POLANIK was THE NATIONAL SUPPLIER of that event, so we can be glad that our equipment helped the athletes in obtaining excellent results. Polish relay team Karol Zalewski, Rafał Omelko, Łukasz Krawczuk and Jakub Krzewina have establishe new national record in 4x400! That in another great Polish record with Polanik:)
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On Saturday 7.03.2015 - the third day of the championships, Poles reached three medals - all bronze.
It was Kamila Lićwinko in high jump, Rafał Omelko 400 m and Piotr Lisek in pole vault.
The gold medal in pole vault won Renaud Lavillenie who came within one vault of failing to record a mark in qualifying, but the Frenchman was at his best for the pole vault final at the European Indoor Championships in Prague on Saturday.
Russia’s Aleksandr Gripich and Piotr Lisek placed a bit of pressure on the Frenchman with clearances at 5.85m, but the world record-holder sealed his fourth title in succession with just his second vault of the afternoon at 5.90m.
The final was a demonstration in conservation from Lavillenie, who added two centimetres to his four-year-old championship record with a second-time clearance at 6.04m.
As a mark of his dominance, Lavillenie has won 31 of his 32 competitions since the start of 2014, and he holds the seven best vaults of the 2015 season. Historically, he also owns the three best marks in European Indoor Championships history.
Kamila Lićwinko was very happy with that broze medal in hight jump but maybe not very satisfied with the result 1.94. Our representative has jumpt during this season 2.02, what was the best result of this season.
Gold medal won Maria Kuczina and silver Alessia Trost.
See final high jumps once again.
Graet success reached also Marcin Lewandowski, who came on the first place in the final of 800m race. Marcin reached 1:46.67; the second was Mark English (Ireland) 1:47.20; and the third Thijmen Kupers (Netherlands).
It is important to mention also about Angelika Cichocka, who run 1500 in time 4:10.53 and that ensured her second place. The winner was the result of 4.09,04 coming from Ethiopia Sifan Hassan, which since November 2013, represents the color of the Netherlands.
Polish relay team broke the border of 3:03 in relay 4x400 m. They have finished that run in Prague with the result 3:02.97. They have improved the European indoor , record from 1999 set by Haczek, Bocian, Rysiukiewicz and Maćkowiaka. The thing is that Belgium team was a little bit faster.
The Polish relay team led for roughly 1585 metres of the curtain-closing 4x400m final but their anchor runner Jakub Krzewina was denied the title – and the European indoor record – by an excellent 44.99 anchor from Kevin Borlee.
After a 46.88 first leg from Julien Watrin, individual silver medallist Dylan Borlee put his team in contention with a 45.86 split before Jonathan brought Kevin within striking distance thanks to a 45.14 third leg.
Belgium and Poland both ducked under the previous European indoor record of 3:03.01 held by a Polish team from the 1999 World Indoor Championships with 3:02.87 and 3:02.97 respectively.
Anchored by Maslak, the Czechs took bronze in a national record of 3:04.09.
Sharpened elbows were a requirement in the women’s 4x400m where the six competing teams were still in contention on the last circuit.
Less than a second separated the finalists, with France claiming the gold medal in 3:31.61 ahead of Great Britain (3:31.79) and Poland (3:31.90).
We are very proud of our Polish Team, who reached record with Polanik:)
Less chances for medal had polish relay team of women. That was a great success, because they managed to come on the third place. The 4x400 relay team of: Joanna Linkiewicz (54.09), Małgorzata Hołub (52.38), Monika Szczęs
na (53.58) and Justyna Święty (51.85). Their total result was 3:31.90 and ensured bronze medal. The gold medal won French and the second was British team.
Polish team reached 7 medals: 1 gold, 2 silver, 4 bronze and took the 7th place in medal classification and 4th in point classification.
Next European Championships will take place in 2017 in Belgrade.
Below you can see the photo galleries of all championships days:
source: www.pzla.pl, www.iaaf.org,www.european-athletics.org