Poland

History

Poland made its first Summer Olympic appearance in 1924 and has competed ever since, with the exception of 1984 where it participated in the Soviet Union led boycott. The nation sends one of the largest delegations to the Olympics with over 200 athletes participating at the last three Olympics. The athletes compete in a wide range of sports with athletics, canoeing, cycling, rowing and swimming being well represented.

Poland has won at least one medal at each Olympics it has participated in. In total the nation has won around 280 medals across 19 sports. Their most successful sports include athletics, boxing, weightlifting and wrestling. The most successful athlete is sprinter Irena Szewinska whom won seven medals across four Olympics (1964-1976); in the women’s 100m (1 bronze), 200m (1 gold, 1 silver, 1 bronze), 400m (1 gold), long jump (1 silver) and the 4x100m relay (1 gold). In 2016 Poland won 11 medals.

Qualified Quotas

Athletics

Men’s Events

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s 800m MArcin Lewandowski
Adam Kszczot
Men’s 1500m Marcin Lewandowski
Men’s 400m Hurdles Patryk Dobek
Men’s 50km Walk Artur Brzozowski
Rafal Augustyn
Men’s Pole Vault Piotr Lisek
Pawl Wojciechowski
Men’s Shot Put Michal Haratyk
Konrad Bukowiecki
Men’s Discus Throw Piotr Malachowski
Men’s Hammer Throw Pawel Fajdek
Wojciech Nowicki
Men’s Javelin Throw Marcin Krukowski

Women’s Events

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Women’s 100m Ewa Swoboda
Women’s 400m Justyna Swiety-Ersetic
Iga Baumgart-Witan
Women’s 1500m Sofia Ennaoui
Women’s 100m Hurdles Karolina Koleczek
Klaudia Siciarz
Women’s 400m Hurdles Joanna Linkiewicz
Women’s 4x400m Relay Iga Baumgart-Witan
Patrycja Wyciszkiewicz
Malgorzata Holub-Kowalik
Justyna Swiety-Ersetic
Anna Kielbasinska
Women’s Marathon Karolina Nadolska
Women’s High Jump Kamila Licwinko
Women’s Shot Put Paulina Guba
Women’s Hammer Throw Anita Wlodarczyk
Joanna Fiodorow
Katarzyna Furmanek

Mixed Events

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Mixed 4x400m Relay Wiktor Suwara
Rafal Omelko
Iga Baumgart-Witan
Justyna Swiety-Ersetic
Anna Kielbasinska
Malgorzata Holub-Kowalik

Canoeing

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Women’s K1 Slalom Natalia Pacierpnik
Men’s C1 Slalom Grzegorz Hedwig
Women’s K1 200m Marta Walczykiewicz
Women’s K2 500m Karolina Naja
Anna Pulawska
Women’s K4 500m Karolina Naja
Anna Pulawska
Katarzyna Kolodziejczyk
Helena Wisniewska
Men’s C1 1000m Tomasz Kaczor
Women’s C1 200m Dorota Borowska
Men’s C2 1000m Michal Kudla
Mateusz Kaminski

Equestrian

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Individual Eventing From Team Quota
From Team Quota
From Team Quota
Team Eventing Pawel Warszawski
Horse: Aristo A-Z
Joanna Pawlak
Horse: Fantastic Frieda
Pawel Spisak
Horse: Banderas
Mariusz Kleniuk
Horse: Winona

Gymnastics

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Women’s Artistic Individual Events Gabriela Janik

Modern Pentathlon

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s Individual Lukasz Gutkowski

Rowing

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s Double Sculls Miroslaw Zietarski
Mateusz Biskup
Men’s Lightweight Double Sculls Jerzy Kowalski
Artur Mikolajczewski
Men’s Coxless Four Mateusz Wilangowski
Mikolaj Burda
Marcin Brzezinski
Michal Szpakowski
Women’s Coxless Four Joanna Dittmann
Olga Michalkiewicz
Monika Chabel
Maria Wierzbowska
Men’s Quadruple Sculls Dominik Czaja
Wiktor Chabel
Szymon Posnik
Fabian Baranski
Women’s Quadruple Sculls Agnieszka Kobus-Zawojska
Marta Wieliczko
Maria Springwald
Katarzyna Zillmann

Sailing

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s RS:X Pawel Tarnowski
Women’s RS:X Zofia Noceti-Klepacka
Women’s Laser Radial Magdalena Kwasna
Women’s 470 Agnieszka Skrzypulec
Jolanta Ogar

Shooting

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s 50m Rifle 3 Positions Tomasz Bartnik
Women’s 10m Air Pistol Klaudia Beres
Women’s Skeet Aleksandra Jarmolinska

Sport Climbing

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Women’s Combined Aleksandra Miroslaw

Swimming

Men’s Events

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s 50m Freestyle Pawe Juraszek
Men’s 800m Freestyle Wojciech Wojdak
Men’s 200m Backstroke Radoslaw Kawecki
Men’s 200m Butterfly Michal Poprawa
Men’s 4x100m Freestyle Relay Kacper Majchrzak
Przemys Gawrysiak
Jan Hołub
Jakub Kraska
Men’s 4x200m Freestyle Relay Jan Switkowski
Jan Holub
Jakub Kraska
Kacper Majchrzak

Women’s Events

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Women’s 4x100m Freestyle Relay Katarzyna Wilk
Alicja Tchorz
Dominika Kossakowska
Aleksandra Polanska
Women’s 4x200m Freestyle Relay Aleksandra Polanska
Dominika Kossakowska
Marta Klimek
Aleksandra Knop

Mixed Events

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Mixed 4x100m Medley Relay Alicja Tchorz
Jan Kalusowski
Konrad Czerniak
Katarzyna Wilk

Volleyball

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s Indoor Volleyball Piotr Nowakowski
Maciej Muzaj
Dawid Konarski
Artur Szalpuk
Wilfredo Leon Venero
Damian Wojtaszek
Fabian Drzyzga
Grzegorz Lomacz
Michal Kubiak
Aleksander Sliwka
Pawel Zatorski
Bartosz Kwolek
Mateusz Bieniek
Karol Klos

Wrestling

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s Greco-Roman -97kg Tadeusz Michalik
Women’s Freestyle -53kg Roksana Zasina
Women’s Freestyle -57kg Jowita Wrzesien