“There is a lot of interest in the Rzeszow competitions held as part of the European Games,” he – reported the coach of the Polish national team in diving Andrzej Kozdranski. It is in this sport that the competition will be held at the swimming pool in the capital of Podkarpacie.
He hopes that his charges in the individual competition will manage to advance to at least four finals.
He makes no secret of the fact that a certain impact on the start of the Poles may be due to stress: “For the first time they will be competing at home and at such an important Andrzej Kozdranski said. He added that for his charges it will be a “home” event, as all cadres represent the KSW Stal Rzeszow club.
“We will see how they will cope with this competition environment,” he said.
Some light may be shed on the form of the cadets by the fact that they did a great job at the recently held Polish championships (at the Rzeszow swimming pool). However, certainly during the European Games the rivals will show much greater skills than the national competitors.
Kozdranski recalled that Poland could put up a maximum of six people in the diving event, and that’s how many of them fulfilled the norm for the performance.
He recalled that so far only one Pole has competed at the European Games, Kaja Skrzek. It was in Baku (1st European Games).
Kozdranski’s charges (all representing KSW Stal Rzeszow) will compete in seven events: women’s 1m springboard – Kaja Skrzek, Aleksandra Blazowska; women’s 3m springboard – Skrzek, Blazowska, men’s 1m springboard – Andrzej Rzeszutek, Kacper Lesiak, men’s 3m springboard – Rzeszutek, Lesiak, men’s 3m synchronized springboard – Rzeszutek/Lesiak, men’s 10m steeplechase – Robert Lukaszewicz, Filip Jachym, men’s 10m synchronized steeplechase – Lukaszewicz/Jachym.