Poland's Paweł Fajdek is the new hammer throw world champion after winning gold at the World Athletics Championships in Eugene, Oregon, while another Pole, Wojciech Nowicki, came away with a silver medal.
Following the man’s arrest, Warsaw police posted on social media: "Anita Włodarczyk is ruthless not only in the stadium. The perpetrator was lucky that the champion decided to catch him and not throw a hammer at him.”
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's Wojciech Nowicki won gold for the hammer throw at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo on Wednesday with a throw of 82.52m while teammate Pawel Fajdek threw the hammer 81.53m to take bronze, and a second bronze was won by Patryk Dobek in the 800m.
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.
Poland's Paweł Fajdek won hammer gold with a throw of 80.50m at IAAF World Athletics Championships, Doha 2019, Qatar on Wednesday.
With two sets of gold and silver, Poles began the tournament in Berlin on a high.
Successes in hammer throwing, 1500m run, triple jump and shot put ensured Poland’s brilliant achievement.