The youngest members of the Poland national team in weightlifting – a sports discipline of which ANWIL is the general sponsor – have met Adam Korol, Minister of Sport and Tourism. The meeting in the Ministry was held on the occasion of the impressive performance of U-15 sub juniors and U-17 juniors in the European Championship organised in Landskrona, Sweden, that took place from 3 to 8 August 2015. The Polish team acquitted themselves well, winning a record number of 13 medals, including 4 gold, 5 silver, and 4 bronze medals.
The history of competition in the category of sub juniors is not long – the championship of the Old Continent has only been held for two years. The first championship was organised in Klaipeda in 2013, where the youngest Polish competitors won 3 medals. In Landskrona, however, they climbed the podium seven times.
On the other hand, the competition for male and female juniors under 17 has been organised since 2003. Polish male and female juniors won medals twice and each time they were gold (girls and boys in this year’s competition, and earlier girls in 2009, and boys in 2004).
Addressing the charges of the Polish Weightlifting Federation, Minister Adam Korol said: “I would like to congratulate you on your outstanding performance.I also wish you similar success in your future career.You will not manage to go to the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, but you can easily compete for a place in the national team for Tokyo in 2020.Once again, I would like to congratulate you, your trainers and team managers on the outstanding performance in Landskorona.I am always pleased to meet so many medallists.”
In Landskrona, medals went to:
U-15 European Championship – sub juniors: Bartłomiej Adamus (69 kg), Patryk Bęben (77 kg) (gold medal), Karolina Hyla (58 kg) (silver medal) and Milena Rutkowska (63 kg), Martin Stasik (50 kg, Filip Drwal
(94 kg) and Martyna Komorowska (+69 kg) (bronze medal).
U-17 European Championship – male and female juniors - Sylwia Oleśkiewicz (44 kg), Kacper Badziągowski (77 kg) (gold medal) and Magdalena Karolak (+ 69 kg), Piotr Kudłaszyk (62 kg), Mateusz Skulimowski
(85 kg), and Jakub Węgrzyn (+ 94 kg) (silver medal).