Sylwia Ejdys

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Sylwia Ejdys in 2010

Sylwia Ejdys-Tomaszewska (born 15 July 1984 in Bogatynia) is a Polish middle distance runner who specialises in the 1500 metres. She competed in the event at the 2008 Summer Olympics. Her personal best for the distance is 4:02.30 minutes.

Ejdys had a share in the women's U23 team silver medal at the 2006 European Cross Country Championships alongside Katarzyna Kowalska. She claimed her first major win over 1500 metres at the 2007 European Cup. She was the bronze medallist at the 2007 World Student Games and became the 1500 m military champion at the 2007 Military World Games in October.[1] She represented Poland at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, but did not make it past the first round of the 1500 m.

She moved up to the 3000 metres for the 2009 European Team Championships and came runner-up to Gulnara Samitova-Galkina. She reached the semi-finals of her speciality at the 2009 World Championships in Athletics. Ejdys narrowly missed a medal at the 2010 IAAF World Indoor Championships, coming in fourth place behind defending champion Gelete Burka. She reached the 1500 m final at the 2010 European Athletics Championships but performed poorly and finished dead last.[2]

She improved her 3000 m personal best at the BW-Bank Meeting in February 2011, taking second place with a time of 8:43.22 minutes.[3]

Achievements[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Poland
2007 European Cup Munich, Germany 1st 1500 m
Universiade Bangkok, Thailand 3rd 1500 m 4:11.51
Military World Games Hyderabad, India 1st 1500 m 4:16.90
2008 Olympic Games Beijing, China 13th 1500 m 4:08.37
2009 European Team Championships Leiria, Portugal 2nd 3000 m 8:58.26
World Championships Berlin, Germany 21st 1500 m 4:11.33
2010 World Indoor Championships Doha, Qatar 4th 1500 m 4:09.24
European Championships Barcelona, Spain 12th 1500 m 4:24.82
2011 European Indoor Championships Paris, France 9th 1500 m 4:20.99

References[edit]

  1. ^ Krishnan, Ram. Murali (2007-10-19). Vita Palamar dethrones Anna Chicherova – World Military Games, final day. IAAF. Retrieved on 2011-02-14.
  2. ^ Ejdys Sylwia. IAAF. Retrieved on 2011-02-14.
  3. ^ Records tumble in Karlsruhe, Spiegelburg clears 4.76m. European Athletics (2011-02-14). Retrieved on 2011-02-14.

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