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Konrad CZERNIAK
Sport Swimming
NOC Poland   
GenderMen
Born11 Jul 1989 in Pulawy, POL
Height1.93 m
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Residence
Pulawy, POL
Occupation
Athlete, Coach
Languages
English, Polish, Spanish
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began training regularly at age 13.
Why this sport?
"Swimming gives me a sense of freedom and happiness."
Club / Team
AZS UMCS Lublin: Poland
Name of coach
Robert Brus [national], POL
General Interest
Nicknames
Czerny, Cobra [as a child he ran fast so his friends named him after the lead character from the movie 'Cobra']. (eurosport.onet.pl, 08 Aug 2015; kurierlubelski.pl, 23 Mar 2013)
Hobbies
Travel, photography, music, cars. (gkpge.pl, 01 Dec 2018)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning silver in 100m butterfly at the 2011 World Championships in Shanghai, People's Republic of China, winning two gold medals at the 2011 European Short Course Championships in Szczecin, Poland, and gaining his first international medal, a gold in 50m butterfly, at the 2007 European Junior Championship in Antwerp, Belgium. (arenaswim.pl, 21 Feb 2018; GK PGE channel on YouTube, 10 Dec 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"If you work hard you can achieve anything." (sport.tvp.pl, 13 Oct 2016)
Famous relatives
His younger sister Gabriela has competed in swimming at club level in Poland. (itvl.pl, 04 Aug 2011; plywanie.pl, 2011)
Ambitions
To win an Olympic medal. (GK PGE channel on YouTube, 10 Dec 2018)
Other information
ACADEMY
In 2015 he launched the Konrad Czerniak Academy in Lublin, Poland, with the aim of coaching children for professional sport. (Facebook team page, 09 Dec 2021; akademia.konradczerniak.azs.umcs.pl, 25 Aug 2020; lublin112.pl, 12 Jan 2019; lublin.tvp.pl, 02 Sep 2015)

RETURN TO POLAND
For several years he lived, studied and trained in Madrid, Spain. After the 2016 Olympic Games he decided to return to his homeland and live and train in Lublin, Poland. "I spent eight great years in Spain, but it was a time for a change." (przegladsportowy.pl, 21 Sep 2016; sport.tvp.pl, 13 Oct 2016)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
31 2021 Tokyo, JPN 50m Freestyle 22.33
Heats 2021 Tokyo, JPN 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay  
Semifinal 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 100m Butterfly 51.80
Heats 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay  
Heats 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 4 x 100m Medley Relay  
9 2012 London, ENG 100m Freestyle 48.44
8 2012 London, ENG 100m Butterfly 52.05 
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
16 2022 Budapest, HUN 50m Butterfly 23.50
Heats 2022 Budapest, HUN 50m Freestyle 22.48
Heats 2019 Gwangju, KOR 100m Butterfly 52.77
Semifinal 2019 Gwangju, KOR 50m Butterfly 23.36
Heats 2019 Gwangju, KOR 4 x 100m Medley Relay  
Heats 2019 Gwangju, KOR 4 x 100m Medley Relay  
Semifinal 2017 Budapest, HUN 100m Butterfly 51.60
9 2017 Budapest, HUN 50m Butterfly 23.37 
Heats 2017 Budapest, HUN 4 x 100m Medley Relay  
6 2015 Kazan, RUS 100m Butterfly 51.28
3 2015 Kazan, RUS 50m Butterfly 23.15
Heats 2015 Kazan, RUS 100m Freestyle  DNS
5 2015 Kazan, RUS 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:14.12
8 2015 Kazan, RUS 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:34.34
3 2013 Barcelona, ESP 100m Butterfly 51.46
Heats 2013 Barcelona, ESP 50m Butterfly 23.72
Semifinal 2013 Barcelona, ESP 100m Freestyle 48.78
Heats 2013 Barcelona, ESP 4 x 100m Medley Relay  DSQ
Semifinal 2011 Shanghai, CHN 50m Butterfly 23.48
2 2011 Shanghai, CHN 100m Butterfly 51.15
Semifinal 2011 Shanghai, CHN 100m Freestyle 48.48
8 2011 Shanghai, CHN 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:37.44
Semifinal 2009 Rome, ITA 100m Freestyle 48.22
Heat 2009 Rome, ITA 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay  
Heat 2009 Rome, ITA 200m Freestyle 1:48.73
Semifinal 2009 Rome, ITA 50m Freestyle 21.72
Heat 2009 Rome, ITA 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay  
World Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Heats 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 50m Freestyle 21.61
Semifinal 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 100m Butterfly 51.18
Heats 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 100m Freestyle 48.16
Heats 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 50m Butterfly 23.19
