Łukasz Wójt

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Łukasz Wójt
Personal information
Nationality  Poland
Born (1982-05-13) 13 May 1982 (age 33)
Gdańsk, Poland
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 12 in)
Weight 67 kg (148 lb)
Sport
Sport Swimming
Strokes Freestyle, medley
Club EOSC Offenbach
Coach Danuta Wójt[1]

Łukasz Wójt (born May 13, 1982 in Gdańsk) is a Polish swimmer, who specialized in freestyle and individual medley events.[2] He is a multiple-time Polish champion and currently holds the Polish record of 1:54.81 (200 m) and 4:03.20 (400 m) in the individual medley from the FINA World Cup in Berlin, Germany.[3] He also collected two bronze medals in the same discipline at the 2007 Summer Universiade in Bangkok, Thailand, and at the 2008 European Short Course Championships in Rijeka, Croatia.[1][4][5]

Wojt qualified for two swimming events at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, by clearing a FINA A-standard entry time of 2:00.32 (200 m individual medley) from the Universiade in Bangkok.[5][6] He also competed in the 4×200 m freestyle relay, along with his teammates Łukasz Gąsior, Michał Rokicki, and Przemysław Stańczyk. Swimming the second leg, Wojt recorded a split of 1:48.54, and the Polish team finished the preliminary heats in fourteenth overall with a final time of 7:18.09.[7]

In the 200 m individual medley, Wojt challenged seven other swimmers on the fourth heat, including multiple-time European champion László Cseh and top medal favorite Dinko Jukić of Austria. He finished the race in sixth place by less than 0.03 of a second behind Jukic in 2:01.54. Wojt failed to advance into the semifinals, as he placed twenty-sixth overall in the preliminary heats.[8]

Wojt currently resides in Frankfurt, Germany, where he trains full-time at EOSC Offenbach under his mother and personal coach Danuta.[1] He is also the grandson of Marek Petrusewicz, a breaststroke swimmer who competed at the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki, Finland.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Lackner, Stefan (30 October 2008). "Getting to Know: Poland's Lukasz Wojt". Swimming World Magazine. Retrieved 28 December 2012. 
  2. ^ "Łukasz Wójt". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 28 December 2012. 
  3. ^ "FINA World Cup, Berlin: Five World Records Set During Day One Finals". Swimming World Magazine. 14 November 2009. Retrieved 5 April 2013. 
  4. ^ "European Short Course Championships: Amaury Leveaux, Alessia Filippi Smash World Records, The Netherlands Claims Relay World Best". Swimming World Magazine. 12 December 2008. Retrieved 28 December 2012. 
  5. ^ a b "World University Games: Exciting Finishes Highlight Third Night of Swimming". Swimming World Magazine. 11 August 2007. Retrieved 28 December 2012. 
  6. ^ "Olympic Cut Sheet – Men's 200m Individual Medley" (PDF). Swimming World Magazine. p. 37. Retrieved 9 April 2013. 
  7. ^ "Men's 4×200m Freestyle Relay Heat 2". Beijing 2008. NBC Olympics. Retrieved 28 December 2012. 
  8. ^ "Men's 200m Individual Medley Heat 4". Beijing 2008. NBC Olympics. Retrieved 28 December 2012. 
  9. ^ Witkowski, Paweł (23 October 2010). "Petrusewicz najlepiej czuł się pod wodą" [Petrusewicz best felt under water] (in Polish). Gazeta Wrocławska. Retrieved 28 December 2012. 

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