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The organizers of PTS revealed the first names of athletes that will appear at PTS. The two fastest Slovaks, Ján Volko and Jakub Matúš, will compete with sprinters with personal records below 10 seconds for 100 meters. Henricho Bruintjies was the record holder in South Africa with a time of 9.97 seconds, this season, his maximum is 10.16 thusfar. American Charles Simons with a personal record of 9.98 is silver in relay 4 x 100 m on the World Championships in Moscow and junior vice-champion of the world in 2010. Our Slovak women sprinters, Lenka Kršáková and the finalist of the World Universiade 2015, Alexandra Bezeková, will have strong competition as well. Charonda Williams (personal record for 100 m - 11.07) was sixth on the World Championships 2013 in Moscow for 200 m, Alexandria Anderson (personal record for 100 m - 10.91) has a collection of relay medals for 4 x 100 m from the World Championships in Däg 2011 (gold) and Moscow 2013 (silver). The winner of the World Universiade 2013 in Kazan Martin Kučera will compete against South African Lindsay Hanekom on a 400 m obstacle run.

The first known rivals of our potential Rio 2016 representantive in javelin throw Patrik Žeňúch are Jaroslav Jílek (who just improved in Kawasaki - 83,19) and London 2012 silver medalist from Ukraine, Oleksandr Pjatnyca. The Slovak 800 m record breaker, two-time European Champion and silver medalist from the World Universiade 2013 in Kazan Jozef Repčík will copmete against a rising star, the current junior European Champion Kyle Langford. The 20-year-old Brit has a personal record of 1:45,78 min, Repčík's Slovak record is 1:44,94. The women 800 m sprint will be dominated by the 6-time semifinalist in the World Championships in this discipline Lucia Hrivnák Klocová, the ex-junior European Champion Anastasia Tkačukova and the new British talent Adele Tracey.

Rio 2016 is probably an unattainable goal for Jozef Pelikán, but he might be able to compete at the European Championships in Amsterdam. The limit for 1500 m is 3:40,50 - perhaps he can be motivated by the South African record holder on this track (3:31,93) and bronze medalist at the Moscow World Championships Johan Cronje. "The Slovak athletic federation, the organizer of the P-T-S meeting, included 3 relay competitions in the schedule, with the aim to create an opportunity for our athletes to qualify for the European Championships in Amsterdam," informed the director of SAZ, Martin Pupiš. The names of the first competitors have already been revealed: men for 4 x 100 m include Brazilians, the women in the same discipline will be Ukranians and 4 x 400 m Indians. The 3 hour program includes 16 disciplines and the entry for the wide public is free. A part of the sportive day will also be an exhibition of the past PTS events that will be organized by the Slovak Olympic and sports museum.