Last week, Poles had reasons to celebrate both on the track and on the stage. The European Athletics Championships took place in Munich, and the “Chopin and His Europe” Festival was held in Warsaw. Both events brought medals and applause to our representatives.
Gold and Silver for the White and Red
At the European Athletics Championships, which ran from August 15th to 21st, Polish athletes secured two medals. Marcin Lewandowski clinched the gold medal in the 1500-meter run, defeating his rivals with a time of 3:35.71. This marked his third gold medal at this event, following his triumphs in 2014 and 2018. Justyna Święty-Ersetic won the silver medal in the 400-meter run, with a time of 50.41. This was her second silver medal at this distance, after her achievement in 2018. Poland ranked sixth in the medal table, with the championship’s top athletes being Norwegian Karsten Warholm and Dutchwoman Sifan Hassan.
“Chopin and His Europe” Enthralls the Audience
In Warsaw, the “Chopin and His Europe” Festival took place, which is one of the most significant musical events in Poland. The festival ran from August 15th to 31st and showcased the works of Fryderyk Chopin and other composers from his era. Among the performers were exceptional pianists such as Jan Lisiecki, Nelson Goerner, and Daniil Trifonov, as well as orchestras and conductors from around the world. One of the most anticipated concerts was Krystian Zimerman’s performance of Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 2 with the National Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Jan Krenz. This concert was broadcast live by Polish Radio Two. The festival garnered significant interest from the public and critics, and tickets for most concerts were sold out.
Poland Showcased Excellence
Both the European Athletics Championships and the “Chopin and His Europe” Festival provided an opportunity to admire the talent and skills of Poles in various fields of sports and culture. Our representatives displayed excellence and represented our country admirably on the international stage. Congratulations to all of them, and we wish them continued success!
Written by: Patryk Zbik
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