Nearly 800 young athletics adepts took part in the LDK Indoor Olympics!, which took place on Saturday in Spala. – The competition for the first time in the nearly 10-year history of the Athletics for Everyone project had an international cast, reports Dominik Witczak, one of the organizers of the event.
In terms of sports, the best result was achieved by Kinga Jackowska, born in 2009. This year’s Polish junior women’s champion in the ball push (3-kilogram equipment) achieved a result of 14.72 in the hall of the Central Sports Center. The charge of Maciej Bukowiecki improved her indoor personal best, although it should be recalled that in the summer of last season she had already pushed over 15 meters in the stadium.
However, in the indoor Olympics organized by the Athletics for Everyone program, the most important thing was participation, not results. Nearly 800 young athletes stood on the starting line at the hospitable thresholds of the hall of the Central Sports Center in Spala. This year, representatives of countries other than Poland also took part in the competition.
It was the first time in the history of our program that the competition was of international rank. Thanks to funding from Erasmus+, under which we implement the Athletics4Health project, we hosted young athletes from Austria, Slovakia and Finland,” says Dominik Witczak, one of the organizers of the event.
The young athletes were supported in their starts by outstanding athletes from years ago. Among those who came to Spala were Olympic champion in sport walking Robert Korzeniowski, indoor world champion in the multi-jump Sebastian Chmara, and European vice-champion in high jump Janusz Trzepizur.
The provincial competition in the points classification was won by athletes from Silesia ahead of representatives from Mazovia and Kuyavia and Pomerania.
Full results: Spała
Maciej Jałoszyński / foto: Tomasz Kasjaniuk