On Saturday, after 21 out of 40 competitions, Poland finished second, half a point behind the leading UK. However, Sunday’s performance was better by the Poles!
Already at the beginning of the second day, Pia Skrzyszowska (100 meters over the hurdles) and Pawe Fajdek (hammer throw) won. Our young man achieved an impressive result of 82.96 metres, this year’s best result in the world!
Later also Robert Sopra (pole vault), Camila Lewinko (high jump) and the so-called “Matosinski’s Angels”, or the women’s 4x400m relay (Ho³ub-bird, Lesiewicz, ¦wiêty-Ersetic, Kaczmarek).
Other Polish representatives also managed to win a place on the podium. Second place went to Magdalena Szybruska (long jump), Robert Urbanic (discus throw), third place Mateusz Borkowski (800 metres), Damien Szeker (110 metres through the fences), Marlina Jolie (200 metres) and Klaudia Kardasz (pushing shot).
Incredible feelings in the men’s 4x400m relay
Before the last competition, which was the men’s 4x400m relay, the Polish team had an advantage of 2.5 points over the second Great Britain and 4.5 points over the third Italy. As a result, the Poles could be placed in two positions inferior to the British, who were the favorites for this race.
After the first changes, the situation was the worst possible. The Italians and the British were in the lead, and the Poles fought at best to retain their fifth position.
But then something happened that could not have happened! During the last turn, the greatest Polish competitor, the British, got lost in the shift and lost the baton, so they never finished the race! The Italians won, but thanks to Karol Zalowski’s superb finish, the Poles finished third, winning the entire overall classification and winning the gold medal in the European Team Championship!
The Polish national team scored 181.5 points. The Italians won the silver with 179 points and the bronze Great BritainWhich scored 174 points.
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