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Robert Korzeniowski

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 4
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 4
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameRobert Marek•Korzeniowski
Used nameRobert•Korzeniowski
Born30 July 1968 in Lubaczów, Podkarpackie (POL)
Measurements168 cm / 60 kg
AffiliationsAZS Śląska Katowice/Wawelu Kraków
NOC Poland

Biography

Robert Korzeniowski is the most successful race walker at the Olympics, with four titles. In 1996, 2000 and 2004, he won the 50 kilometres event, making him the only person to have won a race walking event more than twice. He also became the first person to win both the 20 and 50 km competitions, even doing so at the same Olympics, in 2000. Primarily a 50 km specialist, Korzeniowski won that event three times at the World Championships (1997, 2001 and 2003) and twice at the European Championships (1998 and 2002). Korzeniowski retired after his 2004 Olympics, in which his sister Sylwia also competed as a race walker, though with less success than her brother.

Personal Bests: 20kmW – 1-18:22 (2000); 50kmW – 3-36:03 (2003).

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1992 Summer Olympics Athletics POL Robert Korzeniowski
20 kilometres Walk, Men (Olympic) AC
50 kilometres Walk, Men (Olympic) AC
1996 Summer Olympics Athletics POL Robert Korzeniowski
20 kilometres Walk, Men (Olympic) 8
50 kilometres Walk, Men (Olympic) 1 Gold
2000 Summer Olympics Athletics POL Robert Korzeniowski
20 kilometres Walk, Men (Olympic) 1 Gold
50 kilometres Walk, Men (Olympic) 1 Gold
2004 Summer Olympics Athletics POL Robert Korzeniowski
50 kilometres Walk, Men (Olympic) 1 Gold

Olympic Records

Records may have been broken subsequently during the same competition.
Games Date Sport Event Phase Mark Pos
2000 Summer Olympics 22 September 2000 Athletics 20 kilometres Walk, Men Final Standings 1-18:59 1

Other participations

Games Role NOC As
2004 Summer Olympics Flagbearer at the Closing Ceremony POL Robert Korzeniowski

Olympic family relations

Special Notes