Poland at the 2014 Winter Olympics

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Poland at the Olympic Games

Flag of Poland
IOC code  POL
NOC Polish Olympic Committee
Website www.pkol.pl (Polish)
At the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi
Competitors 59 in 11 sports
Flag bearer Dawid Kupczyk (opening)[1][2]
Zbigniew Bródka (closing)[3]
Medals
Rank: 11
Gold
4
Silver
1
Bronze
1
Total
6
Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games
Winter Games
Other related appearances
Austria (1908–1912)
Russian Empire (1912)

Poland competed at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, from 7 to 23 February 2014. The Polish team consisted of 59 athletes in 11 sports, which was the largest ever Polish team, surpassing the 56 athletes that competed in 1972.[4][5] With 4 gold medals won (6 medal overall), this was the most successful Winter Olympics for Poland in history.

Medalists[edit]

Medal Name Sport Event Date
 Gold Stoch, KamilKamil Stoch Ski jumping Men's normal hill individual 9 February
 Gold Kowalczyk, JustynaJustyna Kowalczyk Cross-country skiing Women's 10 kilometre classical 13 February
 Gold Bródka, ZbigniewZbigniew Bródka Speed skating Men's 1500 metres 15 February
 Gold Stoch, KamilKamil Stoch Ski jumping Men's large hill individual 15 February
 Silver Bachleda-Curuś, KatarzynaKatarzyna Bachleda-Curuś
Czerwonka, NataliaNatalia Czerwonka
Złotkowska, LuizaLuiza Złotkowska
Woźniak, KatarzynaKatarzyna Woźniak
Speed skating Women's team pursuit 22 February
 Bronze Bródka, ZbigniewZbigniew Bródka
Niedźwiedzki, KonradKonrad Niedźwiedzki
Szymański, JanJan Szymański
Speed skating Men's team pursuit 22 February

Alpine skiing[edit]

According to the quota allocation released on 20 January 2014, Poland qualified six athletes.[6]

Men
Athlete Event Run 1 Run 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Maciej Bydliński Super-G N/A 1:22.51 38
Slalom DNF
Combined 1:57.36 35 DNF
Mateusz Garniewicz Slalom 54.93 53 DNF
Michał Jasiczek 52.88 45 1:00.60 22 1:53.48 23
Women
Athlete Event Run 1 Run 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Karolina Chrapek Downhill N/A 1:46.90 33
Super-G N/A DNF
Giant slalom 1:23.89 36 1:21.92 32 2:45.81 33
Slalom DNF
Combined 1:47.28 28 54.52 17 2:41.80 17
Maryna Gąsienica-Daniel Super-G N/A DNF
Giant slalom 1:23.18 35 1:22.32 34 2:45.50 32
Slalom DNF
Aleksandra Kluś Slalom DNF

Biathlon[edit]

Based on their performance at the 2012 and 2013 Biathlon World Championships, Poland qualified 5 men and 5 women.[7]

