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WRAP-UP: 18 medals for Poland at European Aquatics Championships in Belgrade

23.06.2024 23:45
Poland won 18 medals, including 15 from swimming and three from diving events, at the 2024 European Aquatics Championships, which ended in Belgrade on Sunday.
Polish swimmer Dominika Sztandera.
Polish swimmer Dominika Sztandera.Photo: EPA/ANTONIO BAT

On the last day of competition in the Serbian capital, Polish swimmer Dominika Sztandera claimed the gold in the women’s 50 metres breaststroke, setting a national record of 30.55 seconds.

Dominika Sztandera poses with her gold medal in Belgrade on Sunday. Dominika Sztandera poses with her gold medal in Belgrade on Sunday. Photo: EPA ANTONIO BAT 

Sztandera also earned another gold in the 4x100m medley relay, together with countrywomen Adela Piskorska, Paulina Peda and Kornelia Fiedkiewicz.

The Polish team finished ahead of Hungary and Denmark, setting a new national record of 3:58.71.

Another Polish medal on Sunday was the bronze won by Ksawery Masiuk, Jan Kałusowski, Jakub Majerski and Kamil Sieradzki in the men's 4x100m medley relay.

Masiuk also took the bronze in the men's 100m backstroke, finishing third behind Greek swimmers Apostolos Christou and Evangelos Makrygiannis.

On Saturday, Poland’s Piskorska grabbed the gold in the women’s 100m backstroke, and Bartosz Piszczorowicz, Kamil Sieradzki, Wiktoria Guść and Zuzanna Famulok took the silver in the mixed 4x200 m freestyle relay, clocking a national record of 7:35.08.

Poland's Adela Piskorska celebrates winning gold in the women's 100m backstroke at the 2024 European Aquatics Championships in Belgrade, June 22, 2024. Poland's Adela Piskorska celebrates winning gold in the women's 100m backstroke at the 2024 European Aquatics Championships in Belgrade, June 22, 2024. Photo: EPA/ANTONIO BAT
Poland's Adela Piskorska on her way winning the women's 100m backstroke final at the 2024 European Aquatics Championships in Belgrade on Saturday, June 22, 2024. Poland's Adela Piskorska on her way winning the women's 100m backstroke final at the 2024 European Aquatics Championships in Belgrade on Saturday, June 22, 2024. Photo: EPA/ANTONIO BAT

Also on Saturday, Krzysztof Chmielewski won the silver in the men's 200m butterfly, and his twin brother Michał Chmielewski claimed the bronze in the same event.

On Friday, Poland’s Masiuk took the silver in the men’s 50m backstroke, and the Polish mixed 4x100m freestyle relay team of Piszczorowicz, Sieradzki, Guść and Famulok finished runners-up behind Hungary, earning another silver for Poland in Belgrade.

Ksawery Masiuk poses with his silver medal in Belgrade on Friday. Ksawery Masiuk poses with his silver medal in Belgrade on Friday. Photo: EPA/ANTONIO BAT 
Poland’s Ksawery Masiuk (left) celebrates winning silver in the men’s 50 metres backstroke at the 2024 European Aquatics Championships in Belgrade, alongside Greece’s European champion Apostolos Christou and third-placed Greek swimmer Evangelos Makrygiannis, June 21, 2024. Poland’s Ksawery Masiuk (left) celebrates winning silver in the men’s 50 metres backstroke at the 2024 European Aquatics Championships in Belgrade, alongside Greece’s European champion Apostolos Christou and third-placed Greek swimmer Evangelos Makrygiannis, June 21, 2024. Photo: EPA/ANTONIO BAT

In other swimming medals, Poland's Majerski took the bronze in the men's 100m butterfly, Kałusowski added another in the men's 200m breaststroke, and Piskorska finished third in the women's 50m backstroke.

Two more bronzes for Polish swimmers came from the women's 4x100m freestyle relay team of Fiedkiewicz, Famulok, Guść and Aleksandra Polańska, and the men's 4x100m freestyle relay team of Mateusz Chowaniec, Dominik Dudys, Masiuk and Sieradzki.

Poland's medal haul at the continental championships includes three medals from diving events: Andrzej Rzeszutek's gold in the men's 1-metre springboard; Aleksandra Błażowska's silver in the women's 1-metre springboard; and Rzeszutek and Kacper Lesiak's bronze in the 3-metre springboard synchronized diving.

Andrzej Rzeszutek celebrates on the podium. Andrzej Rzeszutek celebrating winning the gold in the men's 1-metre springboard at the 2024 European Aquatics Championships in Belgrade on Thursday, June 20, 2024. Photo: EPA/ANDREJ CUKIC

The 2024 European Aquatics Championships were held in Belgrade from June 10 to 23, attracting competitors in pool swimming, open water swimming, artistic swimming and diving events.

Poland finished fourth in the overall swimming standings, with three gold, six silver and six bronze medals. Hungary finished top of the table, ahead of Greece and Israel.

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Source: IAR, PAP