Maciej Kot

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Maciej Kot
20150927 FIS Summer Grand Prix Hinzenbach 4666.jpg
Country  Poland
Full name Maciej Kot
Born (1991-06-09) 9 June 1991 (age 26)
Limanowa, Poland
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Ski club AZS Zakopane
Personal best 244.5 m (802 ft)
Vikersund, 18 Mar 2017
World Cup career
Seasons 2007–present
Individual wins 2
Team wins 2
Indiv. podiums 3
Team podiums 11
Indiv. starts 145

Maciej Kot (Polish pronunciation: [ˈmat͡ɕɛj ˈkɔt]; born 9 June 1991) is a Polish ski jumper. He is a member of the national team and competed at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. He is a 2017 World Champion and bronze medalist of 2013 World Championship in the team large hill event.

Personal life[edit]

Maciej Kot was born in Limanowa, Poland, but raised in Zakopane. His father Rafał was a physiotherapist for the Polish ski jumping team, now he is a ski jumping expert for Polish national television. Maciej's older brother Jakub (born 1990) is ski jumper as well. Maciej Kot graduated the University School of Physical Education in Krakow with master's degree in physical education (MPhEd).[1] Maciej is dating Agnieszka Lewkowicz, personal trainer and former athlete. They met at university.[2] His surname in Polish language means "cat".

Career[edit]

Kot's debut in FIS Ski Jumping World Cup took place in December 2007 in Villach. The 2011/2012 World Cup season marked first time he scored points on the tour. On December 3, 2011 took 19th place on the hill in Lillehammer. Finally made it twelve times that winter, his the best score it was 12th place (twice) in Lahti on March 4 and March 11 in Oslo. In the overall World Cup was on 35 position, which was the third best record among the Poles. On March 15, 2012 at Letalnica in Planica set his personal record in the length of the stroke – 200.5 meter.

2012/2013[edit]

On July 21, 2012 during the Summer Grand Prix competition in Wisla to jump them. Maciej Kot stood on the podium first time in occupations that rank alongside Simon Ammann and Wolfgang Loitzl. On September 30, 2012 in Hinzenbach again was the winner of the competition Summer Grand Prix, ahead of the second Severin Freund and third Taku Takeuchi. In the 2012 season the Summer Grand Prix finally came in fifth place. On January 1, 2013 in New Year competition 61st Four Hills Tournament in Garmisch-Partenkirchen was 5th. In two consecutive contests also take up space in the top ten. Finally, in the overall tournament he was, thanks to a weak performance in the competition in Oberstdorf, on the 20th position.

Poland with bronze medals of the 2013 World Championship in team: with Stoch, Kubacki and Żyła.

In individual competitions at FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 2013 took 11th place on the normal hill and 27th on the large hill. On March 2, 2013 he won there a bronze medal in team competition with teammates: Kamil Stoch, Dawid Kubacki, Piotr Żyła.[3] The primary outcome of the competition his team took fourth place, but after re-counting the scores because of Thomas Morgenstern, who noticed a mistake in the points and at the request of the Germans, they finished in third place (Norway was in front of the Polish, but Bardal's jump was badly counted).[4]

Season 2012/2013 was the best in his career so far. He was in top 10 seven times. The season ended on the 18th place in the overall World Cup. At the end of the season he won the title of team and individual Polish champion in ski jumping in Wisła, Poland.

2016/2017[edit]

In 2016 FIS Ski Jumping Grand Prix Kot won 5 of 10 competitions. He hold yellow bib for entire season and won overall.

On December 3, 2016 Polish national team including Żyła, Stoch, Kubacki and Kot won first competition in team for Poland in history.[5] In Zakopane Polish team, including Stoch, Kubacki, Kot, Żyła achieved second place in team competition. On January 28, 2017 Poland won their second team competition in history in Willingen.[6] Maciej made his first victory of FIS Ski Jumping World Cup in career on February 11, 2017.[7] He won ex aequo with Peter Prevc, both achieved 260.2 points.[8] Next day, he took fourth place.

On March 4, 2017 Polish national team, including Żyła, Kubacki, Kot and Stoch, achieved first in history title of 2017 World Champions in team event. They beat Norway and Austria at Salpausselkä K116 in Lahti, Finland.[9][10]

Olympic Games[edit]

Maciej Kot competed for Poland at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. He placed 7th on normal hill and 12th on large hill.

