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“The plan worked”: Gogl-Walli from Linz won the EM preliminary

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Susanne Gogl-Walli (middle)
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The 26-year-old from Linz won her lead in 52.34 seconds and was only 17/100 above her personal best.

With the fourth-best lead time, the Upper Austrian is back in action in the evening session and will face Dutch top favorite Femke Bol in the second semi-final. Magdalena Lindner, on the other hand, was eliminated over 60 m.

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The 22-year-old finished sixth in her heat in 7.44 seconds and missed out on 30th place overall. the ascent at 6/100. Lindner missed a new personal best in the “Ataköy Arena”, which is currently 7.36 seconds. The Swiss indoor world champion Mujinga Kambundji won Lindner’s lead in 7.18 seconds.

“Didn’t expect that”

Gogl-Walli was impressed with her run, which was the second-best time of her career. “I didn’t really expect to win in advance, I’m very happy that my plan worked out. Everything that comes now is a bonus. I’m in the top 12 in Europe, that was my big goal,” said Die athlete.

“I’ll give everything in the semifinals and then we’ll see what comes out.” The top 3 of the two semi-finals advance to the medal decision on Saturday. Gogl-Wallis run is scheduled for 6:03 p.m. (live ORF Sport+).

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