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Poland at the 2009 World Championships in Athletics

Poland at the
World Championships in Athletics

Flag of Poland
National federation Polski Związek Lekkiej Atletyki
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At the 2009 World Championships in Athletics
in Berlin
Competitors 42
Medals Gold

Poland competed at the 2009 World Championships in Athletics from 15–23 August. A team of over 40 athletes was announced in preparation for the competition.[1] Selected athletes have achieved one of the competition's qualifying standards. The squad includes both Polish athletes who were 2008 Olympics medalists: Tomasz Majewski (gold at shot put and 2009 world leaders[2] ) and Piotr Małachowski (silver at discus throw). Anna Rogowska (third in 2004 Olympics at pole vault) and Szymon Ziółkowski (2000 Olympic champion in the hammer throw) also participated in the Championships. In the women's hammer throw, Anita Włodarczyk of Poland won gold medal with a distance of 77,96m, which is a new world record.

Poland won 8 medals in the Championships and has 5th rank among all participating countries Medal Table. It is the best result of Poland of all World Championships in Athletics.

Team selection


  1. ^ Entry list. Retrieved on 2009-08-15.
  2. ^ "Jutro ruszają XII MŚ w lekkiej atletyce" (in Polish). 2009-08-14. Retrieved 2009-08-15. 

External links

  • Official competition website
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