Łukasz Wójt

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Łukasz Wójt
Personal information
Full name Łukasz Wójt
National team  Poland
Born (1982-05-13) 13 May 1982 (age 34)
Gdańsk, Poland
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 67 kg (148 lb)
Sport Swimming
Strokes Freestyle, medley
Club EOSC Offenbach
Coach Danuta Wójt[1]

Łukasz Wójt (born May 13, 1982) is a Polish swimmer, who specialized in middle-distance freestyle and individual medley events.[2] He represented his nation Poland at the 2008 Summer Olympics, and has won two bronze medals in a major international competition, spanning the 2007 Summer Universiade in Bangkok, Thailand, and the 2008 European Short Course Championships in Rijeka, Croatia.[1][3][4] Apart from his international career, Wojt has also claimed multiple Polish championship titles and currently holds the national record in the 200 (1:54.81) and 400 m individual medley (4:03.20), both set at the FINA World Cup meet in Berlin, Germany.[5]

Wojt competed for the Polish squad in two swimming events at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. He qualified for the Games with a third-place time in 2:00.32 to clear the sub-2:01 barrier and achieve the FINA A-cut in the 200 m individual medley (2:01.40) at the Summer Universiade one year earlier in Bangkok, Thailand.[4][6] In the 4 × 200 m freestyle relay, Wojt and his teammates Łukasz Gąsior, Michał Rokicki, and Przemysław Stańczyk finished the second heat of the prelims with an aggregate time of 7:18.09. Swimming the second leg, Wojt recorded a split of 1:48.54, the fastest of the Polish foursome.[7] In the 200 m individual medley, Wojt put up a fantastic swim with a help of his powerful backstroke leg to take the sixth spot in heat four with a 2:01.54, but fell short for the semifinals, finishing twenty-sixth overall in the prelims.[8]

Wojt currently resides in Frankfurt, Germany, where he trains full-time at EOSC Offenbach under his mother and personal coach Danuta.[1] He is also the grandson of Marek Petrusewicz, a breaststroke swimmer who competed at the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki, Finland.[9]


  1. ^ a b c Lackner, Stefan (30 October 2008). "Getting to Know: Poland's Lukasz Wojt". Swimming World Magazine. Retrieved 28 December 2012. 
  2. ^ "Łukasz Wójt". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 28 December 2012. 
  3. ^ "European Short Course Championships: Amaury Leveaux, Alessia Filippi Smash World Records, The Netherlands Claims Relay World Best". Swimming World Magazine. 12 December 2008. Retrieved 28 December 2012. 
  4. ^ a b "World University Games: Exciting Finishes Highlight Third Night of Swimming". Swimming World Magazine. 11 August 2007. Retrieved 28 December 2012. 
  5. ^ "FINA World Cup, Berlin: Five World Records Set During Day One Finals". Swimming World Magazine. 14 November 2009. Retrieved 5 April 2013. 
  6. ^ "Olympic Cut Sheet – Men's 200m Individual Medley" (PDF). Swimming World Magazine. p. 37. Retrieved 9 April 2013. 
  7. ^ "Men's 4×200m Freestyle Relay Heat 2". Beijing 2008. NBC Olympics. Retrieved 28 December 2012. 
  8. ^ "Swimming: Men's 200m Individual Medley Heat 4". Beijing 2008. NBC Olympics. Retrieved 28 December 2012. 
  9. ^ Witkowski, Paweł (23 October 2010). "Petrusewicz najlepiej czuł się pod wodą" [Petrusewicz best felt under water] (in Polish). Gazeta Wrocławska. Retrieved 28 December 2012. 

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