At the end of February, Swoboda won the fifth Polish indoor champion title at the 60 meters in Toruń, and in the event that started on Thursday, she was slated to defend the European champion title from Glasgow in 2019 at this distance. You will not do that. Our excellent runner got a positive result for the second coronavirus test on Wednesday evening. Torun will also be absent from Konrad Bukovetsky. The racket broke its toe and had to resign from the main indoor event of the season.
Toruń 2021 European Athletics Championships We count on medals
Despite these problems, we count on a lot of white and red medals. One of the candidates for the podium is Marcin Lewandowski. Two years ago he became the champion of the Old Continent at home in the 1500-meter race, and now he’s fighting for another gold at this distance. On Thursday, he will play the qualifying round, and the next day – hopefully – in the final. And that’s not all, because our team has many opportunities on the podium.
We expect good results from our representatives. Will there be a victory in the medal standings? It might be difficult. This is a slightly different staff than it was two or four years ago. The Netherlands and Great Britain will be essentially very powerful. With these countries we will fight for medals – predicts Thomas Majewski, PZLA Vice President.
Arena Toruń is an ideal setting for breaking records. In this hall, Armand Duplantis jumped with a 6.17 shaft, and Swoboda set the junior world record in the 60m – this is my favorite hall. I am not saying this because I treat Arena Toruń as my second home, because I represented the club for years from Bydgoszcz, but because of the uniqueness of this facility – Lewandowski confirms.
So far, HME has organized Polska once, in 1975. In Katowice, the Polish team has won two gold, three silver and five bronze medals. Now the appetite is much greater.
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