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Mario takes 1st place in the European Sign Spinning Championship
Mario Knežević (Croatia) secures the European crown at the European Sign Spinning Champion. The event was part of the KulturFestival ExtraSchicht at the Zollverein coal mine.
A change in weather, led to a temporary interruption of the event, over 30 Sign Spinners fought for the title in the individual and group contest. Paul Merkel and Alexander Kleißle were able to secure a free-flowing performance in the pouring rain.
The show was rounded off by a short appearance of the three US Allstars sign spinner, which also formed the jury. This jury included CEO, Max Durovic, and Allstars Mark Montellano and Greg Hankanson.
European champion Mario, who had been 18 hours from Croatia, found motivating words after his victory: "Still can not believe that I won. Great event, great people. I guess this is proof of the sign. WSSC (World Sign Spinning Championship) 2018 in Las Vegas. Dream is to win that one. One way or another, keep up what you do and never quit what you doing. Success will come with time. "
Head Spinstructor (head coach) Marvin Lichtenstein said: "A really great event and a big praise to the spectators and fans, who have cheered our sign spins even in the rain. These are the moments for which we all love the job. "
Sign Spinning is not sport that is marketed, but an advertising form from which a trend sport has developed. With over 200 sign spinners in Germany, SignSpin offers an effective and exciting marketing tool for a wide variety of cases.
"I am already looking forward to the third edition of the ESSC, each year new talents are added and the show gets more and more sophisticated. This is precisely where the foundation is laid, why sign spinning promotion is continually being further developed and exciting for potential customers, "said Philipp Schatton, CEO of SignSpin