Goran Nava meets the entry standard for the European Indoor Championships, Kolasinac 20.56 in Potsdam
10.02.2017, 11:27h

Goran Nava, a member of Serbia’s National team who lives and trains abroad managed to meet the entry standard for the European Athletics Indoor Championships in Kombank Arena (3-5 March).

Nava finished 1500m race at 3:43,34 and placed fifth among sixteen athletes at the International Meet in Spain. The entry standard for the Championships is 3:44,0.

‘ I cannot describe how happy I am. I have done everything I could to contribute to this country as an athlete. This will be my eight Indoor Championships but it will be a special one for me because I would love to finish my sports career in Belgrade. I cannot promise anything for the competition itself, I can only say that I am happy to be in it, it was my goal. I will soon turn 36 so it will be tough. I believe that Belgrade will host a lot of people so we will compete before the full Arena. My race is on the March 3 so See you then!’, said Goran Nava.

Our shot put Indoor record holder Asmir Kolasinac (20.91) competed at the International competition in Potsdam. He was allowed only four throws and the farthest was 20.56 which brought him the fifth place.

Kolasinac opened his season at the National Indoor Championships by marking 20.61m and he will throw two more times at the second ‘ Serbian Open Meeting’ (February 18) and at the Balkan Indoor Championships in Kombank Arena (February 25).

‘The atmosphere and the crowd were really great. I practically competed against all contenders that I will meet in Belgrade from 3-5 March. Unfortunately, the competition was not the standard one but the rule was if you throw less or fail, no more throws. I was allowed four throws and the competition lasted for two hours’, said Kolasinac.

David Storl from Germany won with 21.37m, Tomas Stanek from Czech Republic placed second with 21.30m and Kandar Bukovjecki from Poland won the bronze medal by throwing 20.69m.