October 16, 2019 – Rowing world champions Martin and Valent Sinkovic (also known as the Sinkovic Brothers) have been nominated by the World Rowing Federation (FISA) for the best male crew of the year!
Sportklub.hr writes that this is yet another impressive recognition for both the Sinkovic brothers and coach Nikola Bralic, who have found themselves among the best in the world once again, proving that their work and results are recognized worldwide.
The Sinkovic brothers’ excellence was already officially recognized by the World Rowing Federation in 2016, when Martin and Valent were named the best male crew, while coach Nikola Bralić was selected as the best rowing coach in the world in 2015.
“We are extremely proud of this nomination. It is another confirmation of all the results we are achieving and all the effort we make throughout the year,” Valent said. Martin added: “I hope we are selected for the second time in our careers, it is a very great honor and a wonderful recognition after such a beautiful season. But even if we are not selected, it is a big deal just to be nominated among so many top crews.”
FISA awards the best in 2019 in seven categories, including best male and female Crew, best para-rowing crew, best coach, a special award for contributing to rowing as a sport, University rowing, an award for those who have demonstrated the core values of rowing in all aspects of life, and the world rowing award for sustainability.
Will the Sinkovic brothers receive another valuable award to decorate their successful rowing year? The best will be awarded on November 22, 2019, in London.
The best rowing crews and coaches were nominated by spectators, rowing enthusiasts and the media. The FISA Council then selected the finalists based on their candidacy. Along with the Sinkovic brothers, the men’s crew of the year competition also boasts crews from China, Germany, Ireland, and the Netherlands.
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