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Beata Mikołajczyk

Beata Mikołajczyk (Polish pronunciation: [bɛˈata mikɔˈwajt͡ʂɨk]; born 15 October 1985) is a Polish sprint canoer. She competed at the 2008, 2012 and 2016 Olympics, in two events for each games; she won one silver and two bronze medals and placed fourth two times.[1][3]

Beata Mikołajczyk
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Mikołajczyk in 2008
Personal information
Born15 October 1985 (1985-10-15) (age 34)
Bydgoszcz, Poland
Height170 cm (5 ft 7 in)[1]
Weight68 kg (150 lb)
SportCanoe sprint
ClubUKS Kopernik[2][3]
Coached byWieslaw Rakowski (club)
Tomas Kryk (national)[2]


Mikołajczyk took up canoeing in 1996 in her native Bydgoszcz.[2] She won the silver medal in K-2 500 m event at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing with Aneta Pastuszka-Konieczna. She won the bronze medal in K-2 500 m event at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London with Karolina Naja. She also won a gold in the K-2 1000 m event at the 2009 ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships in Dartmouth.

In June 2015, she competed in the inaugural European Games for Poland in canoe sprint, more specifically, Women's K-4 500m with Ewelina Wojnarowska, Edyta Dzieniszewska, and Karolina Naja. She earned a bronze medal.[2]


For her sport achievements, she received:


  1. ^ a b Beata Mikolajczyk Archived 26 August 2016 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ a b c d e f Beata Mikolajczyk Archived 20 September 2016 at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ a b Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Beata Mikołajczyk". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 18 March 2009.

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