“Ace of Sport 2023” is a plebiscite aimed at selecting the best athlete of the past year – the winner is chosen Interia Sport readers in voting taking place through special surveys posted on the website.
In the first stage, users indicated the best sixteen candidates who advanced to the 1/8 finals – from that moment on, the athletes faced duels in the cup system.
The plebiscite is entering the decisive phase – ahead of us only the fight for third place and the grand finale! In the second semi-final, Aleksander Śliwka was better than Bartosz Zmarzlikso now the speedway rider will fight for the lowest step of the podium with the tennis player Hubert Hurkacz. Choose your favorite and vote in the survey below!
Ace of Sport 2023. Hubert Hurkacz vs. Bartosz Zmarzlik. Who deserves third place in the plebiscite? Vote!
“Ace of Sport 2023”. Results of previous knockout stage clashes
Iga Świątek defeated Norbert Huber, Natalia Kaczmarek defeated Magdalena Stysiak, Łukasz Kaczmarek defeated Piotr Żyła, Hubert Hurkacz defeated Tomasz Fornal, Wilfredo Leon defeated Pia Skrzyszowska, Aleksander Śliwka defeated Bartosz Kurek, Ewa Swoboda she defeated Dawid Kubacki, Bartosz Zmarzlik defeated Aleksandra Mirosław.
Iga Świątek defeated Natalia Kaczmarek, Hubert Hurkacz defeated Łukasz Kaczmarek, Aleksander Śliwka defeated Wilfredo Leon, Bartosz Zmarzlik defeated Ewa Swoboda.
Iga Świątek defeated Hubert Hurkacz, Aleksander Śliwka defeated Bartosz Zmarzlik.
“Ace of Sport 2023”. Hubert Hurkacz or Bartosz Zmarzlik – who should take third place in Interia’s plebiscite?
Hubert Hurkacz. Nothing predicted such a successful season for the best Polish tennis player. For the first half a year he played slightly below expectations. He was up to the challenge only in the Australian Open (fourth round) and in Marseille, where he won the ATP 250 tournament. But then he started… You can only ask yourself: “What would happen if?” If Hurkacz had used set points in the first set of the night match in the fourth round with Novak Djokovic at Wimbledon? If he had used the match ball in the semifinals against Carlos Alcaraz in Cincinnati? But it was still good. He fought until the end to play in the Masters and ultimately played one match at the expense of the injured Stefanos Tsitsipas. He won the ATP 1000 tournament for the second time in his career – in Shanghai, and played in the final in Basel. The season – just like two years ago – ended in ninth place. Great result.
Bartosz Zmarzlik. An athlete who represents speedway and has maintained an extremely high level for many years, which he has proven perfectly this season. Zmarzlik achieved many successes in 2023, both individual and team. Zmarzlik’s most important achievements are winning his fourth individual world champion title and a gold medal with the Polish national team in the world team championship. In the completed campaign, the speedway rider from Kinice won individually in as many as five of the ten Grand Prix rounds. In 2023, Zmarzlik won the PGE Ekstraliga team competition with a new team – Motor Lublin. Moreover, the speedway rider became the individual champion of Poland. Zmarzlik finished the PGE Ekstraliga competition with the highest running average.