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    Gold, silver, and bronze for Polish paralympic athletes

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    Witold Skupień of the ZOMA Team Obidowiec Obidowa, the world champion and vice-champion in cross-country skiing, has returned from the Swedish world championships with two medals. He won the gold medal for the 18 km classic technique race and the silver for the 10 km free technique run. Michal Golas from Start Bielsko-Biala, accompanied by his guide Kacper Walas, was awarded the bronze medal for the World Championship in alpine paraskiing.

    This year, the Poles completed gold, silver, and bronze in winter disciplines for the white and red at the World Championships in alpine paragliding in Espot (Spain) and the World Championships in cross-country paragliding and parabiathlon in Ostersund (Sweden).

    Gold and silver for Witold

    The ZOMA Team Obidowiec-Obidowa athlete Witold Skupien started the World Cup in cross-country skiing with his crown competition – the 18 km long run in classic technique. The fight for the final triumph was between our representative and the Japanese Taiki Kawayoke. From the middle of the distance, it was our athlete who came out in the lead and successively increased his advantage, eventually winning over the Paralympic champion by 47 seconds. 

    Witold Skupień stood on the podium for the second time in the 10 km free technique run. Pole had to recognize the superiority of Canadian Mark Arendz. For the second place, the Pole fought an even duel with the Frenchman Benjamine Daviet, eventually overtaking him at the finish line by only two seconds!

    Michał & Kacper with bronze

    Michal Golas, a visually impaired alpine skier competing with guide Kacper Walas, also has much to be happy about. At last year’s World Championships in Lillehammer, our representative finished in 4th place several times, thus claiming accession to the world’s top at the age of less than seventeen. 

    Our eighteen-year-old athletes should be proud of their bronze medal achievements. Start Bielsko’s representatives are our hope for qualifying for medals at the 2026 Olympics in Milan and Cortina d’Ampezzo.

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