Swimming: World championship gold for Poland’s Kawęcki

Poland’s Radosław Kawęcki took the gold in the men’s 200 metres backstroke at the Swimming Short-Course World Championships in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday.

Polands Radosław Kawęcki celebrates winning the mens 200m backstroke gold at the 2021 Swimming Short-Course World Championships in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2021.

Poland’s Radosław Kawęcki celebrates winning the men’s 200m backstroke gold at the 2021 Swimming Short-Course World Championships in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2021.Photo: EPA/ALI HAIDER

The 30-year-old Pole touched in at 1:48.68 to win the event in the United Arab Emirates, while Shaine Casas of the United States finished second in 1:48.81.

Christian Diener of Germany came in third, clocking a time of 1:48.97.

Kawęcki’s gold marked the first medal for Poland at the 2021 Swimming Short-Course World Championships, which began in Abu Dhabi on December 16 and run until Tuesday.

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Source: PAP

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