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Kacper STOKOWSKI
Sport Swimming
NOC Poland   
GenderMen
Born06 Jan 1999 in Warsaw, POL
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Occupation
Athlete, Student
Languages
English, Polish
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He was introduced to swimming at age three. He swam throughout primary school, before joining the G-8 Bielany club in Warsaw, Poland.
Why this sport?
"I started to swim at age three, and I continued swimming classes in primary school. When I attended primary school I did many sports, including football, biathlon, fencing and taekwondo, but swimming is the only one I have always been involved in. I was the best at swimming so I decided that I wanted to focus on this sport."
Club / Team
AZS UMCS Lublin [POL] / North Carolina State University [USA]:
General Interest
Hobbies
Football. (RunForestTV YouTube channel, 18 May 2020)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold in the 100m backstroke at the 2017 European Junior Championships in Netanya, Israel. (przegladsportowy.pl, 30 Jun 2017; RunForestTV YouTube channel, 18 May 2020)
Most influential person in career
Coach Pawel Wolkow. (RunForestTV YouTube channel, 18 May 2020)
Awards and honours
He received the Eugeniusz Pietrasik Olympic Hope Award for 2017 from the Polish Olympic Committee. The award recognises talented young Polish athletes. (olimpijski.pl, 2021; canoe-europe.org, 23 Jan 2018)
Other information
COLLEGE TRANSFER
He studied and trained at the University of Florida in the United States of America during the 2018/19 collegiate season, before deciding to return to Poland ahead of the 2020 Olympic Games. In 2020 he transferred to North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC, United States of America. (RunForestTV YouTube channel, 18 May 2020; swimswam.com, 24 Sep 2019; Instagram profile, 03 Dec 2021; gopack.com, 01 Sep 2021)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
23 2021 Tokyo, JPN 100m Backstroke 53.99
9 2021 Tokyo, JPN 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:32.62
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Heats 2017 Budapest, HUN 50m Backstroke 25.63
World Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
6 2021 Abu Dhabi, UAE 50m Backstroke 22.98
5 2021 Abu Dhabi, UAE 100m Backstroke 49.80
6 2021 Abu Dhabi, UAE 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:33.13
Heats 2021 Abu Dhabi, UAE 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay  
European Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
6 2022 Rome, ITA 50m Backstroke 24.99
Semifinal 2022 Rome, ITA 100m Backstroke 54.18
5 2022 Rome, ITA 4 x 100m Medley Relay  
Semifinal 2021 Budapest, HUN 100m Backstroke 54.47
Heats 2021 Budapest, HUN 50m Backstroke 25.41
4 2021 Budapest, HUN 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:32.82
Heats 2021 Budapest, HUN 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay  
7 2021 Budapest, HUN 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:49.02
Heats 2018 Glasgow, SCO 100m Backstroke 55.34
Semifinal 2018 Glasgow, SCO 50m Backstroke 25.46
6 2018 Glasgow, SCO 4 x 100m Medley Relay  
European Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
7 2019 Glasgow, SCO 50m Backstroke 23.42
Semifinal 2019 Glasgow, SCO 100m Backstroke 50.75
Heats 2019 Glasgow, SCO 4 x 50m Medley Relay  
6 2017 Copenhagen, DEN 100m Backstroke 50.41
6 2017 Copenhagen, DEN 50m Backstroke 23.28
3 2017 Copenhagen, DEN 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay  
4 2017 Copenhagen, DEN 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:32.30
World Cup
Rank Year Venue Event Result
8 2019 Berlin, GER 100m Backstroke 1:01.47
4 2019 Berlin, GER 200m Freestyle 1:48.90
5 2019 Berlin, GER 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:35.52
5 2019 Doha, QAT 200m Freestyle 1:49.65
6 2019 Doha, QAT 50m Backstroke 25.84
3 2019 Doha, QAT 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:37.83
3 2019 Doha, QAT 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:56.11