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  • 9 August 2017

    ”World Championships are not over yet,” said Henryk Olszewski, president of the Polish Athletic Association (PZLA), during a visit to the Embassy of the Polish athletes competing at the IAAF World Championships 2017 in London.


    The Polish team has been in the capital of the United Kingdom since last week.


    The meeting, which also gathered members of Polish diaspora organisations and the media, gave an opportunity to the participants to talk to the athletes about such topics as their performance at the championships, their successes and setbacks, as well as about the championships themselves, including the organisation, the running, safety and atmosphere.


    The event also presented an opportunity of congratulating Piotr Lisek for claiming silver medal in the pole vault and wishing those, who had not yet competed, the best of luck at the championships.


    Other talented athletes representing Poland in London, who visited the Embassy, included Joanna Linkiewicz, Marcelina Witek, Klaudia Kardasz, Damian Czykier, Paulina Guba, as well as staff from PZLA.


    Chargé d'affaires ad interim Dariusz Łaska and Consul General Krzysztof Grzelczyk welcomed the athletes, saying: ”you are giving us gathered here and more than a million Poles living in the United Kingdom wonderful emotions”. He added: “We are waiting for more and we keep our fingers crossed for you”. Mr Olszewski thanked the Embassy for the invitation, saying “the championships are not over yet…We have our chances, but we will see whether we can take them”.


    After the short introductory speeches, the hosts presented the Polish athletes and PZLA staff with white-and-red chessboards, which symbolise the devotion and effort which Polish people have put into creating the history and culture of Great Britain.


    Other guests at the event included members of the leading Polish diaspora organisations and members of Polish sports clubs from London.


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    Lekkoatleci w ambasadzie

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