Disabled sprinter Strametz in the semi-finals of the World Indoor Championships

On the last day of the World Indoor Championships held in Glasgow, sprinter Karin Strametz was eliminated in the semi-finals of the 60 meters hurdles, as expected. But the Styrian rider dropped his personal best by three hundredths to 8.00 seconds on Sunday; This means that the 25-year-old player narrowly missed his ticket to the final in 13th place. Strametz, who finished fifth in his run, was only five percent behind a top-8 finish. In the final, Devynne Charlton from the Bahamas improved the world record to 7.65 seconds.

Looking confidently to the coming months, Strametz said, “I am very happy with the run. I definitely missed the hundredth goal, which I missed in the 7th second in the first two hurdles.” “I still know where my potential is for the future and these good times give me a lot of confidence for the outdoor season.” Only Beate Schrott was faster at 7.96 seconds in 2013.

OLV athletes managed to achieve a positive result at the end of the World Championships. Sprinter Susanne Gogl-Walli achieved a new ÖLV record sixth place in the 400 meters final on Saturday, while versatile athlete Verena Mayr placed fifth in the pentathlon the day before, securing valuable points for Olympic qualification. Sprinter Markus Fuchs also left Scotland with a new personal best over 60m and tenth place.

Sport director Gregor Högler was pleased: “The team showed the absolute best performances in the finals and semi-finals, with numerous top performances and records.” “Everyone has shown that they are absolutely world class in the main sport of all Olympic sports. I am proud of the whole team and I can already feel the Olympic spirit. The outdoor season can come.”

(APA)

Source: Vienna

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