In the 2018/19 season, Gdańsk University of Technology made it to the podium of Polish Academic Championships for the sixth time in a row. GUT was third in the general classification and, for the seventh time, second among technical universities.
146 universities from across the country participated in the championships. Student athletes competed in 44 disciplines. GUT representatives took part in 43 of them, scoring 2190,5 points in total. Only University of Warsaw (2287 pt) and AGH University of Science and Technology (2238 pt) performed better in the general classification.
Just like last year, Gdańsk University of Technology was eighth in the medal count, winning 20 medals (five more than in the 2017/2018 season). Seven golden medals were won by the basketball teams, Marcin Styborski’s sailing crew (made of Jan Krasodomski and Dawid Płotka), powerlifters Paulina Szymanel (52 kg), Alicja Klińska (72 kg) and Piotr Konkol (+120 kg), as well as Paulina Borys (high jump).
In the team classification the GUT athletes stood on the highest level of the podium five times. Gold medals were won for the first time ever by the male basketball players and powerlifters, for the second time by the female basketball players and for the sixth time by the sailors, who enjoyed the longest series of victories in the championships history.
In the team classification of technical universities our athletes won 15 medals, 9 of them gold. The most precious ones went to the basketball teams, handball teams, sailors, table tennis players, powerlifters and skiers.
Individually in the technical universities classification our representatives also won an array of medals, including the gold ones. These went to Sylwia Zimnicka (rowing), powerlifters Alicja Klińska (72 kg), Piotr Konkol (120 kg), Dariusz Konopelski (93 kg), Kamil Lindstedt (74 kg) and Paulina Szymanel (52 kg), the sailing crew of Marcin Styborski, Jan Krasodomski and Dawid Płotka, Przemysław Adamski (100 and 200 m run), Paulina Borys (high jump), Filip Janowski (1500 m run), Wiktor Mertka (javelin throw) and Wojciech Makurat (discus throw).