|Posted on May 30, 2011 at 12:10 AM|
For the first time the traditional golf tournament took place at the very beginning of the tennis event. But what remained the same was the place - Austerlitz Golf Club in Slavkov u Brna near Brno.
Tomas at the V.I.P golf tournament
Tomas in good company in Slavkov u Brna, near Brno Czech Republic, on Sunday 29 May 2011
Slavkov u Brna, i.e. Slavkov by Brno; historically known as Austerlitz is a country town about 10 km (6 miles) south-east of Brno. The town is widely known for giving its name to the Battle of Austerlitz which actually took place some kilometres to the west of the town.
The Battle of Austerlitz, also known as the Battle of the Three Emperors, was Napoleon's greatest victory, where the French Empire effectively crushed the Third Coalition. On 2 December 1805 a French army, commanded by Emperor Napoleon I, decisively defeated a Russo-Austrian army, commanded by Tsar Alexander I, after nearly nine hours of difficult fighting. The battle took place near Austerlitz (Slavkov u Brna) in Moravia, at that time in the Austrian Empire. The battle is often regarded as a tactical masterpiece.
Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt checks a tennis racquet he was presented with, at the Slavkov u Brna golf course near the city of Brno May 29, 2011. Bolt is in the Czech Republic to attend the Golden Spike track and field meet in Ostrava on Tuesday. Czech sportsmen, hockey star Jaromir Jagr (L), tennis legend Ivan Lendl and tennis player Tomas Berdych (R) look on.
Usain St. Leo Bolt, nicknamed Lightning Bolt, born 21 August 1986, is a Jamaican sprinter and a three-time World and Olympic gold medalist. He is the world record and Olympic record holder in the 100 metres, the 200 metres and (along with his teammates) the 4 x 100 metres relay. He is the reigning World and Olympic champion in these three events
Sunday, May 29, 2011
On Sunday Bolt met on neutral ground with Czech sporting titans Ivan Lendl, Jaromír Jágr and Tomáš Berdych for a game of golf. He might be new to the sport, but he made it clear at the press conference beforehand that he brought certain other advantages to the course.
“First of all it’s an honour for me to be here today at this opening. I have a great honour to stand here with all these great players. I really enjoy coming here every year, back to back. And I’d like to say that I’m the youngest standing here.”
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