Grzegorz Filipowski

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Grzegorz Filipowski
Personal information
Country represented Poland
Born (1966-07-28) July 28, 1966 (age 50)
Łódź, Poland
Former coach Barbara Kossowska
Former training locations Rochester, Minnesota
Łódź
Retired 1992

Grzegorz Filipowski (Polish pronunciation: [ˈɡʐɛɡɔʂ filiˈpɔfski]; born July 28, 1966 in Łódź)[1] is a former Polish competitive figure skater. He is the 1985 European bronze medalist, the 1989 European silver medalist and the 1989 World bronze medalist.

Filipowski competed in three Winter Olympics between 1984 and 1992, with a best finish of fifth position in 1988.[2] He missed the first half of the 1987–88 season due to a stress fracture in his left leg.[3]

Filipowski was the first skater to perform a triple-triple combination of jumps (3 toe/3 toe) in competition.[citation needed] Barbara Kossowska coached him in Łódź and Rochester, Minnesota.[3] Filipowski turned pro in 1992 and settled in Canada. He works as a coach in figure skating at the York Region Skating Academy.

Results[edit]

International[1]
Event 79–80 80–81 81–82 82–83 83–84 84–85 85–86 86–87 87–88 88–89 89–90 90–91 91–92
Olympics 12th 5th 11th
Worlds 15th 11th 13th 11th 7th 13th 5th 4th 3rd 4th 12th
Europeans 7th 9th 8th 8th 3rd 5th 4th 4th 2nd 4th 5th
Skate America 4th
Skate Canada 2nd 2nd 3rd 3rd 2nd
Int. de Paris 2nd 2nd 6th
NHK Trophy 4th 3rd 2nd 1st
National[4]
Polish Champ. 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "FILIPOWSKI GRZEGORZ". Polish Olympic Committee (in Polish). Archived from the original on July 1, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Grzegorz Filipowski". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 2011-04-20. 
  3. ^ a b Janofsky, Michael (December 27, 1987). "OLYMPIC PROFILE: Grzegorz Filipowski; Polish skater helped by move to America". The New York Times. 
  4. ^ "Historia" [History] (in Polish). Polish Figure Skating Association. Archived from the original on August 16, 2002.