Marek Twardowski

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Marek Twardowski
Medal record
Men's canoe sprint
World Championships
Gold 1999 Milan K-2 500 m
Gold 2006 Szeged K-1 500 m
Gold 2011 Szeged K-1 500 m
Silver 1999 Milan K-2 1000 m
Silver 1999 Milan K-4 200 m
Silver 2002 Seville K-2 200 m
Silver 2002 Seville K-2 500 m
Silver 2003 Gainesville K-2 200 m
Silver 2005 Zagreb K-2 500 m
Silver 2006 Szeged K-2 200 m
Silver 2006 Szeged K-4 1000 m
Silver 2007 Duisburg K-4 1000 m
Bronze 1999 Milan K-2 200 m
Bronze 2005 Zagreb K-2 200 m
Bronze 2005 Zagreb K-4 1000 m
Bronze 2007 Duisburg K-1 500 m
European Championships
Silver 2012 Zagreb K-1 500 m

Marek Twardowski (born October 6, 1979 in Białystok) is a Polish sprint canoer who has competed since the late 1990s. He won fifteen medals at the ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships with two golds (K-1 500 m: 2006, K-2 500 m: 1999), nine silvers (K-2 200 m: 2002, 2003, 2006; K-2 500 m: 2002, 2005; K-2 1000 m: 1999, K-4 200 m: 1999, K-4 1000 m: 2006, 2007), and four bronzes (K-1 500 m: 2007, K-2 200 m: 1999, 2005; K-4 1000 m: 2007).

Twardowski also competed in three Summer Olympics, earning his best finish of fourth in the K-2 500 m event at Athens in 2004.

Nicknamed Twardy, he is 182 cm (6'0) tall and weighs 85 kg (187 lbs). Twardowski is a member of the Sparta Augustów club where he is coached by Andrzej Siemion.

On July 9, 2008 he was named the Polish national flag bearer for the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing.

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