WIC Glasgow: Day 2

On Saturday, a numerous group of our athletes was in action. Milan Trajković equaled his season best in the heats of men´s 60m hurdles, advancing directly to the next round. In the semifinals Milan repeated his win, improving to 7.53, only 0.02 off his personal best. In the final, Milan took 8th place running 7.59. Trajković, who won the continental title in Glasgow Arena in 2019, appeared in the world´s indoor finals for the second time in a row.

Hungarian Boglárka Takács and Jamaican Shashalee Forbes advanced to the semifinals, running 7.23 and 7.17 respectively. Takács, who managed to lower the mark to 7.21 took 15th place overall. Forbes finished 11th, getting only 0.02 seconds behind the last qualifier for the final. Her result was 7.15.

Another Hungarian Attila Molnár fought in his maiden senior championships final. Starting from the lane number two, he covered the two laps in a solid time of 46.11 and took fifth place.

A bit unusual time for the men´s long jump final competition did not stop Miltiadis Tentoglou from defending his world indoor title. 25-years old Greek carried on his consistency in the major competitions. Miltos began with a jump of 8.22. However, Mattia Furlani of Italy equalized. While having a tied best marks, Greek managed to increase the lead in second and fourth series and confirming the position with a jump of 8.19 in the last attempt. Furlani could not respond and Miltos was once again crowned a world´s best long jumper. His performing in the indoor season suggest a good shape prior to defending his Olympic gold medal in Paris.

Many congratulations.

Photo credit: Pavol Uhrin

Jakub Ďurdina