Polish Athletics Championships

The Polish Athletics Championships (Polish: Mistrzostwa Polski seniorów w lekkoatletyce) is an annual outdoor track and field competition organised by the Polish Athletic Association (PZLA), which serves as the Polish national championship for the sport. It is typically held as a three-day event in the Polish summer, ranging from late June to early August. The venue of the championships changes annually.

Polish Athletics Championships
Current season, competition or edition:
Current sports event 2018 Polish Athletics Championships
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SportAthletics
Founded1920
CountryPoland

Following the establishment of the PZLA in 1919, the national championships was first held in 1920 as a men-only event. The first two championships were held in Lviv (now in Ukraine) as this city was the headquarters of the national sports body and home to the only modern athletics stadium in the country.[1] Women's events were included shortly after in 1922.[2] The women's championships were contested separately from the men's from 1925 to 1949 (1945–46 excepted). The championships has been contested every year since its inception, bar a brief period from 1940 to 1944 when World War II led to abandonment of the competition.

EventsEdit

The current track and field programme features a total of 40 individual Polish Championship athletics events, divided evenly between the sexes.

Track running
Obstacle events
Jumping events
Throwing events
Combined events

The competition has featured more unusual events, such as the grenade throw for men in 1951 and both men and women in 1952. Men competed in the standing long jump at the 1920 and 1921 editions. This event had a longer history in the women's programme, lasting from 1927 to 1947. A men's 200 metres hurdles was first contested in1 1953 but stopped after 1963. Women contested that event in 1970 and 1971. A few events were unique to women, including the 60 metres (held from 1922 to 1950), a 250 m (1924 to 1926), a 1000 m in 1926 and 1927, and a 500 m from 1949 to 1951.[3]

The women's programme expanded inline with international acceptance of women's athletics. The women's 1500 metres was added in 1969 and the 400 m hurdles followed the year after. The women's 3000 metres was introduced in 1973 and contested up to 1994. The women's equivalents of the men's standard 5000 m and 10,000 m were added in 1984. The 80 metres hurdles was combined with the 100 metres hurdles at the 1968 championships, before the longer distance replaced it the following year. Later additions to the women's programme were triple jump (1991), pole vault and hammer throw (1995) and the steeplechase (1999).[2]

Championship events are held at different locations for combined track and field events, road running and walks, and cross country running.

EditionsEdit

 
Zdzisław Latawiec was a medallist at the first championships
 
Janusz Sidło won multiple Polish javelin titles
 
Irena Szewińska has won the most medals at the Polish Championships
 
Bydgoszcz stadium (shown after modernization in 2008) is a regular venue for the Polish championships
 
