Kawecki wins again on day 2 of Polish Nationals, completes backstroke double

Former European Champion Radoslaw Kawecki continued to roll at Polish Nationals this week, winning the 100 back on day 2 after taking the 200 on day 1.

Kawecki was 54.09 to pick up the 100 back title, barely beating his younger countryman Tomasz Polewka (54.34). This swim won’t rank Kawecki as high worldwide as his #5 time in the 200 back yesterday, but it still ranks within the top 25 in an event that is currently loaded worldwide.

The women’s 100 back went to Alicja Tchorz, who was just a half-second off her own national record, going 1:01.54 for the easy win. Tchorz set the national mark in 2012 at 1:01.02.

Another national record-holder approached his own mark in the men’s 50 breast. Dawid Szulich cracked 28, going 27.86 to finish just four tenths off his own national record.

The women’s race went to Dominika Sztandera in 32.07, herself only a half-second off the Polish record set back in the super-suited era of 2009.

In the women’s 200 free, Justyna Burska picked up her second win of the meet, going 2:01.65 to touch out 100 free national record-holder Katarzyna Wilk (2:01.92). Burska won the 800 free on day 1, showing some nice range between the two events.

Also repeating as an event winner was Jan Switkowski, who went 1:47.85 to take the men’s 200 free.

Paula Zukowska won the women’s 400 IM in 4:49.83, easily outpacing the field. Karol Sol Zbutowicz took the men’s race in 4:21.51.

Full results available here.

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