Polish athletes won 25 medals, including seven gold, in the 16th Paralympic Games, which ended in Tokyo on Sunday.
Silver-winning Olympic javelin thrower Maria Andrejczyk is to auction her medal to raise funds for a life-saving operation on a small child.
With seven Olympic medals, including four golds, won so far for athletic events at the Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo, the tournament has been the best ever for Polish athletes.
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.
Over seven events, Poland took a staggering 29 gold medals in athletics, boxing, fencing, shooting, and weightlifting, foil fencing – in which they picked up five for each team player – another 19 for each member of the football team.
Dominating women’s athletics for nearly two decades, Szewińska remains the only athlete, either male or female, to have held a World record in the 100m, 200m and the 400m events.
On Friday night, Irena Szewińska, the most famous athlete in Polish sport, died in Warsaw at the age of 72. During her career she won seven Olympic medals, was deputy president of the Polish Olympic Committee and a member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC).