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Piotr Michalski

Poland

SportSpeed Skating
FederationIDSSPOL12707199401
NOCPoland
Born27 Jul 1994 in  Sanok
GenderMen
ResidenceSanok, POL
OccupationAthlete
LanguagesEnglish, Polish
FamilyPartner Natalia Maliszewska
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 34.18 10 Dec 2021 Calgary  
    1000m 1:07.13 12 Dec 2021 Calgary  
    1500m 1:52.78 26 Oct 2012 Inzell  
    5000m 7:15.25 16 Dec 2012 Zakopane  
Main Achievements
 
Main Achievements
World Sprint Championships
Event  
World Sprint Championships
    Team Sprint   1    
European Single Distances Championships
Event  
European Single Distances Championships
    500m 1      
    Team Sprint 1   2  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Club / TeamSKL Gornik Sanok: Poland  
Social Media
Social Media
www.facebook.com/piotrmichalski01/  
General Interest
General Interest
HobbiesFollowing Formula One, photography, music. (Athlete, 17 Nov 2023)  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Name of coachArtur Was [national], POL  
General Interest
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievementWinning gold in the 500m at the 2022 European Single Distances Championships in Heerenveen, Netherlands, and placing fourth in the 1000m and fifth in the 500m at the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing. (Athlete, 17 Nov 2023)  
Most influential person in careerCanadian speed skater and coach Jeremy Wotherspoon. (Athlete, 17 Nov 2023)  
Hero / IdolPolish Formula One driver Robert Kubica, Brazilian Formula One driver Ayrton Senna, US basketball player Kobe Bryant. (Athlete, 17 Nov 2023)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"It's just sport." (Athlete, 16 Nov 2019)

"Enjoy the good, learn from the bad." (Athlete, 17 Nov 2023)
 
Other informationFURTHER EDUCATION
He has studied computer programming at a technical college in Sanok, Poland. (Athlete, 09 Nov 2017)
 
Famous relativesHis partner Natalia Maliszewska has represented Poland in short track. She competed at the Olympic Winter Games in 2018 and 2022. (Facebook profile, 16 Sep 2022; SportsDeskOnline, 10 Nov 2022)  
NicknamesPiochi [given to him by Canadian speed skater Jeremy Wotherspoon]. (Athlete, 17 Nov 2023)  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Reason for choosing this sportHis physical education teacher was also a coach at a speed skating club, and encouraged him to try the sport.  
When and where did you begin this sport?He began skating in 2004 in Sanok, Poland.  
Social Media
Social Media
twitter.com/mic_piotr  
General Interest
General Interest
Awards and honoursHe was Poland's flag bearer at the closing ceremony of the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing. (sportowefakty.wp.pl, 20 Feb 2022)  
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs"I do everything from the right side first." (Athlete, 17 Nov 2023)  
AmbitionsTo win a medal at the Olympic Winter Games. (Athlete, 17 Nov 2023)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2023/2024 European Single Distances Championships Team Sprint1  
    2021/2022 European Single Distances Championships 500m1  
    2021/2022 World Sprint Championships Team Sprint2  
    2017/2018 European Single Distances Championships Team Sprint3  
    2021/2022 European Single Distances Championships Team Sprint3  
    2022/2023 World Single Distances Championships Team Sprint4  
    2022 Olympic Games 1000m4  
    2018/2019 World Single Distances Championships Team Sprint5  
    2023/2024 World Single Distances Championships Team Sprint5  
    2023/2024 European Single Distances Championships 500m5  
    2022 Olympic Games 500m5  
    2018/2019 European Sprint Championships Overall6  
    2021/2022 European Single Distances Championships 1000m6  
    2021/2022 World Sprint Championships Overall6  
    2020/2021 European Sprint Championships Overall7  
    2017/2018 World Sprint Championships Overall7  
    2015/2016 World Sprint Championships Overall8  
    2016/2017 European Sprint Championships Overall8  
    2022/2023 European Sprint Championships Overall7  
    2020/2021 World Single Distances Championships 1000m9  
    2023/2024 European Single Distances Championships 1000m10  
    2022/2023 World Single Distances Championships 500m11  
    2017/2018 European Single Distances Championships 500m11  
    2023/2024 World Single Distances Championships 1000m12  
    2017/2018 European Single Distances Championships 1000m12  
    2019/2020 European Single Distances Championships 500m13  
    2016/2017 World Sprint Championships Overall15  
    2014/2015 World Single Distances Championships 1000m16  
    2018/2019 World Sprint Championships Overall16  
    2023/2024 World Single Distances Championships 500m16  
    2020/2021 World Single Distances Championships 500m16  
    2022/2023 World Single Distances Championships 1000m17  
    2018/2019 World Single Distances Championships 500m18  
    2015/2016 World Single Distances Championships 2 x 500m18  
    2014/2015 World Sprint Championships Overall18  
    2019/2020 European Single Distances Championships 1000m19  
    2018/2019 World Single Distances Championships 1000m20  
    2019/2020 World Single Distances Championships 500m21  
    2015/2016 World Single Distances Championships 1000m22  
    2018 Olympic Games 1000m31  
    2018 Olympic Games 500m33  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2022/2023 Calgary, AB Team Sprint1  
    2023/2024 Quebec, QC Team Sprint1  
    2017/2018 Minsk Team Sprint2  
    2021/2022 Heerenveen 500m2  
    2023/2024 Quebec, QC 500m3  
    2016/2017 Heerenveen Team Sprint3  
    2023/2024 Stavanger Team Sprint3  
    2021/2022 World Cup Classification 500m4  
    2020/2021 World Cup Classification 500m10  
    2023/2024 World Cup Classification 500m11  
    2022/2023 World Cup Classification 500m15  
    2018/2019 World Cup Classification 1000m16  
    2015/2016 World Cup Classification 1000m18  
    2022/2023 World Cup Classification 1000m18  
    2014/2015 World Cup Classification 1000m23  
    2020/2021 World Cup Classification 1000m24  
    2019/2020 World Cup Classification 500m24  
    2021/2022 World Cup Classification 1000m25  
    2023/2024 World Cup Classification 1000m26  
    2017/2018 World Cup Classification 1000m27  
    2018/2019 World Cup Classification 500m30  
    2017/2018 World Cup Classification 500m32  
    2015/2016 World Cup Classification 500m32  
    2016/2017 World Cup Classification 500m36  
    2016/2017 World Cup Classification 1000m36  
    2014/2015 World Cup Classification 500m44  
    2019/2020 World Cup Classification 1000m55