Justyna Kozdryk won a bronze medal at the Paralympic Games in Tokyo in weightlifting, 45 kg class. The 41-year-old Polish barbell athlete gained 101 kg, and the gold medal was won by Latifat Tijani, a year younger Nigerian – 107 kg.
This is Justyna Kozdryk’s second Paralympic medal in her career – in 2008 in Beijing she won silver in the 44 kg class. Now she has won her third trophy for the Polish national team in the Japanese capital. Earlier, Adrian Castro won the silver in the individual sabre competition of group B, while Marcin Polak and pilot Michał Ładosz won the bronze in track cycling.
Justyna Kozdryk was congratulated on the result by President Andrzej Duda. The Paralympics in Tokyo will conclude on September 5. There will be 89 Polish representatives in 12 disciplines.
Again, great news from Tokyo. Our weightlifter Justyna Kozdryk won the bronze medal in the competition of weightlifters up to 45 kg. Bravo! Congratulations! Thank you! ????? – Andrzej Duda (@AndrzejDuda) August 26, 2021