Kszczot at the 2013 European Athletics Indoor Championships
2 September 1989 |
|Height||1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|Weight||68 kg (150 lb)|
|Achievements and titles|
|Personal best(s)||400 metres: 46.51
800 metres: 1:43.30
Adam Kszczot (pronounced [kʂt͡ʂɔt]; born 2 September 1989) is a Polish middle distance runner, who specializes in the 800 metres. His biggest achievements include silver medals at the 2014 World Indoor Championships and 2015 World Championships in addition to multiple medals on European level.
Adam used to work at his parent's farm when he was young. He reached the international level after competing in local and then national events. He won the bronze medal at 2007 European Junior Championships, finished fourth at the 2008 World Junior Championships and won the 2009 European U23 Championships. He finished fourth at the 2009 European Indoor Championships competed at the 2009 World Championships without reaching the final.
He won the bronze medal at the 2010 World Indoor Championships and the 2010 European Championships, as well as the gold at the 2011 European Indoor Championships. He reached the final at the 2011 World Championships finishing sixth. His outdoor personal best is 1:43.30 minutes, achieved on 10 September 2011 in Rieti.
He broke Paweł Czapiewski's ten-year-old Polish indoor record at the 2012 Meeting Pas de Calais. Kszczot's time of 1:44.57 minutes made him the third fastest indoor runner ever after Wilson Kipketer and Yuriy Borzakovskiy. Vazel, Pierre-Jean (2012-02-15). With this result Kszczot went to the 2012 World Indoor Championships as a medal favourite, he, however, finished disappointing fourth. In his Olympic debut in London he placed third in his semifinal round failing to qualify for the final.
He started well the 2013 season by successfully defending his title at the European Indoor Championships, the first man to do so in 42 years.
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