There was no controversy during the Sports Champions Gala. Iga Świątek outclassed the entire group of Polish athletes, and her successes contributed to this – winning the French Open and the WTA Finals in Cancun. Bartosz Zmarzlik took second place and Aleksander Śliwka took third place.
Speedway fans may be saddened by the fact that the sporting event of the year was won by the Diamond League and not, for example, the Team World Cup, which was held in Wrocław and turned out to be a great success.
Bartosz Zmarzlik on the podium!
Bartosz Zmarzlik was behind Iga Świątek. Our speedway rider won, among others: in the individual world championships, the team world cup, the Polish team championships, the individual Polish championships. He won practically everything, although it is no wonder that Iga Świątek won. Tennis still has more fans than speedway.
Speedway fans can still be proud of themselves, because the representative of our discipline jumped over the leading volleyball player of the Polish national team, a ski jumper and a group of track and field athletes.
With each subsequent place my heart was beating faster, so I said cardio training was done. Every time I come out here I feel stressed, but I respect this plebiscite and I’m happy to be here. It used to be my dream
~ said Bartosz Zmarzlik during the Sports Champions Gala, moving on to thanking his loved ones in the second part of his speech
This is what the top ten of the Sports Champions Gala looks like
2. Bartosz Zmarzlik (speedway)
3. Aleksander Śliwka (volleyball)
4. Natalia Kaczmarek (athletics)
5. Piotr Żyła (ski jumping)
6. Wojciech Nowicki (hammer throw)
7. Hubert Hurkacz (tennis)
8. Helena Wiśniewska, Martyna Klatt (kayaking)
9. Renata Knapik-Miazga, Martyna Swatowska-Wenglarczyk, Magdalena Pawłowska and Ewa Trzebińska (fencing)
Coach of the year: Nikola Grbic (volleyball)
Team of the Year: Polish national volleyball team
Sports event of the year: Diamond Liga
Sport without barriers: Witold Skupień (cross-country skiing)
Olympic Hope Paris 2024: Adrianna Kąkol
Super Champion: Jakub Błaszczykowski
Scholarship of the Minister of Sport and Tourism: Iwona Wójcik-Pietruszka, Jan Szturc, Wacław Szukiel
Patron of children and youth sports: Orlen