President of the Republic congratulated Sirly Tiik

This morning, President Lennart Meri wrote a letter to Sirly Tiik, who had won a gold medal in javelin throwing on Sydney Olympics with a world record and a bronze medal in high jump. The President wrote to the brave sportsman working as an educator in the Porkuni School for children that her personal self-exertion sets an inspiring example to all the people of Estonia, and that her sportsmanlike accomplishments help every one of us to discover their ambition and self-confidence.

The President congratulated Sirly Tiik from all his heart on her heroic accomplishments on the Sydney Olympics, and confirmed that the Estonians are proud of their sportsmen.

Press Service of the Office of the President
Kadriorg, October 24, 2000