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Jan Szymanski

Poland

SportSpeed Skating
FederationIDSSPOL10203198901
NOCPoland
Born02 Mar 1989 in  Poznan
GenderMen
FamilyPartner Magdalena Idziorek
ResidencePoznan, POL
OccupationAthlete
LanguagesEnglish, Polish
Higher educationSport Studies - Academy of Physical Education in Poznan [AWF]: Poland
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 35.97 07 Mar 2015 Calgary  
    1000m 1:09.11 25 Nov 2017 Calgary  
    1500m 1:44.46 20 Nov 2015 Salt Lake City, UT  
    5000m 6:16.84 01 Dec 2017 Calgary  
    10000m 13:27.49 02 Dec 2012 Astana  
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  
European Single Distances Championships
Event  
European Single Distances Championships
    Team Pursuit 8 Laps     1  
Social Media
Social Media
www.facebook.com/szymanskijan  
twitter.com/jan_szymanski  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Reason for choosing this sportInitially an inline skater, he decided to try speed skating and fell in love with the sport. "I decided to try speed skating in high school. I had already competed at the world and European championships in inline skating, but I realised that to compete at the Olympic Winter Games, I would have to switch to speed skating."  
Name of coachWitold Mazur [national], POL  
When and where did you begin this sport?He began skating at age four.  
Club / TeamAZS AWF Poznan: Poland  
General Interest
General Interest
Most influential person in careerHis parents. (Athlete, 03 Dec 2011)  
Hero / IdolUS roller speed skater and speed skater Chad Hedrick. (Athlete, 03 Dec 2011)  
InjuriesA virus caused him to miss the 2013 World Cup event in Salt Lake City, UT, United States of America. (poznansport.pl, 11 Dec 2013)  
HobbiesCycling, Italian cuisine, music, going to the cinema. (Facebook page, 21 Nov 2017)  
Memorable sporting achievementWinning bronze in team pursuit at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi. (smartage.pl, 04 Mar 2014)  
Other sportsHe competed in inline speed skating at international level when he was teenager. (gloswielkopolski.pl, 27 Feb 2014; sportowefakty.wp.pl, 26 Feb 2014)  
Famous relativesHis partner Magdalena Idziorek has represented Poland in basketball. She was part of the squad that was ranked 10th at the 2012 U20 European Championships in Debrecen, Hungary. (SportsDeskOnline, 26 Jul 2017; Instagram profile, 23 Jul 2017)  
Awards and honoursIn 2014 he was presented with the Silver Cross of Merit in Poland. (prezydent.pl, 03 Apr 2014)  
AmbitionsTo compete at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (przegladsportowy.pl, 27 Oct 2017)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2012/2013 World Single Distances Championships Team Pursuit 8 Laps3  
    2014 Olympic Games Team Pursuit 8 Laps3  
    2017/2018 European Single Distances Championships Team Pursuit 8 Laps3  
    2014/2015 World Single Distances Championships Team Pursuit 8 Laps6  
    2015/2016 European Championships Allround7  
    2016/2017 World Single Distances Championships Team Pursuit 8 Laps7  
    2010/2011 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  
    2016/2017 World Single Distances Championships 1500m8  
    2014/2015 World Single Distances Championships 1500m8  
    2013/2014 European Championships Allround8  
    2017/2018 European Single Distances Championships 1500m9  
    2013/2014 World Allround Championships Allround9  
    2014/2015 European Championships Allround9  
    2011/2012 European Championships Allround11  
    2012/2013 European Championships Allround11  
    2010/2011 World Single Distances Championships 5000m11  
    2015/2016 World Allround Championships Allround12  
    2012/2013 World Allround Championships Allround12  
    2016/2017 World Allround Championships Allround12  
    2014 Olympic Games 5000m13  
    2011/2012 World Allround Championships Allround13  
    2011/2012 World Single Distances Championships 5000m14  
    2015/2016 World Single Distances Championships 5000m14  
    2017/2018 European Single Distances Championships 5000m14  
    2012/2013 World Single Distances Championships 5000m15  
    2016/2017 European Allround Championships Allround15  
    2017/2018 World Allround Championships Allround15  
    2014 Olympic Games 1500m15  
    2012/2013 World Single Distances Championships 1500m16  
    2018 Olympic Games 1500m16  
    2010/2011 World Allround Championships Allround20  
    2014/2015 World Allround Championships Allround22  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2014/2015 World Cup Berlin Team Pursuit 8 Laps1  
    2014/2015 World Cup Berlin 1500m1  
    2014/2015 World Cup Heerenveen 1500m1  
    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  
    2014/2015 World Cup 1500m5  
    2015/2016 World Cup 1500m9  
    2011/2012 World Cup Mass Start 20 Laps9  
    2014/2015 World Cup 5000/10000m12  
    2012/2013 World Cup 1500m14  
    2010/2011 World Cup 5000/10000m14  
    2016/2017 World Cup 1500m18  
    2013/2014 World Cup 1500m19  
    2014/2015 World Cup Overall19  
    2017/2018 World Cup 1500m22  
    2010/2011 World Cup 1500m23  
    2012/2013 World Cup 5000/10000m24  
    2013/2014 World Cup 5000/10000m25  
    2012/2013 World Cup Mass Start 20 Laps27  
    2011/2012 World Cup 1500m29  
    2011/2012 World Cup 5000/10000m35  
    2015/2016 World Cup 5000/10000m36  
    2016/2017 World Cup 5000/10000m38  
    2015/2016 World Cup Mass Start 16 Laps39  
    2009/2010 World Cup 5000/10000m42  
    2014/2015 World Cup Mass Start 16 Laps44  
    2015/2016 World Cup 1000m45  
    2017/2018 World Cup 5000/10000m46  
    2014/2015 World Cup 1000m47