- Hans Weber
- September 29, 2023
The Josef Odložil Memorial 2022
On Monday, June 6, 2022, fans of athletics will see another 29th year of the MEMORIÁL JOSEFA ODLOŽILA at the Juliska Stadium in Prague. This is a prestigious meeting of the WORLD ATHLETICS CONTINETAL TOUR series, full of domestic and foreign athletic stars. The organizers prepared 17 disciplines in the main program, of which 7 were women and 10 were men. The main race will traditionally be the men’s 1500m run, in which Josef Odložil won a silver medal at the Tokyo Olympics in 1964. This time, the thirteen-time participant Jakub Holuša will no longer race in the main event, the men’s 1500m run. The Czech record holder has exchanged the role of an active runner for the position of coach and will officially say goodbye to his career at the traditional meeting at Juliska on June 6. It was here a year ago that he ran his last race, even though he didn’t know it at the time. Other memorial disciplines will be the women’s javelin throw “Dana Zátopková Memorial” and the men’s shot put “Jaroslav Brabec Memorial”. “It is still about Barbora Špotáková, whether she will start here or not,” said the director of the meeting Miroslav Ševčík on May 27, 2022 at a press conference, which was also attended by the bowler Tomáš Staněk.