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Robert Korzeniowski

Full name: Robert Marek Korzeniowski
Gender: Male
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
Weight: 132 lbs (60 kg)
Born: July 30, 1968 in Lubaczów, Podkarpackie, Poland
Affiliations: AZS Śląska Katowice/Wawelu Kraków
Country: POL Poland
Sport: Athletics

Related Olympians: Brother of Sylwia Korzeniowska.

Medals: 4 Gold (4 Total)

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 Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1992 Summer 23 Barcelona Athletics Men's 20 kilometres Walk Poland POL AC DNF
1992 Summer 23 Barcelona Athletics Men's 50 kilometres Walk Poland POL AC DQ
1996 Summer 27 Atlanta Athletics Men's 20 kilometres Walk Poland POL 8
1996 Summer 27 Atlanta Athletics Men's 50 kilometres Walk Poland POL 1 Gold
2000 Summer 32 Sydney Athletics Men's 20 kilometres Walk Poland POL 1 Gold OR
2000 Summer 32 Sydney Athletics Men's 50 kilometres Walk Poland POL 1 Gold
2004 Summer 36 Athina Athletics Men's 50 kilometres Walk Poland POL 1 Gold

Men's 20 kilometres Walk

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1992 Summer 23 Barcelona Athletics Poland Final Standings AC DNF
1996 Summer 27 Atlanta Athletics Poland Final Standings 8 1-21:13
2000 Summer 32 Sydney Athletics Poland Final Standings 1 OR 1-18:59

Men's 50 kilometres Walk

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1992 Summer 23 Barcelona Athletics Poland Final Standings AC DQ
1996 Summer 27 Atlanta Athletics Poland Final Standings 1 3-43:30
2000 Summer 32 Sydney Athletics Poland Final Standings 1 3-42:22
2004 Summer 36 Athina Athletics Poland Final Standings 1 3-38:46
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