Valeria Sholomitskaya is the winner of the US junior championship » Athletics

Source: uaf.org.ua

A historic sporting event not only for Ukraine, but also for the United States took place on June 24.


Ukrainian Valeria Sholomitskaya beat the closest pursuer for almost three minutes and won the 10,000 meters race walk (46:46.97 min). Silver medalist, Angelica Harris – 49:29.73 min.

Ahead of Sholomitskaya’s performance at the U20 World Championships in Cali, and on the way to it, Valeria once again demonstrated that she is one of the strongest runners in the world in her age category.

“I am grateful to the US Athletics Federation and personally to its president, Vina Lananna, for inviting me and my students – Valeria Sholomitskaya and Yulia Petrik – to participate in the junior championship. This is the first time in the history of the US national championships that athletes from another country were allowed to compete within it. Thank you for this important historical moment for our state.”– the coach of the athlete Elena Borisyuk wrote on her Instagram.

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