Individual[edit]

2014 Russia Sochi/Krasnaya Polyana 7th place (K-95), 12th place (K-125)

Team[edit]

2014 Russia Sochi/Krasnaya Polyana 4th place

Maciej Kot's starts at Olympic Games[edit]

Place Day Year Locality Hill Point K HS Competition Jump 1 Jump 2 Note (points) Lost (points) Winner
7. February 9 2014 Krasnaya Polyana RusSki Gorki K-95 HS-106 individual 101.5 m 98.5 m 255.8 22.2 Kamil Stoch
12. February 15 2014 Krasnaya Polyana RusSki Gorki K-125 HS-140 individual 126.0 m 123.5 m 250.4 28.3 Kamil Stoch
4. February 17 2014 Krasnaya Polyana RusSki Gorki K-125 HS-140 team 131.5 m 129.0 m 1011.8 (251.8) 29.3 Germany

Championships[edit]

Individual[edit]

2009 Czech Republic Liberec 45th place (K-90)
2013 Italy Val di Fiemme/Predazzo 11th place (K-95), 27th place (K-120)
2017 Finland Lahti 5th place (K-90), 6th place (K-116)

Team[edit]

2013 Italy Val di Fiemme/Predazzo bronze medal (K-120)
2017 Finland Lahti gold medal (K-116)

Maciej Kot's starts at World Championships[edit]

Place Day Year Locality Hill Point K HS Competition Jump 1 Jump 2 Note (points) Lost (points) Winner
45. 21 February 2009 Liberec Ještěd K-90 HS-100 individual 86 m 103.5 175.5 Wolfgang Loitzl
11. 23 February 2013 Predazzo Trampolino Dal Ben K-95 HS-106 individual 101.5 m 97 m 234.7 17.9 Anders Bardal
27. 28 February 2013 Predazzo Trampolino Dal Ben K-120 HS-134 individual 125.0 m 122.5 m 258.7 37.1 Kamil Stoch
3. Bronze medal with cup.svg 2 March 2013 Predazzo Trampolino Dal Ben K-120 HS-134 team 123.0 m 128.5 m 1121.0 (272.3) 14.9 Austria
5. 25 February 2017 Lahti Salpausselkä K-90 HS-97 individual 95.0 m 95.5 m 255.1 15.7 Stefan Kraft
6. 2 March 2017 Lahti Salpausselkä K-116 HS-130 individual 123.5 m 126.5 m 266.9 12.4 Stefan Kraft
1. Gold medal with cup.svg 4 March 2017 Lahti Salpausselkä K-116 HS-130 team 130,5 m 121,5 m 1104.2 (276.1)

World Cup[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Season Overall Ski-Flying Four Hills
Tournament
Raw Air
2007–08 54
2008–09 58
2009–10
2010–11
2011–12 35 32 34
2012–13 18 16 20
2013–14 17 15 12
2014–15 65
2015–16 31 32 32
2016–17 5 13 4 7

Individual starts[edit]

