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Konrad Niedzwiedzki

Poland

SportSpeed Skating
FederationIDSSPOL10201198501
NOCPoland
Born02 Jan 1985 in  Warsaw
GenderMen
Marital status* unknown *
FamilyPartner Katarzyna Wozniak
ResidenceZakopane, POL
OccupationAthlete
LanguagesDutch, English, German, Polish
Higher educationPhysical Education - Academy of Physical Education [AWF]: Katowice, POL
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 35.29 04 Dec 2009 Calgary  
    1000m 1:07.90 16 Nov 2013 Salt Lake City, UT  
    1500m 1:43.12 15 Nov 2013 Salt Lake City, UT  
    5000m 6:25.09 07 Mar 2015 Calgary  
    10000m 13:42.86 08 Mar 2015 Calgary  
    Sprint Combination 38.5 05 Feb 2005  
Main Achievements
 
Main Achievements
Olympic Games
Event  
Olympic Games
    Team Pursuit 8 Laps     1  
World Single Distances Championships
Event  
World Single Distances Championships
    Team Pursuit 8 Laps     1  
Social Media
Social Media
www.facebook.com/konrad.niedzwiedzki  
www.konradniedzwiedzki.pl  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Reason for choosing this sportHis father convinced him to try the sport.  
Name of coachWitold Mazur [national], POL; Krzysztof Niedzwiedzki [father]  
When and where did you begin this sport?He began speed skating in 1993.  
Club / TeamAZS AWF Katowice: Poland  
General Interest
General Interest
NicknamesRazor Blade, Bear (sportnavigator.nl, 03 Feb 2009; NOC 29 Jan 2006)  
Famous relativesHis father Krzysztof has worked as an international speed skating coach. His partner Katarzyna Wozniak has represented Poland in the sport. She won a silver medal in team pursuit at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi. (Facebook profile, 08 Oct 2017; SportsDeskOnline, 14 Dec 2015; sport.pl, 27 Mar 2014; konradniedzwiedzki.pl, 04 Dec 2008)  
Hero / IdolUS speed skater Chad Hedrick. (NOC, 29 Jan 2006)  
Awards and honoursIn 2014 he was honoured with the Silver Cross of Merit in Poland. (prezydent.pl, 03 Apr 2014)

He was flag bearer for Poland at the opening ceremony of the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver. (konradniedzwiedzki.pl, 09 Jan 2015; fakt.pl, 09 Feb 2010)
 
HobbiesSupporting Spanish football team Barcelona, electronic gadgets, watching movies, playing computer games. (Facebook page, 29 Oct 2017)  
InjuriesIn May 2016 he sustained a punctured lung as well as a broken shoulder and broken ribs. He was involved in a head on collision with a tractor while on a training ride on his bicycle in the Netherlands. He required seven weeks rehabilitation as he recovered from the accident, and began representing Poland again in December 2016. (SportsDeskOnline, 05 Jan 2017; sportowefakty.wp.pl, 22 Nov 2016)

After the 2013/2014 season he required hernia surgery. (przegladsportowy.pl, 08 Nov 2017)
 
AmbitionsTo win an individual medal at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (przegladsportowy.pl, 08 Nov 2017)  
Other informationLIFE-CHANGING ACCIDENT
He required seven weeks rehabilitation and spent time in intensive care after he had an accident on his bicycle in May 2016, which he said changed his outlook on life. He returned to international competition in December 2016, but there had been a period during his recovery when he wondered if he would compete at an elite level again. "Athletes are healthy people but suddenly I was lying in a hospital bed not knowing what would happen next. I am an organised man, always trying to plan everything. And suddenly one event, a moment of misfortune, and instantly I could have lost everything. I came close to death, at least I felt. These events changed my perspective of looking at the world." (sportowefakty.wp.pl, 22 Nov 2016)
 