Bielsku-Białej Stadion played host in 2003, 2010 and 2012
 
In 1991 and 1993, the Polish championship was held at the stadium in Kielce
 
The stadium in Grudziądz hosted the Polish championship in 1986 and 1988
 
The stadium in Zabrze twice hosted the championships
 
Poster promoting the 2010 championships in Bielsko-Biała
Edition Location Dates Venue
1920 Lviv 16–18 July Stadion Pogoni Lwów
1921 Lviv 13–15 August Stadion Pogoni Lwów
1922 Warsaw 30 September–1 October Park Sobieskiego[note 1]
1923 Warsaw 25–26 August Park Sobieskiego[note 1]
1924 Warsaw 6–8 September Park Sobieskiego[note 1]
1925 Kraków
Warsaw
14–16 August (men)
17–18 July (women)
Stadion Wisły Kraków
Park Sobieskiego[note 1]
1926 Warsaw 13–15 August (men)
7–8 August (women)
Park Sobieskiego[note 1]
1927 Warsaw
Poznań
10–12 July (men)
16–17 July (women)
Park Sobieskiego[note 1]
Stadion Warty Poznań
1928 Warsaw
Kraków
31 August–2 September (men)
1–2 September (women)
Park Sobieskiego[note 1]
Stadion Wisły Kraków
1929 Poznań
Warsaw
5–7 July (men)
12–14 July (women)
Stadion Miejski
Park Sobieskiego[note 1]
1930 Warsaw
Bydgoszcz
12–13 July (men)
26–27 July (women)
Park Sobieskiego[note 1]
Stadion Szkoły Oficerskiej
1931 Królewska Huta
Warsaw
11–12 July (men)
18–19 July (women)
Stadion Miejski
Park Sobieskiego[note 1]
1932 Warsaw
Łódź
25–26 June (men)
18–19 June (women)
Stadion Wojska Polskiego
Stadion ŁKS-u
1933 Bydgoszcz
Królewska Huta
1–2 July (men)
15–16 July (women)
Stadion Miejski[4]
Stadion Miejski
1934 Poznań
Warsaw
5–7 July (men)
7–8 July (women)
Stadion Miejski
Park Sobieskiego[note 1]
1935 Białystok
Kraków
6–7 July (men)
13–14 July (women)
Stadion „Zwierzyniec”
Stadion Wisły Kraków
1936 Wilno
Łódź
26–27 September (men)
4–5 July (women)
Stadion na Pióromoncie
Stadion KS WIMA
1937 Chorzów
Bydgoszcz
3–4 July (men)
10–11 July (women)
Stadion Miejski
Stadion Miejski
1938 Warsaw
Grudziądz
23–24 July (men)
30–31 July (women)
Stadion Wojska Polskiego
Stadion Centralny im. Bronisława Malinowskiego
1939 Poznań
Chorzów
8–9 July (men)
15–16 July (women)
Stadion Miejski
Stadion Miejski
Not held 1940–1944 due to World War II
1945 Łódź 29–30 September Stadion ŁKS-u
1946 Kraków 7–8 September Stadion Wisły Kraków
1947 Warsaw
Katowice
12–13 July (men)
5–6 July (women)
Stadion Wojska Polskiego
Stadion Pogoni Katowice
1948 Poznań
Bydgoszcz
10–11 July (men)
10–11 July (women)
Stadion WOS
Stadion Miejski
1949 Gdańsk – Wrzeszcz
Łódź
23–24 July (men)
30–31 July (women)
Stadion Lechii
Stadion ŁKS-u
1950 Kraków 13–15 August Stadion Wisły Kraków
1951 Warsaw 9–16 September Stadion Wojska Polskiego
1952 Wrocław 14–17 August Stadion Gwardii Wrocław
1953 Warsaw 4–6 September Stadion Wojska Polskiego
1954 Warsaw 18–23 July Stadion Wojska Polskiego
1955 Łódź 23–25 October Stadion ŁKS-u
1956 Zabrze 30 September–1 October Stadion Górnika Zabrze
1957 Poznań 14–16 September Stadion im. 22 July
1958 Bydgoszcz 18–20 July Stadion Zawiszy
1959 Gdańsk 21–23 August Stadion Lechii
1960 Olsztyn 5–7 August Stadion Leśny
1961 Nowa Huta 24–26 August Stadion Suche Stawy
1962 Warsaw 20–22 July Stadion Wojska Polskiego
1963 Bydgoszcz 23–25 August Stadion Zawiszy
1964 Warsaw 16–19 July Stadion Wojska Polskiego
1965 Szczecin 13–15 August Stadion Pogoni Szczecin
1966 Poznań 4–7 August Stadion im. 22 July
1967 Chorzów 17–20 August Stadion Śląski
1968 Zielona Góra 12–15 September Stadion MOSiRu
1969 Kraków 14–17 August Stadion Wisły Kraków
1970 Warsaw 6–9 August Stadion Skry
1971 Warsaw 26–28 June Stadion Skry
1972 Warsaw 17–19 August Stadion Skry
1973 Warsaw 10–12 August Stadion Skry
1974 Warsaw 19–21 July Stadion Skry
1975 Bydgoszcz 27–29 June Stadion Zawiszy
1976 Bydgoszcz 25–27 June Stadion Zawiszy
1977 Bydgoszcz 29–31 July Stadion Zawiszy
1978 Warsaw 9–11 July Stadion Skry
1979 Poznań 10–12 August Stadion Olimpii Poznań
1980 Łódź 29–31 August Stadion AZS Łódź
1981 Zabrze 6–8 August Stadion im. Ernesta Pohla
1982 Lublin 2–4 July Stadion Startu Lublin
1983 Bydgoszcz 25–27 June Stadion Zawiszy
1984 Lublin 22–24 June Stadion Startu Lublin
1985 Bydgoszcz 2–4 August Stadion Zawiszy
1986 Grudziądz 27–29 June Stadion Centralny im. Bronisława Malinowskiego
1987 Poznań 14–16 August Stadion Olimpii Poznań
1988 Grudziądz 12–14 August Stadion Centralny im. Bronisława Malinowskiego
1989 Kraków 1–3 September Stadion AWF Kraków
1990 Piła 13–15 July Stadion MOSiR Piła
1991 Kielce 12–14 July Stadion Budowlanych
1992 Warsaw 19–21 June Stadion Skry
1993 Kielce 23–25 July Stadion Budowlanych
1994 Piła 24–26 June Stadion MOSiR Piła
1995 Warsaw 18–20 August Stadion Skry
1996 Piła 21–23 June Stadion MOSiR Piła
1997 Bydgoszcz 20–22 June Stadion Zawiszy
1998 Wrocław 26–28 June Stadion AWF Wrocław
1999 Kraków 2–4 July Stadion AWF Kraków
2000 Kraków 6–8 August Stadion AWF Kraków
2001 Bydgoszcz 29 June–1 July Stadion Zawiszy
2002 Szczecin 19–21 July Miejski Stadion Lekkoatletyczny w Szczecinie
2003 Bielsko-Biała 4–6 July Stadion KS Sprint
2004 Bydgoszcz 2–4 July Stadion im. Krzyszkowiaka
2005 Biała Podlaska 24–26 June Stadion AWF Biała Podlaska
2006 Bydgoszcz 21–23 July Stadion im. Krzyszkowiaka
2007 Poznań 30 June–1 July Stadion Olimpii Poznań
2008 Szczecin 4–6 July Miejski Stadion Lekkoatletyczny w Szczecinie
2009 Bydgoszcz 31 July–2 August Stadion im. Krzyszkowiaka
2010 Bielsko-Biała 8–10 July Stadion KS Sprint
2011 Bydgoszcz 11–13 August Stadion im. Krzyszkowiaka
2012 Bielsko-Biała 15–17 June Stadion KS Sprint
2013 Toruń 19–21 July[5] Stadion Miejski im. G. Duneckiego
2014 Szczecin 29–31 July[6] Miejski Stadion Lekkoatletyczny w Szczecinie
2015 Kraków 19–21 July[7][8] Stadion AWF Kraków
2016 Bydgoszcz 24–26 June[9] Stadion im. Krzyszkowiaka
2017 Białystok 21–23 July[10] Stadion „Zwierzyniec”
2018 Lublin 20–22 July[11] Stadion Start Lublin
2019 Radom 23–25 August Stadion Lekkoatletyczno-Piłkarski
2020 Włocławek 28–30 August OSiR Stadium in Włocławek
2021 Poznań 24–26 June Stadion Olimpii Poznań
2022 Suwałki 9–11 June Stadion lekkoatletyczny w Suwałkach

