Klaudia Kardasz claimed silver in shot put after a very thrilling duel at the European Athletics U23 Championships, Bydgoszcz 2017. Bronze at 1500m went to Michał Rozmys. Nearly 8000 spectators watched young athletes struggle for points on the third day of the championships

Bronze at 1500m was claimed by Michał Rozmys, who having kept a steady pace for most of the race, speeded at the home straight and took the lead until the 30th meter before the finish line. Unfortunately Marius Probst, Germany and Filip Sasínek, Czech Republic hit the final meters to overtake Rozmys. So he came third with the time 3:49.30 and a bleeding calf, scratched by one of his rival’s spike during the battle.

Kamila Przybyła from the host Zawisza Club came fourth in pole vault. After a bouncy start of 4.10 cleared at the second attempt, she evened (4,30m) and next improved her life best clearing 4,40m, previously missed at two attempts. Being carried by the loud applause of the local fans, she decided to skip 4,45m and go straight on to 4,50m. Unfortunately she missed 4,50m three times to finish just off the podium.

Even though Katarzyna Furmanek placed third in women’s hummer after the first rounds of the championships, having reached only 66.45 at the third series, she ended up at the sixth position.  

Two Poles ran in 110m hurdles, yet despite a thrilling Dawid Żebrowski, having improved his life best (13.90), placed fifth and the local favourite, Kacper Schubert, eighth (14.21).

Dominika Muraszewska completed the women’s 400m final sixth (53.62) and  Kajetan Duszyński at the same distance came seventh (46.80).  

Aneta Koniczek placed seventh in the finals of 3000m hurdles with the time 10:05.87.

Maciej Jaloszynski

Klaudia Kardasz (fot. Tomasz Kasjaniuk)