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Patrycja Maliszewska

Poland

SportShort Track
FederationIDSTPOL21203198801
NOCPoland
Born12 Mar 1988 in Bialystok 
GenderWomen
ResidenceBialystok, POL
OccupationAthlete
LanguagesEnglish, Polish, Russian
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 43.269 09 Nov 2014 Salt Lake City, UT  
    1000m 1:30.698 20 Dec 2014 Seoul  
    1500m 2:25.586 20 Feb 2010 Vancouver  
    3000m 5:23.622 25 Jan 2015 Dordrecht  
Main Achievements
 
Main Achievements
European Championships
Event  
European Championships
    3000m Relay     1  
    Overall     1  
General Interest
General Interest
Other informationINJURY REHABILITATION
She says she found renewed motivation for the sport during her two-year break from World Cup competition after breaking the tibia and fibula bones in her left leg at the 2015 World Cup event in Toronto, ON, Canada. She took inspiration from Polish Formula One driver Robert Kubica's recovery from serious injury following a crash in 2011, and says she returned to the sport stronger than before. "It was a breakthrough moment in my career. I never thought about giving up. I knew that I would return. Return to complete my short track story in the way I want, not due to injury. I am stronger, I learnt a lot about myself as a human in a different role. I had to stay out of the sport for a very long time, I had to fight for a long time during my rehabilitation. Robert Kubica, who returned to Formula One after his crash and injury, was my inspiration, and now I think I can be an inspiration for other athletes." (LOTTO Radosc wygrywania YouTube channel, 01 Feb 2019)

SISTERHOOD
Despite her younger sister Natalia also representing Poland in short track, she says there is no competition between the pair and that they are able to motivate and support each other. "I am sure that if I did not start skating, then Natalia would not have taken it up either, because it is quite a niche sport. Bialystok is a cradle of short track in Poland. We were lucky to grow up with people who also shared this passion. What I have started, Natalia has continued. I am happy that I am next to her and can see it all. I support her and sometimes I get nervous for her. The achievements of my younger sister give me a kick and motivates me to work harder. There is no competition between us." (wp.pl, 17 Feb 2019; tvp.pl, 09 Mar 2019)
 
