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Helena Wisniewska won Eugeniusz Pietrasik Olympic Hope Award

Helena Wisniewska won Eugeniusz Pietrasik Olympic Hope Award 14.1.2020

Polish Canoe Federation and its athletes were among the winners of the awards given by the Polish Olympic Committee for the sporting success in the season 2019.

Polish Olympic committee awarded the best sports federations and athletes who excelled in the year 2019 at a special ceremony held in Warsaw. President of the Polish Canoe Federation Tadeusz Wroblewski received an award for the third place in the classification of national federations. Only athletics and rowing were ahead of canoeing.
A special award called Eugeniusz Pietrasik Olympic Hope Award, which is given to the young athletes who have excelled at World or European Championships and World Cups in Olympic sports but have not yet participated at the Olympic Games, was this year given to Helena Wisniewska, a 20-year-old kayaker from Zawisza in Bydgoszcz. In 2019 she won two bronze medals in K4 500 metres events of the European Games in Minsk and World Championships in Szeged.
“I hope the most beautiful is yet to come, but I am very happy to become a laureate of the Eugeniusz Pietrasik Olympic Hope awards. Without Karolina Naja, Anna Pulawska, Katarzyna Kolodziejczyk and coaches Tomasz Kryk and Maciej Juhnke I would not be where I am. I am grateful to everyone who has contributed to my success,” said Helena Wisniewska. Her coach Maciej Juhnke was also among the winners of the award.  
Last year the same award went to the hands of kayaker Bartosz Grabowski, in 2017 to Justyna Iskrzycka and Paulina Paszek and a year before to Polish canoe slalom paddler Klaudia Zwolinska.


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