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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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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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Joanna Jędrzejczyk is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Poland
Edwin Rivera added Joanna Jędrzejczyk
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Ewelina Staszulonek is listed (or ranked) 5 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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Tomasz Sikora is listed (or ranked) 6 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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Leszek Blanik is listed (or ranked) 7 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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Janusz Kierzkowski is listed (or ranked) 8 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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Maciej Kurowski is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Poland
Maciej Kurowski is a luger.
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Tomasz Motyka is listed (or ranked) 10 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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Marcin Dołęga is listed (or ranked) 11 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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Agnieszka Cyl is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Poland
Agnieszka Cyl is an Olympic Biathlon athlete from Poland.
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Paula Bzura is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Poland
Paula Bzura is an Olympic Short Track Speed Skater from Poland.
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Tomasz Wałdoch is listed (or ranked) 14 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) 15 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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Katarzyna Bachleda-Curuś is listed (or ranked) 16 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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Tomasz Łapiński is listed (or ranked) 17 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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Weronika Novakowska is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Poland
Weronika Novakowska is a biathlete.
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Krystyna Palka is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Poland
Krystyna Palka is a biathlete.
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Karolina Riemen is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Poland
Karolina Riemen is a freestyle skier.
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Tomasz Majewski is listed (or ranked) 21 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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Zbigniew Bródka is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Poland
Zbigniew Bródka is an Olympic Speed Skating athlete from Poland.
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Piotr Małachowski is listed (or ranked) 23 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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Luiza Zlotkowska is listed (or ranked) 24 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) 25 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Poland
Women's Team Pursuit
Katarzyna Woźniak is an Olympic Speed Skating athlete from Poland.