Brasidas Group AG is proud to announce its sponsorship of a young Croatian skier, Ziggy Vrdoljak. Born in Zagreb in 2007, Ziggy is only 12, but demonstrates extraordinary potential as a skier.
Ziggy was born into a sporty family, and he began training skiing when he was merely two years old. By the time he turned seven, Ziggy’s devotion to skiing was unquestionable, and this is when he won his first ski race with a broken hand. Today, he spends approximately one hundred days per year on his skis.
It is this kind of persistence and love for the sport that have led Ziggy to win near to 50 national and international kids’ races in the past four years (U-12 and U-10). One of his main achievements is winning the international kids’ championship Trofeo Biberon in Italy in the past three consecutive years, namely 2017, 2018 and 2019. Winning very famous International Kid’s GS in Kranjska Gora – Pokal Rok Petrovic as U-12 as well as International kid’s GS race in Slovenia – Pokal Vitranc (U-12). Ziggy also won the Croatian U-10 and U-12 ski championship for three years in a row, and was named the best Croatian U-10 and U-12 skier and the best sports student in his school in Zagreb for the past three years.
During the 2018/2019 season, Ziggy participated in 16 races. Out of the 16, he won 13, secured second place in two, and finished only one race without winning a medal.
This season (2019/2020), Ziggy will compete in a higher category (U14), where he will have a chance to participate in the International Ski Federation’s (“FIS”) children’s races. Ziggy plans to participate in 16 national races (Slalom, Giant Slalom and Super G), as well as eight international ones – including Trofeo Alpe Cimbra in Italy, La Scara - Val d’Isere in France, Trofeo Pinocchio in Italy, Pokal Loka in Slovenia and Children FIS in Zagreb, Croatia.
Ziggy has grand plans for the future as well – he intends to continue training hard for the next four years, in order to qualify for other FIS-organized races – the World Cup and the Olympics.
Apart from skiing, Ziggy has a passion for kiteboarding, which he practices daily for two and half months every summer. And if that’s not enough, Ziggy is also a straight-A student, who is used to discipline and hard work – which he views as “the only way to succeed.”
Brasidas Group AG is happy to have the opportunity to support Ziggy on his path to becoming one of the world’s leading skiers.