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Athletics: Seven medals for Poland on final day of European indoor champs

08.03.2021 10:15
Poland won seven medals, one gold, two silver and four bronze, on the last day of competition at the 2021 European Athletics Indoor Championships, bringing its total medal haul on home turf to 10.
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  • 10 medals for Poland at the European athletics championships
Polands Patryk Dobek (right) and Mateusz Borkowski (left) celebrate winning the gold and silver respectively in the mens 800m at the European Athletics Indoor Championships in Toruń on Sunday, March 7, 2021.
Poland’s Patryk Dobek (right) and Mateusz Borkowski (left) celebrate winning the gold and silver respectively in the men's 800m at the European Athletics Indoor Championships in Toruń on Sunday, March 7, 2021.Photo: PAP/Adam Warżawa

Poland’s Patryk Dobek took the gold in the men's 800m and countryman Mateusz Borkowski finished second to claim the silver in the same event at the Toruń Arena venue in the north-central Polish city of Toruń on Sunday.

Poland’s Patryk Dobek wins the men’s 1,500 metres final in Toruń on Sunday, ahead of second-placed countryman Mateusz Borkowski and Britain's third-placed Jamie Webb. Poland’s Patryk Dobek wins the men’s 800 metres final in Toruń on Sunday, ahead of second-placed countryman Mateusz Borkowski and Britain's third-placed Jamie Webb. Photo: PAP/Adam Warżawa

Meanwhile, Joanna Jóźwik won the silver for Poland in the women's 800m, finishing ahead of countrywoman Angelika Cichocka, who grabbed the bronze.

Poland’s Joanna Jóźwik and Angelika Cichocka celebrate winning the silver and bronze respectively in the women's 800m at the European Athletics Indoor Championships in Toruń on Sunday. Poland’s Joanna Jóźwik and Angelika Cichocka celebrate winning the silver and bronze respectively in the women's 800m on Sunday. Photo: PAP/Adam Warżawa

Minutes earlier, Paweł Wiesiołek clinched the bronze in the men’s heptathlon, and Piotr Lisek added another in the men's pole vault.

Poland's Paweł Wiesiołek celebrates winning the bronze in the men’s heptathlon on Sunday. Poland's Paweł Wiesiołek celebrates winning the bronze in the heptathlon on Sunday. Photo: PAP/Leszek Szymański
Poland's Piotr Lisek in action during the men's pole vault at the 2021 European Athletics Indoor Championships in Toruń on Sunday. Poland's Piotr Lisek in action during the men's pole vault. Photo: PAP/Leszek Szymański

A fourth bronze medal for Poland on Sunday came from the women’s 4x400 metres relay team of Natalia Kaczmarek, Małgorzata Hołub-Kowalik, Kornelia Lesiewicz and Aleksandra Gaworska.

The Polish women’s 4x400m relay team in action on final day of the 2021 European Athletics Indoor Championships. The Polish women’s 4x400m relay team in action on the final day of the 2021 European Athletics Indoor Championships. Photo: PAP/Leszek Szymański
Polish team members celebrate after taking third place in the women's 4x400 metres relay final during the 2021 European Athletics Indoor Championships at the Toruń Arena venue in Toruń, north-central Poland, on Sunday. Polish team members celebrate after taking third place in the women's 4x400 metres relay final on Sunday. Photo: PAP/Leszek Szymański

Earlier in the championships, Poland’s Justyna Święty-Ersetic claimed silver in the women’s 400 metres, Marcin Lewandowski finished second in the men's 1500m, and Michał Haratyk came in runner-up in the men's shot put.

Poland’s Justyna Święty-Ersetic finishes runner-up in the women’s 400 metres final in Toruń on Saturday, March 6, 2021. Poland’s Justyna Święty-Ersetic finishes runner-up in the women’s 400 metres final on Saturday. Photo: PAP/Adam Warżawa

With a total of 10 medals, one gold, five silver and four bronze, the Polish track-and-field team finished ninth in the overall medals table at the championships, which ended in Toruń on Sunday.

Poland topped the medals standings at the previous two European indoor championships in Belgrade, Serbia in 2017 and Glasgow in 2019.

(gs/pk)

Source: TVP Sport, PAP

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