Season 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 Points
2007/08 Kuusamo Trondheim Trondheim Villach Villach Engelberg Engelberg Oberstdorf Garmisch-Partenkirchen Bischofshofen Bischofshofen Predazzo Predazzo Harrachov Zakopane Zakopane Sapporo Sapporo Liberec Liberec Willingen Kuopio Kuopio Lillehammer Oslo Planica Planica 0
q q q 35 52 q 43 38 q 41 q q 41 44 31 36 50 48 q q
2008/09 Kuusamo Trondheim Trondheim Pragelato Pragelato Engelberg Engelberg Oberstdorf Garmisch-Partenkirchen Innsbruck Bischofshofen Tauplitz Tauplitz Zakopane Zakopane Whistler Whistler Sapporo Willingen Klingenthal Oberstdorf Lahti Kuopio Lillehammer Vikersund Planica Planica 0
35 47
2009/10 Kuusamo Lillehammer Lillehammer Engelberg Engelberg Engelberg Oberstdorf Garmisch-Partenkirchen Innsbruck Bischofshofen Bad Mitterndorf Bad Mitterndorf Sapporo Sapporo Zakopane Zakopane Oberstdorf Klingenthal Willingen Lahti Kuopio Lillehammer Oslo 0
q 35 q q
2010/11 Kuusamo Kuopio Lillehammer Lillehammer Engelberg Engelberg Engelberg Oberstdorf Garmisch-Partenkirchen Innsbruck Bischofshofen Harrachov Harrachov Sapporo Sapporo Zakopane Zakopane Zakopane Willingen Klingenthal Oberstdorf Vikersund Vikersund Lahti Planica Planica 0
40 45 46 q q q q
2011/12 Kuusamo Lillehammer Lillehammer Harrachov Harrachov Engelberg Engelberg Oberstdorf Garmisch-Partenkirchen Innsbruck Bischofshofen Bad Mitterndorf Bad Mitterndorf Zakopane Zakopane Sapporo Sapporo Predazzo Predazzo Willingen Oberstdorf Lahti Trondheim Oslo Planica Planica 108
q 19 q 45 q 46 29 40 37 30 28 34 27 25 18 38 28 26 47 28 q 12 40 12 17
2012/13 Lillehammer Lillehammer Kuusamo Krasnaja Polana Krasnaja Polana Engelberg Engelberg Oberstdorf Garmisch-Partenkirchen Innsbruck Bischofshofen Wisła Zakopane Sapporo Sapporo Vikersund Vikersund Harrachov Harrachov Klingenthal Oberstdorf Lahti Kuopio Trondheim Oslo Planica Planica 460
25 48 32 28 22 17 13 50 5 9 10 13 5 10 14 16 14 16 16 13 6 17 24 11 8 18
2013/14 Klingenthal Kuusamo Lillehammer Lillehammer Titisee-Neustadt Titisee-Neustadt Engelberg Engelberg Oberstdorf Garmisch-Partenkirchen Innsbruck Bischofshofen Tauplitz Tauplitz Wisła Zakopane Sapporo Sapporo Willingen Willingen Falun Lahti Lahti Kuopio Trondheim Oslo Planica Planica 398
6 21 5 27 13 10 21 19 28 20 27 23 19 10 23 10 20 16 10 q q 15 25 20 8 15
2014/15 Klingenthal Kuusamo Kuusamo Lillehammer Lillehammer Nizhny Tagil Nizhny Tagil Engelberg Engelberg Oberstdorf Garmisch-Partenkirchen Innsbruck Bischofshofen Tauplitz Wisła Zakopane Sapporo Sapporo Willingen Willingen Titisee-Neustadt Titisee-Neustadt Vikersund Vikersund Lahti Kuopio Trondheim Oslo Oslo Planica Planica 17
29 q 41 26 35 45 30 29 24 46
2015/16 Klingenthal Lillehammer Lillehammer Nizhny Tagil Nizhny Tagil Engelberg Engelberg Oberstdorf Garmisch-Partenkirchen Innsbruck Bischofshofen Willingen Zakopane Sapporo Sapporo Trondheim Vikersund Vikersund Vikersund Lahti Lahti Kuopio Almaty Almaty Wisła Titisee-Neustadt Planica Planica Planica 165
46 18 34 15 18 q 30 32 36 35 28 26 12 12 13 41 30 30 39 q 32 19 25 31 17 15
2016/17 Kuusamo Kuusamo Klingenthal Lillehammer Lillehammer Engelberg Engelberg Oberstdorf Garmisch-Partenkirchen Innsbruck Bischofshofen Wisła Wisła Zakopane Willingen Oberstdorf Oberstdorf Sapporo Sapporo Pyeongchang Pyeongchang Oslo Trondheim Vikersund Planica Planica 985
5 8 5 5 2 12 15 12 7 6 5 9 5 12 13 18 6 1 4 7 1 11 13 14 12 14

Victories[edit]

Day Year Location Hill Point K HS Jump 1 Jump 2 Note (points)
1. 11 February 2017 Sapporo Ōkurayama K-120 HS-134 139,0 m 138,0 m 260.2
2. 16 February 2017 Pyeongchang Alpensia K-98 HS-109 108,5 m 110,5 m 256.2

Podiums[edit]

Day Year Location Hill Point K HS Jump 1 Jump 2 Note (points) Place Lost (points) Winner
1. 11 December 2016 Lillehammer Lysgårdsbakken K-123 HS-138 129,5 m 136,0 m 289.3 2. 0.6 Kamil Stoch
2. 11 February 2017 Sapporo Ōkurayama K-120 HS-134 139,0 m 138,0 m 260.2 1.
3. 16 February 2017 Pyeongchang Alpensia K-98 HS-109 108,5 m 110,5 m 256.2 1.

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