It was a good race but I made a mistake in the last part of the race which costed me a lot of power and energy. I had to push it very much to the finish line. My goal was the semifinal so I fulfilled it.
KUCERA M (SVK)
- Second 50.75 Q
It was very painful and I ran the way I always do - from the start to the finish. I gave everything into it. The semifinal will be the same and I know it is going to hurt again. This heat was not too fast what also helped me. Now, time for regeneration and I will fight again.
NECHYPORENKO D (UKR)
- Winner 50.26 SB Q
I am very happy. These are my third European championships. In Amsterdam, in 2016, I was out in the first round. This is my first win in a European championships heat. The difference this year? Well, the atmosphere, this big stadium and so many people. In the next round I want to achieve a new PB, I want to go sub 50s.