Agata Zupin won a gold medal in the 400m hurdles (57.05 seconds) on the first day of the Balkan Athletics Championships in Craiova.
“I’m happy with the ranking, but for a better result I will have to make some technical improvements. I’m losing speed when moving to the eighth hurdle, with a bigger one I would have better passes to the ninth and tenth hurdles,”“Zupin summed up the performance.
Before Anita Horvat, only Romanian Claudia was 800 m away Mihaela Bobocea (2: 01.84). It was good today, even the change between 400 and 600, where I ran out the most in previous matches, I did well. But I had a tactical mistake when the Turk closed me and I could only overtake her on the plane. Then I could not time more make up. But I’m happy, I had a second run in 2:02 in four days,“said Horvat.
Jerneja Smonkar (2: 03.55) took fourth place in the 800 m. Rok Ferlan was fifth in the 400 m (46.41) and Lovro Mesec Košir was 10th (47.04). Eva Cinderella she was sixth in the triple jump (13.53 m) and Hana Urankar seventh in the discus throw (50.94 m). Nino Celec was eighth in the long jump (7.51 m), Dino Šubašič at 13. (7.34 m). Matevž Šuštaršič was eighth in the 100 m final (10.72).
Sandro Jeršin Tomasini took ninth and penultimate place in the high jump (2.00 m), while Tilen Ovniček was 15th. place dropped out of qualifications at 100 m (10.99). The championship will end on Sunday.