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    JC Vinkovci celebrates 45 years

    Photo (from left to right): Tihea Topolovec, Ivana Šutalo, Tomislav Čuljak, Lucija Babić, Tena Šikić, Barbara Matić, Hrvoje Lindi (author: Tino Marić)

    See the full photo gallery here.


    After winning the club bronze at the European Club Championship, the judo club Vinkovci celebrated 45 years (1972 - 2017) at the "Judo Evening" in Vinkovci and received at the Croatian Olympic Committee.
    He was led by the President of the Club and the Honorary President of the Croatian Judo Federation, Tomislav Čuljko, a delegation of Judo Club Vinkovci (senior team who won bronze at the European Club Championship: Tena Šikić, Tihea Topolovec, Lucija Babić, Barbara Matić, Ivana Šutalo) Croatian Judo Federation, Sandom Čorak, President and Secretary General Hrvoje Lindi, was received at the Croatian Olympic Committee by Secretary General Josip Copa and Vice President Morana Paliković Gruden on Friday, December 8th.


    The same evening hosted a "Judo Evening" in Vinkovci, where many guests recalled the rich history of the Judo Club Vinkovci, which was responsible for the development of the judo in Vinkovci and in the region of this last success, winning bronze medals by senior teams in German Wuppertal.
    The judo evening in Vinkovci was attended by guests including Vukovar-Srijem County prefect Božo Galić, Vinkovci vice-mayor Kata Krešić, Assistant Secretary General of the Croatian Olympic Committee, Siniša Krajač, Vice President of the Croatian Olympic Committee and President of the Croatian Judo Federation Sanda Čorak, Vice-President of the Croatian Judo Federation Dean Bogic, Secretary General of the Croatian Judo Federation and Sports Director of the European Judo Union Hrvoje Lindi, President of the County Assembly of Vukovar-Srijem County and President of the Association of Sports Associations of the City of Vinkovci Dražen Milinković, President of the City Council of the Town of Vinkovci Mladen Karlić, President of the County Association of Sports Vukovarsko-srijemske županije Luka Kalinic, donors, representatives of the clubs from the City of Vinkovci and beyond, numerous judges and media representatives.


    President of the Croatian Judo Federation Sanda Čorak awarded the award members of the awarding team
    on the occasion of 45 years of action. They got them:
    - Tomislav Čuljak, club president and member of the first judo school,
    - Davor Marinić, member of the Executive Board of the Club and member of the First Judo School,
    - Josip Petrinovic, coach and founder of the club,


    - Srećko Sulić, a coach whose posthumously acknowledgment was received by his son Srećko Sulić
    President of the Judo Club of Vinkovci, Tomislav Čuljak, presented the acknowledgments and thanks for the support of the Croatian Judo Federation, Vinkovci Vukovar, Vukovarsko-srijemska County, sponsors ("Sokol" doo - Miroslav Šaravanja, Pik Vinkovci - Vladimir Džaja, Polet doo - Mijat Kurtušić , Vlado Čuljak and Romeo Starčević).


    Special mention was made by the mentioned bronze team members Tena Šikić, Tihea Topolovec, Lucija Babić, Barbara Matić and Ivana Šutalo, with coach Vladimir Preradović.
    See the full photo gallery here.