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Sebastian Klosinski


SportSpeed Skating
Born04 Aug 1992 in  Warsaw
FamilyWife Magdalena, daughter Aniela
LanguagesEnglish, Polish, Russian
Higher educationPhysical Education - University of Physical Education: Bialystok, POL
Personal Bests
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 34.94 03 Dec 2017 Calgary  
    1000m 1:08.48 10 Dec 2017 Salt Lake City, UT  
    1500m 1:44.96 09 Dec 2017 Salt Lake City, UT  
    5000m 7:38.59 30 Dec 2015 Tomaszˇw Mazowiecki  
Main Achievements
Main Achievements
European Single Distances Championships
European Single Distances Championships
    Team Sprint     1  
Social Media
Social Media  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?He began short track skating in 2002 in Elblag, Poland. He switched to speed skating in 2015.  
Club / TeamGKS Stoczniowiec Gdansk: Poland  
Name of coachWitold Mazur [national], POL; Tuomas Nieminen [national], FIN  
Reason for choosing this sportOne of his neighbours convinced him to go with her to the ice rink and try short track. "I love speed and adrenaline. I really like individual sport, because everything is in my hands and legs." He switched from short track to speed skating in 2015. "At some point I stopped enjoying short track. The 111 metre track was too short for me to spread my wings. I didn't qualify for the 2014 Olympic Winter Games so I decided to give up [short track]."  
General Interest
General Interest
Most influential person in careerHis mother. (Athlete, 20 Nov 2019)  
Hero / IdolJamaican sprinter Usain Bolt, US swimmer Michael Phelps. (Athlete, 20 Nov 2019)  
Memorable sporting achievementPlacing third in team sprint at the 2016 World Cup event in Heerenveen, Netherlands, and winning bronze in team sprint at the 2018 European Championships in Kolomna, Russia. (Athlete, 20 Nov 2019)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"No excuses and never give up." (Athlete, 20 Nov 2019)  
Other sportsHe has represented Poland in short track. He was part of the national squad that finished ninth in the 5000m relay at the 2014 European Championships in Dresden, Germany. (SportsDeskOnline, 10 Dec 2015)  
InjuriesIn 2018 he suffered a left hip injury. He was troubled by the problem for 12 months. (Athlete, 20 Nov 2019)  
AmbitionsTo win an Olympic medal. (Athlete, 20 Nov 2019)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2017/2018 European Single Distances Championships Team Sprint3  
    2017/2018 European Single Distances Championships 1000m9  
    2016/2017 European Sprint Championships Overall10  
    2017/2018 World Sprint Championships Overall13  
    2019/2020 European Single Distances Championships 1000m13  
    2017/2018 European Single Distances Championships 500m14  
    2018 Olympic Games 1000m17  
    2019/2020 European Single Distances Championships 1500m19  
    2016/2017 World Sprint Championships Overall22  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2017/2018 World Cup Minsk Team Sprint2  
    2016/2017 World Cup Heerenveen Team Sprint3  
    2015/2016 World Cup Inzell Team Pursuit 8 Laps3  
    2017/2018 World Cup 1000m15  
    2016/2017 World Cup 1000m20  
    2018/2019 World Cup 1500m23  
    2016/2017 World Cup 1500m26  
    2020/2021 World Cup 500m31  
    2018/2019 World Cup 1000m40  
    2017/2018 World Cup 1500m42  
    2015/2016 World Cup 1500m49  
    2017/2018 World Cup 500m49