Owing to her excellent shape, Luca Kozák has shown a performance that stands out in the history of sport: Luca, who studies finance and accounting at the Faculty of Economics and Business of UD, has won silver medal at the EC with a national record of 12.69 seconds.
The athlete told hirek.unideb.hu that she had been highly motivated and had felt that she might perform great.
- I was confident, because I ran 12.70 before the EC, and I was fourth in the world ranking with two other athletes. I hoped that I would be able to achieve an even better result. I performed well in the qualification with ease. I wanted to run a really good time in the final. I was focused, and I enjoyed running in the final. When I run, I do not think. It would distract me. So I just ran. It was my most enjoyable race this year – said Luca Kozák.
She came in second with 12.69 in the semi-final. She easily found her rhythm in the final, and just like in the semi-final, only Pia Skrzysowska from Poland could beat her. The Hungarian athlete ran 12.69 again, and finished the competition with a silver medal.
The EC silver medal is the biggest success of her career so far. It was the first time that she had had a chance to compete in a 100 m hurdles final at an international championship.
Women 100 m hurdles:
Pia Skrzysowska (Poland) 12.53 seconds
Luca Kozák 12.69 seconds
Ditaji Kambundji (Switzerland) 12.74 seconds
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