Karolina Tymińska

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Karolina Tymińska
Karolina Tyminska at TNT Fortuna Meeting in Kladno 16June2011 048.jpg
Karolina Tymińska in 2011
Personal information
Nationality  Poland
Born (1984-10-04) 4 October 1984 (age 32)
Świebodzin, Poland
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight 69 kg (152 lb) (2012)
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Heptathlon
Club SKLA Sopot

Karolina Tymińska (born 4 October 1984 in Świebodzin) is a Polish heptathlete. She has represented Poland twice at the Olympic Games (2008 and 2012) and three times at the World Championships in Athletics (2007, 2009 and 2011). She is the bronze medalist in the heptathlon from the 2011 World Championships in Athletics, having originally come fourth in the event before the disqualification, in 2016, of Tatyana Chernova.

Tymińska also regularly competes in the indoor pentathlon event: at the IAAF World Indoor Championships she placed fourth in 2012 and sixth in both 2008 and 2010.

Her personal best in indoor pentathlon result is 4769 points, achieved in July 2008 in Spała. In heptathlon her personal best result is 6544 achieved in August 2011 in Daegu.

She won the European Cup Combined Events title in 2013 with a score of 6347 points, defeating Hanna Melnychenko and setting a javelin throw best of 42.40 m.[1] She placed second at the Decastar meeting with 6288 points.[2]


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Poland
2001 World Youth Championships Debrecen, Hungary 8th Heptathlon (youth) 5023 pts
2005 European Indoor Championships Madrid, Spain 8th Pentathlon 4374 pts
European U23 Championships Erfurt, Germany Heptathlon DNF
2006 Hypo-Meeting Götzis, Austria 6th Heptathlon 6234 pts
European Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 17 (q) Long jump 6.34 m
Heptathlon DNF
2007 European Indoor Championships Birmingham, England 7th Pentathlon 4494 pts
Hypo-Meeting Götzis, Austria 9th Heptathlon 6164 pts
World Championships Osaka, Japan 15th Heptathlon 6092 pts
2008 World Indoor Championships Valencia, Spain 6th Pentathlon 4580 pts
Hypo-Meeting Götzis, Austria 4th Heptathlon 6351 pts
Olympic Games Beijing, PR China 7th Heptathlon 6428 pts
2009 European Indoor Championschip Turin, Italy 5th Pentathlon 4542 pts
World Championships Berlin, Germany Heptathlon DNF
2010 World Indoor Championships Doha, Qatar 6th Pentathlon 4575 pts
European Championships Barcelona, Spain 5th Heptathlon 6230 pts
2011 European Indoor Championschip Paris, France 4th Pentathlon 4612 pts
World Championships Daegu, South Korea 3rd Heptathlon 6544 pts
2012 World Indoor Championships Istanbul, Turkey 4th Pentathlon 4725 pts
Olympic Games London, United Kingdom Heptathlon DNF
2013 World Championships Moscow, Russia 9th Heptathlon 6270 pts
2014 World Indoor Championships Sopot, Poland 8th Pentathlon 4557 pts
European Championships Zürich, Switzerland 11th Heptathlon 6132 pts
2015 World Championships Beijing, China 20th Heptathlon 5948 pts


  1. ^ Mayer and Tyminska win in Tallinn as France take team title – IAAF Combined Events Challenge. IAAF (2013-06-30). Retrieved on 2013-07-02.
  2. ^ van Kuijen, Hans (2013-09-15). Warner and Melnychenko win in Talence – IAAF Combined Events Challenge. IAAF. Retrieved on 2013-09-21.