SPORTS / ACCOLADESCali , 06-08-2022
Polyniki Emmanuilidou ranks 5th in the world
Polyniki Emmanuilidou finished in fifth place with a time of 23.42 seconds in the final of the 200m women's U20 in Cali, Colombia, where the 19th World Championships are being held.
In Cali he competed in the 100m and 200m running 5 races of high demands. In the 100m he reached the semi-final and then competed in the 200m.
It should be noted that, shortly before the final, a storm broke out again in Cali, and the games were interrupted for about an hour, as a result the start scheduled at 00:30 was finally given at 01:35.
She was also victorious in the first heat and advanced to the semi-final with the fourth best heat time of 23.43 a few hours after competing in the 100m where she took eleventh place with a time of 11.51.
To reach the final, she had to break the Panhellenic record with 23.20 running in the 2nd semi-final series in the 4th course, marking the sixth best performance of the athletes who participated in the three semi-final series.
Jamaica went 1-3 with Brianna Liston taking the gold medal with a performance of 22.65 and Alena Reed the bronze with 22.95. The silver medal was won by Julia Jameson from the USA with 22.77.
Polyniki Emmanuilidou (A.S.S. Alexandros of Macedonia) was born on June 30, 2003 in Koufalia, Thessaloniki, a city where she lives and trains until today. Alongside her training, she studies at the School of Physical Education and Sports Science at Aristotle University.
Her coach is Katerina Alexopoulou
In the previous championship in Nairobi, she took part in the 200m and was 10th in the Semi-Final.