Daryna Sloboda: The hardest moment of this competition is right now
Despite a brilliant victory in heptathlon at European Combined Events Team Championships Super League with PB 6165, Ukraine’s Daryna Sloboda remains extremely focused and demanding to herself.
“The hardest moment of this competition is right now because I realise that I have not reached 6300. The main ambition for Lutsk was to fulfil world championships standard. I had practiced to score better than I’ve managed to do here. Unfortunately, this result does not secure me qualification to the IAAF World Championships. I felt I was close yesterday and felt as well today before morning start. However, every time I missed some seconds or some millimeters which did not let it work out despite consistent performance throughout all events. The field was not the strongest one in the world. I wish I could compete the best heptathletes in the world and could beat them in the future. So, I am going to keep on working and to chase IAAF World Championships qualification during Ukraine Championships” – said Daryna.
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.