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Olympics The Best Olympic Athletes from Poland  

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List of the greatest Olympic athletes from Poland, with photos when available. These are the best Polish Olympians of all time who have had the honor of representing their country at the prestigious Olympic games. Polish athletes from every era all have their place in the Olympic history books, but which Polish Olympian is the best of them all? You can decide who the greatest Olympic competitor from Poland is by how many medals they took back to their country, but that isn't the only factor that comes into play when considering who the best really is.

Kazimierz Wierzyński and Dariusz Kosela are only the beginning of the athletes on this list.

This list answers the questions, "Who is the best Polish Olympian of all time?" and "Who are the greatest Olympians from Poland?"

America, Russia and Great Britain have the most Olympic medals out of every country that has been represented in the Olympics, but it doesn't mean that Olympic competitors from other nations don't deserve accolades as well. Vote for your favorite Poland Olympic athletes on this list, and downvote the ones that you don't think had a huge impact on Poland.

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Adam Małysz is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Poland
Adam Małysz Men's Large hill individual, Men's Individual Normal Hill, Men's Individual Large Hill Adam Henryk Małysz is a Polish former ski jumper. The most important of Małysz's successes are 4 individual Olympic Games medals, 4 individual World Championships gold medals, 4 individual World ...more

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Justyna Kowalczyk is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Poland
Justyna Kowalczyk Women's 30km Cross-country Freestyle, Women's Individual Sprint, Women's 15 km Pursuit Justyna Kowalczyk is a Polish cross country skier who has been competing since 2000. Kowalczyk is a double Olympic Champion and a double World Champion. She is also the only skier who won the ...more

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Kamil Stoch is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Poland
Kamil Stoch Kamil Wiktor Stoch is a Polish ski jumper, a member of the national team, World Champion 2013 and double Olympic Champion 2014, a participant of the Olympic Games, bronze medalist in team at ...more

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Zbigniew Bródka is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Poland
Zbigniew Bródka Zbigniew Bródka is an Olympic Speed Skating athlete from Poland.

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Karolina Riemen is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Poland
Karolina Riemen Karolina Riemen is a freestyle skier.

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Katarzyna Woźniak is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Poland
Katarzyna Woźniak Women's Team Pursuit Katarzyna Woźniak is an Olympic Speed Skating athlete from Poland.

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Tomasz Majewski is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Poland
Tomasz Majewski Men's Shot put Tomasz Majewski is a Polish shot putter and a double Olympic gold medalist. He is the third shot putter to successfully defend the Olympic title, first European to do so, and the first since ...more

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Monika Pyrek is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Poland
Ari Aries added Monika Pyrek Monika Pyrek is a retired Polish pole vaulter. Born in Gdynia, competing at the 2004 Olympics, she placed fourth with 4.55 metres, just behind another Polish pole vaulter born in Gdynia, Anna ...more

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Piotr Małachowski is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Poland
Piotr Małachowski Men's Discus throw Piotr Małachowski is a Polish discus thrower, silver medalist at the 2008 Summer Olympics. His personal best throw is 71,84 metres, ranks Him fifth in all-time longest discus throw distances, ...more

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Krystyna Palka is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Poland
Krystyna Palka Krystyna Palka is a biathlete.

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Luiza Zlotkowska is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Poland
Luiza Zlotkowska Women's Team Pursuit Luiza Zlotkowska is a speed skater.

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Natalia Czerwonka is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Poland
Natalia Czerwonka Natalia Czerwonka is a Polish long track speed skater who participates in international competitions. In 2010 she was awarded the Knight's Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta.

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Agnieszka Gasienica Daniel is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Poland
Agnieszka Gasienica Daniel Agnieszka Gasienica Daniel is an alpine skier.

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Weronika Novakowska is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Poland
Weronika Novakowska Weronika Novakowska is a biathlete.

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Tomasz Sikora is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Poland
Tomasz Sikora Men's 15 km Mass Start Tomasz Sikora is a former Polish biathlete. In 1993 he finished second in 10 km sprint at the Junior World Championships in Ruhpolding. Sikora was born in Wodzisław Śląski. He was world champion ...more

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Ewelina Staszulonek is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Poland
Ewelina Staszulonek Ewelina Staszulonek is a Polish luger who has competed since 2003. Competing in two Winter Olympics, she earned her best finish of eighth in the women's singles event at Vancouver in 2010. ...more

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Leszek Blanik is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Poland
Leszek Blanik Men's Vault Leszek Blanik is a Polish gymnast, World and Olympic champion in vault. He was the first to perform a handspring double front vault in piked position which now has been named after him.

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Joanna Jędrzejczyk is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Poland
Edwin Rivera added Joanna Jędrzejczyk

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Paulina Maciuszek is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Poland
Paulina Maciuszek Paulina Maciuszek is a cross-country skier.

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Anna Jurkiewicz is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Poland
Anna Jurkiewicz Anna Jurkiewicz is a Polish figure skater. She is a three-time Polish national champion. She placed 5th at Junior Worlds in 1998 and also 5th at Junior Grand Prix Final in 1999, becoming the ...more

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Paulina Bobak is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Poland
Paulina Bobak Paulina Bobak is a biathlete.

