Anna Potrzuska of AZS AWFiS Gdańsk is the youth world champion in rowing

Anna Potrzuska became world under-23 champion in rowing. Competitor AZS AWFiS Gdańsk in Bulgaria in Plovdiv won gold in the coxless four. – It is impossible to describe our joy – underlines the charge of Michał Rychlicki. There is no time to celebrate, because at the turn of July and August, she will start the 31st Summer Universiade in Chengdu, China, where she will have a club friend – Izabela Pawlak.

– This is the most important medal of my career so far! It’s hard for me to say anything ’cause it ain’t hit me yet Anna Potrzuska.
Check out Anna Potrzuska's success in the 2021 European Rowing Youth Vice Champions
Check out Anna Potrzuska’s success in the 2021 European Rowing Youth Vice Champions

After two silver medals at the European Youth Championships (2021, 2022), rower AZS AWFiS became the youth world champion in the coxless quad. In Bulgarian, Plovdiv sank in the sediments of: Martyna Jankowska ((AZS AWF Gorzow Wielkopolski), Weronika Ludwiczak (KTW Kalisz) and Barbara Jechorek (Posts).

White and red came out twice on the water. On July 20, they won the second leg and thus gained direct promotion to the finals. They swam 2 kilometers in 6:44.98, overtaking Great Britain by nearly 2 seconds and gaining an even greater advantage over: the Americans, Italians, French and Chinese.

– It was a very important start, because thanks to the victory we did not have to lose strength for the next races – stresses the charge of the coach Michal Rychlickiwho as a competitor also won the youth world champion title, but in the lightweight quartet double (2003).
On July 23, in Sunday’s final, the Poles led from start to finish, although they came under heavy pressure from their rivals at the finish. Our rowers swam even faster than 3 days before. They won in 6:33.99, 0.4 seconds ahead of Chile and nearly 2 seconds ahead of Australia. The following places were occupied by: Great Britain, Canada and Germany.

– I am very happy to have been able to listen to Mazurek Dąbrowski. It is impossible to describe our joy – assures Ania.

However, there is no time to celebrate the success of AZS competitor AWFiS. At the turn of July and August, it will begin the 31st Summer Universiade in Chengdu, China. The composition of the Plovdiv champion crew will change by 50%.

Porzuska and Jankowska at the Student Olympics will receive support from: Izabela Pawlak (AZS AWFiS Gdańsk) i Katarzyna Boruch (AZS AWF Gorzów Wielkopolski).

In total, the Polish national team won four medals at the U-23 World Junior Championships in Plovdiv 2023. He won gold on number one Piotr Plominskiand money won: Jacob Wozniak And Konrad Domansky on the double and Victoria Kalinowski And Jessica Sobocinska double light weight.


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