Championship recordsEdit

MenEdit

Event Mark Athlete Club Date Location Championships
100 metres 10.15[12] Piotr Balcerzak Skra Warsaw 2 July 1999 Kraków 1999
200 metres 20.43[13] Marcin Jędrusiński Olimpia Poznań 21 July 2002 Szczecin 2002
400 metres 45.11 Jakub Krzewina WKS Śląsk Wrocław 30 July 2014 Szczecin 2014
800 metres 1:45.70[14] Michał Rozmys UKS Barnim Goleniów 22 July 2017 Białystok 2017
1500 metres 3:37.4 Henryk Wasilewski Orkan Poznań 31 July 1977 Bydgoszcz 1977
5000 metres 13:36.5 Jerzy Kowol Górnik Zabrze 31 July 1977 Bydgoszcz 1977
10,000 metres 28:27.2 Edward Mleczko Cracovia 27 June 1975 Bydgoszcz 1975
5K run 13:59 Henryk Szost WKS Grunwald Poznań 2 June 2012 Warsaw 2012
10K run 28:55[15] Marcin Chabowski WKS Flota Gdynia 6 August 2011 Gdańsk 2011
Half marathon 1:02:45 Jan Białk Wejher Wejherowo 29 August 1998 Brzeszcze 1998
Marathon 2:10:34 Antoni Niemczak WKS Śląsk Wrocław 6 kwietnia 1986 Dębno 1986
110 metres hurdles 13.29 Tomasz Ścigaczewski Warszawianka 4 July 1999 Kraków 1999
400 metres hurdles 48.89 Paweł Januszewski Skra Warsaw 5 August 2000 Kraków 2000
3000 metres steeplechase 8:19.2 Bronisław Malinowski Olimpia Grudziądz 20 July 1974 Warsaw 1974
High jump 2.34 Michał Bieniek AZS-AWF Wrocław 26 June 2005 Biała Podlaska 2005
Pole vault 5.85[14] Piotr Lisek OSOT Szczecin 23 July 2017 Białystok 2017
Long jump 8.16[16] Krzysztof Łuczak Piast Głogów 20 June 1997 Bydgoszcz 1997
Triple jump 17.19[17] Zdzisław Hoffmann WKS Śląsk Wrocław 27 June 1983 Bydgoszcz 1983
Shot put 21.53[14] Michał Haratyk KS AZS AWF Kraków 23 July 2017 Białystok 2017
Discus throw 67.48 Piotr Małachowski WKS Śląsk Wrocław 8 July 2010 Bielsko-Biała 2010
Hammer throw 81.87[18] Paweł Fajdek Agros Zamość 25 June 2016 Bydgoszcz 2016
Javelin throw (new model) 88.09[14] Marcin Krukowski Warszawianka 21 July 2017 Białystok 2017
Javelin throw (old model) 87.54 Dariusz Adamus WKS Śląsk Wrocław 27 June 1983 Bydgoszcz 1983
Decathlon 8208 pts Ryszard Skowronek AZS Katowice 21 June 1973 Warsaw 1973
20 km walk 1:19:14 Robert Korzeniowski AZS-AWF Katowice 20 June 1992 Warsaw 1992
50 km walk 3:43:55[19] Rafał Augustyn Sokół Mielec 21 marca 2015 Dudince 2015
4 × 100 metres relay 39.16 Krzysztof Jabłoński
Mateusz Pluta
Marcin Nowak
Dariusz Kuć
AZS-AWF Kraków 5 July 2008 Szczecin 2008
4 × 400 metres relay 3:03.16 Marcin Jędrusiński
Jacek Bocian
Robert Maćkowiak
Piotr Rysiukiewicz
WKS Śląsk Wrocław 4 July 1999 Kraków 1999

