Wybrzeże Gdańsk

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GKS Wybrzeże Gdańsk
Club information
Track address ul. Długie Ogrody
Gdańsk
Country Poland
Founded 1957
Team manager Poland Stanisław Chomski
Team captain Sweden Thomas H. Jonasson
League Speedway Ekstraliga
Website Official website
Club facts
Colours Red - White - Blue
Track size 349 m
Track record time 61.28 seconds
Track record date 2011-08-21
Track record holder Australia Darcy Ward
Major team honours
Individual Polish Champion 1979, 1984, 1985

Gdański Klub Sportowy "Wybrzeże" (Gdańsk Sport Club "Wybrzeże") is a Polish multi-sports club most known for the motorcycle speedway team based in Gdańsk who race in the Extraleague (1st Division). The only other existing section of the club is the men's handball team.

Stadium[edit]

The Speedway Stadium is located on ulica Długie Ogrody. It contains 15,000 seats and the track is 349 metres (382 yd) long with a granite surface. The track record of 61.28 seconds was made by Darcy Ward on 21 August 2011.

2014 Team Squad[edit]

Honours[edit]

Competitions Total Golden medals Silver medals Bronze medals
Total Years Total Years Total Years
Team (DMP)
(since 1948)
6 4 1960, 1967, 1978, 1985 2 1965, 1997
Team U-21 (MDMP)
(since 1978)
4 1 1983 2 1978, 1980 1 1984
Pairs (MPPK)
(since 1974)
6 1 1985 2 1986, 2000 3 1984, 1987, 2004
Pairs U-21 (MMPPK)
(1980 U-23; since 1983)
3 1 1989 2 1983, 2000
Individual (IMP)
(since 1948)
10 3 1979, 1984, 1985 4 1960, 1961, 1981, 1983 3 1963, 1989, 1994
Individual U-21 (MIMP)
(since 1967)
7 1 1980 6 1970, 1972, 1982, 1983, 1987, 1989
Total Polish Championship medals: 36 Gold: 7 Silver: 14 Bronze: 15
Competitions Total I place II place III place
Total Years Total Years Total Years
European Club (KPE)
(since 1998)
0
Team Cup (DPP)
(?)
1 1 1989
Golden Helmet (ZK)
(since 1961)
2 2 1962, 1978
Silver Helmet U-21 (SK)
(since 1966)
2 2 1981, 1988
Bronze Helmet U-19 (BK)
(1976-81; since 1983)
2 2 1981, 1988



Other Sections[edit]

The club had many other sections over the years, out of which only the speedway team survived throughout the club's history. The men's handball team has been revived in 2010.

Athletics[edit]

The athletics team competed between 1945-1971. The clubs achievements were:

Basketball[edit]

There was a men's section which existed between 1949-1995. The club made a brief re-appearance 2007-2009 before it folded once more. The club's honours include:

Boxing[edit]

The section existed between 1945-1990. Their honours included:

Gymnastics[edit]

The section only existed for 4 years between 1952-1956. Lidia Szczerbińska won a bronze medal at the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne whilst representing the club.

Handball[edit]

The women's section existed only briefly between 1952-1963, however the men's team competed between 1951-2002, during which it was one of the most successful handball teams in the country, including a 5 year dominance which saw the club win 5 titles 1984-1988. The section was revived in 2010 in an attempt to restore its former glory, which include this list of achievements:

Judo[edit]

The section existed between 1958-2002. Club honours of the section are:

Other Sections[edit]

There were 5 other sections of the club, however they were very short-lived and without any major sporting success.

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