Swiss quartet to make history in London | 18.07.2012
Having run the 14th best average time worldwide (the two best times in 2011 and 2012 being taken into account), the Swiss quartet of Michelle Cueni, Jacqueline Gasser, Ellen Sprunger and Léa Sprunger qualified for the London Olympic Games, a historic achievement.
The ultimate goal for the Swiss sprint relay squad is to win a medal at the 2014 European Athletics Championships in Zurich. This project is being sponsored by UBS.
Thanks to this partnership, competitive rival nations can be invited to compete in Switzerland. Therefore, on 23 August, Athletissima will feature an international relay race: the UBS Trophy.
Serbia pick 14 for London
The Serbian team for the Olympic Games in London consists of seven men and seven women.
Among them is veteran high jumper Dragutin Topic, who is set to compete in his sixth Olympic Games.
Other males include Emir Bekric in the 400m hurdles, Asmir Kolasinac in the shot put, Mihai Dudas in the decathlon, Darko Zivanovic in the marathon and walkers Predrag Filipovic (20 km) and Nenad Filipovic (50 km).
On the women's side, Marina Muncan will be representing Serbia in the 1500m, Ivana Spanovic in the long jump, Dragana Tomasevic in the discus, Bijana Topic in the triple jump, Tatjana Jelaca in the javelin and Olivera Jevtic and Ana Subotic in the marathon.