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Natalia Czerwonka

Poland

SportSpeed Skating
FederationIDSSPOL22010198801
NOCPoland
Born20 Oct 1988 in  Lubin
GenderWomen
ResidenceTomaszów Mazowiecki, POL
OccupationAthlete, Business Owner
LanguagesEnglish, Polish
Higher educationPhysical Education - University School of Physical Education in Krakow: Poland
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 38.84 09 Dec 2017 Salt Lake City, UT  
    1000m 1:14.10 09 Mar 2019 Salt Lake City, UT  
    1500m 1:53.56 16 Feb 2020 Salt Lake City, UT  
    3000m 4:02.57 07 Feb 2020 Calgary  
    5000m 7:18.55 29 Nov 2013 Astana  
Main Achievements
 
Main Achievements
Olympic Games
Event  
Olympic Games
    Team Pursuit 6 Laps   1    
World Single Distances Championships
Event  
World Single Distances Championships
    Team Pursuit 6 Laps   1 1  
    Team Sprint     1  
European Single Distances Championships
Event  
European Single Distances Championships
    Team Sprint     1  
Social Media
Social Media
www.facebook.com/natalia.czerwonka  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Training RegimeHer training include cycling and roller skating.  
Club / TeamKS Arena Lodowa Tomaszow Mazowiecki: Poland  
Reason for choosing this sportShe was encouraged to try the sport at school, and found she enjoyed it. Her parents thought it was a good idea, and took her to a sports centre where she joined a skating class.  
Name of coachArkadiusz Skoneczny [personal], POL; Wieslaw Kmiecik [national], POL  
When and where did you begin this sport?She took up the sport at age 10 in Lubin, Poland.  
General Interest
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievementWinning silver in team pursuit at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi. (Athlete, 23 Nov 2019)  
InjuriesIn August 2014 she suffered a head injury and broken vertebrae after colliding with a tractor while training on her bicycle. She had been attending a training camp in Spala, Poland, when the accident occurred. She was unable to compete for the rest of the year. (Athlete, 17 Nov 2018; wp.pl, 03 Dec 2014; eurosport.onet.pl, 04 Aug 2014)  
Other informationVOLUNTEER WORK
In April 2020 she and fellow Polish speed skater Andzelika Wojcik began working as volunteers to help deliver grocery shopping to elderly people in Lubin, Poland, during the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown. "I don't have lots of money to help, but it's possible to help in another way. First my brother got involved and then I also wanted to do something to help. Together with Andzelika Wojcik, we enrolled in a volunteer project organised by the city hall. I am proud of this experience and that we could help others." (onet.pl, 14 Apr 2020; tvp.pl, 08 Apr 2020; przegladsportowy.pl, 09 Apr 2020)

ACADEMY
In 2017 she launched the Natalia Czerwonka Academy of Sports Development in Lubin, Poland. "My next dream came true and I am very happy that I can promote it and give my name to it. I am extremely proud that I can be a role model and give motivation to young skaters. The athletes from the academy are my greatest motivation to work hard. I can give them an active example to follow." (polsatsport.pl, 05 Apr 2021; lubin.naszemiasto.pl, 28 Aug 2017; sp7lubin.pl, 03 Apr 2020)
 
Most influential person in careerHer parents, and coach Arkadiusz Skoneczny. (Athlete, 23 Nov 2019)  
Awards and honoursIn 2014 she was presented with the Officer's Cross of Order of Polonia Restituta in Poland. (prezydent.pl, 03 Apr 2014)

In 2010 she received the Knight's Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta in Poland. (nataliaczerwonka.pl, 03 Feb 2011)
 
