“Ace of Sport 2023” is a plebiscite aimed at selecting the best athlete of the past year – the winner is chosen by Interia Sport readers in a vote taking place through special surveys posted on the website.
In the first stage, users indicated the best sixteen candidates who advanced to the 1/8 finals – now the athletes will face duels in the cup system.
The heroines of the next one are athletes Natalia Kaczmarek and a volleyball player Magdalena Stysiak. Choose your favorite and take part in the survey below!
Ace of Sport 2023. Natalia Kaczmarek or Magdalena Stysiak – who should advance?
Natalia Kaczmarek. The athlete, specializing in the 400 m, gave Polish fans a lot of joy in 2023. The athlete born in Drezdenko won an individual silver medal at the world championships in Budapest in August, and took sixth place in the relay. Natalia Kaczmarek was also second both individually and as a team in the European team championships held in Chorzów in June as part of the 3rd European Games. In September, Kaczmarek broke the Polish record in the 500-meter run. Earlier, in February, the athlete broke the Polish record in 400 m during the Polish Indoor Championships in Toruń with a time of 50.83.
Magdalena Stysiak She is the leader of the Polish women’s volleyball team for another year. This year, Polish women showed their really good side. In the Nations League, coach Stefano Lavrini’s players won bronze medals. This is the first such success of the “White and Reds” in history. Stysiak was the best scorer of the entire competition (298). In the final tournament, only Melissa Vargas was better. In the European Championships, in the quarterfinals, the Poles lost to the eventual winners, Turkey, and ultimately took fifth place. The White and Reds had another good performance in the Olympic qualifications. In the tournament held in Łódź, they won six out of seven matches and will play in Paris next year. Stysiak led the Polish team to their first promotion in 16 years. She scored 157 points. In the Italian league, the 23-year-old attacker from Vero Volley Monza won the silver medal.