WomenEdit

Event Mark Athlete Club Date Location Championships
100 metres 10.93 Ewa Kasprzyk Olimpia Poznań 27 June 1986 Grudziądz 1986
200 metres 22.43 Irena Szewińska Polonia Warsaw 20 July 1974 Warsaw 1974
400 metres 51.29 Anna Guzowska AZS-AWF Warsaw 25 June 2005 Biała Podlaska 2005
800 metres 1:59.89 Jolanta Januchta Gwardia Warsaw 1 September 1980 Łódź 1980
1500 metres 4:06.96 Renata Pliś Maraton Świnoujście 17 June 2012 Bielsko-Biała 2012
3000 metres 8:58.26 Celina Sokołowska Wisła Kraków 12 August 1979 Poznań 1979
5000 metres 15:34.87 Wioletta Janowska AZS-AWF Kraków 2 July 2004 Bydgoszcz 2004
10,000 metres 31:52.11 Dorota Gruca Agros Zamość 8 May 2004 Police 2004
5K run 15:52 Dominika Nowakowska LKB im. Braci Petk Lębork 2 June 2012 Warsaw 2012
10K run 33:34[20] Iwona Lewandowska LKS Vectra-DGS Włocławek 27 May 2012 Bielsko-Biała 2012
100 metres hurdles 12.64[21] Grażyna Rabsztyn Gwardia Warsaw 11 August 1979 Poznań 1979
400 metres hurdles 54.53 Anna Jesień AZS AWF Warsaw 25 June 2005 Biała Podlaska 2005
3000 metres steeplechase 9:35.44 Wioletta Janowska AZS-AWF Kraków 23 July 2006 Bydgoszcz 2006
20 km walk 1:30:56 Agnieszka Dygacz AZS-AWF Katowice 17 September 2011 Warsaw 2011
High jump 1.98 Kamila Lićwinko Podlasie Białystok 20 July 2015 Kraków 2015
Pole vault 4.80 Anna Rogowska SKLA Sopot 1 August 2009 Bydgoszcz 2009
Long jump 6.96 Anna Włodarczyk AZS Warsaw 22 June 1984 Lublin 1984
Triple jump 14.27 Małgorzata Trybańska Warszawianka 10 July 2010 Bielsko-Biała 2010
Shot put 19.58 Ludwika Chewińska Gwardia Warsaw 26 June 1976 Bydgoszcz 1976
Discus throw 63.78 Renata Katewicz WLKS Siedlce 26 June 1994 Piła 1994
Hammer throw 80.79[14] Anita Włodarczyk RKS Skra Warsaw 23 July 2017 Białystok 2017
Javelin throw (new model) 61.05 Barbara Madejczyk Jantar Ustka 25 June 2006 Bydgoszcz 2006
Javelin throw (old model) 62.76 Bernadetta Blechacz Lechia Gdańsk 11 August 1979 Poznań 1979
Heptathlon 6494 pts Kamila Chudzik AZS-AWFiS Gdańsk 7 June 2008 Zielona Góra 2008
4 × 100 metres relay 44.59 Elżbieta Brzykca
Małgorzata Dunecka
Jolanta Janota
Ewa Pisiewicz
Start Lublin 14 August 1988 Grudziądz 1988
4 × 400 metres relay 3:31.33 Dominika Muraszewska
Weronika Wyka
Emilia Ankiewicz
Joanna Jóźwik
AZS AWF Warsaw 23 July 2017 Białystok 2017

