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  • 4 August 2017

    "Remember that more than 30 million Poles back home and more than a million in the United Kingdom are cheering for you" – that was the message with which Chargé d'affaires a.i. at the Embassy Dariusz Łaska, together with Consul General Krzysztof Grzelczyk, welcomed Polish athletes at an official meeting of the Polish team as World Championships in Athletics kick off in London today.

    The first squad members arrived in the capital of the United Kingdom on Wednesday, but it was only last night that they could gather together to receive nominations and starting numbers. Henryk Olszewski, president of the Polish Athletic Association (PZLA), opened the meeting by congratulating the team on the results that helped them qualify for the championships. Chargé d'affaires a.i. Łaska also spoke to the athletes, saying that "we will all be watching closely how you are doing. We wish you health, excellent form and success".

    Next, Ministers Łaska and Grzelczyk, together with their wives, had the chance to meet personally and wish luck to several members of the Polish team.

    Anita Włodarczyk, Piotr Małachowski, Adam Kszczot, Angelika Cichocka and Marcin Lewandowski were among the athletes who gathered at yesterday’s meeting. “We are very well prepared. I recently broke the Polish record in 1500 metres, so the form is there. But in running, apart from what is in your legs and heart, you need a bit of luck. If the luck is there, it will all be good,“ said Lewandowski.

    Discus throwers Małachowski and Robert Urbanek, runners Angelika Cichocka and Sofia Ennaoui, and long jumper Tomasz Jaszczuk kick off their World Championships campaigns today. The detailed programme of Polish athletes‘ starts can be found on PZLA’s website: www.pzla.pl/index.php?_a=1&kat_id=4&_id=12307. We wish all our athletes the best of luck.

    Photo: Paweł Skraba
    Photo: Paweł Skraba
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