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Radoslaw KAWECKI
Sport Swimming
NOC Poland   
GenderMen
Born16 Aug 1991 in Glogów, POL
Height1.89 m
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Family
Son Tadeusz [2017]
Residence
Warsaw, POL
Occupation
Armed Forces Athlete
Languages
English, Polish
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming competitively at age 10 in Glogow, Poland.
Why this sport?
"I was on holiday with my parents by the sea, and I felt then that I loved to be in the water."
Club / Team
AZS AWF Warszawa: Poland
Name of coach
Pawel Wolkow [personal], POL, from 2021
General Interest
Nicknames
Radek, Kawa (Facebook profile, 27 Feb 2020; radoslawkawecki.com.pl, 08 Sep 2015)
Hobbies
Cars. (polskieradio.pl, 30 Oct 2019)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"I can train well, but experience and knowledge of my body is important too. Your head is 80% of your success. So with a good attitude and a willingness to fight, you can do anything, for real." (kierunektokio.pl, 07 May 2021)
Awards and honours
He was named Athlete of the Year in Zielona Gora, Poland, in 2009, 2011, 2013 and 2014. (sportowa.zgora.pl, 07 Feb 2015; rzg.pl, 31 Jan 2014; eurosport.onet.pl, 13 Jan 2012; zielonagora.naszemiasto.pl, 12 Feb 2010)
Other information
FATHERHOOD
He said that the birth of his first child in November 2017 renewed his motivation for swimming. "I have an additional impulse, which every parent gets after the birth of their first child. It gave me extra motivation to work and to achieve more successes." One month after his son was born, he won silver in the 200m backstroke at the 2017 European Short Course Championships in Copenhagen, Denmark. "It's one of the most important medals in my career. I won it by using my head, not muscles. Against all logic." (sport.pl, 13 Dec 2017; polsatsport.pl, 08 Dec 2017)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
6 2021 Tokyo, JPN 200m Backstroke 1:56.39
15 2021 Tokyo, JPN 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 7:18.91
Heats 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 100m Backstroke 54.39
Heats 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 200m Backstroke 1:57.61
Heats 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 4 x 100m Medley Relay  
4 2012 London, ENG 200m Backstroke 1:55.59 
Heats 2012 London, ENG 4 x 100m Medley Relay  
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
20 2022 Budapest, HUN 200m Backstroke 2:00.69
4 2019 Gwangju, KOR 200m Backstroke 1:56.37
Heats 2019 Gwangju, KOR 100m Backstroke 54.76
Heats 2019 Gwangju, KOR 4 x 100m Medley Relay  
Heats 2017 Budapest, HUN 200m Backstroke 1:58.41
Heats 2017 Budapest, HUN 100m Backstroke 54.52
2 2015 Kazan, RUS 200m Backstroke 1:54.55
Heats 2015 Kazan, RUS 100m Backstroke 54.20
8 2015 Kazan, RUS 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:34.34
2 2013 Barcelona, ESP 200m Backstroke 1:54.24
Semifinal 2013 Barcelona, ESP 100m Backstroke 53.82
Heats 2013 Barcelona, ESP 4 x 100m Medley Relay  DSQ
5 2011 Shanghai, CHN 200m Backstroke 1:57.33
Heats 2011 Shanghai, CHN 100m Backstroke 55.01
8 2011 Shanghai, CHN 4 x 100m Medley Relay  
7 2009 Rome, ITA 200m Backstroke 1:55.60
Heat 2009 Rome, ITA 100m Backstroke 54.66
Heat 2009 Rome, ITA 50m Backstroke 26.08
World Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
1 2021 Abu Dhabi, UAE 200m Backstroke 1:48.68
Semifinal 2021 Abu Dhabi, UAE 100m Backstroke 50.88
3 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 200m Backstroke 1:48.25
Semifinal 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 100m Backstroke 50.43
5 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 100m Backstroke 50.22
