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A historic moment for Poland! Niewiñski is the first junior world champion

Micha Niewiski is one of the greatest young short-track talents in Poland. Recently, he achieved his first success in an international career. The 19-year-old, riding alongside Diane Sellier, ukasz Kuczyski and Paweł Adamski, won the bronze medal at the European Championships in the relay. It is no wonder that high hopes were pinned on him before going to the World Junior Championships in Dresden.

Niewiski is the junior world champion in short-track, a great success of a Pole

He started the non-violent competition with a fall in the qualifying run at 1500 meters. He had fared much better in the repech on Saturday. The Pole will not only win the race, but he will also break the world record, which is 2:10,495 from today. Later, he had no problems with advancing to the finals, in which he fought for a medal until the very end. In the end, however, I took a place just behind the podium, and the medals were won by a trio of Koreans: Donghyun Lee, Dong Min Shin and Dong Min Lee.

On Saturday, there was also a competition over a distance of 500 meters. Niewiski took 2nd place in the finals, and in the semi-finals he will not give his rivals any chances. It was a good omen for the final, to which she advanced with the best result. In the fight for medals, Niewiski took the lead on the third lap, only to enjoy a huge success after a while. The Pole reached the time of 41.093 and won the gold medal. The podium was completed by the American Marcus Howard and the Chinese Kun Li.

The success of the 19-year-old will bring great joy to the best Polish competitor in this discipline, Natalia Maliszewska. – We have the first ever JUNIOR WORLD CHAMPION – she wrote on Twitter.

Source: Sport.PL


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