I received an email from my good friend Jasmin Brutus from Visoko, Bosnia and Herzegovina a few minutes ago, and I loved the story and pictures and wanted to share here. With his permission, an excerpt from his work documenting the Bosnian National Sitting Volleyball Team. (Before Serbs start badmouthing me or Jasmin, let me assure you we say this with wry humor and not derision!)
there is a joke here in Bosnia..
a Serb and Bosnian were arguing about who has better sports teams…and Serb said..
we have great football team, great handball team,
great volleyball team, great water polo team…
What do you have?
And Bosnian said..we have sitting volleyball team..
they are European and world champions..and
they won gold medal at Paralympics…
Then Serb asked him…
Yeah…you have..but who made that team…
Bosnia and Herzegovina has population about 4,5 million, and there is about 30 sitting volleyball clubs.
National team won four times European champions, two times World champions, won silver medal in Athens, gold medal in Sydney and silver medal in Beijing at Paralympics.
Congrats to Jasmin for continuing to work on this important project; I promise to post more as he releases it!