On May 29 and 30, the Polish national team will be defending the title of the European Team Champion at the Silesian Stadium – the National Athletics Stadium.
The white and red team will include Michał Haratyk, who has been very fit in recent days and shot the ball on 22.17. Malwina Kopron will represent Poland in the hammer throw, Paweł Fajdek in the pole vault, and Piotr Lisek will make his first performance in the summer season in Silesia. We will also see Marcin Lewandowski and Mateusz Borkowski in 1500 and 800 meters running competitions. The rising star of the national track and field, Pia Skrzyszowska, will run 100 meters and 100 meters hurdles.
– The national team stands before a historic performance. Never before has the European Team Champion defended the home title also on the own soil. We have a young and experienced team. I am convinced that this mix will bring fans a lot of fun. Our athletes have proven more than once that they can mobilise for such starts. – emphasizes the sports director of PZLA Krzysztof Kęcki.
The competition arena will be the Silesian Stadium, which has officially been the National Athletics Stadium for almost a year. Over 7,000 spectators will be able to watch the event from the stands of this facility.
– I know that the Poles will do their best during the European Athletics Team Championships. Strong representation and respect for opponents are the features that characterise us and make us ready to take on new challenges. I believe that with the support of the fans in the stands of the Silesian Stadium, the white and red players have an excellent chance of defending the title of the European Champion from 2019 – says Bartłomiej Kowalski, CEO of the European Athletics Team Championships Silesia 2021.
The ninth European Athletics Team Championships will be held at the Silesian Stadium on May 29 and 30. In addition to the white-and-reds, seven teams will take up a challenge: Spain, France, Germany, Italy, Great Britain, Portugal and Ukraine. 7,600 fans will be able to enter the stadium stands while maintaining safety rules.
Stadion Śląski Sp. z o.o. /Polish Athletic Association
Foto: Press Focus / Bydgoszcz 2019