Dorota Siudek (née: Zagórska) (Polish pronunciation: [dɔˈrɔta (zaˈɡurska) ˈɕudɛk]; born 9 September 1975 in Kraków) is a Polish retired pair skater who is now a coach. Her partner and husband is Mariusz Siudek. They are the 1999 World bronze medalists, two-time (1999, 2000) European silver medalists and two-time (2004, 2007) European bronze medalists. They were the first Polish pair to medal at the World Championships.[1]

Dorota Siudek (Zagórska)
Dorota Siudek Zagórska.jpg
Personal information
Alternative namesZagórska (1975–2006)
Siudek (2006–present)
Country representedPoland
Born (1975-09-09) 9 September 1975 (age 44)
Kraków, Poland
ResidenceToruń, Poland
Height1.55 m (5 ft 1 in)
PartnerMariusz Siudek
Former partnerJanusz Komendera
Former coachRichard Gauthier
Manon Peron
Iwona Mydlarz-Chruscinska
Former choreographerJulie Marcotte
Julie Brault
Former skating clubUnia Dwory SSA Oświęcim
Former training locationsSt. Leonard, Quebec
Began skating1980
ISU personal best scores
Combined total177.24
2004 NHK Trophy
Short program61.84
2004 NHK Trophy
Free skate115.40
2004 NHK Trophy


Zagórska was introduced to figure skating by a cousin.[2] After spending her early years as a single skater, she partnered with Janusz Komendera to compete in pairs.[3] They won silver nationally and finished 18th at the 1994 European Championships.

Zagórska teamed up with Mariusz Siudek in 1994.[2][4] In their first season together, the pair won their national title and were sent to the 1995 European and World Championships, finishing 9th and 16th in their debuts. The following season, they placed 8th in their Champions Series (later renamed Grand Prix) debut at the 1995 Trophée de France.

In the 1997–1998 season, Zagórska / Siudek were 4th at the 1998 European Championships. They finished 10th at their first Olympics, in Nagano, Japan, and ended the season at the 1998 World Championships where they placed 5th.

In 1998–1999, Zagórska / Siudek won their first European medal, silver, at the 1999 European Championships. They went on take bronze at the 1999 World Championships, becoming the first Polish pair to win a World medal.[5]

In the 1999–2000 season, Zagórska / Siudek won their first Grand Prix medals, both bronze, at the 1999 Trophée Lalique and 1999 NHK Trophy and then won another silver medal at the European Championships. The next season, the pair won their third GP medal, also bronze, at the 2000 Cup of Russia but Zagórska's ankle injury led the pair to withdraw from the 2001 Europeans after the short program.[5]

In the 2001–2002 season, Zagórska / Siudek picked up their fourth GP medal, another bronze, at the 2001 NHK Trophy. They withdrew from the 2001 Trophée Lalique after Siudek twisted his knee in the warm-up before the free skate.[6] They competed at their second Olympics, finishing 7th. During the next Grand Prix season, they obtained bronze at the 2002 Bofrost Cup on Ice and silver at the 2002 NHK Trophy.

In spring 2003, Zagórska / Siudek moved to Montreal, Quebec, Canada to work with Richard Gauthier.[7] The pair won bronze medals at the 2003 Skate Canada International and 2003 NHK Trophy and then their third European medal, bronze, at the 2004 European Championships.

In the 2004–2005 season, Zagórska / Siudek added two more bronze medals to their Grand Prix collection at the 2004 Skate Canada International and 2004 NHK Trophy. They had to withdraw from their third GP event, the 2004 Cup of Russia, after Zagórska injured her shoulder in a fall during the short program.[8] The injury also caused them to miss the 2005 Europeans.[8]

In 2005–2006, Zagórska / Siudek took bronze at their two Grand Prix events, the 2005 Cup of Russia and 2005 Cup of China. They finished 9th at their third Olympics.

Although the pair had originally planned to retire after that season, they decided to compete one more season because the 2007 European Championships were assigned to Warsaw, Poland. Zagórska began using her married surname, Siudek, during their final competitive season.[9] The Siudeks won silver at the 2006 Skate America, bringing their GP medal total to 13. In Warsaw, they obtained the bronze medal, marking their fourth podium finish at the European Championships.

The Siudeks withdrew from the 2007 World Championships due to an injury sustained by Mariusz during the long program. The pair announced their competitive retirement following the event. They returned to Poland and began coaching in Toruń.[10][11] Their former students include Stacey Kemp / David King.

Dorota Siudek is an International Technical Specialist for Poland.[12]

Personal lifeEdit

Siudek proposed to Zagórska during the 2000 World Championships, and they were married on 13 May 2000.[3][5] Their son, Richard, was born on 7 July 2009.[13]


(with Siudek)

Season Short program Free skating
  • The Mission
    by Ennio Morricone
  • St. Louis Blues March
    performed by BBC Big Band
  • Pennsylvania 6500
    performed by BBC Big Band
  • Sing, Sing, Sing
    by Louis Prima
    performed by BBC Big Band
  • Pan Tadeusz
    by Wojciech Kilar
  • Xotica
    by René Dupéré


The Siudeks in 2006

With SiudekEdit

Event 1994–95 1995–96 1996–97 1997–98 1998–99 1999–00 2000–01 2001–02 2002–03 2003–04 2004–05 2005–06 2006–07
Olympics 10th 7th 9th
Worlds 16th 13th 8th 5th 3rd 5th 6th 6th 7th 6th 7th 9th WD
Europeans 9th 6th 7th 4th 2nd 2nd WD 4th 4th 3rd 5th 3rd
Grand Prix Final 4th 5th
GP Cup of China 4th 3rd 5th
GP Cup of Russia 6th 4th 4th 3rd 4th 4th WD 3rd 4th
GP Lalique
(Trophée de France)
8th 3rd 5th WD
GP Nations Cup
6th 4th 3rd
GP NHK Trophy 7th 3rd 3rd 2nd 3rd 3rd
GP Skate America 2nd
GP Skate Canada 4th 4th 3rd 3rd
Goodwill Games 3rd 2nd
Ondrej Nepela 1st 1st
Nebelhorn 4th 4th
Skate Israel 6th 1st
PFSA Trophy 1st
Polish Champ. 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st
GP = Became part of Champions Series in 1995–1996; renamed Grand Prix in 1998–1999
WD = Withdrew

With KomenderaEdit

Event 1993–1994
European Championships 18th
Polish Championships 2nd


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  8. ^ a b c d "Dorota ZAGORSKA / Mariusz SIUDEK: 2005/2006". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 7 March 2006.
  9. ^ a b c "Dorota SIUDEK / Mariusz SIUDEK: 2006/2007". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 7 July 2007.
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  11. ^ Pietrewicz, Marta (10 February 2010). "Siudek: "Czuję się trochę jak zdrajca"". Polish Press Agency (in Polish). Polish Olympic Committee. Archived from the original on 1 July 2013.
  12. ^ "ISU Communication No. 1467". Archived from the original on 2009-02-03.
  13. ^ Brannen, Sarah S.; Meekins, Drew (20 July 2009). "The Inside Edge with Sarah and Drew - July 20". Ice Network.
  14. ^ a b "Dorota ZAGORSKA / Mariusz SIUDEK: 2004/2005". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 5 March 2005.
  15. ^ a b "Dorota ZAGORSKA / Mariusz SIUDEK: 2002/2003". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 25 June 2003.

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