Tomasz Polewka fueled up the crowd on the third day of the 2015 Polish National Championships, breaking the national record in the men’s 50 backstroke. He won the event with the sixth fastest time in the world and is now the only Polish swimmer in history to break 25 seconds with his time of 24.80. Polweka established the previous record at 25.12 in May of 2014.
The first event of the day was the 100 butterfly. Anna Dowgiert was the only swimmer on the women’s side to break a minute with her winning time of 59.89. The men’s race was much stronger, however. Konrad Czerniak, the current world leader in the event a 51.37, cemented his name to the top of the World Rankings with the second fastest time in the world this year as well. He won today’s 100 butterfly with a time of 51.40.
Czerniak was pushed the entire way by Pawel Korzeniowksi, who finished second with a time of 51.71. Korzeniowksi’s time will make the world rankings as the seventh fastest performer this year.
The women’s 50 backstroke was another good race, this time between Alexsandra Urbanczyk and Alicja Tchorz. Urbanczyk edged out Tchorz at the touch with a final times of 28.38 to Tchorz’s 28.48.
The 200 breaststroke’s were won by Weronika Paluszek at 2:29.51 for the women and Mikolaj Machnik at 2:12.56 for the men.
The final race of the day kept the excitement going with a four man race to win the 400 freestyle. Filip Zaborowski, Wojciech Wojdak, and Michal Szuba were all together through the 400 freestyle. At the touch, Zaborowski won with a final time of 3:50.87, while Wojdak was second at 3:50.64, and Szuba was third with a 3:50.87.
Justyna Bruska won the women’s 400 freestyle by three seconds with a 4:12.59.
For full results from day 3 of the 2015 Polish National Championships, click here.