Maria Andrikczyk is the Vice Olympic Champion. The 24-year-old Pole finished second in the javelin throwing competition. It’s our 12th medal at the Tokyo Olympics.
25-year-old Maria Andrzek achieved the best result in the final competition at the second attempt. She allowed second place in the competition.
The medal was won by China’s Xing Liu – 66.34, and Australia’s Kelsey Lee Barber – 64.56.
The Polish started the final competition well, scoring 62.56. Only two Chinese women performed better in the first round – Xiing Liu (66.34) and Huihui Liu (62.83).
On the second attempt, Maria Andrejczyk threw 63.11, and on the third – 61.03. Halfway through the competition, the pole took second place.
Andrejczyk’s fourth attempt was 63.62 m, and in the fifth penultimate attempt Andrejczyk threw 64.45 m. So she was still in second place before the last round. Our representative’s last attempt was the weakest (59.31). However, a pole can get a silver medal!
Polish athletes have already achieved the best medal result in the history of competitions at the Olympics
Competitors with 63m or 12th best results in the heats qualified for the javelin throwers final.
25-year-old Maria Andrzek She secured her place in the final with a score of 65.24 on the first try. Later it turned out in both qualifying groups No rider came close to the Polish score.
Away Andrejczyk, who threw the farthest in the world this season, Only one runner crossed the 63-meter mark: best in Group B, American Maggie Malone (63.07).
Qutb placed fourth in the previous Olympics in Rio de Janeiro in 2016, In recent years, due to health problems, she has missed many of the most important events.
This year, it’s back to full strength. On May 9 in Split, she set a Polish record with the score 71.40. It’s also the best result in the world this year.
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