28/06/2021   Banska Bistrica (SVK): International Race Walking Meeting




A race walk meeting took place on Saturday 26 June in Banska Bistrica (SVK).
20km men
Only four athletes at the start
Victory to Jakub Jelonek (POL) in 1:28:35
Second place to Dominik Cerny (SVK) in 1:30:39
Third place to Tumisang Pule (RSA) in 1:31:13
Fourth place to Sizwe Ndebele (RSA) in 1:36:39


20km women
Only two athletes at the start
Victory to Nasri Chahinez (TUN) in 1:38:08
Klaudia Zarska (SVK): DNF


10km men
It was perhaps the most interesting race with six athletes at the start including South African star Lebogang Shange who recently returned racing after solving his problems.
And it is Lebogang Shange (RSA) who obtains the victory in 41:06 after passing just over the middle of the race (5.570m) in 22:48
Second place to Miroslav Uradnik (SVK) in 31:44
Third place to Milan Rizek (SVK) in 44:36
Norbert Toth (HUN) was disqualified shortly after mid-race


10km women
Also in this race an interesting battle between two athletes from Ecuador (Magaly Bonilla and Johana Ordonez) and Olga Niedzialek (POL).
Magaly Bonilla starts in the lead and will remain there for the whole race with a passage at 5.570m of 24:56 where she is followed by teammate Johana Ordonez (25:17) and further behind by Olga Niedzialek (23:21).
In the second part of the race the Pole gets very close to Johana Ordonez, but she can't reach her.
Victory to Magaly Bonilla (ECU) in 45:11
Second place to Johana Ordonez (ECU) in 45:55
Third place to Olga Niedzialek (POL) in 45:57
The results in the U20 and U18 races
10km U20 men
Victory to Adam Zajicek (CZE) in 43:54
Second place to Patrik Nemcok (SVK) in 45:03
Third place to Jaka Grabner (SLO) in 49:03
10km U20 women
Victory to Karin Devaldova (SVK) in 51:16
Second place to Paulina Avenova (SVK) in 51:46
Third place to Terezia Kurucova (SVK) in 52:04
10km U18 boys
Victory to Tomas Mencel (SVK) in 45:30
Second place to Jakub Batovsky (SVK) in 47:43
Third place to Tamas Konczvald (SVK) in 48:16
5km U18 girls
Victory to Mattina Rodova (SVK) in 27:49
Second place to Miriam Hassan (HUN) in 28:01
Third place to Nina Postova (SVK) in 28:56
(Photos thanks to Frederic Bianchi - SUI)