Rio Olympics: Poland wins 11 medals
Poland’s sportsmen and women won a total of 11 medals – two golds, three silver and six bronze – at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, which came to a close on Sunday.
This accomplishment placed Poland in 33rd position in the medal table, which was topped by the United States and their tally of 121 medals, 46 of them gold.
The cyclist Rafal Majka was the first pole to stand on the winner’s podium after he secured third place in the men’s road race. Poland’s last medal of the Games was won by Maja Włoszczowska, who came second in the women’s mountain bike cycling race.
Gold medals were won by rowers Magdalena Fularczyk-Kozłowska and Natalia Madaj in the double sculls discipline as well as by Anita Włodarczyk in the hammer throw, in which the Pole created a new world record. Apart from Włoszczowska, silver medals were also won by Piotr Małachowski (discus throw) and Marta Walczykiewicz (K1 200m canoe sprint).
Third place podium positions were secured by: rowers Monika Ciaciuch, Agnieszka Kobus, Maria Springwald and Joanna Leszczyńska in the women’s quadruple sculls, Karolina Naja i Beata Mikołajczyk in the women's kayak double 500m race, the wrestler Monika Michalik in the 63 kg weight category, Oktawia Nowacka in the modern pentathlon, Wojciech Nowicki in the hammer throw as well as Rafal Majka in the men’s cycling road race.
The next Olympic Games will take place in Tokyo in 2020.