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Sebastian Klosinski


SportShort Track
Born04 Aug 1992 in Warsaw 
FamilyWife Magdalena, daughter Aniela
LanguagesEnglish, Polish, Russian
Higher educationPhysical Education - University of Physical Education: Bialystok, POL
Personal Bests
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 42.408 18 Oct 2013 Bormio  
    1000m 1:27.957 15 Nov 2013 Kolomna  
    1500m 2:17.254 13 Nov 2011 Bormio  
    3000m 4:59.745 23 Nov 2014 Bialy Bor  
Social Media
Social Media  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?He began short track skating in 2002 in Elblag, Poland. He switched to speed skating in 2015.  
Club / TeamGKS Stoczniowiec Gdansk: Poland  
Name of coachWitold Mazur [national], POL; Tuomas Nieminen [national], FIN  
Reason for choosing this sportOne of his neighbours convinced him to go with her to the ice rink and try short track. "I love speed and adrenaline. I really like individual sport, because everything is in my hands and legs." He switched from short track to speed skating in 2015. "At some point I stopped enjoying short track. The 111 metre track was too short for me to spread my wings. I didn't qualify for the 2014 Olympic Winter Games so I decided to give up [short track]."  
General Interest
General Interest
Most influential person in careerHis mother. (Athlete, 20 Nov 2019)  
Hero / IdolJamaican sprinter Usain Bolt, US swimmer Michael Phelps. (Athlete, 20 Nov 2019)  
Memorable sporting achievementPlacing third in team sprint at the 2016 World Cup event in Heerenveen, Netherlands, and winning bronze in team sprint at the 2018 European Championships in Kolomna, Russia. (Athlete, 20 Nov 2019)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"No excuses and never give up." (Athlete, 20 Nov 2019)  
Other sportsHe has represented Poland in short track. He was part of the national squad that finished ninth in the 5000m relay at the 2014 European Championships in Dresden, Germany. (SportsDeskOnline, 10 Dec 2015)  
InjuriesIn 2018 he suffered a left hip injury. He was troubled by the problem for 12 months. (Athlete, 20 Nov 2019)  
AmbitionsTo win an Olympic medal. (Athlete, 20 Nov 2019)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2011/2012 European Championships 5000m Relay5  
    2010/2011 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay6  
    2013/2014 European Championships 5000m Relay9  
    2013/2014 European Championships Overall21  
    2009/2010 World Junior Championships Overall32  
    2011/2012 World Junior Championships Overall34  
    2010/2011 World Junior Championships Overall37  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2012/2013 Dresden 5000m Relay15  
    2012/2013 Dresden 500m47  
    2013/2014 World Cup 1000m56  
    2013/2014 World Cup 500m57  
    2010/2011 World Cup 500m74  
    2011/2012 World Cup 500m80  
    2010/2011 World Cup 1500m82  
    2012/2013 World Cup 1000m103  
    2010/2011 World Cup 1000m111  
    2012/2013 World Cup 1500m112  
    2011/2012 World Cup 1000m115  
    2012/2013 World Cup 500m117