The bowling department of VfB Hallbergmoos considers itself lucky to have a current world champion in its ranks with Radovan Vlajkov.
- The athlete, born in Serbia in 1991, switched to the VfB bowling team in the summer of 2020 from SK FWT Composites Neunkirchen in Lower Austria, where he was under contract for three years.
Active spokesman Tom Schneider had known Radovan Vlajkov for a long time and advised the then department head Sepp Niedermair to make a commitment.
Contact and contract negotiations were uncomplicated. “With Radovan we have signed a world-class bowler. Although he lives in Serbia, he is always reliable and punctual for the games. He has strong nerves and also serves as a role model for other players. Thanks to Tom Schneider we now have a strong team that will also be able to play internationally in the years to come. In addition, Tom made sure that they fit together in terms of character," emphasizes Niedermair.
The 30-year-old Vlajkov, who likes to fish in his free time, was noticed early on in bowling circles.
In 2003, when he was twelve, he started his bowling career at KK Bahat.
In 2009 he won gold for the U18 national team for the first time.
In 2010, 2012 and 2014 he won the world championship title with the U23.
In 2014 he moved from KK Bahat to KK Beograd and continued to be called up to the national team.
He crowned his sporting career with further gold medals, in 2015, 2017, 2019 and 2021 Vlajkov won the world championship title with the Serbian national team.
Vlajkov is currently in ninth place in the current Bundesliga ranking.
With an average of 644 wood in away games and 650 wood in home games, his class shows.
His personal best is 691 wood in a game.
Vlajkov, who was able to sign the Hallbergmoos community's golden book at the last home game, is also well received by everyone else.
“Rado is just one to rely on, we are all very proud of how he has established himself as an integral part of the team in such a short time.
Not only does he impress with his consistently good performances, he also fits in well with the team in terms of character," says the new head of department, Markus Most.
Active spokesman Schneider also has only good things to say: “His second hobby is fishing, and he always sends us pictures when he is at the lake.
Otherwise he is a sociable and good-humoured player who also has all the good qualities of an athlete.”