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Athletics: Poland second in Lille

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Roberto Galea 26.06.2017 07:52
Polish athletes finished in second place at the Athletics Team Championships in Lille, France, the best ever such result for the team.
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Germany reclaimed the title they won in 2014, while hosts France ended in third place.

Two early disqualifications for Poland – in the women’s 100m hurdles where Karolina Kołeczek false-started – and in the men’s 800m where Adam Kszczot’s victory was annulled for stepping off the track “might have been crucial”, the competition’s website said.

But it added that “in the end, even two extra victories would not have altered the overall result.”

Poland garnered 26.5 points less than Germany and 25 points more than France. So far the best result of Poles at this event was third place in 2014.

The competition has been held since 2009. (rg/pk)

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