Natalia Kaczmarek, Eja Baumgart-Witan, Maugorzata Hoop Koalek and Justina Šveti Iristic won medals in the 4x400m relay during the Tokyo Olympics!


Ega Baumgart-Whitan, Anna Kipasinska, Justina Šveti-Eristic, and Magorzata Hope-Kwalek

PAP / Leszek Szymański / Pictured: Iga Baumgart-Witan, Anna Kiełbasińska, Justyna Święty-Ersetic and Małgorzata Hołub-Kowalik

This is Poland’s 14th medal during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Previously, the white and red team had several places in the top three during the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games.

In the semi-finals on Thursday, the Polish national team presented themselves: Anna Kipasinska, Iga Baumgart-Witan, Mugorzata Hoop Kowalek and Justina Šveti Iricetic. Kiełbasińska missed the medal competition. This time, Natalia Kaczmarek, the 12th contender in the 400m individual semi-final, ran in the first shift.

Natalia Kaczmarek was second only to the change zone – she achieved the same time as American Sidney McLaughlin (50.21). Janieve Russell did not succeed in surpassing Iga Baumgart-Witan, and Małgorzata Hołub increased its supremacy over Jamaica. Justyna Święty-Ersetic also held the second place – in the final in a row she turned out to be faster than Jamaica and Canada. The Americans definitely won (3:16.85). The Polish women won silver medals in a time of 3:20.53 – and in doing so improved the country. Jamaica is third (3:21.24) and Canada is fourth (3:21.84).

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Poland’s previous record was 3:21.89. With this time, the 2019 World Championships silver medals were won by Baumgart, Patricia Wieseszkiewicz, Hope, and Schveti.

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So far, Poland’s best Olympic achievement in the women’s 4x400m relay has been fifth. In 2004, this position was taken by: Zuzanna Radecka, Monika Bejnar, Małgorzata Pskit and Grażyna Prokopek. Alexander Matusinsky’s count was the seventh in 2016.

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1. United States: Sidney McLaughlin, Alison Felix, Delilah Muhammad, Mo-Athing 3: 16.85
2. Poland: Natalia Katzmarek, Igga Baumgart-Witan, Mogorzata Hoop-Kawalek, Justina Šwieti-Ericetik 3: 20.53
3. Jamajka: Roneisha McGregor, Janieve Russell, Shericka Jackson, Candice McLeod 3:21.24
4. Canada 3: 21.84
5. Great Britain 3: 22.59
6. Holland 3: 23.74
7. Belgium 3: 23.96
8. For 3: 26.92

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