AlicjaTchórz brings home Poland’s first medal in TWG 2017!  Polish men’s relay team takes silver.
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AlicjaTchórz brings home Poland’s first medal in TWG 2017! Polish men’s relay team takes silver.

In the first day of competition at the Wejherowska Street swimming pool complex Polish swimmers picked up two silver medals.

The pressure was enormous – and AlicjaTchórz, one of Poland’s most outstanding swimmers – was up to the challenge, taking second place and claiming a silver medal after an excellent effort in the 200m life saving obstacle race. The only other swimmer better was gold medallist Silvia Meschiari of Italy who bested the Pole by a mere 0,52 seconds. France’s Margaux Fabre captured the bronze medal. In addition to her silver-medal performance, Tchórz took fourth place in the 100m manikin carry with fins.

“I’m really pumped about having gotten silver in such a prestigious event. It really gives you a boost and I hope that it will carry me into the European championships in Budapest, where I’m headed tomorrow,” remarked Poland’s first medallist of this year’s Games.

„The Italian girl who got gold has a lot more experience at this distance than me and she kept more strength until the last 100 m,” added Tchórz. “And yes, I can confirm that the pool here is definitely fast.”

In the 4x50m relay Poland’s women took 5th place. France scored gold with Australia and China coming in second and third respectively.

Shortly after Tchórz’s silver-medal run, Poland rejoiced at its second medal of the day when the men’s 4x50m relay team garnered a second silver. Japan took gold.