Date added: 2020-11-18
Gdańsk University of Technology on the highest podium of the Polish Academic Championships
In the general classification, GUT scored 301 points more than the second-placed University of Warsaw and 499.5 points more than the Silesian University of Technology in the third place. The success is all the more complete as our university also took 3rd place in the medal standings, winning 11 gold, 10 silver and 12 bronze medals.
Our female basketball players won gold for the third time, we also achieved full success in 3x3 basketball, where the most valuable medals were won by the male and female GUT representation. 3x3 basketball appeared as an official discipline for the first time in history. Individually, in the medal classification, gold medals were won by: Andrzej Michalski's sailing crew, Paulina Borys, athlete, Filip Wendt karate fighter, and powerlifters - Paulina Szymanel, Alicja Klińska, Piotr Konkol, Tomasz Domański and Kamil Linstedt. The title of Polish Champions was won for the seventh time in a row by the team of sailors, and for the second time in a row, the championship title was also defended by the GUT male representation in athletics.
– One word comes to our mind: FINALLY! At last, after many years, we stood on the highest step of the podium - says Krzysztof Kaszuba, director of the Academic Sports Center of Gdańsk University of Technology after the announcement of the final results. – At this point I would like to thank all students-athletes and their coaches that, despite the difficult times and ‘holidays’, they trained with the sweat of their brow, and the authorities of Gdańsk University of Technology for their brave decision not to close the ASC facilities for the sport sections. When opening champagne, we do not forget about the upcoming edition of PAC and the irritated ambitions of the defeated universities. To sum up immodestly: we deserve the A + category.
Let us remind you that this year's edition of the Polish Academic Championships was held in parts. The coronavirus epidemic has badly thwarted the plans of all the participants. From the beginning of 2020, our representatives managed to perform only in two disciplines - futsal and snowboarding. PAC in skiing was canceled. The competition resumed in the second half of August.