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Lukasz Kuczynski


SportShort Track
Born23 Jun 1999 in Sokólka 
LanguagesEnglish, Polish
OccupationArmed Forces Athlete
Personal Bests
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 40.286 28 Oct 2023 Montreal  
    1000m 1:24.153 04 Feb 2023 Dresden  
Main Achievements
Main Achievements
World Championships
World Championships
    5000m Relay     1  
European Championships
European Championships
    2000m Relay   1    
    5000m Relay     2  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Club / TeamJuvenia Bialystok: Poland  
Reason for choosing this sport"I liked the adrenaline."  
Name of coachUrszula Kaminska [national], POL; Gregory Durand [national], FRA  
When and where did you begin this sport?He took up short track at age 13 in Bialystok, Poland.  
General Interest
General Interest
Sporting philosophy / motto"Always give 100%." (Athlete, 04 Nov 2018)  
HobbiesWatching mixed martial arts, sport, playing video games. (, 15 Nov 2020)  
Superstitions / Rituals / BeliefsHe likes to spend time alone and listen to music ahead of competitions. (, 01 Mar 2018)  
Most influential person in careerHis family. (, 01 Mar 2018)  
Hero / IdolCoach Dariusz Kulesza, US short track skater Apolo Anton Ohno. (Athlete, 05 Dec 2019)  
Social Media
Social Media  
General Interest
General Interest
InjuriesHe broke his leg twice in 2014 and was out of action for six months. (Athlete, 05 Dec 2019)  
Memorable sporting achievementFinishing third in the 500m at the Polish national championships at age 16. "This moment stays in my memory and always brings a smile to my face." (, 05 Feb 2022;, 04 Feb 2022)  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Training RegimeHe trains twice a day, six days a week, for a total of between 23 and 26 hours per week.  
General Interest
General Interest
MilestonesHe and teammates Pawel Adamski, Michal Niewinski and Diane Sellier became the first male short track skaters representing Poland to win a medal at the European championships when they claimed bronze in the 5000m relay at the 2023 edition of the tournament in Gdansk, Poland. (Instagram profile, 16 Jan 2023;, 15 Jan 2023; SportsDeskOnline, 27 Oct 2023)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2023/2024 European Championships 2000m Relay2  
    2023/2024 European Championships 5000m Relay3  
    2023/2024 World Championships 5000m Relay3  
    2022/2023 European Championships 5000m Relay3  
    2022/2023 World Championships 2000m Relay6  
    2022/2023 European Championships 500m7  
    2022/2023 European Championships 2000m Relay8  
    2015/2016 European Championships 5000m Relay8  
    2022/2023 World Championships 5000m Relay8  
    2022/2023 World Championships 500m10  
    2017/2018 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay11  
    2022 Olympic Games 2000m Relay11  
    2015/2016 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay14  
    2022/2023 European Championships 1000m15  
    2022/2023 World Championships 1000m16  
    2023/2024 European Championships 500m21  
    2023/2024 European Championships 1000m21  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2023/2024 Gdansk 500m3  
    2023/2024 Dresden 500m3  
    2022/2023 Dordrecht 500m3  
    2022/2023 Dordrecht 2000m Relay3  
    2023/2024 Dresden 5000m Relay5  
    2018/2019 Salt Lake City, UT 2000m Relay6  
    2022/2023 Almaty 5000m Relay6  
    2022/2023 Salt Lake City, UT 2000m Relay6  
    2022/2023 Dresden 2000m Relay6  
    2023/2024 Gdansk 2000m Relay8  
    2022/2023 Almaty 2000m Relay9  
    2023/2024 Gdansk 5000m Relay9  
    2022/2023 Almaty 5000m Relay9  
    2022/2023 Dresden 5000m Relay9  
    2023/2024 World Cup Classification 500m10  
    2022/2023 Salt Lake City, UT 5000m Relay10  
    2022/2023 Almaty 500m11  
    2019/2020 Shanghai 5000m Relay11  
    2019/2020 Shanghai 2000m Relay11  
    2022/2023 Dresden 1000m12  
    2022/2023 Almaty 500m12  
    2019/2020 Salt Lake City, UT 2000m Relay12  
    2019/2020 Dresden 2000m Relay12  
    2023/2024 Gdansk 500m13  
    2019/2020 Salt Lake City, UT 5000m Relay13  
    2022/2023 World Cup Classification 500m14  
    2022/2023 Salt Lake City, UT 500m14  
    2019/2020 Dresden 5000m Relay14  
    2022/2023 Almaty 500m15  
    2022/2023 Almaty 1000m17  
    2022/2023 Dresden 500m19  
    2019/2020 Salt Lake City, UT 500m22  
    2023/2024 Dresden 1000m23  
    2019/2020 Salt Lake City, UT 500m23  
    2019/2020 Shanghai 500m27  
    2019/2020 Shanghai 500m29  
    2018/2019 Almaty 500m30  
    2023/2024 World Cup Classification Overall31  
    2019/2020 Dresden 500m31  
    2018/2019 Calgary, AB 500m33  
    2018/2019 Almaty 1500m34  
    2022/2023 World Cup Classification Overall35  
    2018/2019 Salt Lake City, UT 1000m35  
    2018/2019 Salt Lake City, UT 500m35  
    2018/2019 Dresden 500m41  
    2022/2023 Salt Lake City, UT 500m41  
    2022/2023 World Cup Classification 1000m42  
    2018/2019 Calgary, AB 500m43  
    2021/2022 World Cup Classification 500m46  
    2019/2020 World Cup Classification 500m48  
    2019/2020 Dresden 1000m50  
    2018/2019 Dresden 1000m55  
    2018/2019 World Cup Classification 500m58  
    2023/2024 World Cup Classification 1000m63  
    2019/2020 World Cup Classification 1500m69  
    2018/2019 World Cup Classification 1500m91  
    2021/2022 World Cup Classification 1000m101  
    2019/2020 World Cup Classification 1000m106  
    2018/2019 World Cup Classification 1000m116