Mateusz Sawrymowicz in 2012
|Full name||Mateusz Sawrymowicz|
22 April 1987 |
Mateusz Sawrymowicz (born 22 April 1987 in Lublin) is a Polish swimmer who specializes in the 1500 m freestyle. Having won in Melbourne in 2007 he became the first person to beat Grant Hackett at the 1500 m in the World Championships for 10 years. Later in the year in Debrecen, he became the first person to beat Yury Prilukov in the European Short Course Championships for 5 years.
Sawrymowicz originally touched 4th at the 2012 World Short Course Championships in Istanbul, and was later awarded a bronze medal after the disqualification of Mads Glaesner, the gold medalist, for an anti-doping violation.
However, upon appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport, Glaesner's 1500-meter freestyle gold medal was reinstated based on the fact that a test after that race, two days after his initial positive test following the 400-meter free, was clean. He still forfeited the 400-meter freestyle bronze, which he did not appeal. This means that Sawrymowicz's official position was returned to 4th place in the 1500-meter freestyle.
- FINA – Melbourne 2007
- Keith, Braden. "Mads Glaesner Appeal Upheld, He Will Retain World Championship Gold". SwimSwam.com. Retrieved 2 April 2014.
- Mateusz Sawrymowicz at Swimrankings.net
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