Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki: Thank you for promoting the idea of serving your home country

The head of government met the medallists of the European Athletics Indoor Championship and the World Championship medallist in track cycling.


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Photo: Adam Guz / Chancellery of the Prime Minister

There are two good sides to your medals: your individual success and the success of your team said Mateusz Morawiecki. He added that Many of you are also soldiers and I thank you for promoting the idea of serving your home country across many fields.

Seeing you take the podium is always a source of great pride and satisfaction. When the white-red flag is soaring to the top of the mast and we hear this most beautiful melody to the ears of each Pole – Dąbrowski's Mazurek, it fills our hearts with this truly wonderful sense of pride added the Minister of Sport and Tourism Witold Bańka.

The head of government congratulated and thanked the athletes on behalf of all the fans, following which he presented them with special medals in honour of the 100th anniversary of Polish independence as well as commemorative diplomas.

Marcin Lewandowski, the captain of our track and field team, stressed that today’s success is the best example of positive changes taking place in the Polish sports: new venues being built and scholarship programmes sponsored by the largest State Treasury companies are all steps in the right direction.

European Champions from Glasgow are: Ewa Swoboda in a 60 m run, Michał Haratyk in shot put, Pole Paweł Wojciechowski, Marcin Lewandowski in a 1500 m run and the women's relay 4x400 m, with the following line-up: Anna Kiełbasińska, Iga Baumgart-Witan, Małgorzata Hołub-Kowalik and Justyna Święty-Ersetic. The pole vaulter Piotr Lisek and 1500 m runner Sofia Ennaoui both won silver medals.

Cyclist Mateusz Rudyk became the first Polish World Championship medallist in sprint.

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