Elena Micheli (Italy), Gintare Venckauskaite (Lithuania), Alice Sotero (Italy), Luca Barta (Hungary), Olivia Green (Great Britain), Annika Zillekens (Germany), Kerenza Bryson (Great Britain), Lucie Hlavackova (Czech Republic), Marie Oteiza (France) – advanced to the final. Natalia Dominiak came 10th at the finish line of the laser run.
Dominiak was the first not to advance to Saturday’s grand final. The Pole was seven seconds short of ninth place (Oteiza), which in practice translates into one more won fight on the fencing board. Dominiak entered the semi-finals from 17th place with a loss of 53 seconds to Alice Sotero. She made up a lot (fourth result) on the 3km course with four shots, but in the end she will not fight for either an IE medal or a pass to the IO in Paris. The second Pole, Anna Maliszewska, ran well (fifth result), but that was enough to finish 12th with a loss of 28 seconds to the winner.
The biggest “lucky losers” of the semi-final race were Hlavackova (she started in the last place – 18th) and Lithuanian Venckauskaite, who ran like a gazelle and was already in the lead after the fourth shot.
The second women’s semi-final will begin at 1 pm. First there will be a bonus round in fencing – on the open stage of the AWF Krakow stadium. Afterwards, the ladies will move to the swimming pool to complete the struggle with a laser round. The last of the Poles – Marta Kobecka – is among the 18 competitors.