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Tokyo Olympics: rowers win first medal for Poland

After five days of waiting, the Polish national team are on the medals table at the Olympic Games in Tokyo. Agnieszka Kobus-Zawojska, Maria Sajdak, Marta Wieliczko and Katarzyna Zillmann won the silver in the Women’s Quadruple Sculls Rowing.

Wednesday morning brought great emotions in the rowing competitions at the Tokyo Olympics. Four rowing finals with Polish teams involvement were conducted at Sea Forest Waterway. The quadruple sculls teams performed best.

In the Women’s Quadruple Sculls Rowing finals the Chinese team held the lead at the halfway point having a significant advantage over the rest together with the German team. At that time the Polish team was fighting for third position with the Dutch team.

In the end, the Polish team overtook the Dutch rowers and began closing in on the Germans, who slowed considerably and saw not only Poles but also Australia to overtake them. The Chinese women reached the finish line with a considerable advantage. The Polish women finished second and Australians third.

The men from the quadruple sculls also had a chance to win a medal. Fabian Barański, Wiktor Chabel, Dominik Czaja and Szymon Piciel fought for third place with the Australians up to the finishing line. They missed out by only 0.3 seconds. The Dutch won, with the British taking second place.


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