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Radoslaw
Kawecki
PolandPoland, POL
Male
Swimming

Biography

Further Personal Information

Date of birth
16 August 1991
Height
189 cm
Weight
76 kg
Family
Partner Agata Korc
Residence
Warsaw, POL
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Polish

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming competitively at age 10 in Glogow, Poland.
Why this sport?
"I was on holiday with my parents by the sea, and I felt then that I loved to be in the water."
Club / Team
AZS-AWF Warszawa: Poland
Name of coach
Pawel Slominski [personal], POL, from 2014

General Interest

Nicknames
Radek, Kawa (Facebook profile, 30 Jan 2016; radoslawkawecki.com.pl, 08 Sep 2015)
Hobbies
Cars. (wiadomosci24.pl, 23 Jul 2015)
Memorable sporting achievement
Finishing fourth in the 200m backstroke at the 2012 Olympic Games in London, and winning a gold medal in the 200m backstroke at the world short course championships in 2012 and 2014. (polsatsport.pl, 31 Mar 2015)
Most influential person in career
His mother. (wp.pl, 25 May 2016)
Awards and honours
He was named Athlete of the Year in Zielona Gora, Poland, in 2009, 2011, 2013 and 2014. (sportowa.zgora.pl, 07 Feb 2015; rzg.pl, 31 Jan 2014; eurosport.onet.pl, 13 Jan 2012; zielonagora.naszemiasto.pl, 12 Feb 2010)
Other information
RIO DISAPPOINTMENT
At the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro he failed to qualify for the semifinals of the 200m backstroke. "I don't know what happened. I was well prepared, during each training I did my best. Sometimes it happens that you can't make your dreams come true. Unfortunately, a day when I fell down has come, but I hope that I will get up and I will work even harder." (przegladsportowy.pl, 10 Aug 2016)

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