Alicja Tchorz Runs Roughshod Over Day One of Polish Grand Prix

Photo Courtesy: Alicja Tchorz

OPOLE, Poland, May 3. THE two-day, three-session, timed final Polish Grand Prix event in Opole kicked off today with Alicja Tchorz putting on a show for everyone in attendance.

MORNING SESSION
Alicja Tchorz topped the women’s 100-meter freestyle in 57.11 with Anna Dowgiert taking second in 57.81. Aleksandra Urbanczyk wound up third in 58.34. Dawid Zielinski followed up with a 51.80 in the men’s 100-meter free. Maciej Certa (53.41) and Roger Kurant (53.42) rounded out the top three.

Tchorz doubled up in the women’s 100-meter back with a 1:02.34. Klaudia Nazieblo took second in 1:03.55 with Maja Zawiszewska earning third in 1:06.70. Krzysztof Morawski stopped the clock in 57.17 in the men’s 100-meter back for the win. Krzysztof Jankiewicz placed second in 57.85 with Wojciech Gabrysz taking third in 58.71.

Tchorz kept rolling in the women’s 200-meter IM with a 2:17.73 for her third win of the morning session. Teammate Klaudia Nazieblo took another runner-up spot behind her with a 2:22.66, while Magdalena Sproska finished third in 2:25.81. Bartlomiej Kubkowski claimed the men’s 200-meter IM with a 2:07.18 with teammate Karol Zaczynski earning second in 2:07.69. Patryk Gasior placed third in 2:11.48.

Dominika Sztandera earned the women’s 50-meter breast title in 32.77 with Urszula Michalczyk finishing second in 34.57. Olimpia Prochownik picked up third in 35.23. Dawid Szulich raced to the win in the men’s 50-meter breast in 28.47 with Mikolaj Machnik (29.12) and Michal Perl (29.69) also placing second and third.

Klaudia Nazieblo hit the wall in 2:14.91 to win the women’s 200-meter fly, while Mirella Olczak touched second in 2:15.76. Paulina Sikora snared third in 2:17.06. Pawel Korzeniowski dominated the men’s 200-meter fly in 1:58.23. Michal Poprawa (2:04.11) and Oskar Krupeki (2:06.66) rounded out the top three.

Joanna Zachoszcz snagged the women’s 400-meter free in 4:21.94 with Manuel Wikiel taking second in 4:22.92. Klaudia Nazieblo earned her fourth podium of the morning session with a third-place 4:26.75. Wojciech Wojdak touched out Filip Zaborowski, 3:57.67 to 3:57.96, in the men’s 400-meter free. Marcin Kaczmarski placed third in 3:59.87.

EVENING SESSION
Alicja Tchorz picked up right where she left off with her fourth win of the day as she raced to a 2:04.02 in the women’s 200-meter free to start the night session. Mirella Olczak took second in 2:07.77 with Karolina Dyrda placing third in 2:08.43. Pawel Korzeniowski won his second title of the day with a 1:48.53 in the men’s 200-meter free. Dawid Zielinski placed second in 1:52.79 with Filip Szarlinski earning third in 1:54.48.

Dominika Sztandera cruised to victory in the women’s 100-meter breast with a 1:12.69, while Urszula Michalczyk took second in 1:14.84. Marlena Dudek wound up third in 1:15.83. Dawid Szulich captured the men’s 100-meter breast in 1:02.82 with Mikolaj Machnik just behind with a 1:02.91. Bartlomiej Roguski placed third in 1:05.31.

Anna Dowgiert claimed the women’s 50-meter fly in 26.77 with Aleksandra Urbanczyk touching second in 27.07. Joanna Janiczek snared third in 28.56. Pawel Korzeniowski doubled up during the session with a 24.65 to win the men’s 50-meter fly for his third title of the day. Michal Poprawa (24.74) and Oskar Krupecki (24.83) placed second and third.

Tchorz kept rolling in the women’s 200-meter back with a 2:17.07 for the win, her fifth of the day. K. Nawarynska finished second in 2:23.51 with Karolina Maciuch earning third in 2:27.82. Krzysztof Morawski followed with a 2:02.90 to win the men’s 200-meter back. Tomasz Polewka finished second in 2:07.59 with Krzysztof Jankiewicz taking third in 2:08.34.

Joanna Zachoszcz closed the curtains on a busy day of swimming with an 8:55.17 to win the women’s 800-meter free. Manuela Wikiel took second in 9:04.47 with Karolina Maciuch placing third in 9:31.07.

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Author: Jason Marsteller

Jason Marsteller is the general manager of digital properties at Swimming World. He joined Swimming World in June 2006 as the managing editor after previous stints as a media relations professional at Indiana University, the University of Tennessee, Southern Utah University and the Utah Summer Games.

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