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Jakub SKIERKA
Sport Swimming
NOC Poland   
GenderMen
Born04 Oct 1998
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Residence
Zielona Góra, POL
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Polish
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began training in primary school in Kartuzy, Poland.
Why this sport?
"When I was in kindergarten, the first sports class with a swimming programme was going to open [at a local school]. My parents did not want to sign me up, because I couldn't swim. My cousin went to this school and I followed her. My aunt simply signed me up. I enjoyed water, and after three days I started doing well. I swam more and more, and that is how it started."
Club / Team
TP Zielona Gora: Poland
Name of coach
Jacek Miciul [club]
General Interest
Nicknames
Kuba (cartusia-plywanie.pl, 2017)
Memorable sporting achievement
Qualifying for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (sport.tvp.pl, 28 May 2021)
Hero / Idol
US swimmer Michael Phelps, Polish swimmer Radoslaw Kawecki. (gazetakartuska.pl, 18 Apr 2016)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
27 2021 Tokyo, JPN 200m Backstroke 1:59.30
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Semifinal 2019 Gwangju, KOR 200m Backstroke  DSQ
Heats 2017 Budapest, HUN 200m Backstroke 2:00.44
European Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
7 2021 Budapest, HUN 200m Backstroke 1:58.56
Semifinal 2018 Glasgow, SCO 200m Backstroke 1:59.86
Heats 2018 Glasgow, SCO 100m Backstroke 55.60
European Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Heats 2021 Kazan, RUS 200m Backstroke 1:53.96
Semifinal 2021 Kazan, RUS 100m Backstroke 51.72
Heats 2019 Glasgow, SCO 50m Backstroke 24.43
4 2019 Glasgow, SCO 200m Backstroke 1:50.51
Heats 2019 Glasgow, SCO 100m Backstroke 52.00
Heats 2017 Copenhagen, DEN 200m Backstroke 1:52.32
Heats 2017 Copenhagen, DEN 100m Backstroke 52.89
World Cup
Rank Year Venue Event Result
4 2019 Doha, QAT 200m Backstroke 2:01.80
6 2017 Berlin, GER 200m Backstroke 1:52.16
5 2017 Moscow, RUS 200m Backstroke 1:52.64