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Marcin Dołęga is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Poland
Marcin Dołęga Marcin Dołęga is a Polish weightlifter in the 105 kg weight division. He broke the snatch world record in 2002 with 198 kg, and in 2006 with 199 kg. In 2004 Dołęga was banned for two years ...more

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Tomasz Motyka is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Poland
Tomasz Motyka Tomasz Motyka is a Polish épée fencer. European champion in 2005, he won a silver medal in Men's Team Épée at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, together with Adam ...more

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Janusz Kierzkowski is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Poland
Janusz Kierzkowski Track Cycling, Men's 1000m Time Trial Janusz Kazimierz Kierzkowski was a Polish cyclist. He won a bronze medal in the 1000m time trial at the 1968 Summer Olympics.

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Paula Bzura is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Poland
Paula Bzura Paula Bzura is an Olympic Short Track Speed Skater from Poland.

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Maciej Kurowski is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Poland
Maciej Kurowski Maciej Kurowski is a luger.

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Agnieszka Cyl is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Poland
Agnieszka Cyl Agnieszka Cyl is an Olympic Biathlon athlete from Poland.

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Magdalena Gwizdon is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Poland
Magdalena Gwizdon Magdalena Gwizdon is a biathlete.

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Joanna Sulej is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Poland
Joanna Sulej Joanna Sulej is a Polish figure skater who competed as both a single skater and pair skater. As a single skater, she was the 2005 and 2006 Polish junior national champion. She teamed up with ...more

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Janusz Krężelok is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Poland
Janusz Krężelok Janusz Adam Krężelok is a Polish cross country skier who has competed since 1994. His best individual finish at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships was a seventh in the individual sprint in ...more

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Katarzyna Bachleda-Curuś is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Poland
Katarzyna Bachleda-Curuś Women's Team Pursuit Katarzyna Bachleda-Curuś née Wójcicka is a Polish speed skater, who was born in Sanok and resides in Zakopane. Wójcicka is specialised in allround championships as she ...more

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Konrad Niedźwiedzki is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Poland
Konrad Niedźwiedzki Konrad Niedźwiedzki is a Polish long track speed skater who participates in international competitions.

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Dawid Kupczyk is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Poland
Dawid Kupczyk Dawid Andrzej Kupczyk is a Polish bobsledder who has competed since 1997. Competing in four Winter Olympics, he earned his best finish of 14th in the four-man event at Vancouver in 2010. Kupczyk ...more

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Paulina Ligocka is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Poland
Paulina Ligocka Paulina Ligocka is a Polish snowboarder. In March 2006 she finished second in the cumulative final standing of the World Cup in half-pipe. She was an Olympian at the 2006 Winter Olympics in ...more

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Maciej Ustynowicz is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Poland
Maciej Ustynowicz Maciej Ustynowicz is a Polish speedskater. He competed for Poland at the 2006 and 2010 Winter Olympics.

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Radosław Zawrotniak is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Poland
Radosław Zawrotniak Radosław Zawrotniak is a Polish fencer who won a silver medal in Men's Team Épée at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, together with Tomasz Motyka, Adam Wiercioch, and Robert ...more

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Marek Sasiadek is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Poland
Marek Sasiadek Marek Sasiadek is a professional snowboarder.

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Dariusz Kulesza is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Poland
Dariusz Kulesza Dariusz Kulesza is a short track speed skater.

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Dariusz Szubert is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Poland
Dariusz Szubert Men's football Dariusz Szubert is a retired Polish football player.

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Jakub Jaworski is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Poland
Jakub Jaworski Jakub Jaworski is a Polish short-track speed-skater. Jaworski competed at the 2010 Winter Olympics for Poland. In the 1500 metres, he finished fourth in his first round heat, failing to advance. ...more

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Aleksander Klak is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Poland
Aleksander Klak Men's football Aleksander Dominik Kłak is a retired Polish football player.

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Krzysztof Miętus is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Poland
Krzysztof Miętus Krzysztof Miętus is a Polish ski jumper who has competed since 2008. He is a member of Polish youth team, he participated in the Olympics in Vancouver 2010.

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Maciej Biega is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Poland
Maciej Biega Maciej Biega is an Olympic Speed Skating athlete from Poland.

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Sylwia Jaskowiec is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Poland
Sylwia Jaskowiec Sylwia Jaskowiec is a cross country skier.

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Patrycja Maliszewska is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Poland
Patrycja Maliszewska Patrycja Maliszewska is a Polish short-track speed-skater. Maliszewska competed at the 2010 Winter Olympics for Poland. She finished fourth in the first round of the 500 metres and sixth in the ...more

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Bartłomiej Jaszka is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Poland
Bartłomiej Jaszka Men's handball Bartłomiej Jaszka is a Polish team handball player, currently playing for Füchse Berlin and on the Poland national handball team. He participated at the 2008 Summer Olympics, where Poland ...more

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Marek Koźmiński is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Poland
Marek Koźmiński Men's football Marek Jan Koźmiński is a retired Polish football player.

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Katarzyna Karasińska is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Poland
Katarzyna Karasińska Katarzyna Karasińska is a world class Polish alpine skier. She achieved 5th place in the International Ski Federation's 2005 European Cup slalom event. She also competed in the 2006 Winter ...more

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Michal Ligocki is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Poland
Michal Ligocki Michał Ligocki is a Polish snowboarder. He is a participant at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.

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Sebastian Druszkiewicz is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Poland
Sebastian Druszkiewicz Sebastian Druszkiewicz is an Olympic Speed Skating athlete from Poland.