The XXIV Winter Olympics in Beijing will begin on Friday, February 4, and end on February 20. The opening ceremony will take place at the National Stadium in China, where the 2008 Summer Games also opened. The program of the event will include 15 sports, in which athletes from 84 countries will take part.
The 2022 Winter Olympics. What is the Polish team like?
Poland will send 57 athletes to Beijing (30 athletes and 27 female athletes) who will take part in ten disciplines. There will be five of them less than four years ago in Pyeongchang. There will also be 71 collaborators.
Everyone hopes that this year’s Olympics will be better than those from four years ago. Unfortunately, there is not much evidence of it, mainly due to the poor attitude of Polish jumpers this season, who so far guaranteed us any medal win. In Pyongyang, representatives of this discipline won both medals awarded to Poland. Kamil Stoch won the gold in the individual competition on the large hill, and the bronze was won by our jumpers in the team competition.
The 2022 Winter Olympics. What are the medal chances of Poles?
Despite enormous problems recently and a serious injury, the best chance still seems to be Kamil Stochwho already has three Olympic gold medals to his credit. This season he also managed to stand on the podium of the World Cup in Klingenthal. Only after this success did the form start to drop drastically, so it remains to be hoped that the 34-year-old made good use of the January break in starts.
- 6.02 (12:00) – individual competition on the normal hill
- 12.02 (12:00) – individual competition on the large hill
- 14.02 (12:00) – team competition on the large hill
Fortunately for Polish fans, this time all hopes do not have to be placed on our jumpers. Our alpine skier is at a very good disposal Maryna G±sienica-Daniel. On Tuesday, the 27-year-old even broke the podium in the World Cup giant slalom competition in the Italian center of Kronplatz. Unfortunately, the Pole slightly spoiled the second run and finally took 10th place. So it was another appearance of our representative this season, which ended in the top ten.
- 7.02 (3:15) alpine skiing, women’s giant slalom – 1st run
- 9.02 (3:15) alpine skiing, women’s slalom – 1st run
- 11.02 (4:00) alpine skiing, super-giants of women
Our speed skater should be included in the group of candidates for the medal Nataliê Maliszewsk±. The 26-year-old is the 2018 world vice-champion and the 2019 European short track champion. A native of Bia³ystok, she stood on the podium of the World Cup three times before the Olympics, once on the highest stage. Four years ago, Maliszewska was also one of the candidates for the medal, but finally ended the competition in the quarter-finals. This time, however, will be different.
- 5.02 (12:00) short track, women’s 500 meters – qualifying
- 5.02 (13:23) short track, mixed relay – qualification
- 9.02 (12:44) short track, 1000 meters women – qualifying
- 16.02 (12:30) short track, 1500 meters women
Among the skaters, it is worth paying attention to the starts Zbigniew Bródkawho recently restarted his career specifically to go to the Olympics. The 1500-meter Olympic Champion from Sochi, this time, however, will prove himself in another competition – the mass race. A few weeks ago he proved his skills by winning a place on the podium in the World Cup competition in Tomaszów Mazowiecki.
- 8.02 (11:30) speed skating, 1500 meters men
- 19.02 (8:00) speed skating, mass race for men
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