- Hans Weber
- December 4, 2023
TÁBOR HOSTS HOME HIGHLIGHTS
On the last weekend of July, the Men’s and Women’s Championship will take place in the Peace sports area of the Czech Republic, where the almost complete Czech top team will meet to fight for championships as well as take part in the upcoming international summits.
The camp is the host of the Czech Men’s and Women’s Championship for the fourth time in history. The czech elite will return to them after seven years and there will not only be a fight for championship medals. The Czech Republic is also for our best last chance to qualify for the World Championships in Budapest. Their performances will also be important towards the peaks of next season, which are the Olympic Games in Paris and the European Championships in Rome, as the qualifying period for both representative events is already underway.
The annual decoration of the domestic Republic championships tends to be javelin bouts. In the women’s, we can look forward to world-record holder Barbora Špotáková, for whom this should be the last start at the MCR. He will be fighting for his 16th title at Camp.
In the javelin competition, the silver Olympic gold medalist and five-time Czech champion Jakub Vadlejch is the clear favourite.Jakub is in form as 89.51 dominates this year’s intermediate world tables.
Tycoon Amalia Swabia ascended the bronze dais in Istanbul. Before that, she improved her national record to 472 centimeters at the indoor championships. Stephen Janáček’s charge also thrives during the summer season. The highest she has jumped so far is the Golden Boot in Ostrava, where she cleared the bar at a height of 464 cm.
Radek Yuška’s long-distance HME medal did not come close either. In the end, the Czech record holder placed fifth. Shortly before the Met, he confirmed the rising form when he flew up to 808 centimetres at the New Town Grand Prix above Metují. Back at Camp, he would like to finish for his ninth title.
Kristiina Mäki also has eight golds from the outdoor MCR. Unlike Yushka, she won them in three different disciplines. For this year’s masters, she has chosen to start on the 15th, where she would like to present herself with a fast time.
Almost every discipline of the upcoming MCR can offer very exciting competitions with the participation of successful Czech representatives.
A rich accompanying programme awaits fans of the Queen of Sport. Its centerpiece will be the Sokol Swimming Pool of Jordan, where popular Athletics for Children will not be missed. The ratepayers will be able to try out the athletic disciplines again, take pictures with the Atik mascot and have small rewards waiting for them. Our athletes will also visit the “fan zone” to sign cards.
The accompanying programme will take place at The Jordan Swimming Pool from 13:00 to 16:30 on Saturday and from 11:00 to 14:00 on Sunday.
Czech TELEVISION is planning live broadcasts from both competition days on ČT sport, on Saturdays from 17:00 to 19:00, and on Sundays from 14:00 to 17:00. The entire competition programme will then be available for viewing via stream on the Czech Athletics Facebook page.
Tickets for the Czech Men’s and Women’s Championships are still on sale, for Saturday to the main stand via www.ticketportal.cz, for standing on both days on site.