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In Memoriam: Wojtek Markowski

first_img Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding. Horse Sport Enews Email* Wojtek Markowski (POL), FEI 5-star Dressage Judge and Technical Delegate (TD) at the London 2012 Olympic Games, passed away on 5 January after a battle with cancer. He was 67 years old.He judged at his first Olympic Games in Athens (GRE) in 2004, and he viewed his TD role at London 2012 as a major career highlight. He had also been appointed as TD for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.Markowski obtained his first riding instructor diploma from Poznan Academy of Physical Education in 1975 and became active as an international judge in 1982. By 1989, he had become a 5-star judge, and during his long association with the FEI he acted as Foreign Judge, Technical Delegate and Ground Jury President and member at numerous high profile FEI events, including the FEI World Equestrian Games™ in 2006 and 2010, FEI European Dressage Championships and FEI World Cup™ Finals.Passionate about the development of Dressage, he was also one of the first judges to support the FEI World Dressage Challenge, which was created in 1982, and since judged at many of the events around the world.In 2012, he was appointed board member of the European Equestrian Federation (EEF), where he proposed the creation of the EEF Dressage Working Group which he then chaired. He was also the Eastern & Central Europe representative for the International Dressage Officials Club (IDOC).“No words are adequate to express the sadness we feel,” Secretary General of the Polish Equestrian Federation Łukasz Jankowski said. “Wojtek Markowski was a great person and international five-star Dressage judge, a great supporter of dressage in Poland and around the world, and a great EEF Board member.”“Wojtek played a central role in judging and developing international Dressage in a career spanning over 30 years”, Trond Asmyr, FEI Director Dressage and Para-Equestrian Dressage said. “He was one of our most active judges and had a brilliant statistician’s mind. Thanks to his sought-after expertise, he was due to head to his second consecutive Olympic Games as Technical Delegate in Rio in 2016. He has left a valuable legacy for international Dressage, and his dedication and passion for our sport will be very sorely missed.”The FEI expresses its sincere condolences to Wojtek Markowski’s family and many friends, to the Polish Equestrian Federation and to the global Dressage community. Tags: Wojtek Markowski, More from Horse Sport:Christilot Boylen Retires From Team SportAfter an exemplary career as one of Canada’s top Dressage riders, seven-time Olympian Christilot Boylen has announced her retirement from team competition.2020 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair CancelledFor only the second time in its history, The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair has been cancelled but plans are being made for some virtual competitions.Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Statement on 2020 EventAs the Province of Ontario starts to reopen, The Royal’s Board and staff will adhere to all recommendations put forward by government and health officials.Government Financial Assistance for Ontario FarmersOntario Equestrian has recently released this update of several financial assistance packages available, including those for farm business. SIGN UP last_img read more

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Bob Weir To Play Tribeca Film Festival Following Rock Doc Premiere

first_imgIt’s an evening where Bob Weir will be both the star of stage and screen.According to JamBands.com, the former Grateful Dead guitarist will perform a special set at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 23rd following the premiere of his new rockumentary “The Other One: The Long Strange Trip of Bob Weir.”Directed by Mike Pleiss (“God Bless Ozzy Osbourne”), the “rock doc and concert film” chronicles the Weir’s career and life.There will be two additional screenings of the film—sans performances by Weir—on April 25th and 26th at the AMC Lowes Village 7.Only those with a special promotional code can gain access to the screening and special performance.For more information, head on over to the documentary’s website by clicking here. -Sarah Compo (@sarahcompo)last_img

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Risako Kawai upsets Kaori Icho in first round at national championships

first_imgFour-time Olympic champion Kaori Icho overcame a loss to Rio de Janeiro Summer Games gold medalist Risako Kawai at the national wrestling championships on Saturday and declared she is now gunning to compete in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.Icho and Kawai’s group-stage match was the first between Japanese Olympic champions. Both wrestlers advanced to Sunday’s final, where Icho will get a chance to avenge her first loss to a Japanese opponent in 17 years. Kaori Icho (left) and Risako Kawai compete during the national championships on Saturday at Komazawa Gymnasium. | KYODO After her semifinal victory, Icho threw her hat in the ring for the 2020 Olympics.“My desire, my technique and my physical strength have returned,” said Icho, who was competing at the nationals for the first time in three years.The 34-year-old returned to action in October after overcoming a power harassment scandal that interrupted her career.Kawai, the 63-kg champion in Rio, has moved down to the Olympic weight of 57 kg for this tournament.“I’m not thinking about her at all,” said the 24-year-old Kawai. “I simply want to win.”The four-day meet at Komazawa Gymnasium doubles as the qualifier for next fall’s world championships in Astana, Kazakhstan, where wrestlers can secure Olympic quota places for their country. wrestling, Kaori Icho, Risako Kawai KEYWORDScenter_img IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5 RELATED PHOTOS GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMESlast_img read more

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