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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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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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Tomasz Łapiński is listed (or ranked) 36 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) 37 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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Andrzej Juskowiak is listed (or ranked) 38 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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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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Krzysztof Miętus is listed (or ranked) 45 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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Sylwia Jaskowiec is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Poland
Sylwia Jaskowiec is a cross country skier.
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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