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Wojciech Nowicki (Polish pronunciation: [ˈvɔjtɕɛx nɔˈvitskʲi]; born 22 February 1989) is a Polish hammer thrower. He won bronze medals at the 2016 Summer Olympics, 2015 and 2017 World Championships. His personal best in the event is 80.47 metres set in Białystok in 2017.

Wojciech Nowicki
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Wojciech Nowicki with his coach Malwina Sobierajska-Wojtulewicz in 2016
Personal information
NationalityPolish
Born (1989-02-22) 22 February 1989 (age 30)
Białystok, Poland
Height1.96 m (6 ft 5 in)
Weight128 kg (282 lb)
Sport
CountryPoland
SportAthletics
Event(s)Hammer throw
ClubPodlasie Białystok (2008–)[1]
Coached byMalwina Sobierajska-Wojtulewicz (2016–)

CareerEdit

Nowicki achieved his personal best, 78.71 metres, on 3 May 2015.[2] In August of the same year, he won the bronze medal in the hammer throw event at the 2015 World Championships in Athletics in Beijing, China.

In July 2016, Nowicki took bronze at the European Athletics Championships in Amsterdam, Netherlands. In August, he was awarded the bronze medal in the hammer throw at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Competition recordEdit

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing   Poland
2011 European U23 Championships Ostrava, Czech Republic 5th Hammer throw 72.20 m
2013 Universiade Kazan, Russia 5th Hammer throw 75.32 m
2015 World Championships Beijing, China 3rd Hammer throw 78.55 m
2016 European Championships Amsterdam, Netherlands 3rd Hammer throw 77.53 m
Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 3rd Hammer throw 77.73 m
2017 World Championships London, United Kingdom 3rd Hammer throw 78.03 m
2018 Athletics World Cup London, United Kingdom 1st Hammer throw 77.94 m
European Championships Berlin, Germany 1st Hammer throw 80.12 m
2019 World Championships Doha, Qatar 3rd Hammer throw 77.69 m

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ PZLA profile
  2. ^ "Wojciech Nowicki". IAAF. 23 August 2015. Retrieved 23 August 2015.

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