Marian Woronin in 2007.
|Competitor for Poland|
|Silver||1980 Moscow||4x100 m relay|
|Gold||1978 Prague||4×100 m relay|
|Bronze||1982 Athens||100 m|
|European Athletics Indoor Championships|
|Gold||1979 Vienna||60 m|
|Gold||1980 Sindelfingen||60 m|
|Gold||1981 Grenoble||60 m|
|Gold||1982 Milan||60 m|
|Gold||1979 Turin||4x100 m|
|Gold||1981 Zurich||4×100 m relay|
|Gold||1985 Moscow||100 m|
|Silver||1979 Turin||100 m|
|Bronze||1979 Turin||200 m|
|Gold||1981 Rome||4×100 m relays|
|Bronze||1979 Montreal||100 m|
Marian Jerzy Woronin (born 13 August 1956 in Grodzisk Mazowiecki) is a retired Polish athlete who competed mainly in the 100 metres. He is a four-time European Indoor Champion in the 60 metres. He won nine Polish outdoor titles, and nine indoor titles.
His first major medal came at the 1978 European Athletics Championships, where he anchored the Polish 4×100 metres relay team of Zenon Nowosz, Zenon Licznerski and Leszek Dunecki to the gold medal in the event. He won the bronze in the 100 m at the 1979 IAAF World Cup, running for Europe.
He competed for Poland in the 1980 Summer Olympics held in Moscow, Soviet Union in the 100 and 200 he reached both finals finishing seventh in both sprints. In the 4×100 metres relay he won the silver medal with his team mates Krzysztof Zwoliński, Licznerski and Dunecki.
His fastest time for the 100 m was 10.00 seconds, recorded in 1984 in Warsaw with wind on the maximum allowable limit of 2.0 m/s. This was the European record for the event until Linford Christie ran 9.97 sec at the 1988 Seoul Olympics. Although Woronin's official timing read as 10.00 seconds, this was rounded up from 9.992 seconds – some claim this represents the first time that a Caucasian (and a European) broke the 10-second barrier in this event. He is one of only seven individuals not of West African descent to run 100 metres in 10.00 s or less – the others being Koji Ito of Japan (10.00 in 1998), Australian Patrick Johnson (9.93 in 2003), Namibian Frankie Fredericks (9.95 in 1991), Zimbabwean Ngonidzashe Makusha (9.97 in 2011) Frenchman Christophe Lemaitre (9.92 in 2011), who is the first person of European descent to officially break the barrier and Zhang Peimeng (10.00 in 2013) of China.
Woronin's personal best in the 200 m was 20.49.
|1976||Olympic Games||Montreal, Canada||16th (sf)||100 m||10.69|
|29th (h)||200 m||21.90|
|1977||European Indoor Championships||San Sebastián, Spain||3rd||60 m||6.67|
|1978||European Championships||Prague, Czechoslovakia||1st||4×100 m||38.58|
|1979||European Indoor Championships||Vienna, Austria||1st||60 m||6.57|
|1980||European Indoor Championships||Sindelfingen, West Germany||1st||60 m||6.62|
|Olympic Games||Moscow, Soviet Union||7th||100 m||10.46|
|1981||European Indoor Championships||Grenoble, France||1st||50 m||5.65|
|1982||European Indoor Championships||Milan, Italy||1st||60 m||6.61|
|European Championships||Athens, Greece||3rd||100 m||10.28|
|1983||World Championships||Helsinki, Finland||31st (qf)||100 m||10.72|
|1987||European Indoor Championships||Liévin, France||1st||60 m||6.51|
|European Record Holder Men's 100 m
9 June 1984 - 23 September 1988