Kszczot takes 800m silver in Beijing
PR dla Zagranicy
Adam Kszczot took silver in the final of the men's 800 metres at the World Championships in Beijing, with Poland now seventh in the medal table.
Adam Kszczot after winning silver in the men's 800m a the World Championships in Beijing. Photo: EPA/Wu Hong
“It was the run of my life,” he said after wrapping up the race with a time of 1.46,30.
“I came to Beijing to show how hard I had worked over all these years of training.
“And it worked out - I feel fulfilled.”
Kszczot also revealed that he aims to have a crack at Paweł Czapiewski's Polish record for the 800m (1.43,22) later this season . The silver medallist's own personal best (1.43,30) is the second quickest time in Polish history.
The Beijing final was won by world record holder David Rudisha, who took gold for Kenya with a time of 1.45,84.
Kenya is winning overall in the medal table so far, with Poland a respectable seventh behind the US in sixth.
The championships end on 30 August. (nh)