Poland won 11 medals at the 2016 Rio Games. Polish Olympians won two gold, three silver and six bronze medals including a world record in Brazil.
Anita Włodarczyk smashed the world record in Women’s Hammer Throw with a distance of 82.29 meters. This won her Olympic Gold and set a new world record.
Magdalena Fularczyk-Kozłowska and Natalia Madaj rowed to Gold in Women’s Double Sculls, earning Poland’s first ever Olympic gold medal in women’s rowing
Piotr Małachowski, European and World Champion, won Silver in Men’s Discus Throw at the Rio Olympics. Upon returning to Poland Małachowski auctioned off his Olympic medal to raise funds for three year old Olek Szymanski who has retinoblastoma, an eye cancer affecting young children. The successful auction helped raised the necessary funds to cover costs associated with Olek’s treatment in New York.
Marta Walczykiewicz clinched the Silver medal in Canoe Sprint Women’s K-1 200 Meters! A 5th place finisher in London during the 2012 Olympics, this is Marta’s first Olympic medal and Poland’s first-ever medal in this event.
Maja Włoszczowska won Silver in Women’s Cross Country Cycling. Maja previously won a Silver Medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
Rafał Majka won Poland’s first medal of the Rio Olympics, earning the Bronze in Men’s Road Race. Rafał’s incredible performance gave Poland its first Olympics cycling medal since the 1988
Monika Ciaciuch, Agnieszka Kobus, Maria Springwald and Joanna Leszczyńska earned a Bronze medal in Women’s Quadruple Sculls, becoming the first ever Polish team to medal in this event.
The Bronze Medal was won by Karolina Naja and Beata Mikołajczyk in Canoe Sprint Women’s K-2 500 Meters. The duo previously won a bronze medal at the 2012 London Olympics. Monika Michalik won Bronze in Women’s Freestyle Wrestling 63kg after defeating Inna Trazhukova of Russia. This was her third Olympics.
Wojciech Nowicki finished third in Men’s Hammer Throw, winning his first ever Olympic medal with a result of 77.73 meters.
Oktawia Nowacka won the Bronze medal in Women’s Modern Pentathlon. Nowacka is Poland’s first ever Olympic medalist in women’s modern pentathlon, which is comprised of pistol shooting, fencing, swimming, horse riding and running.
Poland’s combined Olympic medal count from all summer and winter games at 302.
Submitted By Raymond Rolak