Hero / IdolPolish Formula One driver Robert Kubica. (Athlete, 05 Feb 2020; sport.tvp.pl, 18 Oct 2021)  
Most influential person in careerHer family. (Athlete, 05 Feb 2020)  
MilestonesShe became the first Polish short track skater to win an individual medal at the European championships when she claimed bronze in the overall competition at the 2015 edition in Dordrecht, Netherlands. (SportsDeskOnline, 30 Oct 2015; bialystok.pl, 28 Jan 2015)  
Social Media
Social Media
www.facebook.com/pages/Patrycja-Maliszewska/127710643938073  
twitter.com/MalinaPati  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Name of coachUrszula Kaminska [club, national], POL; Gregory Durand [national], FRA; Philippe Tremblay [national]  
Reason for choosing this sport"I noticed an advertisement for roller skating classes at my school. I already had roller skates from my grandma after asking her for a long time. I really liked to race. In the winter the roller skating classes turned into ice skating classes."  
Club / TeamJuvenia Bialystok: Poland  
When and where did you begin this sport?She took up the sport in 1998 in Bialystok, Poland.  
General Interest
General Interest
InjuriesShe fractured the tibia and fibula bones in her left leg at the 2015 World Cup event in Toronto, ON, Canada. She underwent two surgeries and it took her two years to return to World Cup competition. (Athlete, 08 Nov 2017; sport.tvp.pl, 18 Oct 2021; LOTTO Radosc wygrywania YouTube channel, 01 Feb 2019; wyborcza.pl, 22 Jan 2017)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"Never give up." (Athlete, 05 Feb 2020)  
Famous relativesHer younger sister Natalia has also represented Poland in short track. She competed at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, and won gold in 500m at the 2019 European Championships in Dordrecht, Netherlands. (onet.pl, 21 Sep 2017; tvn24.pl, 12 Jan 2019; SportsDeskOnline, 14 Jan 2021; sport.tvp.pl, 18 Oct 2021)  
HobbiesAnimal psychology, veterinary medicine, watching Formula One. (Facebook page, 31 Jan 2020; sport.tvp.pl, 18 Oct 2021)  
AmbitionsTo compete at the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing. (polsatsport.pl, 09 Apr 2020; sport.tvp.pl, 18 Oct 2021)  
NicknamesPati (gazetawroclawska.pl, 10 Mar 2019)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2014/2015 European Championships Overall3  
    2012/2013 European Championships 3000m Relay3  
    2007/2008 European Championships 3000m Relay4  
    2014/2015 European Championships 3000m Relay5  
    2010/2011 European Championships 3000m Relay5  
    2010/2011 European Championships Overall6  
    2012/2013 European Championships Overall6  
    2005/2006 World Junior Championships 2000m Relay6  
    2009/2010 European Championships 3000m Relay6  
    2005/2006 European Championships 3000m Relay6  
    2004/2005 European Championships 3000m Relay6  
    2008/2009 European Championships 3000m Relay6  
    2013/2014 European Championships 3000m Relay7  
    2018/2019 European Championships 3000m Relay8  
    2004/2005 World Junior Championships 2000m Relay9  
    2012/2013 World Championships 500m10  
    2013/2014 European Championships Overall11  
    2014/2015 World Championships 1000m13  
    2006/2007 World Junior Championships 2000m Relay13  
    2014 Olympic Games 1000m14  
    2009/2010 World Championships 1500m17  
    2012/2013 World Championships Overall17  
    2014 Olympic Games 500m18  
    2004/2005 World Junior Championships Overall19  
    2009/2010 World Championships Overall19  
    2009/2010 World Championships 1000m20  
    2012/2013 World Championships 1500m20  
    2012/2013 World Championships 1000m20  
    2007/2008 European Championships Overall21  
    2005/2006 World Junior Championships Overall22  
    2008/2009 European Championships Overall22  
    2006/2007 European Championships Overall22  
    2010/2011 World Championships 500m23  
    2009/2010 World Championships 500m23  
    2010/2011 World Championships 1000m25  
    2010/2011 World Championships Overall26  
    2009/2010 European Championships Overall26  
    2014/2015 World Championships 1500m26  
    2010/2011 World Championships 1500m27  
    2007/2008 World Championships 1500m27  
    2014/2015 World Championships Overall28  
    2007/2008 World Championships 500m29  
    2010 Olympic Games 500m29  
    2010 Olympic Games 1500m29  
    2006/2007 World Junior Championships Overall32  
    2007/2008 World Championships Overall34  
    2006/2007 World Championships 500m35  
    2007/2008 World Championships 1000m37  
    2006/2007 World Championships 1000m39  
    2006/2007 World Championships Overall41  
    2006/2007 World Championships 1500m43  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2018/2019 Almaty 2000m Relay5  
    2018/2019 Salt Lake City, UT 2000m Relay6  
    2018/2019 Salt Lake City, UT 3000m Relay6  
    2010/2011 Dresden 500m7  
    2018/2019 Dresden 3000m Relay7  
    2018/2019 Almaty 3000m Relay7  
    2012/2013 Dresden 3000m Relay7  
    2014/2015 Dresden 500m8  
    2010/2011 World Cup 500m9  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 3000m Relay9  
    2014/2015 Erzurum 3000m Relay9  
    2019/2020 Shanghai 3000m Relay9  
    2014/2015 World Cup 500m10  
    2010/2011 Dresden 500m10  
    2014/2015 Dresden 3000m Relay10  
    2019/2020 Salt Lake City, UT 3000m Relay10  
    2008/2009 Dresden 3000m Relay10  
    2014/2015 Erzurum 500m11  
    2018/2019 Calgary, AB 3000m Relay12  
    2018/2019 Calgary, AB 2000m Relay12  
    2018/2019 Almaty 500m14  
    2019/2020 Salt Lake City, UT 1000m16  
    2012/2013 Dresden 500m16  
    2013/2014 World Cup 500m17  
    2014/2015 Erzurum 1000m18  
    2018/2019 Calgary, AB 500m18  
    2019/2020 Shanghai 500m19  
    2009/2010 World Cup 500m20  
    2018/2019 Almaty 1500m20  
    2014/2015 Dresden 1500m21  
    2012/2013 World Cup 500m22  
    2018/2019 Dresden 1000m22  
    2015/2016 World Cup 500m23  
    2018/2019 Salt Lake City, UT 1000m24  
    2012/2013 Dresden 1500m25  
    2014/2015 World Cup 1000m26  
    2019/2020 Salt Lake City, UT 500m26  
    2008/2009 Dresden 1000m27  
    2018/2019 Calgary, AB 1000m27  
    2007/2008 World Cup 500m28  
    2008/2009 Dresden 500m29  
    2018/2019 Salt Lake City, UT 500m30  
    2021/2022 World Cup 500m31  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 1000m31  
    2011/2012 World Cup 500m32  
    2019/2020 Shanghai 1500m33  
    2009/2010 World Cup 1500m37  
    2010/2011 World Cup 1500m38  
    2018/2019 World Cup 500m39  
    2019/2020 World Cup 500m43  
    2013/2014 World Cup 1000m44  
    2019/2020 Dresden 1500m44  
    2019/2020 Dresden 1500m44  
    2008/2009 World Cup 500m51  
    2009/2010 World Cup 1000m51  
    2019/2020 World Cup 1000m52  
    2005/2006 World Cup Overall52  
    2007/2008 World Cup 1000m54  
    2017/2018 World Cup 1000m54  
    2018/2019 World Cup 1500m55  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 500m55  
    2008/2009 World Cup 1000m56  
    2012/2013 World Cup 1000m58  
    2013/2014 World Cup 1500m60  
    2015/2016 World Cup 1000m62  
    2005/2006 World Cup 1500m64  
    2018/2019 World Cup 1000m65  
    2007/2008 World Cup 1500m68  
    2005/2006 World Cup 1000m69  
    2014/2015 World Cup 1500m71  
    2017/2018 World Cup 500m72  
    2005/2006 World Cup 500m73  
    2019/2020 World Cup 1500m75  
    2011/2012 World Cup 1000m76  
    2012/2013 World Cup 1500m78  
    2010/2011 World Cup 1000m82  
    2008/2009 World Cup 1500m87