Polish athletes won a total of twelve medals, including seven gold at the European Athletics Championships in Berlin. Poland came second in the medal table, ahead of Germany and just behind the United Kingdom.
Prime minister Mateusz Morawiecki congratulated the athletes on twitter.
“White and reds [as fans call the Polish team], you took not only the medals, but also our hearts. You made Poland proud and gave Polish fans happiness. Congratulations to all of the athletes and also thank you. You’re fantastic!,” he wrote.
On the last day of the competition on Sunday, Anita Włodarczyk won the gold medal in the hammer throw with a result of 78.94 meters.
Saturday saw gold medals scored by Polish runners. Adam Kszczot took gold medal in the men’s 800m. Justyna Święty-Ersetic won two gold medals – one individually in the women’s 400m and the other in the women’s 4x400m relay.
Święty-Ersetic’s result of 50.41 seconds is the best in Europe since 2015 as well as her personal best record. It also made her the fastest Pole in the women’s 400m run since the legendary Irena Szewińska. Szewińska’s record was 50.40 seconds.
On Wednesday, Paulina Guba won the gold in the women’s shot put. On Tuesday, Wojciech Nowicki took the gold in the men’s hammer throw and Michał Haratyk won the gold medal in the men’s shot put.