Marek Twardowski

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Marek Twardowski
Medal record
Event 1st 2nd 3rd
Olympic Games 0 0 0
World Championships 3 9 4
European Championships 2 3 7
European Games 0 0 0
Total 5 12 11
Men's canoe sprint
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 1999 Milan K-2 500 m
Gold medal – first place 2006 Szeged K-1 500 m
Gold medal – first place 2011 Szeged K-1 500 m
Silver medal – second place 1999 Milan K-2 1000 m
Silver medal – second place 1999 Milan K-4 200 m
Silver medal – second place 2002 Seville K-2 200 m
Silver medal – second place 2002 Seville K-2 500 m
Silver medal – second place 2003 Gainesville K-2 200 m
Silver medal – second place 2005 Zagreb K-2 500 m
Silver medal – second place 2006 Szeged K-2 200 m
Silver medal – second place 2006 Szeged K-4 1000 m
Silver medal – second place 2007 Duisburg K-4 1000 m
Bronze medal – third place 1999 Milan K-2 200 m
Bronze medal – third place 2005 Zagreb K-2 200 m
Bronze medal – third place 2005 Zagreb K-4 1000 m
Bronze medal – third place 2007 Duisburg K-1 500 m
European Championships
Gold medal – first place 1999 Zagreb K2-200 m
Gold medal – first place 1999 Zagreb K2-500 m
Silver medal – second place 2005 Poznań K2-500 m
Silver medal – second place 2007 Pontevedra K1-200 m
Silver medal – second place 2012 Zagreb K-1 500 m
Bronze medal – third place 1999 Zagreb K2-1000 m
Bronze medal – third place 2001 Milan K2-200 m
Bronze medal – third place 2001 Milan K2-500 m
Bronze medal – third place 2002 Szeged K2-200m
Bronze medal – third place 2005 Poznań K4-1000 m
Bronze medal – third place 2007 Pontevedra K1-500 m
Bronze medal – third place 2007 Pontevedra K4-1000 m

Marek Twardowski (born October 6, 1979 in Białystok) is a Polish sprint canoeist who has competed since the late 1990s. He won fifteen medals at the ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships with two golds (K-1 500 m: 2006, K-2 500 m: 1999), nine silvers (K-2 200 m: 2002, 2003, 2006; K-2 500 m: 2002, 2005; K-2 1000 m: 1999, K-4 200 m: 1999, K-4 1000 m: 2006, 2007), and four bronzes (K-1 500 m: 2007, K-2 200 m: 1999, 2005; K-4 1000 m: 2007).

Twardowski also competed in three Summer Olympics, earning his best finish of fourth in the K-2 500 m event at Athens in 2004.

Nicknamed Twardy, he is 1.82 m (6'0) tall and weighs 85 kg (187 lbs). Twardowski is a member of the Sparta Augustów club where he is coached by Andrzej Siemion.

On July 9, 2008 he was named the Polish national flag bearer for the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing.

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