Manca Mikec had already announced that the 2019 European Open will be the last major international tournament for Border Collie Lin. Thanks to a coincidence, there will be another small comeback on the international stage at the World Championships in Finland. Due to a resignation in the Slovenian national team, Manca Mikec and Lin moves as the first reserve team. After some twisting and turning, the Slovenian has decided at the end, while traveling home from the European Open to compete yet again for the last time. She will now support the Slovenian national team in the Large team competition. Lin proved last weekend in the Netherlands, that she is still in good health condition. Together they qualified for the team and individual finals. At the World Championship she will be together in team with Miha Primožič, Maruša Podjed and Nuša Pečnik. Šus from Nuša Pečnik and Pan from Maruša Podjed are even related with Lin.
Statement Manca Mikec
Here is our AWC picture…
Why? Because of unfortunate events, there was a cancellation yesterday and next in line to run for team runs was Lin. So I had few hours during driving home from EO to decide. Yes I know, I said she is done with big competitions, but the way she acts and moves at 9,5years, makes me wonder what is next for her. All my closest friends said I should do it and that she earned it. It really was a hard decision for me.
So we will try to get ready, and if something happens, there is her daughter waiting to take her position as a reserve. This EO she was on fire, ran like a maniac, qualified for individual final and team final. So hopefully we can do our part for team at AWC too. She is in team with her daughter Šus and grandson Pan, and amazing Dice. Looks like very Mikec team, since reserve is daughter Six too.
I didnt had our picture, so after driving 12 hours yesterday i look like this. Thats all. I have no other words.