PAC 2021. Gdańsk University of Technology is the Polish Champion yet again! | Gdańsk University of Technology

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Date added: 2021-07-14

PAC 2021. Gdańsk University of Technology is the Polish Champion yet again!

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For the second time in a row, Gdańsk University of Technology won the title of the Polish Academic Championships, standing on the highest step of the podium both in the general classification of PAC and among technical universities. This is one of the greatest sports successes in the history of the university.

Representatives of Gdańsk University of Technology got in the general classification of PAC 2020/21 as many as 58 points more than the AGH University of Science and Technology in Kraków (2nd place) and 104.5 points more than the University of Warsaw (3rd place), winning seven gold and seven silver medals and nine bronze ones. Moreover, for the second time in a row, Gdańsk Tech was the only university in Poland to compete in all 48 disciplines.

The greatest success, i.e. the Polish Academic Team Championship, was won by the sailors of Gdańsk University of Technology for the eighth time in a row, and for the third time in a row, the championship was won by athletes and the female powerlifting team.

– Last year, the confusion related to the coronavirus "helped" us together with the change in the regulations to one that promotes regularity. Every start began to count - says prof. Krzysztof Wilde, rector of Gdańsk Tech in his interview for Onet.pl. – We felt that this was our chance, because for years we have been active in many fields, we had representatives in every discipline. We took the opportunity and won with a great advantage. This year, however, a similar strategy was applied by AGH Kraków and the University of Warsaw and the fight for every point was continued until the very end. Following the results and the changes in the classification was very emotional - adds the Gdańsk Tech rector.

– This year's victory tastes especially good. It is extremely difficult to become a champion, but it is even more difficult to stand on the highest place on the podium for the second time in a row - said Krzysztof Kaszuba, Director of the Academic Sports Center of Gdańsk University of Technology after the final results were announced. – Our team managed to do it thanks to the great determination of the participants and coaches and the favor of Gdańsk University of Technology. Versatility was once again the key to our victory. We are the only university in Poland that was represented in all 48 disciplines. We do not know what next year will bring, but we certainly will not be beaten easily - he adds.

Who won medals for Gdańsk Tech?

Individually, the most valuable discs in the medal classification were won by: the sailing crew of Marcin Styborski, athlete Paulina Borys (high jump), and three competitors: Natalia Kuzioła in karate (kumite up to 55 kg) and powerlifters: Paulina Szymanel (up to 52 kg) and Kamil Linstedt ( 74 kg).

Silver medals were won by the crew of Andrzej Michalski during PAC in Sailing, the athlete Wiktor Mertka in javelin throw and the karate winner Filip Wendt (individual kumite up to 84 kg). The title of the Academic Vice-Champions of Poland went to the team of badminton players, table tennis players, basketball players and karate participants in team kumite.

The bronze discs in the general classification went to: athlete Dariusz Nowak (pole vault), powerlifter Julia Kulczycka in the 69 kg category, karate fighter Karol Cwarszczyński (kumite men up to 67 kg) and Jakub Kułag (kumite up to 75 kg), as well as judo fighter Maria Tobolewska ( -48 kg). The team bronze medal was won by the female representation of Gdańsk Tech in cycling and the Gdańsk Tech team in the Team classification.

In addition to the above-mentioned successes in the general category, Gdańsk Tech representatives also won a number of medals in the category of technical universities, where Gdańsk University of Technology also won the first place. 

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