Beijing 2022: eighth place for Polish skaters, gold for Canada

Tuesday’s team competition began with the semi-finals. The national teams of Canada and Japan won their races and faced the final. The losers went to duel for bronze.

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However, before the medal races took place, the teams battling for places 5 through 8 showed up on the track. The Polish national team, whose rival was Belarus, played in the D final.

The Poles, made up of Karolina Bosiek, Natalia Czerwonka and Magdalena Czyszczoń, lost two seconds to their rivals and eventually finished in eighth place. The Chinese women took fifth place, beating the Norwegian women.

The Dutch and the Russians faced the small final. Orange proved to be better by less than two seconds, thus winning bronze medals. In the deciding match, Canada broke the Olympic record and over 11 seconds. overtook Japan. Thus, this team won the second gold medal in Beijing.

Our special correspondents – Tomasz Kalemba and Kamil Wolnicki – spoke about the most important events of the Olympic Games in the podcast “Onet z Pekinu”. The Poles in China woke up, but that was the result of the plan, or maybe more of its absence? Where does our confidence in success at the Games come from? One thing was also hidden by the Poles.

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