Tokyo Olympics: Poland wins gold at 4x400 mixed relay

The Polish 4x400 mixed relay team won the gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics following an impressive performance which saw them break the Olympic and European record.

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The finishing time of 3:09.87 was the second best result in the history of the Olympic Games.

Poland’s 4x400m mixed relay team was composed of: Karol Zalewski, Natalia Kaczmarek, Justyna Święty-Ersetic and Kajetan Duszyński. The squad was changed compared to the qualifications, in which Poles were also the best. On Friday, Poland was represented by Dariusz Kowaluk, Iga Baumgart-Witan, Małgorzata Hołub-Kowalik and Duszyński.

The Dominican team won the silver medal while the bronze went to the USA.

It was the first time Poland won a medal in a running competition at the Olympics since 1980. Thanks to the victory of the relay team, Poland was moved to the 29th place in the medal classification of Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

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