The Fair Play Award has found its hero.
The European Fair-Play Movement has declared the 2020 Heroes of Fair Play and it is our pleasure to announce that Valentina Pereglin (CRO) has been awarded with the European Fair Play Diploma for behavior inspired by the values of Fair Play.
Under the leadership of Miroslav Cerar the EFPM (the European Fair-Play Movement) Award Jury, consisting of Katarina Raczova, Biserka Vrbek, Baiba Veisa, Kveta Peckova, has decided to award several organizations, personalities, and campaigns for this year. We are happy to announce that Valentina Pereglin was awarded with the honorary diploma. During the scoring of a 50m round on the 2nd competition day on the ХХ IAU World Championship held in Ulyanovsk 2019 a field judge made unintentional mistake of adding Valentina Pereglin two additional points (9 instead of 7). As a result, Valentina was ranked 2nd instead of 4th in the Absolute Women category at 50m. On the request of Valentina, the IAU President and Executive Committee members considered the possibility of returning the silver medal to the next ranked Ina Schmidt (GER) and awarding Melanie Ebend (GER) with the bronze medal. The members of the Executive Committee eventually accepted the request as an act of justice governing the IAU rules.
«The European Fair Play Diploma for behavior inspired by the values of Fair Play was such a beautiful surprise for me. I want to thank my parents again for teaching me by their own example that the most important thing is to act fairly. I will forever remember the emotions I felt at the World Championship between Melanie, Ina and myself. I think that this diploma is a great opportunity to show the world the atmosphere in our sport, the values we cherish and the way we treat each other. I can't wait for the award ceremony to present IAU and crossbow sport in the best possible way» - summed up Valentina Pereglin.
We sincerely congratulate Valentina Pereglin on a well-deserved award! Your example really testifies the sporting spirit and the beauty of sport.
Other Heroes of Fair Play have been identified as follows:
Franz Klammer Foundation (AUT) - The European Fair Play Plaque of Merit and Diploma for devoted work to empowering the lives of physical and mentally handicapped sportswomen/-men
San Marino National Fair Play Committee - The European Fair Play Diploma for strongly and decisively supporting numerous initiatives for the preservation of ethical values in sports and for the promotion of the Fair Play ideals
Remzi Yilmaz (TUR) - The EFPM “Vox” Award for promotion the importance of the Ethics in Sport
Magda Reif (POL) - The EFPM ‘Spirit of Fair Play’ Award for promotion the importance of the Ethics in Sport and for strengthening the positions of the EFPM
Melih Esen Cengiz (TUR) - The EFPM ‘Spirit of Fair Play’ Award for promotion the importance of the Ethics in Sport
Nataša Muždalo (CRO) - The EFPM ‘Spirit of Fair Play’ Award for her work oriented to the spirit of fair play in sport and in life
Supporters of football club Preußen Münster (GER) - The EFPM ‘Spirit of Fair Play’ Award for behavior inspired by the values of Fair Play
Dinis Paulo Pereira Costa (POR) - The EFPM ‘Fair Play Flame’ Awards (to an athlete or a team under 18) for a gesture of fair play
Beknaz Almazbekov (KIR) - The EFPM ‘Fair Play Flame’ Awards (to an athlete or a team under 18) for a gesture of fair play