Bartosz Kurek is only 23 years old, but already a real star who won the personal duel with Maxim Mikhaylov in bronze medal match of ECH.



With this bronze Poland adds an eighth medal to its showcase and this is certainly a great result also for Italian-born head coach Andrea Anastasi.

After the major disappointment resulting from the semifinal matches played yesterday, Russia and Poland certainly wanted to round out their European campaign with a medal but with a big question mark still pending as all fans were extremely curious to see if their respective heroes still had some fuel reserve available, actually more mentally than physically.  

Two years ago in Izmir Poland had caused quite a major sensation by striking gold at the European Championship and this afternoon there was one guy out there that will be certainly remembered as the match winner of the classification game against Russia played here in Vienna.

source: CEV