Poles set European record in 4x400m relay race
PR dla Zagranicy
Polish athletes have set a European record in the 4x400m relay in the first round of the IAAF World Relays in Yokohama, Japan.
Anna Dobek (2nd L) and Patryk Dobek (2nd R) of Poland compete in the Mixed 2x2x400m Relay at the IAAF World Relays 2019 in Yokohama, south of Tokyo, Japan, 11 May 2019. Photo: EPA/KIYOSHI OTA
The mixed squad finished the race in 3:15,46, the best result in the world this year.
The Polish team, comprising Kajetan Duszyński, Patrycja Wyciszkiewicz, Justyna Święty-Ersetic and Karol Zalewski, has advanced to the World Cup in Doha this autumn.
The previous Polish record, 3.22,26, was set during World Relays in Nassau in the Bahamas in 2017.
The Polish women’s 4x400m relay team has also made it to the World Championships. The squad came second on Saturday, with a time of 3.28,05, the best result this year in Europe. Their American rivals finished first with 3.25,72.