On Saturday, we will meet ten of the best Polish sportsmen in the “Przegląd Sportowy” poll. The title won last year will be defended by Robert Lewandowski and it seems that also this year the Bayern Munich striker is the main favorite to win the award.
Polish sports editorials, which were asked by Przegląd Sportowy to select their own ten, were of a different opinion. The Olympic champion in the hammer throw – Anita Włodarczyk – triumphed in the voting of a dozen or so editors – she overtook Lewandowski and the mixed relay race of 4 x 400 meters consisting of Karol Zalewski, Natalia Kaczmarek, Justyna Święty-Ersetic, Kajetan Duszyński, Dariusz Kowalgartuk, Iga Baumgorzata-Hołub, -The blacksmith.
The surprising choice of Lewandowski
How did Lewandowski vote? The captain of the Polish national team was also asked for tips. Lewandowski, however, was to select not ten, but only three athletes. And it must be admitted that his choice was very surprising.
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Interestingly, Lewandowski chose Dawid Tomala as number one. The 32-year-old walker won the Olympic championship in Tokyo over a distance of 50 kilometers. – For 30 kilometers I was walking so lightly, as if it was a slow training. I started to get bored, so I accelerated and went to get my own – said Tomala right after the great triumph.
How did Lewandowski complete the podium? In second place, he put on the aforementioned 4 x 400 meter mixed relay race, which in Tokyo also won gold in a great style. Włodarczyk placed Lewandowski on the lowest step of the podium. Himself, in accordance with an unwritten custom, he omitted.
This year’s gala will take place on Saturday at the DoubleTree by Hilton hotel near Warsaw. Beginning at 20:00.