Five medals for Poland at World Athletics Relays

Poland won five medals, two gold and three silver, at the 2021 World Athletics Relays, a high-profile international track-and-field event that it hosted for two days on home turf in Chorzów.

Polands winning womens 4x200m relay team in Chorzów on Sunday.

Poland’s winning women’s 4x200m relay team in Chorzów on Sunday.Photo: PAP/Andrzej Grygiel

On the second and final day of competition in the southern Polish city, Paulina Guzowska, Kamila Ciba, Klaudia Adamek and Marlena Gola claimed the gold for Poland in the women’s 4x200m, and countrywomen Paulina Guzowska, Klaudia Adamek, Katarzyna Sokólska and Pia Skrzyszowska took the silver in the 4×100 m.

Poland's Pia Skrzyszowska competes during the women's 4x100 m final at the World Athletics Relays in Chorzów on Sunday.Poland’s Pia Skrzyszowska competes during the women’s 4×100 m final at the World Athletics Relays in Chorzów on Sunday. Photo: PAP/Andrzej Grygiel

The Polish team of Kornelia Lesiewicz, Małgorzata Hołub-Kowalik, Karolina Łozowska and Natalia Kaczmarek added another silver in the women’s 4x400m.Members of the Polish women's 4x400 m relay team celebrate their second-place finish on Sunday.Members of the Polish women’s 4×400 m relay team celebrate their second-place finish. Photo: PAP/Andrzej Grygiel

On Saturday, Polish relay teams won the women’s 4x200m and finished runner-up in the shuttle hurdles event.

Around 650 athletes from 36 countries flocked to Poland to compete in the 2021 World Athletics Relays at the Silesian Stadium in Chorzów on May 1 and 2, according to officials.

The host nation fielded a team of more than 40 athletes to represent it in all competitions making up the two-day event.

Poland last month scooped 10 medals, one gold, five silver and four bronze, at the European Athletics Indoor Championships on home soil.

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Source: TVP Sport, PAPonet.plgov.pl

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