Grzegorz Kotowicz

Grzegorz Leon Kotowicz (born 6 August 1973 in Czechowice-Dziedzice) is a Polish sprint canoer who competed from the early 1990s to the early 2000s (decade). In his career, Kotowicz garnered two Olympic medals, eight World Championship medals, and five European Championship medals.

Grzegorz Kotowicz
Medal record
Men's canoe sprint
Event 1st 2nd 3rd
Olympic Games 0 0 2
World Championships 0 3 5
European Championships 1 4 1
European Games 0 0 0
Total 1 2 2
Olympic Games
Bronze medal – third place 1992 Barcelona K-2 1000 m
Bronze medal – third place 2000 Sydney K-4 1000 m
World Championships
Silver medal – second place 1994 Mexico City K-4 1000 m
Silver medal – second place 1997 Dartmouth K-1 200 m
Silver medal – second place 1997 Dartmouth K-1 500 m
Bronze medal – third place 1995 Duisburg K-2 1000 m
Bronze medal – third place 1995 Duisburg K-4 500 m
Bronze medal – third place 1995 Duisburg K-4 1000 m
Bronze medal – third place 1997 Dartmouth K-2 1000 m
Bronze medal – third place 1999 Milan K-1 500 m
European Championships
Gold medal – first place 1999 Zagreb K4-1000 m
Silver medal – second place 1997 Plovdiv K1-200 m
Silver medal – second place 1997 Plovdiv K1-500 m
Silver medal – second place 1997 Plovdiv K2-1000 m
Silver medal – second place 1999 Zagreb K1-500 m
Bronze medal – third place 1997 Plovdiv K2-1000 m

For his sport achievements, he received:
Golden Cross of Merit Golden Cross of Merit in 2000.

Summer OlympicsEdit

Competing in three Summer Olympics, he won two bronze medals. Kotowicz won them in the K-2 1000 m in 1992 and in the K-4 1000 m in 2000.

World championshipsEdit

Kotowicz won eight medals at the ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships with three silvers (K-1 200 m: 1997, K-1 500 m: 1997, K-4 1000 m: 1994) and five bronzes (K-1 500 m: 1999, K-2 1000 m: 1995, 1997; K-4 500 m: 1995, K-4 1000 m: 1995).

European ChampionshipsEdit

Kotowicz won three silver medals at the 1997 European Championship (K-1 200 m, K-1 500 m, K-2 1000 m). At the 1999 edition, he won gold in the K-4 1000 m event with teammates Białkowski, Seroczyński and Witkowski. Kotowicz also won silver in the K-1 500 m event at those same championships.

Post-Competition CareerEdit

On 8 January 2005 Grzegorz Kotowicz was appointed to the International Canoe Federation (ICF) Athletes Commission.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  • ICF Athletes Commission appointed
  • DatabaseOlympics.com profile
  • ICF medalists for Olympic and World Championships – Part 1: flatwater (now sprint): 1936–2007 at WebCite (archived 2009-01-21). Additional archives: Wayback Machine.
  • ICF medalists for Olympic and World Championships – Part 2: rest of flatwater (now sprint) and remaining canoeing disciplines: 1936–2007 at WebCite (archived 2009-11-09)
  • Pkol.pl profile (in Polish)
  • Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Grzegorz Kotowicz". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 2011-08-22.