Agata Błażowska

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Agata Błażowska
Personal information
Country represented Poland
Born (1978-03-30) 30 March 1978 (age 39)
Gdańsk, Poland
Height 1.71 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
Former partner Marcin Kozubek
Tomasz Jekiel
Former coach Mirosław Plutowski
Former choreographer Marina Zueva, Alexandr Azarkevitch
Former skating club GKS Stoczniowiec Gdansk
Former training locations Gdańsk
Began skating 1984
Retired 2002

Agata Błażowska (Polish pronunciation: [aˈɡata bwaˈʐɔfska]; born 30 March 1978) is a Polish former competitive ice dancer. With Marcin Kozubek, she is the 1997 World Junior bronze medalist, a two-time Ondrej Nepela Memorial champion, the 1999 Winter Universiade bronze medalist, and the 1999 Polish national champion.

Career[edit]

Błażowska's first ice dancing partner was Tomasz Jekiel.[1]

She began competing with Marcin Kozubek in the 1993–94 season. The two placed 18th at the 1994 World Junior Championships in Colorado Springs, Colorado and 15th at the 1996 World Junior Championships in Brisbane, Australia. Ranked third in all segments, they were awarded the bronze medal behind two Russian teams – Nina Ulanova / Michail Stifunin (gold) and Oksana Potdykova / Denis Petukhov (silver) – at the 1997 World Junior Championships in Seoul, South Korea.

Błażowska/Kozubek moved up to the senior level in the 1997–98 season. After winning gold at the 1997 Ondrej Nepela Memorial, they debuted on the Champions Series (Grand Prix), placing seventh at the 1997 Cup of Russia. The following season they took gold at the 1999 Polish Championships and bronze at the 1999 Winter Universiade.

In the 1999–2000 season, Błażowska/Kozubek were awarded gold at the 1999 Ondrej Nepela Memorial and silver at the 1999 Skate Israel. They placed 14th at the 2000 European Championships in Vienna, Austria, and 20th at the 2001 World Championships in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

In October 2001, Błażowska sustained a gluteal muscle injury while warming up before the free dance at the Karl Schäfer Memorial.[2] The duo withdrew from the event but returned to competition the following month, placing sixth at the 2001 Sparkassen Cup on Ice and seventh at the 2001 Cup of Russia. They were coached by Mirosław Plutowski in Gdańsk.[3]

Programs[edit]

(with Kozubek)

Season Original dance Free dance
2000–2001
[3]
  • Nostalgias
    by J. C. Cobian,
    Studio Orchestra Robert Ponser
  • Malaguena
    by Ernesto Lecuona,
    The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Jolly Mukherjee
    by Kirwani-Budmarsh and Shri
1999–2000
  • Samba: Cuban Pete
  • Rhumba: Bella Maria de mi alma
  • Samba:

Competitive highlights[edit]

GP: Champions Series / Grand Prix

With Kozubek[edit]

International[4]
Event 93–94 94–95 95–96 96–97 97–98 98–99 99–00 00–01 01–02
Worlds 20th
Europeans 14th
GP Cup of Russia 7th 7th
GP Sparkassen 9th 6th
Finlandia Trophy 4th
Golden Spin 5th 4th 6th
Lysiane Lauret 7th
Nepela Memorial 1st 1st 4th
Schäfer Memorial 4th WD
Skate Israel 6th 3rd 2nd 4th
Universiade 3rd 4th
PFSA Trophy 1st
Tallinn Cup 1st
International: Junior[4]
Junior Worlds 18th 15th 3rd
Autumn Trophy 2nd J
Blue Swords 7th J 2nd J
Pavel Roman 1st J
PFSA Trophy 2nd J 1st J
St. Gervais 4th J
National[4]
Polish Champ. 2nd 1st 2nd 2nd 2nd
J: Junior level; WD: Withdrew

With Jekiel[edit]

National[1]
Event 1992–93
Polish Championships 3rd

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Agata BLAZOWSKA / Tomasz JEKIEL". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 28 July 2016. 
  2. ^ "Łyżwiarstwo figurowe. Kontuzja Agaty Błażowskiej" [Figure skater Agata Błażowska injured]. Nasze Miasto Gdańsk (in Polish). 17 October 2001. 
  3. ^ a b "Agata BLAZOWSKA / Marcin KOZUBEK: 2000/2001". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 23 November 2001. 
  4. ^ a b c "Agata BLAZOWSKA / Marcin KOZUBEK". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 28 July 2016. 

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