Shot put: Bukowiecki strikes gold and breaks Universiade record

On Monday evening, Poland’s Konrad Bukowiecki won the gold medal in shot put during the 2019 Summer Universiade held in Naples, Italy, and broke the 34-year-old record of the event.

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Bukowiecki achieved 21.54m, breaking the record of the competition, set in 1985 by Remigius Machura representing Czechoslovakia.

The Polish athlete outclassed his rivals in the competition. The runner-up, Andre Liskowitz of the US, managed only 20.49m in his best try, while Uziel Aaro Muñoz Galarza of Mexico was third with a result of 20.45 m.

This is not the first medal of Bukowiecki at the Universiade. In 2017, during the event held in Taipei, Taiwan, he was second.

By Monday evening, Poles had won two gold and three bronze medals in total in Naples. Apart from Bukowiecki, Aneta Stankiewicz, Katarzyna Komorowska and Natalia Kochańska were victorious in the team contest of pneumatic rifle shooting at the distance of 10m.

On Monday, Filip Zaborowski was third in the swimming race at 800m. Earlier during the competition, Poland won two bronze medals in fencing. One was achieved by the épéeist female team and the second by Wojciech Kolańczyk individually.

The 2019 Summer Universiade will last until July 14. A total of 112 representatives of Poland take part in this multi-sport event organised for university athletes.