Published on May 23rd, 2023 | by Daniel Boyle0
Footbag Community Mourns Passing of Jindra Smola
The footbag community was shocked to learn of the passing of former World Champion Jindra Smola.
Czech footbag player Jindra Smola was one of the best players in the world, having been able to hit huge tricks and perform impressive choreographed routines. The unfortunate news came through this week that he had passed away due to a heart condition.
Jindra was still pushing the boundaries of his own footbag game up until recent times. He won the Routines event at the World Footbag Championships in Paris, 2014.
A part of Jindra’s personal review of his experience of reaching the level of World Champion was shared online among the condolences.
As can be seen in this promo video, he was an excellent entertainer, being able to captivate audience in the street show setting as well as in the competition environment.
Despite passing away at such a young age, Jindra Smola leaves behind an enormous legacy to the footbag community. Condolences to his close friends and family in this hard time.
One of his major trick inventions was called “Heart” and as mentioned in the comments of the video, “Jindra Smola, forever in our hearts”.