Natalia Kaczmarek, the world vice-champion from Budapest, has set the track on fire during her training camp in South Africa, breaking her own lifetime best. Competing in 100 and 200 meters races in South Africa, she clinched victory in both, achieving a new personal record in the 100 meters. The Polish sprinter, who had opted out of the indoor season to avoid injuries, is currently gearing up for the upcoming Olympics in South Africa.
In Pretoria, Kaczmarek dominated the competition with a remarkable time of 23.05 seconds in the 200 meters and a swift 11.54 seconds in the 100 meters, improving her personal best by 0.19 seconds. The last time she competed in the 100 meters was in 2020. The question now is whether her outstanding performance in South Africa bodes well for her upcoming 400 meters races.
As the Olympic Games in Paris approach (scheduled between August 1 and 11), Kaczmarek still has several warm-weather training sessions ahead. Her coach, in a recent interview, hinted at upcoming trips to Tenerife, a return to South Africa, and training in Florida