Grzegorz Filipowski

Grzegorz Filipowski (Polish pronunciation: [ˈɡʐɛɡɔʂ filiˈpɔfski]; born 28 July 1966)[1] is a former Polish competitive figure skater. He is the 1985 European bronze medalist, the 1989 European silver medalist and the 1989 World bronze medalist.

Grzegorz Filipowski
Personal information
Country represented Poland
Born (1966-07-28) 28 July 1966 (age 54)
Łódź, Poland
Former coachBarbara Kossowska
Former training locationsRochester, Minnesota
Łódź
Retired1992

Filipowski competed in three Winter Olympics between 1984 and 1992, with a best finish of fifth position in 1988.[2] He missed the first half of the 1987–88 season due to a stress fracture in his left leg.[3]

Filipowski was the first skater to perform a triple-triple combination of jumps (3 toe/3 toe) in competition.[citation needed] Barbara Kossowska coached him in Łódź and Rochester, Minnesota.[3] Filipowski turned pro in 1992 and settled in Canada. He works as a coach in figure skating at the York Region Skating Academy.

ResultsEdit

International[1][4][2]
Event 79–80 80–81 81–82 82–83 83–84 84–85 85–86 86–87 87–88 88–89 89–90 90–91 91–92
Olympics 12th 5th 11th
Worlds 15th 11th 13th 11th 7th 13th 5th 4th 3rd 4th 12th
Europeans 7th 9th 8th 8th 3rd 5th 4th 4th 2nd 4th 5th
Skate America 4th
Skate Canada 2nd 2nd 3rd 3rd 2nd
Golden Spin of Zagreb 2nd
St. Ivel International 3rd 2nd 2nd
Int. de Paris 2nd 2nd 6th
NHK Trophy 4th 3rd 2nd 1st
Goodwill Games 8th
National[5]
Polish Champ. 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "FILIPOWSKI GRZEGORZ". Polish Olympic Committee (in Polish). Archived from the original on 1 July 2013. Retrieved 1 July 2013.
  2. ^ a b "Grzegorz Filipowski". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 20 April 2011.
  3. ^ a b Janofsky, Michael (27 December 1987). "OLYMPIC PROFILE: Grzegorz Filipowski; Polish skater helped by move to America". The New York Times.
  4. ^ "Results Book, Volume 2: 1974–current" (PDF). Skate Canada. Archived from the original (PDF) on September 20, 2009.
  5. ^ "Historia" [History] (in Polish). Polish Figure Skating Association. Archived from the original on 16 August 2002.