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Poland has 'Golden Saturday' at Sochi Games

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Peter Gentle 15.02.2014 22:05
Ski jumper Kamil Stoch takes his second gold of the Winter Olympics after Zbigniew Brodka triumphs in a dramatic finish in the speed skating.

Gold medalist Kamil Stoch of Poland, flanked by silver medalist Noriaki Kasai (L) and bronze medalist Peter Prevc (R), celebrates during the flower ceremony after winning the Large Hill Individual Ski Jumping event at the Russki Gorki Jumping Centre at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Games, Sochi, Russia, 15 February: photo - EPA/FEHIM DEMIR

Poland had its most successful day yet at the Sochi Games on Saturday, with Kamil Stoch taking gold on the very last jump on the Long Hill, ahead of Noriaki Kasai (Japan) and Peter Prevc (Slovenia).

Earlier, Zbigniew Brodka beat Netherlands' Koen Verweij into second place by just 0.003 of a second to take gold in the Men's Speed Skating 1500m.

Stoch is only the third man ever to strike gold on both the Normal Hill, which he won earlier in the week, and Large Hill at a Winter Olympic Games.

Stoch flies to second gold at Sochi Games: photo - PAP/Grzegorz Momot

President Bronislaw Komorowski tweeted that this was "a beautiful day for Poland" and he was "bursting with pride" at the news of Stoch's second gold of the games.

Poland now has four medals, all gold, at the 2014 Games, with cross country skier Justyna Kowalczyk adding to the haul on Thursday. (pg)

source: IAR

tags: Sochi 2014
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