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Magdalena Zych

Poland

SportShort Track
FederationIDSTPOL21802200401
NOCPoland
Born18 Feb 2004 in Opole 
GenderWomen
ResidenceOpole, POL
OccupationAthlete
LanguagesEnglish, Polish
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 44.819 31 Jan 2020 Bormio  
    1000m 1:32.753 07 Feb 2020 Dresden  
Social Media
Social Media
www.facebook.com/madzia.zych  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Club / TeamAZS Politechnika Opolska: Opole, POL  
Reason for choosing this sportHer neighbour invited her to go skating. She was later scouted by coach Anna Lukanova-Jakubowska who suggested she switch from figure skating to short track.  
Name of coachLukasz Fabjanski [club], POL; Urszula Kaminska [national], POL; Gregory Durand [national], FRA  
When and where did you begin this sport?She began figure skating at age four in Opole, Poland. She took up short track in 2015 in Opole.  
General Interest
General Interest
Superstitions / Rituals / BeliefsShe practises visualisation before a race. (Athlete, 31 Jan 2021)  
Memorable sporting achievementFinishing third in the 500m at the 2019 European Youth Olympic Winter Festival [EYOF] in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. (Athlete, 31 Jan 2021)  
Most influential person in careerHer parents and her coaches. (Athlete, 31 Jan 2021)  
Hero / IdolPortuguese footballer Cristiano Ronaldo. (Athlete, 31 Jan 2021)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"Every day you are closer to achieving your goals." (Athlete, 31 Jan 2021)  
AmbitionsTo compete at the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing, and to win an Olympic medal. (Czas na Opole Facebook page, 13 Nov 2020; Athlete, 31 Jan 2021)  
HobbiesShopping, travelling. (Facebook profile, 04 Jan 2021; Athlete, 31 Jan 2021)  
NicknamesMadzia, Magda, Pszczola ['pszczola' means 'bee' in English. Her father called her this when she was young because she was fast]. (Facebook profile, 04 Jan 2021; sportoweopole.pl, 30 Dec 2020; Athlete, 31 Jan 2021)  
Other informationMEDAL DEDICATION
She dedicated the bronze medal she won in 500m at the 2019 European Youth Olympic Winter Festival in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, to her grandfather. He was able to watch her performance in the 500m before passing away later during the tournament. "It was depressing when I found out that my grandpa had passed away, he was my greatest fan. I am happy that he could watch my bronze medal race in the 500m. I dedicated my medals to him." (magazynsportowiec.pl, 07 Mar 2019)
 
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2019/2020 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay6  
    2020/2021 European Championships 3000m Relay6  
    2019/2020 World Junior Championships 500m20  
    2018/2019 World Junior Championships 500m37  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2019/2020 Dresden 3000m Relay9  
    2019/2020 Dresden 1000m32  
    2019/2020 Dresden 1500m37  
    2019/2020 World Cup 1500m77  
    2019/2020 World Cup 1000m93