Prague – The winners of the 108th year of Mayors are the rowers of Slavia Prague. The second ended on the Vltava with the loss of three seconds of the eight communities of Slavia with Přerov and the third was reached by the crew of the Prague ČVK with Mělník, which was short of another three seconds. After the change of rules, the first year took place today after restricting the start of rowers of the so-called departmental sports centers, including Dukla. In the main race, the more than forty-year-old Dukla winning series ended formally, but the fastest crew consisted of six rowers, who are currently members of the army club.
“It was a great race. On Saturday it wasn’t that, after the start we didn’t know if we should save energy or not. But today we said that we would step in and we won quite a lot,” said Filip Zima, with whom he was Ruslan Vikol, Adam Kulhánek, Jan Chlebovský, Petr Melichar, Daniel Nosek, Tomáš Zobal, Jan Hájek and helmswoman Martina Součková sat down.
Six of them presented themselves at the recent European Under-23 Championship and Winter and Nosk are also this year’s world champions in the pair four in the same age categories. Slavia was the main favorite of the race. “Personally, I didn’t think we were the main favorites, because we only sat at eight last week after the European Championships. There weren’t many trainings, which was our weakness, but in the end we managed it very well,” said Zima.
Winter was also one of six rowers who are members of Dukla. That is also why he is not very enthusiastic about the new rules, which the representatives of the organizing clubs Primátorek together with the Czech Rowing Association approved as a result of last year. “I’m in the split. I’m a dukla at heart and I’m also a Slavist. Dukla belongs to the Primátorka. Now the races have dropped to the club level and I personally think that the organizers should have tried to get the races on a global scale. We took a step back.” Zima believes that the event is more interesting for the Czechs, but on a global scale it is worse than in the past.
Like Dukla in recent years, eight rowers Slavia, who is also a departmental center, reigned in the women’s race. Their non-participation is used to win by the representative of Prague’s Hamr, while the crew sends two Italian representatives, Elisa Grisoni and Greta Parravicini.
Rowers were able to defend the colors of Dukla and Slavia in the ski races, the main favorite Lenka Antošová finished among the women for the third triumph in the race for the Podolí Ribbon, Jan Potůček won the Rössler-Ořovský Spring Skating Race for the second time in the facility. “It was very difficult. After the Olympics, I took quite a long break, I actually trained for only two weeks, “said Antošová, who is only missing one triumph, to match the number of victories of her sister Jitka.
“I didn’t think about it at all. I’m on the skiff because I would have to go to Slávia Děčín at eight and I’ve been to Slavia in Prague for longer than I was in Děčín,” said Antošová, who could sit next to her sister until eight. on the contrary, she defended the colors of the parent club. “I thought about it for a moment. But as the new rules came into force, I was preparing to ride a skiff,” Antosova admitted.
Even the elite Czech rowing boat is not a supporter of the new rules at Primátorka. “I see the point in boys not always winning Dukla, even though I always like to look at them. Even from the viewer’s point of view, I would rather look at the best that is in one ship than if they each run into a different crew. It doesn’t make any sense for women, because there are two resorts for women and the club has nothing to do with it, “said Antošová.
After two years, Potůček came among the skiers again for two years, finishing last year behind Miroslav Vraštil. “It was blowing, the sun wasn’t shining, so it was so spartan. But good in the end, “Potůček smiled, pointing to the cold weather that prevailed by the Vltava this year. “Two years ago I started rowing and it was so beginner. Now I did much better, I’ve been training on the skiff for three or four months now, so I already know what and how,” said Potůček.
Skiff (Rössler-Ořovský Spring Sculptor Race): 1. Potůček 7: 54.9, 2. Diblík (both Dukla Prague) 8: 03.8, 3. Baldinus (Děčín) 8: 05.6.
Eighth: 1. Slavia Prague (Zima, Vikol, Kulhánek, Chlebovský, Melichar, Nosek, Zobal, Hájek, korm. Součková) 6: 13,9, 2. Přerov / Slavia (Gajdušek, Sedlák, Šišma, Ouředníček, Bruncvík, Šágr, Řimák , Mařík, korm. Pěkná) 6: 17,2, 3. ČVK Praha / Mělník (Humpolec, Mach, Nový, Slavík, Šimánek, Oppitz, Keller, Helešic, korm. Perglerová) 6: 19,8.
Skiff (O Stuhu Podolí): 1. L. Antošová 8: 41.0, 2. Jurková 8: 43.2, 3. Neuhortová (all Slavia) 8: 46.0.
Eighth: 1. Hamr / Cano (Grisoniová, Solařová, P. Žižková, Parraviciniová, Hartmanová, Šantrůčková, Zámostrná, Hajníčková, korm. Matoušová) 7: 08.0, 2. Blesk Praha (Skálová, Pašková, Klimková, Howeová, Vičíková, Kropáčková , B. Podrazilová, E. Podrazilová, corps. Vyhnalová) 7: 21,2, 3. Pardubice (Stoklasová, Příhodová, Kiacová, Flamíková, Činková, Štěpánková, Vlastníková, Novotná, corps. Lukošik) 7: 24,2.