Leading Polish athletes commit to Orlen Cup in Lodz

Seven leading Polish athletes have been confirmed to compete at the Orlen Cup in Lodz, a European Athletics Indoor Permit Meeting, on 11 February. 

Ewa Swoboda was prolific indoors last year, winning 14 of her 15 races including the 60m title at the European Indoor Championships in Glasgow. She will be aiming for her fourth victory on this track in five seasons, winning in 2016 in 7.15, 2017 in 7.20 and 2019 in 7.13.

The focus of attention as far as the home fans are concerned will be on the in-field and on two head-to-heads in particular. Reigning European indoor champion Pawel Wojciechowski and world outdoor bronze medallist Piotr Lisek are both confirmed for the pole vault and European champion Michal Haratyk faces European silver medallist Konrad Bukowiecki in the shot put.

Twelve months ago, Wojciechowski and Lisek shared the spoils at 5.80m after recording identical cards in the pole vault while Bukowiecki won the shot put with 20.95m ahead of Germany’s David Storl with 20.52m.

European outdoor champion Paulina Guba is also confirmed for the women’s shot put and Kamila Licwinko, the 2014 world indoor champion, will compete in the high jump.

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