Advancing from the second women’s semi-final were: Rebecca Langrehr (Germany), Michelle Gulyas (Hungary), Laura Heredia (Spain), Laura Asadauskaite (Lithuania), Lewa Serapinaite (Lithuania), Blanca Guzi (Hungary), Emma Whitaker (Great Britain), Janine Kohlmann (Germany), Rebecca Castaudi (France).
Kobecka started the competition with two victorious bouts in the fencing bonus, she swam not badly (2:14.68) and entered the race from a good 10th place, with a loss of 36 seconds to Rebecca Langrehr. However, the Pruszkowian performed poorly in the laser run, which she finished last.
No Polish women will be seen in Saturday’s (1 July) race. Promotion to the Olympic Games in Paris has already been won by Heredia and Lucja Hlavackova (in the first semi-final), as they are the only representatives of the countries (Spain and the Czech Republic) among the finalists. The rules clearly specify that although there are eight places to be allocated, only one athlete can advance from one country. On Saturday, we will see three British, Lithuanian, German and Hungarian women each and two French and Italian women each.
Alice Sotero (1st semi-final) is the exception to this rule. Her ticket to the French capital is already in her pocket, as her teammate Elena Micheli won the right to compete in Antalya, Turkey, in the World Cup competition at the end of May/beginning of June this year.