Hero / IdolPolish cross-country skier Justyna Kowalczyk, Polish swimmer Otylia Jedrzejczak, Polish racing driver Robert Kubica. (Athlete, 17 Nov 2018, 23 Nov 2019)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"Winners never quit, quitters never win." (Athlete, 17 Nov 2018)  
AmbitionsTo compete at the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing. (Athlete, 23 Nov 2019; pap.pl, 17 Sep 2020)  
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  
    2019/2020 European Single Distances Championships Team Sprint3  
    2019/2020 World Single Distances Championships Team Sprint3  
    2011/2012 World Single Distances Championships Team Pursuit 6 Laps3  
    2017/2018 European Single Distances Championships Team Pursuit 6 Laps4  
    2019/2020 European Single Distances Championships Team Pursuit 6 Laps4  
    2020/2021 World Single Distances Championships Team Pursuit 6 Laps5  
    2019/2020 World Single Distances Championships Team Pursuit 6 Laps5  
    2015/2016 World Single Distances Championships Team Pursuit 6 Laps5  
    2018/2019 World Single Distances Championships Team Pursuit 6 Laps6  
    2017/2018 European Single Distances Championships 1500m6  
    2020/2021 World Single Distances Championships 1500m6  
    2018 Olympic Games Team Pursuit 6 Laps7  
    2016/2017 World Single Distances Championships Team Pursuit 6 Laps7  
    2010/2011 World Single Distances Championships Team Pursuit 6 Laps7  
    2011/2012 European Championships Allround7  
    2016/2017 European Allround Championships Allround7  
    2016/2017 World Allround Championships Allround7  
    2008/2009 World Single Distances Championships Team Pursuit 6 Laps8  
    2013/2014 World Allround Championships Allround8  
    2017/2018 European Single Distances Championships 1000m8  
    2018 Olympic Games 1500m9  
    2019/2020 European Single Distances Championships 1500m9  
    2011/2012 World Single Distances Championships 1500m10  
    2016/2017 World Single Distances Championships 1500m10  
    2019/2020 European Single Distances Championships 1000m10  
    2015/2016 European Championships Allround11  
    2012/2013 European Championships Allround11  
    2019/2020 World Single Distances Championships 1500m11  
    2017/2018 World Allround Championships Allround11  
    2015/2016 World Allround Championships Allround12  
    2018/2019 World Single Distances Championships 1500m12  
    2015/2016 World Single Distances Championships 1500m12  
    2018 Olympic Games 1000m12  
    2011/2012 World Single Distances Championships 3000m13  
    2020/2021 European Allround Championships Allround13  
    2013/2014 European Championships Allround13  
    2020/2021 World Single Distances Championships 1000m13  
    2016/2017 World Single Distances Championships 1000m15  
    2012/2013 World Allround Championships Allround15  
    2014 Olympic Games 1500m15  
    2018/2019 World Single Distances Championships 1000m16  
    2019/2020 World Single Distances Championships 1000m16  
    2014 Olympic Games 3000m16  
    2007/2008 European Championships Allround17  
    2015/2016 World Single Distances Championships 1000m17  
    2019/2020 World Single Distances Championships 3000m17  
    2011/2012 World Allround Championships Allround17  
    2012/2013 World Single Distances Championships 1500m17  
    2010/2011 European Championships Allround17  
    2018/2019 World Sprint Championships Overall18  
    2016/2017 World Sprint Championships Overall19  
    2010/2011 World Single Distances Championships 1500m20  
    2007/2008 World Single Distances Championships 1500m20  
    2010/2011 World Single Distances Championships 3000m21  
    2012/2013 World Single Distances Championships 3000m21  
    2014 Olympic Games 1000m23  
    2010/2011 World Single Distances Championships 1000m24  
    2010 Olympic Games 1500m36  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2021/2022 World Cup Stavanger Team Sprint1  
    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  
    2015/2016 World Cup Heerenveen Team Pursuit 6 Laps3  
    2008/2009 World Cup Erfurt Team Pursuit 6 Laps3  
    2015/2016 World Cup Heerenveen Team Pursuit 6 Laps3  
    2016/2017 World Cup Heerenveen Team Pursuit 6 Laps3  
    2012/2013 World Cup Erfurt Team Pursuit 6 Laps3  
    2020/2021 World Cup 1500m5  
    2020/2021 World Cup 1000m7  
    2018/2019 World Cup 1500m9  
    2019/2020 World Cup 1000m10  
    2019/2020 World Cup 1500m10  
    2016/2017 World Cup 1500m11  
    2017/2018 World Cup 1000m11  
    2015/2016 World Cup 1500m11  
    2017/2018 World Cup 1500m11  
    2018/2019 World Cup 1000m12  
    2016/2017 World Cup 1000m15  
    2012/2013 World Cup 1500m17  
    2011/2012 World Cup 1500m18  
    2013/2014 World Cup 1500m18  
    2013/2014 World Cup 3000/5000m19  
    2012/2013 World Cup 3000/5000m21  
    2011/2012 World Cup 3000/5000m26  
    2016/2017 World Cup 3000/5000m26  
    2019/2020 World Cup 3000/5000m30  
    2020/2021 World Cup 3000m31  
    2010/2011 World Cup 3000/5000m31  
    2016/2017 World Cup Overall34  
    2013/2014 World Cup 1000m36  
    2015/2016 World Cup 1000m40  
    2015/2016 World Cup 3000/5000m40  
    2017/2018 World Cup Overall38  
    2017/2018 World Cup 3000/5000m44  
    2010/2011 World Cup 1500m45  
    2010/2011 World Cup 1000m45  
    2007/2008 World Cup 1500m47  
    2009/2010 World Cup 1500m48  
    2016/2017 World Cup 500m51  
    2017/2018 World Cup 500m51  
    2018/2019 World Cup 500m56