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Marek Kania

Poland

SportSpeed Skating
NOCPoland
Born02 Apr 1999 in  Warsaw
GenderMen
ResidenceKonstancin-Jeziorna, POL
OccupationAthlete, Student
LanguagesPolish
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 34.46 10 Dec 2021 Calgary  
    1000m 1:08.28 05 Oct 2021 Salt Lake City, UT  
    1500m 1:53.13 30 Oct 2021 Tomaszˇw Mazowiecki  
    5000m 7:23.51 03 Mar 2019 Tomaszˇw Mazowiecki  
    10000m 16:04.90 17 Mar 2019 Tomaszˇw Mazowiecki  
Main Achievements
 
Main Achievements
World Sprint Championships
Event  
World Sprint Championships
    Team Sprint   1    
European Single Distances Championships
Event  
European Single Distances Championships
    Team Sprint     1  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Club / TeamLegia Warszawa: Poland  
General Interest
General Interest
HobbiesPlaying the keyboard and drums, reading, knitting. (Facebook page, 20 Nov 2021; sport.onet.pl, 26 Oct 2021)  
Other sportsHe has represented Poland in roller speed skating, and competed at the world championships in 2018, 2019, and 2022. (SportsDeskOnline, 09 Nov 2022; Facebook page, 20 Nov 2021)  
Famous relativesHis siblings Mateusz and Maria have both represented Poland in roller speed skating. (sport.tvp.pl, 11 Feb 2022, 14 Nov 2021; SportsDeskOnline, 10 Nov 2022)  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Name of coachPawel Abratkiewicz [national], POL  
General Interest
General Interest
Other informationDUAL SKATING DISCIPLINES
He has also represented Poland in roller speed skating. "Certainly in summer it will be roller skates and in winter ice skates. As long as I am able to combine the two and get good results, which it looks like I can, I would not want to only choose one. There are athletes who have been successful both in roller skating and speed skating. Last year [2020] I wanted to quit ice skating and there was a plan to focus only on inline skating. I went to the Polish speed skating championships. It was supposed to be my last competition in the sport, I only wanted to get some points for the club. However, I had some good results and [coach] Konrad Niedzwiedzki noticed them. He offered me a place on a training camp with the sprint team. I took advantage of this and trained with them, did my best and was invited to the national speed skating team." (sport.onet.pl, 26 Oct 2021)

BALANCING SPORT AND STUDY
Ahead of the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing, he took a break from his studies in automation and robotics at the Warsaw University of Technology in Poland. He had previously taken a study break to train in inline skating in Italy, but was forced to return home due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. "I have been studying at the university for four years [speaking in 2021], but only one year full-time. After I finished my first year, I took study leave and went to Italy with my siblings to train in inline skating. When I resumed my second year, all my classes were conducted remotely, which in a way made it easier for me to combine studying and training, because I could be at sports camps and complete everything at the same time. Now that full-time studies are back, I would not be able to devote myself entirely to training. Combining studying at WUT with high-level training is not easy and you often have to deal with things individually. Fortunately, most of the professors take kindly to my situation." (pw.edu.pl, 09 Nov 2021; sport.onet.pl, 26 Oct 2021)
 
Social Media
Social Media
www.facebook.com/Marek-Kania-101772192339299  
General Interest
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievementCompeting at the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing. (polsatsport.pl, 08 Jan 2022)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2021/2022 World Sprint Championships Team Sprint2  
    2021/2022 European Single Distances Championships Team Sprint3  
    2022/2023 World Single Distances Championships Team Sprint4  
    2021/2022 European Single Distances Championships 500m8  
    2022/2023 World Single Distances Championships 500m14  
    2022 Olympic Games 500m16  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2022/2023 Calgary, AB Team Sprint1  
    2021/2022 Stavanger 500m3  
    2021/2022 World Cup Classification 500m7  
    2022/2023 World Cup Classification 500m12  
    2021/2022 World Cup Classification 1000m35  
    2022/2023 World Cup Classification 1000m39