OLSZTYN, Poland, May 12. THE Polish Long Course Championships kicked off in Olsztyn today with a pair of FINA A cuts going up on the board.
Pawel Korzeniowski punched his ticket to London in the men's 200 fly with a 1:56.64. That performance bested the 1:56.86 FINA A cut, and moved him just outside the top 25 in the world. Michal Poprawa took second in 1:58.61, while Marcin Opalski wound up third in 2:01.62.
Konrad Czerniak smashed the field in the men's 50 free with a 22.04 to earn a spot on the Olympic roster. That swim cleared the FINA A cut of 22.11. Kacper Machrzak (22.49) and Filip Wypych (22.60) finished second and third.
Otylia Jedrzejczak cruised to victory in the women's 200 fly with a 2:09.36, just off the FINA A cut of 2:08.95, but well ahead of the provisional time of 2:13.46. Mirela Olczak (2:14.29) and Paulina Sikora (2:14.43) placed second and third.
Aleksandra Urbanczyk edged Anna Dowgiert, 25.33 to 25.35, in the women's 50 free as both just missed the FINA A cut of 25.27. Both bettered the FINA B cut of 26.15 to earn provisional qualification depending on Poland's nomination process. Katarzyna Wilk picked up third in 25.75.
Alicja Tchorz captured the women's 200 back title in 2:11.77, short of the FINA A cut of 2:10.84. Aleksandra Putra (2:12.12) and Ludwika Szynal (2:15.28) completed the top three. Krzysztof Jankiewicz won the men's 200 back in 2:01.72, while Krzysztof Morawski placed second in 2:02.00. Mateusz Wysoczynski wound up third in 2:03.11.
Barbara Wasilewska won the women's 800 free in 8:43.38, while Donata Kilijanska touched second in 8:44.94. Justyna Burska posted a third-place time of 8:48.34. Karol Zaczynski took the men's 1500 free title in 15:22.95, while Krzysztof Pielowski (15:28.32) and Filip Zaborowski (15:35.05) rounded out the top three.