Gdańsk University of Technology on the Third Place in the General Classification of Polish Academic Championships!

Our university for the fifth time in a row took third place in the general classification and for the sixth time in a row became the second best technical university.


152 universities from all over the country participated in the 2018 edition of Polish Academic Championships. As in the previous years, the competition encompassed 43 disciplines. Gdańsk University of Technology's representations took part in 42 of them. Athletes from university succeed both as teams and individually, achieving a better summary score with each passing year. This year they scored 2205 points, which is 35.5 points more than in the previous edition (2169.5 points). Only the University of Warsaw (2306.5 points) and the AGH University of Science and Technology in Kraków (2294.5 points) turned out to be better.

In the medal classification Gdańsk University of Technology took the 11th place, winning 15 medals. Four gold discs were won by the basketball team, karate fighter Filip Wendt, judo fighter Daria Pogorzelec and the Jakub Surowiec sailing team (Jakub Surowiec, Tomasz Piernicki, Patryk Richter). Silver medals were won by the karate team, karate fighter Piotr Marmoń, athlete Paulina Borys in high jump, as well as power lifters Piotr Konkol (120 kg) and Kamil Linstedt (74 kg). Bronze medals were won by the men's table tennis team, karate fighter Franciszek Celmer (up to 60 kg), Wiktor Mertka in javelin throw, rowers (Michał Baran, Patryk Butyński, Szymon Chiliński, Daniel Dwojakowski, Rafał Gawędzki, Michał Kosiński, Jan Olencki, Łukasz Stasiewicz, Krzysztof Zywert) and Sylwia Zimnicka in rowing ergometer and single scull.

In the general classification the GUT teams stood on the highest step of the podium three times. Gold medals went to the teams of basketball players, athletes and sailors. Silver was won by the team of rowers, while bronze was won by karate fighters, female snowboarders, table tennis players and sport climbers.

In the team classification of technical universities, the GUT representatives won 18 medals: 4 gold, 7 silver and 7 bronze ones. The most valuable medals went to the female basketball players, sailors and female snowboarders. Silver was won by the basketball players, female handball players, female tennis players and table tennis players as well as sport climbers. Bronze medals were awarded to the badminton players, judo fighters, female skiers, male and female tennis players, as well as the GUT representatives in horse riding and beach volleyball.

Individually in the technical universities classification our athletes also won a number of medals. Gold went to Sylwia Zimnicka (ergometer), judo fighter Kamil Kotlik, Wiktor Mertka in javelin throw, power lifters Piotr Konkol (120 kg) and Kamila Linstedt (74 kg), as well as the Jakub Surowiec sailing team (Jakub Surowiec, Tomasz Piernicki, Patryk Richter). Silver medals were won by Konrad Pawłowski in equestrianism (jumping over obstacles), judo fighter Leszek Marek (-100 kg), athletes Przemysław Adamski in 100 m and 200 m races, Paulina Borys in high jump and in long jump, Filip Janowski in 1500 m run, Wojciech Makurat in discus throw, swimmers Paweł Frączek (100 m individual medley), Dawid Paluszkiewicz (100 m backstroke), snowboarder Szymon Szulc and the sailing team of Marcin Styborski (Marcin Styborski, Jakub Padzik, Dawid Płotka). Bronze medals went to the representatives in sports aerobics (Aleksandra Laskowska, Marlena Szeligowska and Weronika Belska), Marlena Szeligowska for her performance in the competition of soloists, judo  fighters Michał Michalski (+100 kg), Patryk Wójcik (-73 kg) and Przemysław Łagosza (-73 kg ), athletes Wojciech Makurat (shot put), Adrianna Pacholczyk (800 m), as well as swimmers Dawid Paluszkiewicz (100 m individual medley), a pair of beach volleyball players (Łukasz Kalinowski and Piotr Mikołajewski) and Tomasz Bielecki in climbing.