Sinj Alka 300 Won by Frano Ivkovic

It has been one of the most extensively promoted events in Croatia this year, from the Sinj Tourist Board in Chicago and New York to the Alka knights parading on the streets of Split, Zagreb and Brussels, but finally the preparations came to an end on August 9, and the competition began – the 300th Sinj Alka Knights Tournament!

After Prime Minister Zoran Milanovic opened the new Alka Museum, it was the turn of President Kolinda Grabar Kitarovic to preside over the event, which has taken place every year since 1715 to commemorate the defeat of the Ottoman Turks in the Siege of Sinj.

And in a very competitive field, our congratulations go to Frano Ivkovic, the winner of the 300th Alka. Watch him in action below as he grabs one of the two direct ‘u sridu’ lances out of three.

Learn more about Sinj and its Alka heritage here.