Paweł Baraszkiewicz

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Paweł Baraszkiewicz
Medal record
Men's canoe sprint
Olympic Games
Silver 2000 Sydney C-2 500 m
World Championships
Gold 1999 Milan C-2 500 m
Gold 2001 Poznań C-2 200 m
Gold 2003 Gainesville C-2 200 m
Gold 2003 Gainesville C-2 500 m
Silver 1997 Dartmouth C-2 500 m
Silver 1998 Szeged C-2 500 m
Silver 1999 Milan C-2 200 m
Silver 2001 Poznań C-2 500 m
Silver 2005 Zagreb C-1 500 m
Silver 2006 Szeged C-4 500 m
Bronze 1997 Dartmouth C-4 1000 m
Bronze 2007 Duisburg C-2 1000 m
Bronze 2010 Poznań C-2 200 m
Bronze 2010 Poznań C-1 4 x 200 m
European Championships
Silver 2011 Belgrade C-1 500 m

Paweł Baraszkiewicz (born May 20, 1977 in Działdowo) is a Polish sprint canoer who has competed since the mid-1990s. He has been world champion four times in the Canadian canoe C-2 event with partner Daniel Jędraszko.

Baraszkiewicz debuted at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, but was eliminated in the first semifinal of the C-2 500 m event.

They also won a silver medal at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney in the C-2 500 m event. That same year Baraskiewicz also won two C-2 gold medals at the European championships (in the 500 m with Jedrasko and also in the 1000 m with Michał Gajownik).

At the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Baraszkiewicz and Jedrasko disappointingly failed to win a medal. Baraszkiewicz publicly voiced his suspicion that some of their rivals were guilty of doping.

In 2005 Baraszkiewicz switched to the individual C-1 event, winning silver at the 2005 ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships over 500 m.

2006 proved a frustrating season, with three fourth-place finishes in major C-1 finals (European 200 m & 500 m and World Championship 500 m). He did however pick up a world championship silver medal with Poland's four-man C-4 500 m crew. At the end of the season he again became Polish national C-1 champion over all three race distances.

Baraszkiewicz is a member of the Posnania Poznań club. He is 175 cm (5'9") tall and weighs 80 kg (196 lbs). All told, he has earned as of 2010 a total of fourteen medals at the ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships.


For hts sport achievements, he received:
Golden Cross of Merit Golden Cross of Merit in 2000;
Knight's Cross Knight's Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta (5th Class) in 2007.