I had a bad cramp in my calf muscle – Oleksiy Kasyanov
“I had a bad cramp in my calf muscle. I felt like I could do nothing about it and decided to discontinue because of high risk of getting a more complicated injury which may require prolonged recovery. I think it sounds reasonable to be careful right now so that I could go on later this year. I was driving for five straight hours when I got here six days ago. And then I had a muscle cramp during my warming up. I did hope it would be ok, just couldn’t believe those senseless things might happen to me. However, it didn’t go.Unfortunately, it didn’t.
I am an athlete, I am always eager to take maximum advantage of my preparation practice. That’s why I wanted to stay on field after long jump to do my shot put. Left leg is not involved in shot put technique that much and I just tried to be on the safe side with my left leg.
The Ukraine team is doing quite well. The guys are very solid and committed. It’s a great pleasure to feel that atmosphere. I do regret to discontinue.
There is plenty of decathlon routine which does not involve running. I will keep on practicing and hopefully will compete in decathlon at Ukraine Championships in a month and a half”.
Elvina Mashchenko, for organisers
European Combined Events Team Championships Super League takes place at the Avanhard stadium. It was renovated in 2015 and certified by the IAAF as a Class 2 Athletics Facility in March 2016. Nowadays, it is a modern European athletics arena, which has already hosted many athletics competitions including International U18 Athletics Matches and Ukrainian National Championships.
Three hotels will be used as official ones for the European Combined Events Team Championships Super League. Teams' hotel complex Ukraine is located only 1.5km from Avanhard stadium. It is situated in the very center of the city and it has often hosted teams during athletics competitions and events.
Danylo Halytskyi Lviv International Airport is the official airport. It is located 150km away from Lutsk and it’s the largest airport in the Western Ukraine thanks to the big passenger flow and destination network.