Łukasz Krawczuk

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Łukasz Krawczuk
Łukasz Krawczuk (cropped).jpg
Personal information
NationalityPolish
Born (1989-06-15) 15 June 1989 (age 30)
Kłodzko, Poland
Height1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)[1]
Weight75 kg (165 lb)
Sport
SportRunning
Event(s)Sprints
ClubWKS Śląsk Wrocław[2]
Coached byMaciej Wojsa

Łukasz Krawczuk (Polish pronunciation: [ˈwukaʂ ˈkraft͡ʂuk]; born 15 June 1989) is a Polish sprinter specialising in the 400 metres.[3] He has won two medals in the 4 × 400 metres relay at the European Athletics Championships.

Career[edit]

Krawczuk represented his country in the 4 × 400 metres relay at the 2013 World Championships, as well as two indoor World Championships in 2012 and 2014. He won the bronze medal with the Polish relay team at the 2014 European Championships and silver at the 2015 European Indoor Championships.

His personal bests in the event are 45.65 seconds outdoors (Szczecin 2014) and 46.31 seconds indoors (Prague 2015).

Krawczuk and his teammates qualified to the 4 × 400 metres relay final at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

The Polish quartet of Karol Zalewski, Rafał Omelko, Łukasz Krawczuk, Jakub Krzewina broke the world indoor record in the men's 4x400m with a stunning finish to the final track event of the 2018 World Indoor Championships in Birmingham. Krzewina overtook the leaders from the beginning - Americans on the last straight and achieved the greatest success in their career.[4]

Competition record[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Poland
2009 European U23 Championships Kaunas, Lithuania 1st (h) 4 × 400 m relay 3:07.13
2011 European Indoor Championships Paris, France 5th 4 × 400 m relay 3:09.31
European U23 Championships Ostrava, Czech Republic 13th (h) 400 m 47.26
2nd 4 × 400 m relay 3:03.62
2012 World Indoor Championships Istanbul, Turkey 6th 4 × 400 m relay 3:11.86
2013 World Championships Moscow, Russia 7th (h) 4 × 400 m relay 3:01.73
2014 World Indoor Championships Sopot, Poland 4th (h) 4 × 400 m relay 3:06.50
IAAF World Relays Nassau, Bahamas 19th (h) 4 × 400 m relay 3:05.16
European Championships Zürich, Switzerland 16th (sf) 400 m 46.24
3rd 4 × 400 m relay 2:59.85
2015 European Indoor Championships Prague, Czech Republic 4th 400 m 46.31
2nd 4 × 400 m relay 3:02.97
IAAF World Relays Nassau, Bahamas 11th (h) 4 × 400 m relay 3:05.13
4th Distance medley relay 9:24.07
World Championships Beijing, China 11th (h) 4 × 400 m relay 3:00.72
2016 European Championships Amsterdam, Netherlands 12th (sf) 400 m 45.86
2nd 4 × 400 m relay 3:01.18
Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 7th 4 × 400 m relay 3:00.50
2017 European Indoor Championships Belgrade, Serbia 1st 4 × 400 m relay 3:06.99
IAAF World Relays Nassau, Bahamas 3rd (B) 4 × 400 m relay 3:07.89
World Championships London, United Kingdom 7th 4 × 400 m relay 3:01.59
2018 World Indoor Championships Birmingham, United Kingdom 1st 4 × 400 m relay 3:01.77 WIR
European Championships Berlin, Germany 20th (sf) 400 m 45.78
5th 4 × 400 m relay 3:02.27

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rio 2016 bio
  2. ^ PZLA profile
  3. ^ Łukasz Krawczuk at IAAF
  4. ^ "Report: Men's 4X400m final – IAAF World Indoor Championships Birmingham 2018". iaaf.org. IAAF. 4 March 2018. Retrieved 4 March 2018.