Sport climbing, especially women’s speed climbing, should be the ‘Polish competition’ at the European Games. The main favourite will be Aleksandra Mirosław, who has just tested the wall on which she will run on 21 June in Tarnów. And of course she won. – Another small step forward made,” she wrote.
Tarnów has recently been testing the venues on which athletes will compete during the European Games Krakow – Małopolska 2023. First, the leading badminton players of Europe and the world competed in the Jaskółka hall during the international polish championships – the Orlen Polish Open. At the weekend, climbers appeared in the hall of the State Higher Vocational School. Tarnów hosted the European Cup in speed climbing.
Polish female athletes have dominated this competition for several years and it was no different at home, where – as we all know – the walls should help all the more. Aleksandra Mirosław, a three-time world record holder, is in a class of her own. The fastest time over the wall was 6.53 seconds. In Tarnow she was once again speeding like a mountain goat and we can keep our appetites sharp for another record, e.g. at the European Games. At the weekend she left her rivals under no illusions. In the preliminaries she was fastest on both track A and track B.
In the subsequent knockout rounds, she left her opponents far behind. In the final, she faced another polish candidate for a medal at the Olympics – Natalia Kałucka. She won in a time of 6.40 seconds. Kalucka was 0.39 seconds slower. The fight for third place was also an internal matter for the Polish women. The second of the Kalucka sisters – Aleksandra defeated Patrycja Chudziak.
Also in the men’s competition, the representative of the red and white proved to be the best. Although the Frenchman Bassa Mawem was faster in the preliminaries, Marcin Dzieński was the best in the knockout competition. In the final, he won against the Ukrainian Hrychoriy Ilchyshyn. He ran the wall in 5.42 seconds. Third was Mawem and fourth was Pole Oskar Szałecki.
For Aleksandra Miroslaw, the win in Tarnow was her 29th victory in a row (in competitions of various importance – from national to international). In the most important events, she was recently undefeated at the European Championships, the World Cup (three times) or the Olympic Games. Only at the 2021 World Championships did she finish third, but she fell off the wall in the semi-finals. There, in turn, Natalia Kalucka won.
The chance for 30 victory will be less than two months before the start of the European Games. A World Cup competition will be held in Seoul, Korea.
The European Games in sport climbing will feature three competitions (women’s and men’s) – time climbing, guiding and bouldering. A total of one hundred participants will compete.