, Robert Seligman was also one of the Croatian heroes of the Mediterranean Games in Tarragona when, despite three-day intestinal viral infection and dehydration, decided to play in the previously won Pommel Horse finals. Although apparently exhausted with the illness, to the surprise of all, especially the Croatian medical team, he has won a silver medal and - according to the final performance - he deserved gold...
The Croatian Olympic Committee (HOO) officials - the President of Zlatko Mateša and Secretary General Josip Čop - sent Seligman a congratulatory note for winning silver medal at the European Championships in Glasgow:
With European silver in Glasgow you continued the trophy series of our gymnastics and rounded up an extremely successful weekend of Croatian sports. On behalf of the Croatian Olympic Family, we congratulate you on your success, with a wish that our gymnastics cheer us with an Olympic medal at the Tokyo Olympics 2020. (coc/vk)