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In Memoriam Juraj Valach

Juraj Valach at the Qatar International Shorttrack Cup 2015
   Juraj Valach at the Qatar International Shorttrack Cup 2015

30 March 2021   -   We received the sad news that on Monday 22 February Juraj Valach (Slovak Republic) has passed away after 9 days of heavy suffering in hospital from Covid-19.
   
    Juraj was a Super-volunteer who dedicated his life for more then 20 years to Shorttrack Speedskating. He was one of the founders of Speed Skating in Slovakia and has been General Secretary of the Slovak Speed Skating Union. Besides competition organiser he was also ISU Competitors Steward. In this function he was working for many national and international competitions in Europe and all over the World. His last competition was the European Championships of 22-24 January 2021 in Gdansk-Poland.
   
    Juraj was for many years also one of the volunteers behind our website Shorttrackonline.info and Co-organiser of the Oberstdorf Shorttrack Summercamp.
   
    Besides the competition administration of the running seasons he processed many old competitions for the statistics in the database of Shorttrackonline. As an example: in the normal situation a competitors steward in general is doing 10 to 15 competitions in a season; In the past two seasons Juraj has processed 108 Competitions for its results and statistics on our website!
   
    We are very thankful for the great job he did for our sport of Shorttrack.
   
    Our thoughts go out to his wife Beata and his son and daughter Andrej and Alexandra.
   
    Piet Broekhuizen



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