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Mateusz Krzeminski


SportShort Track
Born30 Aug 2002 in Opole 
ResidenceOpole, POL
OccupationAthlete, Student
LanguagesEnglish, Polish, Spanish
Personal Bests
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 41.023 02 Nov 2018 Calgary  
    1000m 1:25.897 08 Nov 2019 Montreal  
    1500m 2:15.306 12 Jan 2019 Dordrecht  
    3000m 4:57.020 18 Oct 2020 Bialystok  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Club / TeamAZS Politechnika Opolska: Poland  
General Interest
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievementWinning gold in 500m at the 2019 Youth Olympic Winter Festival in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, competing at the 2019 European Championships in Dordrecht, Netherlands, and making his World Cup debut in 2018 in Calgary, AB, Canada. (, 21 Aug 2019; Athlete, 04 Nov 2018)  
Hero / IdolCanadian short track skater Charles Hamelin. (Athlete, 04 Nov 2018)  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Name of coachAnna Lukanova-Jakubowska [club], BUL; Lukasz Fabjanski [club], POL; Urszula Kaminska [national], POL; Gregory Durand [national], FRA  
When and where did you begin this sport?He got involved in short track in 2012 in Opole, Poland.  
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Sporting philosophy / motto"Go straight and left." (Athlete, 04 Nov 2018)  
Social Media
Social Media  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Reason for choosing this sportHe switched from figure skating to short track. "When I was 11 me and my parents faced the dilemma of whether I should continue with figure skating. It would require paying for training with an additional coach and no guarantee of success. I felt that short track would be the right move. I already had good results after my first competitions, which was also a decisive factor in my decision to pursue short track. I had a much better chance of achieving good results in this sport."  
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AmbitionsTo compete at the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing. (, 21 Aug 2019)  
Awards and honoursHe was named the 2016 Talent of the Year in Opolskie Voivodeship, Poland. (, 07 Feb 2017)  
Other sportsHe competed in figure skating at national junior level in Poland. (, 20 Feb 2013)  
He previously competed in figure skating at national junior level in Poland, and he says his training in figure skating gave him an advantage when he switched to short track. "I trained in figure skating for seven years, I also tried my hand at ice hockey. So, everything with ice skates. I learned how to skate when I was three-and-a-half-years-old. I think figure skating helps me a lot. Figure skating is mostly about the skating technique. Thanks to the fact that I trained it, I can focus less on technique now." (, 07 Feb 2017)
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2017/2018 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay11  
    2019/2020 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay13  
    2018/2019 European Championships 1000m16  
    2018/2019 European Championships 500m20  
    2018/2019 European Championships Overall21  
    2019/2020 World Junior Championships 500m22  
    2017/2018 World Junior Championships Overall23  
    2018/2019 World Championships 500m25  
    2018/2019 World Junior Championships 500m29  
    2018/2019 World Championships 1000m32  
    2018/2019 European Championships 1500m33  
    2019/2020 World Junior Championships 1000m33  
    2018/2019 World Junior Championships 1000m47  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2018/2019 Salt Lake City, UT 5000m Relay5  
    2018/2019 Almaty 2000m Relay5  
    2018/2019 Almaty 5000m Relay9  
    2019/2020 Shanghai 5000m Relay11  
    2018/2019 Dresden 5000m Relay12  
    2018/2019 Calgary, AB 2000m Relay12  
    2019/2020 Salt Lake City, UT 5000m Relay13  
    2018/2019 Dresden 2000m Relay18  
    2018/2019 Calgary, AB 500m26  
    2018/2019 Almaty 1500m28  
    2018/2019 Salt Lake City, UT 1000m29  
    2018/2019 Almaty 1000m31  
    2019/2020 Shanghai 500m32  
    2018/2019 Dresden 500m35  
    2019/2020 Shanghai 1500m37  
    2018/2019 Salt Lake City, UT 1500m39  
    2019/2020 Salt Lake City, UT 500m43  
    2018/2019 Calgary, AB 1500m44  
    2019/2020 Salt Lake City, UT 1500m45  
    2018/2019 Dresden 1500m47  
    2018/2019 World Cup Classification 1500m69  
    2018/2019 World Cup Classification 500m70  
    2019/2020 World Cup Classification 500m78  
    2018/2019 World Cup Classification 1000m89  
    2019/2020 World Cup Classification 1000m104  
    2019/2020 World Cup Classification 1500m112