07 NOV 2013 General News Sopot, Poland

Poland’s Majewski and Kszczot to raise the rafters at World Indoors

Tomasz Majewski (Getty Images)Tomasz Majewski (Getty Images) © Copyright

Two of Poland’s top stars should provide the home crowd with plenty to cheer at next year’s IAAF World Indoor Championships in Sopot as two-time Olympic Shot Put champion Tomasz Majewski and 2013 European indoor 800m champion Adam Kszczot confirmed their participation on Thursday (7).

The 2014 IAAF World Indoor Championships will be held in the Polish city of Sopot between 7-9 March.

Majewski told local media that he is injury-free at the moment and training well.

Sopot will be his sixth appearance at the World Indoor Championships but, in comparison to his outdoor successes, his best results indoors have been bronze medals at the 2008 and 2012 editions of the championships. He also has two fourth-place finishes and a sixth-place finish to his name.

Kszczot, the 800m winner at the past two editions of the European Indoor Championships, finished third at the 2010 World Indoor Championships and then fourth last year in Istanbul.

With Ethiopia’s reigning World champion, both indoors and outdoors, Mohammed Aman also set to run in Sopot, a terrific spectacle could be in store for the spectators.  

Both Polish athletes will be looking to impress in front of their home audience after below-par showings at the 2013 IAAF World Championships in Moscow three months ago.

On that occasion, Majewski finished sixth, but Kszczot failed to progress beyond the semi-finals of his event.

Phil Minshull for the IAAF