Serbian Federation (SSBBFA) led by Mr. Goran Ivanovic made another step forward in the promotion of Fitness, recent weekend May 24tn -26tth, hosting the 2019 European Fitness Children Championship, in Čačak; a dynamic city that has been a great host of international Bodybuilding & Fitness competitions several times, during the recent seasons.

Over 130 children competitors between 7 to 15 years old, from 9 European countries went to Čačak, joined by its parents, IFBB officials and supporters; to participate in this event and discovering the traditional hospitality of Serbia and citizens of Čačak.

With exceptional conditions for competition (accommodation, food, venue site, stage, and the smallest technical details important for successful performances), young athletes performed the large audience with their brilliant programs, inviting them to cheer frenetically, during each performance.

2019 European Fitness Children Championship was divided into 9 girl’s and 2 boy’s categories. The strongest impression was left by the phenomenal teams of Slovakia and Hungary, which took the largest number of medals and cups. These countries demonstrated to be the two strongest forces in the world of children’s fitness (Europe).

For SSBBFA and Serbia, this competition was a significant experience and encouragement for further progress, as they had the opportunity to stand side by side with the best competitors from Europe. Young star Nelli Novodomska (Slovakia), one of the most successful competitors in world-class Fitness, also performed in Čačak. Seeing her and her performance, for Serbia’s young hopes was priceless.

Also, there were other successful girls from Hungary, Netherland, Turkey, Czech Republic, Poland, Estonia, and Serbia, who left everyone present without words, with their attractive fitness routines, choreography, and costumes.

The importance of this competition was confirmed by the presence Mr. Darko Udovičič -Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Youth and Sports-, Mr. Davor Štefenek -President Sports Union of Serbia- and Mr. Goran Marinković -General Secretary Sports Union of Serbia-, joining the SSBFA executives and European IFBB officials.

We are immersed in a health international emergency as a consequence of the Covid-19 epidemic.

In this situation, we must follow the applicable national and international regulations and the advice from governments and sanitary authorities.

All this has to be done with positive energy and best spirit, maintaining our focus on the fact that any epidemical situation has expansion, stabilization and reduction periods, and that with adequate care, this nightmare is going to be a bad memory soon.

By all means, the integrity of our athletes, officials, judges and of all who integrate our community is now and always essential. We are a family in sport and life.

We can expect to reach the epidemic peak and a progressive settle down, as is already happening in some of the countries in suffering this situation at first instance.

In conclusion, let’s be confident and keep working as a team, following the decisions from the competent authorities. Some events have been canceled and others are being rescheduled to a new date in which we may be able to celebrate with our athletes and friends our passion for sport and healthy lifestyle.

We recommend you visit the IFBB Calendar at our website www.IFBB.com on a regular basis, so that you may be fully updated on events and schedule.

Wishing you, your families and beloved one’s good health, and hoping that the situation will be back to normality as soon as possible

All the events that were planned for March and April are being postponed and rescheduled