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Michal Niewinski


SportShort Track
Born12 Jul 2003
OccupationArmed Forces Athlete, Coach
Personal Bests
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 40.379 04 Nov 2022 Salt Lake City, UT  
    1000m 1:23.814 29 Jan 2023 Dresden  
    1500m 2:10.495 28 Jan 2023 Dresden  
    3000m 4:56.736 18 Oct 2020 Bialystok  
Main Achievements
Main Achievements
World Championships
World Championships
    5000m Relay     1  
World Junior Championships
World Junior Championships
    500m 1      
    1000m     1  
European Championships
European Championships
    2000m Relay   1    
    5000m Relay     2  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Club / TeamJuvenia Bialystok: Poland  
Name of coachUrszula Kaminska [club, national], POL; Gregory Durand [national], FRA  
Social Media
Social Media  
General Interest
General Interest
Hero / IdolPolish short track speed skater Patrycja Maliszewska. (Instagram profile, 16 Mar 2023)  
Awards and honoursHe was one of several athletes to receive a Best Athlete of 2022 award in Bialystok, Poland. (Instagram profile, 30 Jun 2023)

He received the Olympic Hope award for 2022 at the Podlaskie Olympic Gala in Poland. (Instagram profile, 18 Feb 2023;, 04 Mar 2023)
MilestonesHe and teammates Pawel Adamski, Lukasz Kuczynski 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. (, 15 Jan 2023; SportsDeskOnline, 27 Oct 2023)

He became the first short track skater representing Poland to win gold at the world junior championships when he claimed victory in the men's 500m at the 2023 edition of the tournament in Dresden, Germany. (, 28 Jan 2023; SportsDeskOnline, 27 Oct 2023)
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?When I was one year and two months old, my parents took me ice skating for the first time. This was due to the fact that my parents and my siblings had already come to the ice rink. And while I wasn't walking yet, my walking skills weren't advanced, I had already started skating on hockey skates. I started my adventure with short track when I was five to six years old. At that time, I was skating recreationally at our ice rink, and coach Darek Kulesza saw that I was skating and that I was quite talented, and he invited me to my first short track training. And from that moment on I have been associated with it, I think for the rest of my life."  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2022/2023 World Junior Championships 500m1  
    2023/2024 European Championships 2000m Relay2  
    2023/2024 European Championships 5000m Relay3  
    2022/2023 World Junior Championships 1000m3  
    2023/2024 World Championships 5000m Relay3  
    2022/2023 European Championships 5000m Relay3  
    2022/2023 World Junior Championships 1500m4  
    2021/2022 World Junior Championships 1000m4  
    2023/2024 European Championships 500m5  
    2022/2023 World Championships 2000m Relay6  
    2022/2023 European Championships 2000m Relay8  
    2023/2024 European Championships 1500m8  
    2022/2023 World Championships 5000m Relay8  
    2022/2023 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay9  
    2021/2022 World Junior Championships 500m10  
    2023/2024 European Championships 1000m10  
    2021/2022 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay11  
    2022/2023 European Championships 1000m11  
    2022 Olympic Games 2000m Relay11  
    2019/2020 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay13  
    2022/2023 European Championships 1500m15  
    2021/2022 World Junior Championships 1500m16  
    2022/2023 European Championships 500m18  
    2021/2022 World Championships 1000m22  
    2021/2022 World Championships 1500m23  
    2020/2021 World Championships 500m23  
    2019/2020 World Junior Championships 1000m24  
    2020/2021 World Championships 1500m26  
    2020/2021 World Championships Overall27  
    2021/2022 World Championships Overall29  
    2022 Olympic Games 1500m31  
    2020/2021 World Championships 1000m32  
    2019/2020 World Junior Championships 1500m34  
    2021/2022 World Championships 500m39  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2023/2024 Gdansk 500m3  
    2022/2023 Almaty 2000m Relay3  
    2022/2023 Dordrecht 2000m Relay3  
    2023/2024 Dresden 1000m4  
    2023/2024 Dresden 5000m Relay5  
    2022/2023 Almaty 5000m Relay6  
    2022/2023 Salt Lake City, UT 2000m Relay6  
    2023/2024 World Cup Classification 500m8  
    2023/2024 Gdansk 2000m Relay8  
    2023/2024 Gdansk 500m9  
    2022/2023 Almaty 2000m Relay9  
    2023/2024 Gdansk 5000m Relay9  
    2022/2023 Almaty 5000m Relay9  
    2022/2023 Dresden 5000m Relay9  
    2022/2023 Salt Lake City, UT 5000m Relay10  
    2022/2023 Almaty 500m12  
    2022/2023 Dresden 500m14  
    2023/2024 Dresden 2000m Relay16  
    2023/2024 World Cup Classification 1000m18  
    2023/2024 World Cup Classification Overall18  
    2022/2023 Almaty 1500m18  
    2022/2023 Salt Lake City, UT 500m20  
    2022/2023 Dresden 1500m26  
    2022/2023 Salt Lake City, UT 1000m28  
    2022/2023 World Cup Classification 500m30  
    2022/2023 Almaty 500m41  
    2022/2023 Almaty 1500m43  
    2021/2022 World Cup Classification 1500m48  
    2023/2024 World Cup Classification 1500m49  
    2023/2024 Dresden 500m51  
    2021/2022 World Cup Classification 1000m56  
    2021/2022 World Cup Classification 500m56  
    2022/2023 World Cup Classification 1500m57  
    2022/2023 World Cup Classification Overall58