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Karol Zalewski (Polish pronunciation: [ˈkarɔl zaˈlɛfski]; born 7 August 1993) is a Polish athlete who specialises in the sprinting events.[2] He reached the semifinals of the 2013 World Championships in the 200 metres. He is also the 2013 European U23 champion over that distance.

Karol Zalewski
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Personal information
NationalityPolish
Born (1993-08-07) 7 August 1993 (age 26)
Reszel, Poland
Height1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)[1]
Weight86 kg (190 lb)
Sport
SportRunning
Event(s)Sprints

CareerEdit

The Polish quartet of Karol Zalewski, Rafał Omelko, Łukasz Krawczuk, Jakub Krzewina broke the world indoor record in the men's 4x400m with a stunning finish to the final track event of the 2018 World Indoor Championships in Birmingham. Krzewina overtook the leaders from the beginning - Americans on the last straight and achieved the greatest success in their career.[3]

Competition recordEdit

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing   Poland
2011 European Junior Championships Tallinn, Estonia 200 m DQ
2012 World Junior Championships Barcelona, Spain 4th 200 m 20.54
4th 4 × 100 m relay 39.47
2nd 4 × 400 m relay 3:05.05
2013 European U23 Championships Tampere, Finland 1st 200 m 20.41
2nd 4 × 100 m relay 38.81
World Championships Moscow, Russia 20th (sf) 200 m 20.66
11th (h) 4 × 100 m relay 38.51
2014 World Relays Nassau, Bahamas 13th 4 × 100 m relay 39.31
European Championships Zürich, Switzerland 8th 200 m 20.58
6th 4 × 100 m relay 38.85
2015 European Indoor Championships Prague, Czech Republic 6th (sf) 400 m 46.84
2nd 4 × 400 m relay 3:02.97
World Relays Nassau, Bahamas 4th 4 × 200 m relay 1:22.85
11th (h) 4 × 400 m relay 3:05.13
European U23 Championships Tallinn, Estonia 1st 200 m 20.49
4 × 100 m relay DQ
2nd 4 × 400 m relay 3:05.35
World Championships Beijing, China 40th (h) 200 m 20.77
2016 European Championships Amsterdam, Netherlands 8th (sf) 200 m 20.69
6th 4 × 100 m relay 38.69
Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 37th (h) 200 m 20.54
2018 World Indoor Championships Birmingham, United Kingdom 1st 4 × 400 m relay 3:01.77 WIR
European Championships Berlin, Germany 4th 400 m 45.34
5th 4 × 400 m relay 3:02.27
2019 European Indoor Championships Glasgow, United Kingdom 11th (h) 400 m 47.451
World Relays Yokohama, Japan 7th (B) 4 × 400 m relay 3:05.91

1Did not start in the semifinals

Personal bestsEdit

Outdoor

  • 100 metres – 10.25 (+0.9 m/s, Bydgoszcz 2013)
  • 200 metres – 20.26 (-0.3 m/s, Sopot 2016)
  • 400 metres – 45.11 (Berlin 2018)

Indoor

  • 60 metres – 6.75 (Spała 2016)
  • 200 metres – 20.64 (Toruń 2018)
  • 400 metres – 46.20 (Toruń 2018)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Rio 2016 bio Archived 2016-11-25 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Karol Zalewski at IAAF
  3. ^ "Report: Men's 4X400m final – IAAF World Indoor Championships Birmingham 2018". iaaf.org. IAAF. 4 March 2018. Retrieved 4 March 2018.