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Park Sobieskiego is now known as Agrykola Stadium in Ujazdów district.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Jurek, Tomasz& Krzewiński, Ignacy & Woltmann, Bernard. Lekkoatletyka w Polsce 1919 - 1994 (1994). Polskie Towarzystwo Naukowe Kultury Fizycznej ISBN 83-900895-5-6.
  2. ^ a b Polish Championships. GBR Athletics. Retrieved 2018-03-23.
  3. ^ Henryk Kurzyński, Stefan Pietkiewicz, Janusz Rozum, Tadeusz Wołejko: Historia finałów lekkoatletycznych mistrzostw Polski 1920-2007. Konkurencje męskie. Szczecin – Warszawa: Komisja Statystyczna PZLA, 2008, s. 113. ISBN 978-83-61233-20-6.
  4. ^ "Bydgoszcz (Stadion Miejski) 1933m, 1937k, 1948k" (in Polish). nastadiony.pl. Retrieved 24 October 2012.
  5. ^ "89. Mistrzostwa Polski Seniorów" (in Polish). pzla.pl. Retrieved 7 September 2012.
  6. ^ "90. Mistrzostwa Polski Seniorów" (in Polish). Polski Związek Lekkiej Atletyki. Retrieved 20 September 2013.
  7. ^ "Kalendarz Mistrzostw Polski 2015 (projekt)" (in Polish). Polski Związek Lekkiej Atletyki. Retrieved 5 August 2014.
  8. ^ Maciej Jałoszyński. "Kraków gospodarzem Mistrzostw Polski Seniorów 2015" (in Polish). Polski Związek Lekkiej Atletyki. Retrieved 22 October 2014.
  9. ^ Maciej Jałoszyński. "Bydgoszcz, Toruń, Suwałki i Gliwice ugoszczą MP 2016" (in Polish). Polski Związek Lekkiej Atletyki. Retrieved 23 December 2015.
  10. ^ Maciej Jałoszyński (11 October 2016). "Białystok gospodarzem 93. Mistrzostw Polski" (in Polish). Polski Związek Lekkiej Atletyki. Retrieved 11 October 2016.
  11. ^ "94.PZLA Mistrzostwa Polski.Lublin, 20–22 lipca 2018" (PDF) (in Polish). pzla.pl. 2018-07-23. Retrieved 2018-07-24.
  12. ^ Faster wind assisted times have been recorded: Marcin Jędrusiński won the 2003 100 metres title in 10.07 seconds and Marek Zalewski ran 10.12 in 1993, but both had wind over the legal limit of 2 m/s.
  13. ^ Marcin Jędrusiński ran a wind-assisted 200 metres in 20.38 seconds
  14. ^ a b c d e "Komunikat końcowy zawodów, Białystok, 21-23 July 2017, 93. PZLA Mistrzostwa Polski" (PDF) (in Polish). Polski Związek Lekkiej Atletyki. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2 August 2017. Retrieved 26 July 2017.
  15. ^ "Chabowski mistrzem Polski na 10 kilometrów" (in Polish). sport.trojmiasto.pl. Retrieved 10 August 2011.
  16. ^ Wind assisted long jump marks include Marcin Starzak in 2008 (8.20 m, +3.3 m/s), as well as 8.17 m by Andrzej Klimaszewski in 1985 and 8.16 m by Stanisław Jaskułka in 1986.
  17. ^ In 1984, Zdzisław Hoffmann had a wind-assisted mark of 17.28 m
  18. ^ "Komunikat końcowy zawodów, Bydgoszcz, 24–26 June 2016; 92. Mistrzostwa Polski Seniorów" (PDF) (in Polish). Polski Związek Lekkiej Atletyki. Archived from the original (PDF) on 16 August 2016. Retrieved 26 July 2017.
  19. ^ "Rafał Augustyn mistrzem Polski na 50 km" (in Polish). pzla.pl. Retrieved 31 March 2015.
  20. ^ "Lewandowska pierwszą mistrzynią Polski" (in Polish). Polski Związek Lekkiej Atletyki. Retrieved 27 May 2012.
  21. ^ This record was matched by Lucyna Langer-Kałek at the 1982 Polish Championships.
Records
  • Henryk Kurzyński, Stefan Pietkiewicz, Janusz Rozum, Tadeusz Wołejko: Historia finałów lekkoatletycznych mistrzostw Polski 1920–2007. Konkurencje męskie. Szczecin - Warszawa: Komisja Statystyczna PZLA, 2008. ISBN 978-83-61233-20-6.

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