13 May 1982 |
|Height||1.84 m (6 ft 1⁄2 in)|
|Weight||67 kg (148 lb)|
Łukasz Wójt (born May 13, 1982 in Gdańsk) is a Polish swimmer, who specialized in freestyle and individual medley events. 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. 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.
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. 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.
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.
Wojt currently resides in Frankfurt, Germany, where he trains full-time at EOSC Offenbach under his mother and personal coach Danuta. He is also the grandson of Marek Petrusewicz, a breaststroke swimmer who competed at the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki, Finland.
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