Slovenia’s Pevec, Febcic receive awardsVeselka Pevec received one of the nation’s most prestigious awards, and Dejan Febcic was recognised regionally. 21 Feb 2017
Slovenian Paralympians Veselka Pevec and Dejan Febcic were awarded for their achievements from 2016.
Pevec received the prestigious Bloudek Plaque, the highest national sports award in Slovenia that is given annually to athletes and sports professionals for outstanding achievements and contributions to the development of sport.
Pevec captured Paralympic gold in shooting Para sport in R4 (mixed 10m air rifle standing SH2). She did so with a new finals Paralympic record on her Games debut. It was her country’s only gold and a career best performance at a major event.
The Bloudek award is named after Stanko Bloudek, a Slovenian airplane designer, sportsman and inventor who is known as the "father of Slovenian winter sports." Last year the National Paralympic Committee (NPC) of Slovenia also received Bloudek Plaque for their contribution to the development of Slovenian sport in 2015.
Para canoeist Fabcic was recognised locally, receiving the Athlete of the Year 2016 of the Gorizia Region. The 39-year-old took on the sport’s Paralympic debut at Rio 2016, finishing sixth in the men’s KL2 event.