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EMACI 2024 Torun (Pol) – Interview with EMA President Walentina Fedjuschina

    One week left until the new, big EMA event starts. We are with our President to hear about this experience

    1) What are the expectations for these European Indoor Championships in Torun? This new edition of European Masters Indoor Championships in Toruń promise to be a remarkable event, one that is eagerly anticipated by athletes and fans alike. Nestled in the heart of Poland, Toruń is not only renowned for its picturesque landscapes and rich cultural heritage but also celebrated for its vibrant sports traditions that add a layer of excitement to every competition held in this beautiful city. Toruń, with its historical architecture and welcoming atmosphere, provides the perfect backdrop for an event of this magnitude. Its commitment to sports and physical activity is palpable, creating an inspiring setting for both new and seasoned athletes. The city’s blend of tradition and modernity makes it a unique destination, inviting participants and spectators to explore its charms while enjoying the thrill of the competition.


    2) Are there any new features or changes this year compared to previous editions? The championship is set to unfold on a state-of-the-art indoor track, meticulously prepared to meet the highest standards of professionalism and safety. This facility ensures that athletes can perform at their best, pushing their limits in a supportive and well-equipped environment. The organizers’ dedication to excellence and attention to detail is evident, promising an event that is not only competitive but also enjoyable for everyone involved.


    3) What is the role of the European indoor championships in promoting masters athletics at continental level? We are confident that the European Masters Indoor Championships in Toruń will be a splendid event, leaving lasting memories for all who attend. It’s an opportunity to witness the spirit of sportsmanship, the pursuit of excellence, and the joy of camaraderie. Let’s look forward to an event that celebrates the best of athletics, hospitality, and european community spirit. The European Masters Athletics (EMA) Championships truly embody the spirit of lifelong athleticism, demonstrating that the passion for competition and personal excellence knows no age limit. From athletes as young as 35 to those reaching the remarkable milestone of 100 years and beyond, the event showcases a wide range of disciplines that are popular among participants, reflecting the different interests and capabilities of masters athletes. This inclusivity and celebration of athletic endeavor across the age spectrum serve as a powerful example to younger generations. It highlights the importance of physical activity, perseverance, and the joy of sport as part of a healthy and fulfilling lifestyle. The message is clear: we are athletes forever, and this commitment to sports can lead to a lifetime of fitness, friendship, and personal achievement.


    4) Which disciplines arouse the greatest interest among athletes and the public and which teams are most representative in terms of attendance and curiosity? For many, participation in the Championships is more than just a personal pursuit; it’s a family tradition. It’s not uncommon to see generations of athletes competing, supporting each other, and sharing in the joy of the sport. This familial aspect adds a rich layer of community and continuity to the championships, reinforcing the values of sportsmanship and legacy within the athletic community.

    Looking to the future, there is a strong hope and belief that, with the support of the European Masters Athletics (EMA), these Championships will continue to grow in popularity and influence. The EMA’s commitment to promoting masters athletics provides a solid foundation for expanding the reach and impact of these competitions. By fostering a culture that values and celebrates athletic participation at all ages, the EMA is instrumental in ensuring that the legacy of masters athletics not only endures but flourishes. Good luck and enjoy the Championship.