Montenegrin team of 12 athletes, who have proudly and successfully represented their homeland, has returned from the Games of the Small States of Europe in Luxembourg – which, with the total participation of 762 in 10 sports, is the largest festival of athletes of small European countries.
Montenegro, in competition with the other 8 European countries with a population of less than a million, won 11 medals: 9 golden and 2 bronze medals. By summarizing the results of our athletes in total, they took 5th place, but compared to the number of participants, they were by far the best (12 participants, 11 medals).
The participants at the Games in Luxembourg were from: Athletics – Danijel Furtula (discus throw and shot put), Sladjana Perunovic (5,000 m 10,000 m) and Marija Vukovic (high jump); bicyclism – Demir Mulić (MTB); judo – Srdjan Mrvaljevic (-81 kg), Nikola Gusic (-66 kg) and Tanja Bozovic (-57 kg); table tennis – Irfan Cekic, Viktor Rogic and Sonja Jankovic, and shooting – Stefan Cadjenovic (air pistol) and Jovica Markovic (men's trap).
Gold medals were won by: Danijel Furtula (discus and shot put), Sladjana Perunovic (5,000 m and 10,000 m) and Marija Vukovic (high jump) in athletics; Srdjan Mrvaljevic (-81 kg), Nikola Gusic (-66 kg) and Tanja Bozovic (-57 kg) in judo; Irfan Cekic (single) in table tenis.
Bronze medals were won by table tennis players Irfan Cekic and Victor Rogic (team and double).
We would like to send our special thanks to our diaspora living and working in Luxembourg, who gave their full support to Montenegrin athletes throughout the Games in Luxembourg. In addition to a good cheering at the venues, they have also visited our sports delegation at the hotel, presented our athletes with gifts and wished them a lot of success at this event and all subsequent events.