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Luiza Zlotkowska

Poland

SportSpeed Skating
FederationIDSSPOL22505198601
NOCPoland
Born25 May 1986 in  Warsaw
GenderWomen
ResidenceGrodzisk Mazowiecki, POL
OccupationAthlete
LanguagesEnglish, Polish
Higher educationPhysical Education, Sports Management - Academy of Physical Education [AWF]: Krakˇw, POL
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 39.13 28 Feb 2016 Inzell  
    1000m 1:15.46 10 Nov 2013 Calgary  
    1500m 1:54.77 16 Nov 2013 Salt Lake City, UT  
    3000m 4:02.37 15 Nov 2013 Salt Lake City, UT  
    5000m 7:07.02 18 Feb 2011 Salt Lake City, UT  
    Sprint Combination 44.15 05 Feb 2005  
Main Achievements
 
Main Achievements
Olympic Games
Event  
Olympic Games
    Team Pursuit 6 Laps   1 1  
World Single Distances Championships
Event  
World Single Distances Championships
    Team Pursuit 6 Laps   1 1  
Social Media
Social Media
www.luizazlotkowska.com/  
www.facebook.com/luiza.zlotkowska  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Club / TeamUKS Sparta Grodzisk Mazowiecki: Poland  
Reason for choosing this sportHer teacher Krzysztof Filipiak suggested she take up the sport. "I skated a lot on figure skates with my grandfather, so when I got long track skates I was the best of the children in my class."  
Name of coachSlawomir Chmura [club], POL; Krzysztof Niedzwiedzki [national]  
When and where did you begin this sport?She took up the sport while at primary school in 1998 in Milanowek, Poland.  
General Interest
General Interest
Hero / IdolCanadian cyclist and speed skater Clara Hughes. (Athlete, 13 Nov 2017)  
Other informationOTHER ACTIVITIES
In 2013 she began working as an athlete representative on the Polish Olympic Committee [PKOI] and the European Olympic Committee [EOC]. In February 2017 she was elected as the speed skating representative on the International Skating Union [ISU] Athletes' Commission. (isu.org, 10 Feb 2017; Facebook page, 13 Dec 2015)
 
HobbiesPole dancing, tennis, cycling, watching movies, reading books, cooking. (pzls.pl, 2017)  
AmbitionsTo compete at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (grodzisksportnews.pl, 10 Sep 2017)  
InjuriesIn 2011 she underwent surgery on the anterior cruciate ligament [ACL] in her right knee, which sidelined her for six months. (Athlete, 13 Nov 2017)

She suffered a knee injury in 2008 that saw her miss two months of skating. (Athlete, 06 Feb 2010)

In 2000 she lost two of her teeth in a crash. (Athlete, 06 Feb 2010)
 
Memorable sporting achievementWinning a medal in the team pursuit at the Olympic Winter Games in 2010 [bronze] and 2014 [silver]. (Athlete, 13 Nov 2017; Facebook page, 13 Dec 2015)  
NicknamesLui, Ping Pong (Athlete, 06 Feb 2010)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"Give it 100% or don't do it at all." (Athlete, 27 Jan 2017)

"No limits, no boundaries." (Athlete, 13 Nov 2017)
 