Men
Athlete Event Time Misses Rank
Grzegorz Guzik Sprint 29:17.2 5 (4+1) 85
Individual 1:00:20.7 4 (1+2+0+1) 86
Krzysztof Pływaczyk Sprint 27:02.3 1 (0+1) 64
Individual 58:12.5 5 (3+0+0+1) 77
Rafał Lepel Sprint 29:25.8 2 (1+1) 86
Łukasz Słonina Individual 1:00:29.5 3 (0+2+0+1) 87
Łukasz Szczurek Sprint 27:57.2 2 (2+0) 77
Individual 55:18.6 1 (0+0+1+0) 51
Rafał Lepel
Krzysztof Pływaczyk
Łukasz Słonina
Łukasz Szczurek
Team relay LAP 14 (2+12) 19
Women
Athlete Event Time Misses Rank
Magdalena Gwizdoń Sprint 22:51.2 2 (1+1) 40
Pursuit 33:14.3 2 (1+0+1+0) 38
Individual 48:44.1 2 (1+1+0+0) 32
Monika Hojnisz Sprint 21:55.1 0 (0+0) 21
Pursuit 31:14.0 2 (0+0+0+2) 19
Individual 46:44.3 2 (1+0+0+1) 12
Mass start 36:20.5 0 (0+0+0+0) 5
Weronika Nowakowska-Ziemniak Sprint 21:37.6 1 (1+0) 7
Pursuit 31:25.4 2 (1+0+1+0) 20
Individual 48:35.2 4 (1+1+2+0) 31
Mass start 37:35.9 4 (1+0+2+1) 19
Krystyna Pałka Sprint 22:27.8 1 (1+0) 33
Pursuit 32:56.3 3 (1+0+1+1) 34
Individual 46:27.3 0 (0+0+0+0) 10
Mass start 37:33.9 2 (1+0+1+0) 18
Magdalena Gwizdoń
Monika Hojnisz
Weronika Nowakowska-Ziemniak
Krystyna Pałka
Team relay 1:12:34.4 12 (4+8) 10
Mixed
Magdalena Gwizdoń (right)
Athlete Event Time Misses Rank
Krystyna Pałka
Magdalena Gwizdoń
Łukasz Szczurek
Krzysztof Pływaczyk
Team relay 1:13:36.0 6 (0+6) 13

Bobsleigh[edit]

Poland had two sleds in qualification position.

Polish two-man sled
Athlete Event Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Dawid Kupczyk*
Paweł Mróz
Two-man 57.90 26 58.07 28 57.98 27 Did not advance 2:53.95 27
Dawid Kupczyk*
Paweł Mróz
Michał Kasperowicz
Daniel Zalewski
Four-man 56.57 28 56.45 27 56.47 25 Did not advance 2:49.49 27

* – Denotes the driver of each sled

Cross-country skiing[edit]

According to the quota allocation released on 20 January 2014, Poland qualified eight athletes.[6]

Distance
Men
Athlete Event Classical Freestyle Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Deficit Rank
Jan Antolec 30 km skiathlon 41:32.2 68 36:12.8 57 1:18:18.8 +10:03.4 64
Sebastian Gazurek 15 km classical N/A 43:06.7 +4:37.0 55
Maciej Kreczmer 15 km classical N/A 40:58.7 +2:29.0 29
30 km skiathlon 37:07.5 35 34:05.5 40 1:11:47.6 +3:32.2 39
Maciej Staręga 15 km classical N/A 44:07.1 +5:37.4 66
Paweł Klisz 15 km classical N/A 43:51.6 +5:21.9 64
30 km skiathlon 40:09.3 61 36:39.5 62 1:17:18.5 +9:03.1 61
Maciej Kreczmer
Sebastian Gazurek
Maciej Staręga
Jan Antolec
4×10 km relay N/A 1:35:46.5 +7:04.5 15
Women
Athlete Event Classical Freestyle Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Deficit Rank
Sylwia Jaśkowiec 30 km freestyle N/A 1:15:47.6 +4:42.4 33
Justyna Kowalczyk 10 km classical N/A 28:17.8 0.0 1
15 km skiathlon 19:12.9 6 19:37.2 10 39:29.7 +56.1 6
30 km freestyle N/A DNF
Kornelia Kubińska 10 km classical N/A 30:43.5 +2:25.7 26
15 km skiathlon 20:23.5 39 20:20.7 31 41:19.4 +2:45.8 34
30 km freestyle N/A 1:19:57.7 +8:52.5 43
Paulina Maciuszek 10 km classical N/A 31:25.8 +3:08.0 39
15 km skiathlon 20:15.0 32 20:09.2 25 41:00.6 +2:27.0 29
30 km freestyle N/A 1:18:44.7 +7:39.5 41
Agnieszka Szymańczak 15 km skiathlon 20:42.9 47 21:03.1 45 42:22.3 +3:48.7 45
Kornelia Kubińska
Justyna Kowalczyk
Sylwia Jaśkowiec
Paulina Maciuszek
4×5 km relay N/A 54:38.9 +1:36.2 7
Sprint
Men
Athlete Event Qualification Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Sebastian Gazurek Sprint 3:46.12 57 Did not advance
Maciej Staręga 3:51.84 67 Did not advance
Maciej Kreczmer
Maciej Staręga
Team sprint N/A 23:53.09 8 Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Qualification Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Sylwia Jaśkowiec Sprint 3:01.21 63 Did not advance
Agnieszka Szymańczak 2:43.06 41 Did not advance
Sylwia Jaśkowiec
Justyna Kowalczyk
Team sprint N/A 16:49.43 2 Q 16:35.54 5