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2009/2010 World Allround Championships 500m1  
    2013/2014 World Allround Championships 500m1  
    2005/2006 World Allround Championships 500m2  
    2015/2016 World Allround Championships 1500m2  
    2016/2017 World Allround Championships 500m2  
    2017/2018 World Allround Championships 500m2  
    2012/2013 World Single Distances Championships Team Pursuit 8 Laps3  
    2014 Olympic Games Team Pursuit 8 Laps3  
    2011/2012 World Allround Championships 500m3  
    2008/2009 World Allround Championships 500m3  
    2010/2011 World Allround Championships 500m3  
    2015/2016 World Allround Championships 500m3  
    2004/2005 World Single Distances Championships Team Pursuit 8 Laps6  
    2014/2015 World Single Distances Championships Team Pursuit 8 Laps6  
    2016/2017 World Single Distances Championships Team Pursuit 8 Laps7  
    2006/2007 World Single Distances Championships Team Pursuit 8 Laps7  
    2012/2013 European Championships Allround7  
    2005/2006 World Allround Championships Allround8  
    2015/2016 World Allround Championships Allround8  
    2010/2011 World Single Distances Championships Team Pursuit 8 Laps8  
    2007/2008 World Single Distances Championships Team Pursuit 8 Laps8  
    2011/2012 World Single Distances Championships Team Pursuit 8 Laps8  
    2015/2016 World Single Distances Championships Team Pursuit 8 Laps8  
    2014/2015 World Allround Championships Allround8  
    2017/2018 European Single Distances Championships 1500m8  
    2012/2013 World Single Distances Championships 1500m8  
    2013/2014 World Allround Championships Allround8  
    2010/2011 European Championships Allround8  
    2017/2018 European Single Distances Championships Mass Start 16 Laps9  
    2009/2010 European Championships Allround9  
    2013/2014 European Championships Allround9  
    2008/2009 European Championships Allround9  
    2016/2017 World Single Distances Championships 1500m10  
    2016/2017 European Allround Championships Allround10  
    2011/2012 World Single Distances Championships 1500m10  
    2014/2015 World Single Distances Championships 1500m10  
    2009/2010 World Allround Championships Allround10  
    2010/2011 World Single Distances Championships 1500m12  
    2006 Olympic Games 1500m12  
    2006/2007 World Single Distances Championships 1500m12  
    2011/2012 World Allround Championships Allround12  
    2008/2009 World Allround Championships Allround12  
    2006/2007 European Championships Allround13  
    2010/2011 World Allround Championships Allround13  
    2007/2008 European Championships Allround13  
    2006 Olympic Games 1000m13  
    2016/2017 World Allround Championships Allround13  
    2011/2012 European Championships Allround13  
    2004/2005 World Single Distances Championships 1500m14  
    2008/2009 World Single Distances Championships 1500m14  
    2017/2018 World Allround Championships Allround14  
    2005/2006 European Championships Allround14  
    2007/2008 World Single Distances Championships 1500m15  
    2014 Olympic Games 1000m16  
    2008/2009 World Single Distances Championships 1000m17  
    2007/2008 World Single Distances Championships 1000m17  
    2008/2009 World Sprint Championships Overall17  
    2010 Olympic Games 1500m17  
    2007/2008 World Sprint Championships Overall18  
    2007/2008 World Allround Championships Allround18  
    2018 Olympic Games Mass Start 16 Laps19  
    2018 Olympic Games 1500m20  
    2014 Olympic Games 1500m20  
    2004/2005 European Championships Allround22  
    2010/2011 World Sprint Championships Overall23  
    2018 Olympic Games 1000m23  
    2010 Olympic Games 1000m27  
    2010 Olympic Games 2 x 500m31  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2014/2015 World Cup Berlin Team Pursuit 8 Laps1  
    2013/2014 World Cup Heerenveen Team Pursuit 8 Laps2  
    2016/2017 World Cup Astana Team Pursuit 8 Laps3  
    2015/2016 World Cup Heerenveen Team Pursuit 8 Laps3  
    2013/2014 World Cup Berlin Team Pursuit 8 Laps3  
    2012/2013 World Cup Erfurt Team Pursuit 8 Laps3  
    2015/2016 World Cup Inzell Team Pursuit 8 Laps3  
    2004/2005 World Cup Hamar Team Pursuit 8 Laps3  
    2004/2005 World Cup Baselga di Piné Team Pursuit 8 Laps3  
    2014/2015 World Cup 1500m6  
    2012/2013 World Cup 1500m7  
    2013/2014 World Cup 1500m9  
    2011/2012 World Cup 1500m9  
    2015/2016 World Cup 1500m10  
    2007/2008 World Cup 1500m13  
    2017/2018 World Cup 1500m13  
    2006/2007 World Cup 1500m13  
    2009/2010 World Cup 1500m14  
    2010/2011 World Cup 1500m18  
    2008/2009 World Cup 1500m18  
    2014/2015 World Cup 1000m19  
    2013/2014 World Cup 1000m20  
    2005/2006 World Cup 1500m23  
    2012/2013 World Cup Overall25  
    2016/2017 World Cup 1500m25  
    2017/2018 World Cup Mass Start 16 Laps28  
    2017/2018 World Cup 1000m28  
    2007/2008 World Cup 1000m29  
    2015/2016 World Cup Overall30  
    2015/2016 World Cup 1000m31  
    2011/2012 World Cup 1000m32  
    2011/2012 World Cup Overall32  
    2014/2015 World Cup 5000/10000m33  
    2015/2016 World Cup 5000/10000m34  
    2004/2005 World Cup 1500m35  
    2014/2015 World Cup Overall35  
    2012/2013 World Cup 1000m38  
    2009/2010 World Cup 1000m40  
    2017/2018 World Cup 5000/10000m42  
    2007/2008 World Cup 5000/10000m43  
    2013/2014 World Cup Overall44  
    2008/2009 World Cup 1000m50  
    2010/2011 World Cup 500m51  
    2007/2008 World Cup 500m52  
    2006/2007 World Cup 1000m57  
    2013/2014 World Cup 5000/10000m58