Most influential person in careerCoaches Marek Pandyra, Ewa Bialkowska and Witold Mazur. (Athlete, 13 Nov 2017)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2014 Olympic Games Team Pursuit 6 Laps2  
    2012/2013 World Single Distances Championships Team Pursuit 6 Laps2  
    2010 Olympic Games Team Pursuit 6 Laps3  
    2011/2012 World Single Distances Championships Team Pursuit 6 Laps3  
    2015/2016 World Single Distances Championships Team Pursuit 6 Laps5  
    2007/2008 World Single Distances Championships Team Pursuit 6 Laps6  
    2014/2015 World Single Distances Championships Team Pursuit 6 Laps6  
    2018 Olympic Games Team Pursuit 6 Laps7  
    2006/2007 World Single Distances Championships Team Pursuit 6 Laps7  
    2010/2011 World Single Distances Championships Team Pursuit 6 Laps7  
    2016/2017 World Single Distances Championships Mass Start 16 Laps7  
    2008/2009 World Single Distances Championships Team Pursuit 6 Laps8  
    2014/2015 World Single Distances Championships 3000m9  
    2013/2014 World Allround Championships Allround9  
    2018 Olympic Games Mass Start 16 Laps9  
    2010/2011 European Championships Allround9  
    2014/2015 World Single Distances Championships 1500m9  
    2017/2018 European Single Distances Championships Mass Start 16 Laps9  
    2015/2016 European Championships Allround10  
    2014 Olympic Games 1500m11  
    2010/2011 World Single Distances Championships 5000m12  
    2014/2015 World Allround Championships Allround12  
    2013/2014 European Championships Allround12  
    2012/2013 European Championships Allround13  
    2015/2016 World Single Distances Championships 3000m13  
    2016/2017 World Single Distances Championships 1500m13  
    2017/2018 European Single Distances Championships 1500m13  
    2015/2016 World Allround Championships Allround14  
    2018 Olympic Games 3000m14  
    2017/2018 European Single Distances Championships 3000m14  
    2017/2018 World Allround Championships Allround14  
    2012/2013 World Allround Championships Allround14  
    2009/2010 European Championships Allround14  
    2012/2013 World Single Distances Championships 1500m16  
    2008/2009 European Championships Allround16  
    2016/2017 World Allround Championships Allround16  
    2006/2007 European Championships Allround17  
    2011/2012 European Championships Allround17  
    2012/2013 World Single Distances Championships 3000m17  
    2010/2011 World Single Distances Championships 3000m17  
    2018 Olympic Games 1500m17  
    2010/2011 World Single Distances Championships 1500m18  
    2014 Olympic Games 3000m18  
    2010/2011 World Allround Championships Allround19  
    2008/2009 World Single Distances Championships 1500m19  
    2011/2012 World Single Distances Championships 1500m21  
    2005/2006 European Championships Allround23  
    2015/2016 World Single Distances Championships Mass Start 16 Laps24  
    2010 Olympic Games 3000m24  
    2014 Olympic Games 1000m29  
    2010 Olympic Games 1500m34  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2014/2015 World Cup Berlin Team Pursuit 6 Laps2  
    2013/2014 World Cup Heerenveen Team Pursuit 6 Laps2  
    2011/2012 World Cup Hamar Team Pursuit 6 Laps2  
    2013/2014 World Cup Berlin Team Pursuit 6 Laps2  
    2008/2009 World Cup Erfurt Team Pursuit 6 Laps3  
    2012/2013 World Cup Heerenveen Team Pursuit 6 Laps3  
    2015/2016 World Cup Heerenveen Team Pursuit 6 Laps3  
    2015/2016 World Cup Heerenveen Team Pursuit 6 Laps3  
    2014/2015 World Cup Heerenveen Team Pursuit 6 Laps3  
    2012/2013 World Cup Erfurt Team Pursuit 6 Laps3  
    2013/2014 World Cup Calgary, AB Team Pursuit 6 Laps3  
    2007/2008 World Cup Baselga di PinÚ Team Pursuit 6 Laps3  
    2015/2016 World Cup Mass Start 16 Laps7  
    2013/2014 World Cup 1500m11  
    2014/2015 World Cup 1500m11  
    2016/2017 World Cup Mass Start 16 Laps13  
    2013/2014 World Cup 3000/5000m14  
    2013/2014 World Cup Mass Start 15 Laps15  
    2015/2016 World Cup 1500m17  
    2010/2011 World Cup 3000/5000m18  
    2014/2015 World Cup 3000/5000m18  
    2016/2017 World Cup 1500m19  
    2015/2016 World Cup 3000/5000m20  
    2012/2013 World Cup 1500m25  
    2009/2010 World Cup 3000/5000m26  
    2017/2018 World Cup Mass Start 16 Laps27  
    2014/2015 World Cup 1000m30  
    2009/2010 World Cup 1500m31  
    2016/2017 World Cup 3000/5000m33  
    2015/2016 World Cup Overall33  
    2013/2014 World Cup Overall31  
    2010/2011 World Cup 1500m34  
    2008/2009 World Cup 1500m34  
    2008/2009 World Cup 3000/5000m35  
    2017/2018 World Cup 1500m36  
    2011/2012 World Cup 1500m36  
    2012/2013 World Cup 3000/5000m37  
    2011/2012 World Cup 3000/5000m39  
    2013/2014 World Cup 1000m40  
    2006/2007 World Cup 3000/5000m39  
    2017/2018 World Cup 3000/5000m45  
    2006/2007 World Cup 1500m47  
    2007/2008 World Cup 3000/5000m47  
    2016/2017 World Cup 1000m52  
    2007/2008 World Cup 1500m53