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 Adam Kszczot
Men’s 1500m Marcin Lewandowski
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 100m Hurdles Karolina Koleczek
Women’s 100m Hurdles Klaudia Siciarz
Women’s Marathon Karolina Nadolska
Women’s Hammer Throw Anita Wlodarczyk
Joanna Fiodorow
Katarzyna Furmanek

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

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

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

Swimming

Men’s Events

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s 50m Freestyle Pawe Juraszek
Men’s 1500m Freestyle Wojciech Wojdak
Men’s 200m Backstroke Radoslaw Kawecki

Women’s Events

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Women’s 50m Freestyle Katarzyna Wasick
Women’s 100m Freestyle Katarzyna Wasick