Today is the closing ceremony of the XXXII Summer Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. As far as achievements are concerned, these were the best Olympics for Poland since 2000. The white-red team won 14 medals in Tokyo. Most of them – as many as 9 medals – were won by athletes.
? The biggest sensation was the gold in the 50 km walk of Dawid Tomala. The Pole covered the distance in 3.50.08. “I have dedicated my entire life to hearing the Mazurek Dabrowskiego Mazurka (Polish national anthem) during the Olympics. I did a great job. I’ve had dozens of interviews. They probably lasted longer than the race itself,” said Tomala in an interview with TVP right after the decoration.
? The silver medal was won in the javelin throw by Maria Andrejczyk.
? Anita Wlodarczyk won gold – and this is her third Olympic gold medal in her career! – and
? Malwina Kopron took the bronze in the hammer throw.
? Wojciech Nowicki won the gold, and
? Paweł Fajdek won the bronze in the hammer throw.
? The gold was won by the mixed 4×400 relay team, composed of Karol Zalewski, Natalia Kaczmarek, Justyna Święty-Ersetic and Kajetan Duszyński.
? The silver medal was won by the women’s relay team: Natalia Kaczmarek, Iga Baumgart-Witan, Małgorzata Hołub-Kowalik and Justyna Święty-Ersetic.
? Patryk Dobek unexpectedly won the bronze in the 800m run.
? Silver was won by our sailors Agnieszka Skrzypulec and Jolanta Ogar-Hill, competing in the 470 class.
? Also Karolina Naja and Anna Puławska won silver in canoeing regatta in K2 500 m.
? Karolina Naja, Anna Puławska, Justyna Iskrzycka and Helena Wiśniewska in K4 500 m sailed for the bronze.
? The first medal for Poland was the silver one, won by our rowing double four: Agnieszka Kobus-Zawojska, Marta Wieliczko, Maria Sajdak, and Katarzyna Zillmann.
? The bronze medal was awarded to wrestler Tadeusz Michalik, fighting in classic style in the 97 kg category.