Marcin Krzysztof Pochwała (born 14 February 1984) is a Polish slalom canoeist who has competed at the international level since 2001.[1]

Marcin Pochwała
Slalom canoeing 2012 Olympics C2 POL Piotr Szczepański and Marcin Pochwała.jpg
Personal information
Born (1984-02-14) 14 February 1984 (age 35)
Nowy Sącz, Poland
Height1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight80 kg (176 lb)
SportCanoe slalom
Event(s)C2, Mixed C2
ClubKKK Krakow


He won three medals at the ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships with a gold (Mixed C2: 2018), a silver (Mixed C2: 2019) and a bronze (C2 team: 2003). He also won seven silvers and two bronzes at the European Championships.[2]

Competing in four Summer Olympics in the C2 event, he earned his best finish of fifth in 2012 in London and again in 2016 in Rio de Janeiro (both with Piotr Szczepański). He was 8th in 2008 and 10th in 2004 (both with Paweł Sarna).[1]

He has changed C2 partners several times during his career. He's had most success competing alongside Paweł Sarna (2001–2008) and Piotr Szczepański (since 2009). He was also partnered occasionally by Jarosław Miczek (2005) and Sławomir Mordarski (2006).

His partner in the mixed C2 boat is Aleksandra Stach.

Ski jumper Tomasz Pochwała is his cousin.[3]

World Cup individual podiumsEdit

Season Date Venue Position Event
2010 19 June 2010 Prague 3rd C2
2011 10 July 2011 Markkleeberg 3rd C2
2012 2 September 2012 Bratislava 2nd C2
2013 30 June 2013 Augsburg 3rd C2
2014 22 June 2014 Prague 2nd C2
2015 5 July 2015 Liptovský Mikuláš 3rd C2
2018 30 June 2018 Kraków 3rd Mixed C2


  1. ^ a b Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Marcin Pochwała". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 2 December 2017.
  2. ^ "Marcin POCHWALA (POL)". Retrieved 2 December 2017.
  3. ^ "Marcin Pochwala (POL)". Retrieved 7 January 2018.

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