Mateusz Wantulok new Polish national summer champion

05 September 2013 17:24
Mateusz Wantulok
Mateusz Wantulok -
Alicja Kosman, PZN

While the two Summer Grand Prix starters Szczepan Kupczak and Pawel Slowiok were still on their way back from the last competition in Oberstdorf, the rest of the team and also some international starters had a competition in Szczyrk which also counted as the Polish summer national championships.

After the ski jumping part, Czech Tomas Vancura had been in the lead with a good jump of 100 metres which gave him 124 points and a 12-second-lead on Jan Lowisz. Wantulok followed in third position, his acquired 114,5 points meaning a 38-second time disadvantage on Vancura and 12 seconds on Lowisz. Vancura's teammate Petr Kutal who also starts for ski club Dukla Liberec claimed an intermediate sixth rank which he was going to improve pretty soon.

Kutal set the fastest cross-country time of 22:15.2 for the 10-kilometres which meant the first place for the Czech starter who was skiing together with Watulok for most of the race but managed to go past the young Polish athlete on the last lap. In the end, 8 seconds separated the international winner and the Polish national champion at the finish line. The silver medal went to Wojciech Marusarz (+16.3), bronze to Jan Lowisz (+21,2). For all three Polish athletes, it were the first national championship medals of their careers.

Results Ski Jumping part

Final Results