FISA World Rowing Organization Declares Sinkovic Brothers Best in World!

Daniela Rogulj

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November 23, 2019 – The Sinkovic Brothers have added to their collection of accolades with the latest honor received by the FISA World Rowing Organization. 

At an awards ceremony in London, the world rowing champions Martin and Valent Sinkovic were selected as the ‘Best Male Crew of 2019’ in the coxless pairs discipline. 

This is another wonderful recognition for the European, world, and Olympic winners, who have proven once again that their work and results are acknowledged worldwide.

“We are delighted with the award because this is a great confirmation of how much we are worth in the world. Perhaps the biggest confirmation is that we have moved into a new discipline and that is where we have been able to defend the world title,” said Valent Sinkovic.

The Sinkovic Brothers’ excellence was officially recognized by the World Rowing Federation in 2016 when Martin and Valent were named best male crew, while coach Nikola Bralic was named the best rowing coach in the world in 2015.

“It is a great honor when a World Organization in your sport chooses you to be the best crew in the world in two different disciplines. They recognized our results, that’s a big deal and a big motivation for the Olympics. We are now training very hard for Tokyo to try and win the best medal in coxless pairs, thus writing the history of rowing,” said Martin Sinkovic. 



FISA awards the ‘Best in 2019’ in seven categories for best male and female crew, best para-rowing crew, best coach, a special award for contributing to rowing as a sport, an award for the university rower who has demonstrated the core values of rowing in all aspects of life, and the world rowing award for sustainability.

The best rowing crews and coaches were nominated by spectators, rowing enthusiasts, and the media, and the finalists were selected by the FISA Council on the basis of their candidacy. In addition to the Sinkovic Brothers in the Men’s Crew of the Year competition, there were also national teams from China, Germany, Ireland, and the Netherlands.

Source: Zagreb Express

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