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Poland Sets New 4x400m World Record!

During the 2018 World Indoor Championships held in Birmingham on March 1-4, Poland won five medals and finished with the third best result.

In 4×400 meters men’s relay, Karol Zalewski, Rafał Omelko, Łukasz Krawczuk & Jakub Krzewina won gold and set a new indoor world record of 3:01.77! In the final straight Krzewina surged past the American runner which resulted in what is being described as, “one of the biggest upsets in IAAF World Indoor Championships history”

“It is a big shock and surprise for us,” said Omelko. “We were targeting the European record but really did not expect a result like this and never dreamed about the world record.”

On the womens side, the 4×400 relay team made up of Justyna Święty-Ersetic, Patrycja Wyciszkiewicz, Aleksandra Gaworska and Małgorzata Hołub-Kowalik won silver and set a new national record.

Other medalists included Adam Kszczot who won gold in the 800 meters, Marcin Lewandowski was the silver medalist in the 1,500 meters and Piotr Lisek claimed bronze in pole vaulting.


Press from Polish Embassy