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Szymon Palka

Poland

SportSpeed Skating
NOCPoland
Born14 Mar 1997 in  Zakopane
GenderMen
ResidenceZakopane, POL
OccupationAthlete
LanguagesEnglish, Polish
Higher educationPhysical Education - Bronislaw Czech University School of Physical Education: Kraków, POL
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 37.26 16 Jan 2021 Heerenveen  
    1500m 1:51.84 15 Oct 2017 Inzell  
    5000m 6:42.74 06 Oct 2018 Inzell  
    10000m 14:09.24 28 Oct 2018 Tomaszów Mazowiecki  
Social Media
Social Media
www.facebook.com/szymek.palka  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Name of coachRyszard Bialkowski [club], POL; Witold Mazur [national], POL  
When and where did you begin this sport?He began speed skating in 2008 in Zakopane, Poland.  
Club / TeamGKS Stoczniowiec Gdansk: Poland  
Reason for choosing this sport"My family was involved in sport. I used to train football in summer and speed skating in winter, but then I had to choose. Speed skating won because I saw a bigger chance to succeed in this sport."  
General Interest
General Interest
HobbiesWatching football. (pzls.pl, 03 Nov 2020)  
Most influential person in careerPolish speed skater Karolina Gasecka. (Athlete, 16 Nov 2019)  
Hero / IdolPolish speed skater Zbigniew Brodka. (Athlete, 16 Nov 2019)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"No pain, no gain." (Athlete, 16 Nov 2019)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2019/2020 European Single Distances Championships Team Pursuit 8 Laps6  
    2020/2021 World Single Distances Championships Team Pursuit 8 Laps8  
    2018/2019 European Allround Championships Allround15  
    2020/2021 European Allround Championships Allround15  
    2019/2020 European Single Distances Championships 5000m16  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2020/2021 World Cup Mass Start 16 Laps30  
    2019/2020 World Cup 5000/10000m31  
    2020/2021 World Cup 5000m32