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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
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
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 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 is an Olympic Speed Skating athlete from Poland.

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Tomasz Majewski is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Poland
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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Karolina Riemen is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Poland
Karolina Riemen is a freestyle skier.

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Luiza Zlotkowska is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Poland
Women's Team Pursuit Luiza Zlotkowska is a speed skater.

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Katarzyna Woźniak is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Poland
Women's Team Pursuit Katarzyna Woźniak is an Olympic Speed Skating athlete from Poland.

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Monika Pyrek is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Poland
Ari Aries added 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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Weronika Novakowska is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Poland
Weronika Novakowska is a biathlete.

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Piotr Małachowski is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Poland
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) 12 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Poland
Krystyna Palka is a biathlete.

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Natalia Czerwonka is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Poland
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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Paulina Bobak is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Poland
Paulina Bobak is a biathlete.

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Agnieszka Gasienica Daniel is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Poland
Agnieszka Gasienica Daniel is an alpine skier.

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Leszek Blanik is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Poland
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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Ewelina Staszulonek is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Poland
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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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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Tomasz Sikora is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Poland
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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Paulina Maciuszek is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Poland
Paulina Maciuszek is a cross-country skier.

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Anna Jurkiewicz is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Poland
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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Janusz Krężelok is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Poland
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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Konrad Niedźwiedzki is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Poland
Konrad Niedźwiedzki is a Polish long track speed skater who participates in international competitions.

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Tomasz Motyka is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Poland
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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Maciej Kurowski is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Poland
Maciej Kurowski is a luger.

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Agnieszka Cyl is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Poland
Agnieszka Cyl is an Olympic Biathlon athlete from Poland.

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Janusz Kierzkowski is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Poland
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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Marcin Dołęga is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Poland
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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Paula Bzura is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Poland
Paula Bzura is an Olympic Short Track Speed Skater from Poland.

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Magdalena Gwizdon is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Poland
Magdalena Gwizdon is a biathlete.

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Paulina Ligocka is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Poland
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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Michal Ligocki is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Poland
Michał Ligocki is a Polish snowboarder. He is a participant at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.

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Marek Koźmiński is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Poland
Men's football Marek Jan Koźmiński is a retired Polish football player.

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Joanna Sulej is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Poland
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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Tomasz Wałdoch is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Poland
Men's football Tomasz Wałdoch is a retired Polish footballer. He holds German citizenship. He had a 10 year international career, where he often captained the side, including at the 2002 World Cup. His club ...more

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Andrzej Juskowiak is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Poland
Men's football Andrzej Mieczysław Juskowiak is a former Polish football striker who played for Polish national team.

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Tomasz Łapiński is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Poland
Tomasz Łapiński Men's football Tomasz Łapiński is a retired Polish football player.

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Katarzyna Bachleda-Curuś is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Poland
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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Dawid Kupczyk is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Poland
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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Maciej Ustynowicz is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Poland
Maciej Ustynowicz is a Polish speedskater. He competed for Poland at the 2006 and 2010 Winter Olympics.

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Marek Sasiadek is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Poland
Marek Sasiadek is a professional snowboarder.

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Maciej Biega is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Poland
Maciej Biega is an Olympic Speed Skating athlete from Poland.

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Dariusz Kulesza is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Poland
Dariusz Kulesza is a short track speed skater.

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Dariusz Szubert is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Poland
Men's football Dariusz Szubert is a retired Polish football player.

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Sylwia Jaskowiec is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Poland
Sylwia Jaskowiec is a cross country skier.

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Krzysztof Miętus is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Poland
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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Sebastian Druszkiewicz is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Poland
Sebastian Druszkiewicz is an Olympic Speed Skating athlete from Poland.

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Bartłomiej Jaszka is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Poland
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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Aleksander Klak is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Poland
Men's football Aleksander Dominik Kłak is a retired Polish football player.

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Radosław Zawrotniak is listed (or ranked) 50 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