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Alvogen sponsors young athletes

28 June 2012

Alvogen will be sponsoring two rising athletes from Serbia and Bosnia & Herzegovinia: Damir Fejzic, a Vrsac (Serbia) native is playing in the Olympic Games this summer as the youngest taekwondo participant in London, and Bosnian and Herzegovinian tennis player Damir Dzumhur, who currently plays in the Wimbledon qualifying rounds.

Damir Dzumhur is currently ranked number 204 in the world and looks set to build on a fantastic 2011 season in which he won five future tournaments and advanced 669 places in his first full year as a professional. Damir is one of the youngest players to in the top-250 currently and has already won nine professional tournaments since he turned pro in 2011.

The partnership with Damir Fejzic in 2012 has already paid dividends as he qualified for his first Olympic appearance as the youngest taekwondo participant from whole world that qualified for the Olympics. At the final European qualification tournament for the Olympics, he won gold medal after 5 heavy fights beating the official world champion and left him out of the Olympics.

Confirming the sponsorship announcements, Valentina Marinkovic, responsible for Communication in Alvogen West Balkan said: “We believe sponsorship with young athletes is a natural offshoot of one of our corporate values: passion and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. We are proud to support both Damirs and hope they will build on their already terrific achievements in 2012”.

Both agreements complement Alvogen’s Citizenship program, which is focused on taking part in local communities through sport sponsorship programs.