The medley of household names include gold-winning pole-vaulter Władysław Kozakiewicz whose celebratory ‘up yours’ gesture towards the Russian crowd scandalized the 1980 Moscow Olympics and world-record discus thrower Halina Konopacka who during WWII squirrelled Poland’s gold reserve to France.
As the Olympics enters its final few days, we bring you the highs and lows of Poland’s week.
Poland took gold and bronze in the women's hammer throw on day 11 of the 2020 Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo on Tuesday as well as a silver medal for women's kayaking and a bronze for men's wrestling.
Poland's Anita Włodarczyk won an Olympic gold in Tokyo on Tuesday, dominating the women's hammer throw final. Another Pole, Malwina Kopron, has won bronze.
Shero Barbies, an amalgam of the words ‘She’ and ‘Hero’ are produced by the same company that produces the original Barbie dolls, Mattel, and are awarded each year around to inspiring women around the time of International Women’s Day.
Polish athletes continued their string of successes yesterday, bringing the total number of gold medals to seven while bagging another silver and bronze at the Championships in Berlin