At a ceremony in Warsaw, Duda praised Poland’s ski jumpers who he said lived up to fans' expectations at the Pyeongchang Games in February.
Poland won two medals in South Korea, placing it 20th in the medals table. Polish ski jumping star Kamil Stoch won the men's large hill individual event, while Poland took the bronze in the men's ski jumping team competition.
Perhaps some hoped that Polish athletes would bring home more medals from South Korea, Duda said, but “it has only happened twice in history” that Poles won more than two medals at winter Olympics, he noted.
Poland won six medals, four gold, one silver and one bronze, during the previous winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, in 2014, Poland's best Olympic Winter Games tally.
Four years earlier in Vancouver, Canada, Poland also scooped up six medals: one gold, three silver and two bronze.
All the Pyeongchang medalists were presented with symbolic cheques at Saturday’s Olympic Gala in Warsaw.
Under a decision by the Polish Olympic Committee, all athletes competing in individual sports could hope for PLN 120,000 (some EUR 29,000, USD 35,000) for a gold medal, PLN 80,000 for silver, and PLN 50,000 for bronze.
Athletes in team sports were eligible for PLN 90,000, PLN 60,000 and PLN 37,500 respectively, and coaches could count on PLN 60,000, PLN 40,000 and PLN 25,000 respectively.