Heats 2012 Istanbul, TUR 50m Butterfly  DNS
5 2012 Istanbul, TUR 100m Butterfly 50.54
Semifinal 2012 Istanbul, TUR 100m Freestyle 47.41
Semifinal 2012 Istanbul, TUR 50m Freestyle 21.46
Semifinal 2010 Dubai, UAE 100m Freestyle 47.08
5 2010 Dubai, UAE 100m Butterfly 50.75
European Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Semifinal 2022 Rome, ITA 50m Butterfly 23.70
Heats 2022 Rome, ITA 50m Freestyle 22.63
7 2022 Rome, ITA 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:15.97
4 2021 Budapest, HUN 50m Butterfly 23.09
Semifinal 2021 Budapest, HUN 50m Freestyle 22.21
Heats 2021 Budapest, HUN 100m Butterfly  DNS
Heats 2021 Budapest, HUN 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay  
5 2018 Glasgow, SCO 50m Butterfly 23.34
6 2018 Glasgow, SCO 100m Butterfly 51.72
Heats 2018 Glasgow, SCO 50m Freestyle  DNS
Heats 2018 Glasgow, SCO 100m Freestyle  DNS
3 2018 Glasgow, SCO 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:14.20
2 2016 London, ENG 100m Butterfly 51.22
Semifinal 2016 London, ENG 50m Freestyle 22.29
1 2014 Berlin, GER 100m Butterfly 51.38
Heats 2014 Berlin, GER 50m Butterfly  DNS
2 2014 Berlin, GER 50m Freestyle 21.88
4 2014 Berlin, GER 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:15.10
6 2014 Berlin, GER 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:34.51
3 2010 Budapest, HUN 100m Butterfly 52.16
Semifinal 2010 Budapest, HUN 50m Freestyle 22.58
Heats 2010 Budapest, HUN 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay  
6 2010 Budapest, HUN 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:38.57
European Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Heats 2019 Glasgow, SCO 50m Butterfly 23.29
Semifinal 2019 Glasgow, SCO 50m Freestyle 21.46
Heats 2019 Glasgow, SCO 100m Butterfly 51.37
4 2019 Glasgow, SCO 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay  
Heats 2019 Glasgow, SCO 4 x 50m Medley Relay  
4 2017 Copenhagen, DEN 100m Freestyle 47.01
7 2017 Copenhagen, DEN 100m Butterfly 50.31
5 2017 Copenhagen, DEN 50m Freestyle 20.96
Heats 2017 Copenhagen, DEN 50m Butterfly 23.01
3 2017 Copenhagen, DEN 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:24.44
4 2017 Copenhagen, DEN 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:30.20
6 2017 Copenhagen, DEN 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:38.22
4 2017 Copenhagen, DEN 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:32.30
Semifinal 2015 Netanya, ISR 100m Butterfly 50.85
Semifinal 2015 Netanya, ISR 50m Freestyle 21.46
5 2013 Herning, DEN 50m Freestyle 21.43
Heats 2013 Herning, DEN 100m Butterfly 51.89
7 2013 Herning, DEN 50m Butterfly 23.23
Heats 2013 Herning, DEN 4 x 50m Medley Relay  DSQ
7 2012 Chartres, FRA 50m Freestyle 21.70
1 2011 Szczecin, POL 50m Freestyle 20.88
1 2011 Szczecin, POL 100m Butterfly 49.62
3 2011 Szczecin, POL 50m Butterfly 22.77
7 2011 Szczecin, POL 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:36.21
World Cup
Rank Year Venue Event Result
5 2018 Budapest, HUN 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:33.17
7 2018 Budapest, HUN 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:42.42
6 2017 Berlin, GER 100m Freestyle 47.02
8 2017 Berlin, GER 50m Butterfly 22.95
2 2017 Berlin, GER 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:30.78
25 2014   Overall  
3 2014 Doha, QAT 100m Butterfly 50.55
2 2014 Doha, QAT 100m Freestyle 46.52
5 2014 Doha, QAT 50m Butterfly 23.01
2 2014 Doha, QAT 50m Freestyle 21.43
3 2014 Dubai, UAE 100m Freestyle 47.17
6 2014 Dubai, UAE 50m Butterfly 23.23
5 2014 Dubai, UAE 100m Butterfly 50.61
5 2014 Dubai, UAE 50m Freestyle 21.49
20 2013   Overall  
5 2013 Beijing, CHN 50m Freestyle 21.47
4 2013 Beijing, CHN 100m Freestyle 47.19
6 2013 Beijing, CHN 50m Butterfly 23.38
3 2013 Beijing, CHN 100m Butterfly 50.22
5 2013 Doha, QAT 50m Butterfly 23.07
3 2013 Doha, QAT 100m Butterfly 50.33
4 2013 Doha, QAT 100m Freestyle 47.25
8 2013 Doha, QAT 50m Freestyle 21.78
4 2013 Dubai, UAE 50m Butterfly 23.16
3 2013 Dubai, UAE 100m Butterfly 50.27
4 2013 Dubai, UAE 100m Freestyle 47.06
6 2013 Dubai, UAE 50m Freestyle 21.64
3 2013 Moscow, RUS 100m Freestyle 47.34
6 2013 Moscow, RUS 50m Butterfly 23.30
3 2013 Moscow, RUS 100m Butterfly 50.66
5 2013 Moscow, RUS 50m Freestyle 21.72
5 2013 Singapore, SGP 50m Butterfly 23.10
2 2013 Singapore, SGP 100m Butterfly 50.09
6 2013 Singapore, SGP 50m Freestyle 21.47
2 2013 Tokyo, JPN 100m Freestyle 46.73
4 2013 Tokyo, JPN 100m Butterfly 50.24
7 2013 Tokyo, JPN 50m Freestyle 21.50
6 2012 Berlin, GER 50m Butterfly 23.84