Gala of Sports Champions 2022. Robert Lewandowski defended the title

Robert Lewandowski won the first place in the poll for the best Polish athlete. The footballer appeared at the 2022 Sports Champions Gala in the company of his mother, mother-in-law and sister. During the speech he gave after receiving the statuette, he referred, inter alia, for career end questions.

Robert Lewandowski is the best Polish athlete

The footballer was awarded in this poll for the third time, including the second time in a row (for the first time in 2015), together with Bayern Munich in 2021 again won the German championship and at the same time was awarded the title of top scorer of the Bundesliga with 41 goals, which improved the record of the famous Gerd Mueller. He secured himself the Golden Boot, which is an award for the most effective player in European leagues. In the “Golden Ball” plebiscite of the “France Football” magazine, he was named the second player of the globe last year; he only lost to the Argentinian Lionel Messi.

– Congratulations to all the nominees and winners. Last year, our athletes achieved great success. I am your supporter and I keep my fingers crossed for you. I would like to thank you for the emotions and for what you are doing for Polish sport. I always support you with great pride. I am glad that I am part of this sports family – said the captain of the football team during the Gala of Sports Champions in Warsaw.

– First of all, I would like to thank my wife and children. They are my greatest support. They give me strength every day not to give up, when there are hard times when there are successes, not to stop fighting for his dreams. Many fans and journalists ask, how many more? I am 33 years old. I will not say that it does not tire me, but I do not want to finish, I do not intend to finish – he added.

The footballer appeared in the company of the gala mom, mother-in-law and sister. Everyone looked great. The footballer’s wife, Ania, could not accompany him because she is with her daughters in the Maldives.

87. Gala of Sports Champions – results

The second place was taken by the three-time Olympic champion and several-time world champion in the hammer throw, Anita Włodarczykwhile the third place was the speedway runner-up in the world Bartosz Zmarzlik. Just behind the podium was the Olympic champion in 50 km walk David Tomalawhose success was one of the biggest sensations of the Tokyo Olympics.

The medalists of last year’s games dominated the traditional “10” plebiscite. There was no room for, among others, tennis players Iga Świątek and Hubert Hurkacz or the ski jumper Kamil Stoch.

The editorial board of Przegląd Sportowy awarded several other awards. Aleksander Matusiński became the Coach of the Year, the creator of the successes of the women’s 4×400 m relay, which in Tokyo won Olympic silver, and its members and their friends triumphed in the 4×400 m mixed relay.

Statuette of the so-called superchampion was awarded to the titled discobolus, two-time Olympic vice-champion (2008 and 2016) Piotr Małachowskiwho officially ended his sports career this year.

In the Sport Without Barriers category, it was appreciated the paralympic champion Róża Kozakowska, an athlete specializing in throwing events (club throwing).

The event of the year was the European Team Athletics Championships held at the Silesian Stadium in Chorzów, and the title of the Team of the Year went to the volleyball players Zaksy Kędzierzyn Koźlewho triumphed in the Champions League. Polish volleyball has been waiting for such a success since 1978 – then the winner of the European Cup of Poland was Płomień Milowice.

The ten best Polish athletes in 2021 in the poll:

  • Robert Lewandowski (football)
  • Anita Włodarczyk (athletics)
  • Bartosz Zmarzlik (speedway)
  • Dawid Tomala (athletics)
  • Wojciech Nowicki (athletics)
  • Maria Andrejczyk (athletics)
  • Natalia Kaczmarek, Justyna Święty-Ersetic, Iga Baumgart-Witan, Małgorzata Hołub-Kowalik,
  • Kajetan Duszyński, Dariusz Kowaluk, Karol Zalewski (athletics)
  • Agnieszka Kobus-Zawojska, Marta Wieliczko, Maria Sajdak, Katarzyna Zillmann (rowing)
  • Karolina Naja, Anna Puławska (canoeing)
  • Tadeusz Michalik (wrestling)

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