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Bartosz Konopko

Poland

SportShort Track
FederationIDSTPOL10606198801
NOCPoland
Born06 Jun 1988 in Bialystok 
GenderMen
Marital statusMarried
FamilyWife Karolina
ResidenceBialystok, POL
OccupationAthlete, Coach, Teacher
LanguagesEnglish, Polish, Russian
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 40.724 05 Feb 2016 Dresden  
    1000m 1:26.725 04 Feb 2017 Dresden  
    1500m 2:18.292 12 Feb 2011 Moscow  
    3000m 5:03.078 24 Jan 2016 Sochi  
Social Media
Social Media
www.facebook.com/Bartosz-Konopko-788387664605550/  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Club / TeamJuvenia Bialystok [POL] / OTTO Speed Skating Team [POL]:  
Name of coachDariusz Kulesza [OTTO Speed Skating Team], POL; Urszula Kaminska [OTTO Speed Skating Team], POL; Anna Lukanowa-Jakubowska [national], POL  
Reason for choosing this sport"I started at school because it was popular and I wanted to try it. The coach would also give free tickets to the ice rink to kids who tried short track."  
When and where did you begin this sport?He took up short track at age 13 in Bialystok, Poland.  
General Interest
General Interest
InjuriesIn October 2013 he had surgery on the patellar ligament in his knee. He was out of competitive action for about a year. (Athlete, 12 Jan 2017; bialystok.sport.pl, 24 Nov 2014)

In 2009 he underwent surgery after breaking his arm in a fall at a World Cup event. (ottoteam.pl, 2016; Athlete, 10 Dec 2015)
 
Memorable sporting achievementFinishing fourth in the 500m at the 2008 World Cup event in Beijing, People's Republic of China. (Athlete, 12 Jan 2017)  
Most influential person in careerHis father. (Athlete, 10 Dec 2015)  
AmbitionsTo win a medal at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (Facebook page, 21 Sep 2017)  
Hero / IdolPolish ski jumper Adam Malysz. (Athlete, 12 Jan 2017)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"I know my limits but I just don't pay attention to them." (Athlete, 12 Jan 2017)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2008/2009 European Championships 5000m Relay5  
    2011/2012 European Championships 5000m Relay5  
    2010/2011 European Championships Overall6  
    2009/2010 European Championships 5000m Relay6  
    2015/2016 European Championships Overall7  
    2012/2013 European Championships Overall8  
    2015/2016 European Championships 5000m Relay8  
    2007/2008 European Championships 5000m Relay8  
    2014/2015 European Championships 5000m Relay9  
    2007/2008 European Championships Overall10  
    2006/2007 European Championships 5000m Relay10  
    2012/2013 European Championships 5000m Relay10  
    2016/2017 European Championships 5000m Relay10  
    2014/2015 European Championships Overall11  
    2016/2017 European Championships Overall12  
    2011/2012 European Championships Overall14  
    2010/2011 World Championships 500m14  
    2010/2011 World Championships 1500m18  
    2010/2011 World Championships Overall21  
    2007/2008 World Championships 500m25  
    2008/2009 European Championships Overall25  
    2012/2013 World Championships 500m26  
    2010/2011 World Championships 1000m28  
    2006/2007 European Championships Overall29  
    2012/2013 World Championships 1500m29  
    2007/2008 World Championships 1000m32  
    2009/2010 World Championships 500m33  
    2009/2010 European Championships Overall34  
    2012/2013 World Championships Overall35  
    2006/2007 World Junior Championships Overall36  
    2007/2008 World Championships Overall38  
    2009/2010 World Championships 1000m41  
    2009/2010 World Championships Overall43  
    2009/2010 World Championships 1500m46  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2016/2017 Shanghai 500m6  
    2008/2009 Dresden 500m8  
    2008/2009 Dresden 5000m Relay10  
    2016/2017 Dresden 500m13  
    2015/2016 Dresden 500m13  
    2016/2017 Dresden 5000m Relay14  
    2015/2016 Dresden 5000m Relay16  
    2017/2018 World Cup 500m19  
    2008/2009 World Cup 500m20  
    2016/2017 Gangneung 1500m21  
    2016/2017 Gangneung 500m23  
    2007/2008 World Cup 500m25  
    2011/2012 World Cup 500m26  
    2016/2017 World Cup 500m26  
    2016/2017 Shanghai 1000m32  
    2016/2017 Dresden 1000m33  
    2008/2009 Dresden 1500m37  
    2009/2010 World Cup 500m38  
    2015/2016 World Cup 500m42  
    2010/2011 World Cup 1000m47  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 500m51  
    2012/2013 World Cup 500m52  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 1000m52  
    2009/2010 World Cup 1000m56  
    2006/2007 World Cup 500m57  
    2006/2007 World Cup 1000m57  
    2010/2011 World Cup 500m59  
    2008/2009 World Cup 1500m61  
    2015/2016 World Cup 1500m64  
    2010/2011 World Cup 1500m67  
    2016/2017 World Cup 1500m72  
    2011/2012 World Cup 1000m73  
    2009/2010 World Cup 1500m68  
    2007/2008 World Cup 1000m75  
    2017/2018 World Cup 1000m81  
    2012/2013 World Cup 1000m83  
    2016/2017 World Cup 1000m103  
    2008/2009 World Cup 1000m107