The reception was organized at Nis City Hall for Serbian athlete Nenad Filipovic, who is the only athlete from Nis, who will compete in individual sports at the Olympics in Rio. Thanks to the involvement of Nis City Mayor Darko Bulatovic and Nis City Council Member for Sports Branislav Kacar, the financial problem that Filipovic had was overcome and he would be able to dedicate himself to the Olympic Games competition without interruption.
“We hve found a financial solution for the departure of Nenad Filipovic to Rio, but we will not stop there, and after returning from the Olympics we will solve his problem of working relationship, so that he can dedicate himself to training,” said Mayor Buzlatovic and wished much success to athlete Filipovic who mwoulc compete fast walking at the Olympics.
Nenad Filipović expressed his gratitude commitment to solving his problem and announced a fierce battle for a better position in Rio. He will leave for Brazil tomorrow, and on August 19th, he would compete in racewalking for fifty kilometers, which is the longest athletic discipline. The Mayor presented Filipovic with the flag of Serbia with the desire to represent his city and country wothily in the games in Rio.