Polish runner breaks world junior record
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Poland's Ewa Swoboda has smashed the world junior indoor 60m sprint record with an amazing 7.07-second run during an event on home soil.
Ewa Swoboda broke the record at an event in Toruń. Photo: PAP/Tytus Żmijewski
"The thing that helped me most is that it's an incredibly fast track in Toruń [northern Poland] and it was great to hear the cheering of my trainer Iwona Krupa and my manager. However, this result didn't come from nowhere. It was the result of millions of workouts, blood, sweat and tears and plenty of patience from my coach,” Swoboda was quoted as saying by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAFF).
The previous record stood at 7.09 seconds and was clocked by Nigerian sprinter Joan Ekah in 1999.
The 18-year-old Swoboda is already the European junior 100m champion.
She was recently chosen Athlete of the Month by the European Athletics association. (rg/pk)