Hattrick! Poland wins THREE gold medals in day of drama
Poland’s runners have stormed into the lead of the European Athletics Championships with a stunning three gold medal win yesterday.
First up was Justyna Święty-Ersetic who won the women’s 400 metres at the championships in Berlin with an incredible time of 50.41 seconds.
She also made history by becoming only the second Polish woman in history to win gold at the championships. The first was the legendary Irena Szewińska in 1978.
Minutes later Adam Kszczot took gold in the 800-metres with his best result of the year - 1 minute, 44,59 seconds.
A defending champion, he previously won gold medals in Zurich four years ago and Amsterdam in 2016, making him the first athlete in history to win three consecutive gold medals at the Championships.
In the final event of the day Poland cleaned up in the women’s 4x400 metre relay giving Święty-Ersetic her second gold of the day.
Along with relay team members Małgorzata Hołub-Kowalik, Iga Baumgart-Witan and Patrycja Wyciszkiewicz, the four also gave Poland its sixth gold medal of the Championships.
Poland also swept up another silver medal after Marcin Lewandowski won the men's 1500-metres in 3 minutes 38.14 seconds.
Poland now leads the medal table with a total of six golds, three silvers and one bronze.