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Golden day boosts Polish Paralympians

PR dla Zagranicy
Nick Hodge 06.09.2012 09:21
Poland's haul of four gold and three silver medals in London on Wednesday has propelled the country into the top ten of the medal table.

Barbara Niewiedzial takes gold: photo - EPA/Kerim Okten

Barbara Niewiedzial, who celebrated her birthday over the weekend, got the perfect present by winning gold in the 1500m (T20), completing the race in 4.35.26.

The race saw Poland dominate, with Arleta Meloch snatching silver just behind her colleague.

Meanwhile, Ewa Durska, who was World Champion last year in the shot put (F20), took gold once again yesterday.

Dariusz Pender also fought his way to victory in the wheelchair fencing men's individual epee category.

Poland's fourth gold was won by cyclist Rafal Wilk, who triumphed in the men's individual H3 time trial.

His success was complemented by cyclist Anna Harkowska in the women's individual C5 time trial.

Poland's third silver came from Mariusz Sobczak, who leapt into second place in the long jump (F36).

With four days left of the Paralympics left to run, Poland is now in ninth position on the medal table, having won 9 golds, ten silvers and five bronzes. (nh)

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