The National Athletics Stadium, or Silesian Stadium, is the lucky home of Polish athletics – said the Silesian voivodeship assembly chairman Jakub Chełstowski at the conclusion of the World Athletics Relays Silesia21.
During the event, which ended on Sunday, the Polish teams took victories in the 2x2x400 metres mixed and the women's 4x400 metres. More success for the host country came in the women's 4x100 and 4x400 metre races.
– We have been through two fantastic days full of positive emotion, the World Athletics Relays organised in a place close to the heart of every fan, the Silesian stadium, which, being officially known as the National Athletics Stadium, is the home of Polish athletics. And a very lucky home it is, especially for the women's team, which gave us a great deal to get excited about on the second day of the event, with a gold and two silvers. Those are the moments to live for! Remembering also the great 2x2x400 metre race, with Patryk Dobek and Joanna Jóźwik taking the gold with a European record, we feel fully satisfied. Congratulations are due to all athletes. In a difficult time, while we are still fighting the pandemic, you demonstrated great spirit on the track, serving as inspiration and motivation. We thank you for being with us. In only a few weeks, on the last weekend of May, the European Team Championships await us – taking place in the famous Cauldron of Witches again. I keep my fingers crossed for our teams, with a strong hope that, with luck on our side, the event will be witnessed by fans in the stadium – the voivodeship assembly chairman Jakub Chełstowski said.
The European Team Championships will take place in the Silesian Stadium on 29-30 May.