Hello everyone, I’m Filip!
One day, during Sydney Olympics, I saw a kayak slalom race on TV, and decided to start kayaking myself. I was just a boy at the time, but I dreamt big and trained hard. After spending few years in Croatian junior national team, and lots of years in senior national team, after competing in 3 World Championships, 5 European Championships, and won few National Championship titles, I think I can honestly say I gave it my all. Unfortunately, I never managed to qualify for the Olympics even though I have competed at the qualification tournament three times. Now, looking back, I realize how life probably would’ve been easier, but also much more boring if that day, many years ago, TV wasn’t working .
Now, 28 years old, I’m still a student, studying kinesiology, modul kayak/caone and soon I’ll graduate. In a meantime I worship God and enjoy showing our visitors some paddle techniques, and sharing stories about Croatia, its history and culture.
Here are few more photos of me and my hobbies: