At the time, the Polish athletics legend set a world record of 49.28 seconds, set by East German Marietta Koch two years later in Leipzig, but it is still a Polish record. None of the four hundred meters great Poles and the “Maticinsky Angels” ran so fast. Now, however, Anna Kiełbasińska has come close to Irena Szewińska’s record and at La Chaux-de-Fonds in Switzerland she has achieved the second result in Polish athletics history.
This Swiss city is located almost 1,000 meters above sea level, so the light air can help Polish women achieve a life record and such an excellent result.
In June, a time of 50.72 seconds was achieved in Pozna by another sprinter, Natalia Kaszmarek, who defeated Justina Šveti Erstik herself at the Polish Championship. The two competitors ran in the gold mixed relay for the Tokyo 2020 Games. Anna Kiopasioska is the silver medalist in the women’s 4x400m relay at Tokyo 2020.
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