Freestyle skiing[edit]

According to the quota allocation released on 20 January 2014, Poland qualified one athlete.[6]

Ski cross
Athlete Event Seeding Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Time Rank Position Position Position Position Rank
Karolina Riemen-Żerebecka Women's ski cross 1:24.86 18 2 Q DNF Did not advance 15

Luge[edit]

Poland achieved the following quota places:

Athlete Event Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Maciej Kurowski Men's singles 53.234 25 52.988 24 52.637 23 52.538 20 3:31.397 23
Karol Mikrut
Patryk Poręba
Men's doubles 51.010 17 51.170 15 N/A 1:42.180 15
Ewa Kuls Women's singles 51.362 22 51.031 18 51.424 21 51.550 22 3:25.367 21
Natalia Wojtuściszyn 51.138 16 51.168 22 51.141 19 51.199 18 3:24.646 16
Maciej Kurowski
Karol Mikrut
Patryk Poręba
Natalia Wojtuściszyn
Team relay 54.937 7 56.737 9 58.079 10 N/A 2:49.753 8

Nordic combined[edit]

According to the quota allocation released on 20 January 2014, Poland qualified one athlete.[6]

Athlete Event Ski jumping Cross-country Total
Distance Points Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Adam Cieślar Normal hill/10 km 90.5 104.1 42 25:18.7 35 27:08.7 39
Large hill/10 km 122.0 97.8 32 24:10.8 36 26:15.8 37

Short track speed skating[edit]

Poland qualified one skater for the women's 500 m and 1000 m events for the Olympics during the two World Cup events in November 2013.

Women
Athlete Event Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Patrycja Maliszewska 500 m 44.154 3 Did not advance 18
1000 m 1:32.975 2 Q 1:32.376 4 Did not advance 14

Qualification legend: ADV – Advanced due to being impeded by another skater; FA – Qualify to medal round; FB – Qualify to consolation round

Ski jumping[edit]

According to the quota allocation released on 20 January 2014, Poland qualified five athletes.[6]

Athlete Event Qualification First round Final Total
Distance Points Rank Distance Points Rank Distance Points Rank Points Rank
Maciej Kot Men's normal hill 98.5 123.7 5 Q 101.5 131.6 7 Q 98.5 124.2 14 255.8 7
Dawid Kubacki 95.5 115.7 13 Q 97.5 118.3 31 Did not advance
Kamil Stoch BYE 105.5 142.0 1 Q 103.5 134.7 1 278.0 1
Jan Ziobro 95.0 113.2 22 Q 101.0 130.6 9 Q 99.0 121.8 17 252.4 13
Maciej Kot Men's large hill 126.0 115.4 9 Q 126.0 125.4 12 Q 123.5 125.0 12 250.4 12
Kamil Stoch BYE 139.0 143.4 1 Q 132.5 135.3 4 278.7 1
Jan Ziobro 123.0 109.0 13 Q 128.5 122.1 16 Q 129.5 124.5 13 246.6 15
Piotr Żyła 118.0 101.3 27 Q 118.0 108.7 34 Did not advance
Maciej Kot
Piotr Żyła
Jan Ziobro
Kamil Stoch
Men's team large hill N/A 513.5 489.2 4 Q 529.0 522.6 1 1011.8 4

Snowboarding[edit]

According to the quota allocation released on 20 January 2014, Poland qualified five athletes.[6]

