X-Bionic Summer Tour 2017 is a premier equestrian event in Samorin, Slovakia taking place at the end of July and it’s spread across 8 race days. I always enjoy visiting beautiful equestrian resort and the annual summer events. Unfortunately this year, the author of the courses did not have photographers in mind. Almost every obstacle was positioned for shooting into the Sun. The rest of them could’ve been placed better. This year’s photostory was saved by two evening sessions.
Thanks to roller skis and paved roads in and around arenas, biathlon is also a summer sport. The 2017 Summer Biathlon Championships of Slovakia on roller skis took place at National Biahlon Center in Osrblie on July 22nd and 23rd.
Photos and results from July 22nd: Men’s Sprint Champion: Tomas Hasilla, Women’s Sprint Champion: Paulina Fialkova, Men’s Junior Sprint Champion: Simon Bartko, Women’s Junior Sprint Champion: Veronika Machyniakova.
P-T-S was a renowned athletics meeting held for 50 years in Bratislava, Czechoslovakia. It was part of IAAF Grand Prix elite category and always featured strong field of athletes. In 2016 it was renewed and relocated to beautiful X-Bionic Sphere Resort near Bratislava and it’s once again the top athletics event in Slovakia. The 52nd edition, held on 17th June 2017, featured a variety of competitions. The results were affected by cloudy weather and strong wind.
- Press conference with pole vaulter Sergey Bubka, who broke two World Records in Bratislava
- Women’s 100m Hurdles
- Men’s triple jump
- Opening Ceremony and Medal Ceremony for Lucia Hrivnak-Klocova – Bronze Medal, 800m European Championships 2010
- Women’s 200m
- Men’s 200m
- Women’s 800m
- Women’s Long Jump
- Men’s High Jump
- Men’s 800m
- Women’s 400m
- Men’s 3000m
- Men’s Relay 4x100m
Last Saturday of May 2017 was dedicated to aviation – at least in small village of Dubová in Little Carpathians, Western Slovakia. The local grass runway was the starting point of various propeller powered aircrafts and helicopters. The performers included Peter Besenyei, a Red Bull Air Race legend and pioneer, The Flying Bulls Aerobatic Group as well as various pilots from Slovakia and Czech republic.