Alpine
Athlete Event Qualification Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Time Rank Opposition
Time
Opposition
Time
Opposition
Time
Opposition
Time
Rank
Aleksandra Król Women's giant slalom DSQ Did not advance
Women's slalom 1:07.42 30 Did not advance
Karolina Sztokfisz Women's giant slalom 2:08.40 28 Did not advance
Women's slalom 1:06.01 25 Did not advance
Freestyle
Athlete Event Qualification Semifinal Final
Run 1 Run 2 Best Rank Run 1 Run 2 Best Rank Run 1 Run 2 Best Rank
Michał Ligocki Men's halfpipe 4.50 55.00 55.00 16 Did not advance
Joanna Zając Women's halfpipe 47.75 39.75 47.75 11 Did not advance

Qualification Legend: QF – Qualify directly to final; QS – Qualify to semifinal

Snowboard cross
Athlete Event Seeding Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Time Rank Position Position Position Position Rank
Maciej Jodko Men's snowboard cross CAN 4 Did not advance =25
Mateusz Ligocki CAN 5 Did not advance =33

Speed skating[edit]

Based on the results from the fall World Cups during the 2013–14 ISU Speed Skating World Cup season, Poland earned the following start quotas:

Men
Zbigniew Bródka won gold in the 1500 m
Athlete Event Race 1 Race 2 Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Artur Nogal 500 m 35.83 38 35.66 33 71.49 36
Artur Waś 35.01 8 35.19 12 70.20 9
Konrad Niedźwiedzki 1000 m N/A 1:09.76 16
Zbigniew Bródka N/A 1:09.66 14
Konrad Niedźwiedzki 1500 m N/A 1:47.77 20
Zbigniew Bródka N/A 1:45.006 1
Jan Szymański N/A 1:46.86 15
Sebastian Druszkiewicz 5000 m N/A 6:37.16 23
Jan Szymański N/A 6:26.35 13
Sebastian Druszkiewicz 10000 m N/A 13:45.31 14
Women
Athlete Event Final
Time Rank
Natalia Czerwonka 1000 m 1:17.933 23
Luiza Złotkowska 1:18.38 29
Katarzyna Bachleda-Curuś 1500 m 1:57.18 6
Natalia Czerwonka 1:58.46 15
Luiza Złotkowska 1:58.18 11
Katarzyna Bachleda-Curuś 3000 m DSQ
Natalia Czerwonka 4:13.26 16
Luiza Złotkowska 4:14.19 18
Katarzyna Woźniak 5000 m 7:28.53 15
Team pursuit
Athlete Event Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Opposition
Time
Opposition
Time
Opposition
Time
Rank
Zbigniew Bródka
Konrad Niedźwiedzki
Jan Szymański
Men's team pursuit  Norway (NOR)
W 3:42.78
 Netherlands (NED)
L 3:52.08
Final B
 Canada (CAN)
W 3:41.94
3
Katarzyna Bachleda-Curuś
Natalia Czerwonka
Luiza Złotkowska
Katarzyna Woźniak
Women's team pursuit  Norway (NOR)
W 3:02.12
 Russia (RUS)
W 3:00.60
Final A
 Netherlands (NED)
L 3:05.55
2

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wyrwa, Michał (21 January 2014). "Pilot bobsleja chorążym Polski w Soczi" [Bobsleigh rider is Poland's flag bearer in Sochi]. http://sport.fakt.pl/ (in Polish). Fakt. Retrieved 22 January 2014. 
  2. ^ "Sochi 2014 Opening Ceremony - Flagbearers". http://www.olympic.org/. Sochi 2014 Olympic and Paralympic Organizing Committee. 7 February 2014. Retrieved 7 February 2014. 
  3. ^ "Sochi 2014 Closing Ceremony - Flagbearers". The International Olympic Committee (IOC). 23 February 2014. Retrieved 23 February 2014. 
  4. ^ Kowalska, Karolina (7 February 2014). "59 athletes to represent Poland in Sochi". http://en.poland.gov.pl/. Government of Poland. Retrieved 22 February 2014. 
  5. ^ "Polish Olympic team welcomed in Sochi". Polskie Radio. 6 February 2014. Retrieved 22 February 2014. 
  6. ^ a b c d e f Summary of Quota allocation as per 20.01.2014
  7. ^ "2014 Winter Olympics Biathlon NOC quota". Real Biathlon. Retrieved 16 March 2013. 

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