1 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 200m Backstroke 1:47.63 
2 2014 Doha, QAT 100m Backstroke 50.11
1 2014 Doha, QAT 200m Backstroke 1:47.38
1 2012 Istanbul, TUR 200m Backstroke 1:48.48
Heats 2012 Istanbul, TUR 50m Backstroke 24.20
6 2012 Istanbul, TUR 100m Backstroke 50.75
6 2010 Dubai, UAE 200m Backstroke 1:50.90
Heats 2010 Dubai, UAE 100m Backstroke 52.48
Heats 2010 Dubai, UAE 50m Backstroke 24.61
European Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
6 2021 Budapest, HUN 200m Backstroke 1:57.05
Heats 2021 Budapest, HUN 100m Backstroke 54.69
2 2018 Glasgow, SCO 200m Backstroke 1:56.07
Heats 2018 Glasgow, SCO 100m Backstroke 55.07
Heats 2018 Glasgow, SCO 4 x 100m Medley Relay  
1 2016 London, ENG 200m Backstroke 1:55.98
Semifinal 2016 London, ENG 100m Backstroke 54.64
Semifinal 2014 Berlin, GER 100m Backstroke 54.92
1 2014 Berlin, GER 200m Backstroke 1:56.02
6 2014 Berlin, GER 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:34.51
1 2012 Debrecen, HUN 200m Backstroke 1:55.28
Heats 2012 Debrecen, HUN 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:39.80
4 2010 Budapest, HUN 200m Backstroke 1:57.45
Heats 2010 Budapest, HUN 100m Backstroke 56.73
Heats 2010 Budapest, HUN 50m Backstroke 26.41
6 2010 Budapest, HUN 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:38.57
European Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
1 2021 Kazan, RUS 200m Backstroke 1:48.46
Heats 2021 Kazan, RUS 50m Backstroke 24.57
7 2021 Kazan, RUS 100m Backstroke 50.47
1 2019 Glasgow, SCO 200m Backstroke 1:49.26
Heats 2019 Glasgow, SCO 100m Backstroke 51.38
2 2017 Copenhagen, DEN 200m Backstroke 1:48.46
5 2017 Copenhagen, DEN 100m Backstroke 50.18
Heats 2017 Copenhagen, DEN 50m Backstroke 24.02
4 2017 Copenhagen, DEN 4 x 50m Medley Relay  
1 2015 Netanya, ISR 200m Backstroke 1:48.33
1 2015 Netanya, ISR 100m Backstroke 49.64
1 2013 Herning, DEN 200m Backstroke 1:49.42
Semifinal 2013 Herning, DEN 50m Backstroke 24.00
Heats 2013 Herning, DEN 100m Backstroke 51.67
1 2012 Chartres, FRA 200m Backstroke 1:48.51
1 2011 Szczecin, POL 200m Backstroke 1:49.15
1 2011 Szczecin, POL 100m Backstroke 50.43
15 2009 Istanbul, TUR 50m Backstroke 24.01
2 2009 Istanbul, TUR 200m Backstroke 1:49.13
4 2009 Istanbul, TUR 100m Backstroke 49.93
23 2008 Rijeka, CRO 200m Backstroke 1:59.82
19 2008 Rijeka, CRO 50m Backstroke 24.75
20 2008 Rijeka, CRO 100m Backstroke 53.45
16 2008 Rijeka, CRO 4 x 50m Medley Relay  
World Cup
Rank Year Venue Event Result
46 2018   Overall Ranking  
7 2018 Budapest, HUN 100m Backstroke 51.77
3 2018 Budapest, HUN 200m Backstroke 1:53.00
5 2018 Budapest, HUN 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:33.17
7 2018 Budapest, HUN 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:42.42
3 2018 Eindhoven, NED 200m Backstroke 1:52.42
4 2018 Eindhoven, NED 100m Backstroke 51.74
12 2017   Overall  
1 2017 Berlin, GER 100m Backstroke 49.97
1 2017 Berlin, GER 200m Backstroke 1:48.20
3 2017 Berlin, GER 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:39.70
2 2017 Doha, QAT 100m Backstroke 51.11
2 2017 Doha, QAT 200m Backstroke 1:51.02
6 2017 Doha, QAT 50m Backstroke 24.13
2 2017 Hong Kong, CHN 100m Backstroke 51.58
2 2017 Hong Kong, CHN 200m Backstroke 1:51.57
5 2017 Hong Kong, CHN 50m Backstroke 24.35
5 2017 Moscow, RUS 50m Backstroke 23.61
2 2017 Moscow, RUS 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:40.79
1 2017 Moscow, RUS 200m Backstroke 1:48.96
14 2013   Overall  
2 2013 Berlin, GER 100m Backstroke 50.46
1 2013 Berlin, GER 200m Backstroke 1:47.63
1 2013 Doha, QAT 200m Backstroke 1:48.93
3 2013 Doha, QAT 100m Backstroke 51.12
4 2013 Doha, QAT 50m Backstroke 23.75
1 2013 Dubai, UAE 200m Backstroke 1:49.70
3 2013 Dubai, UAE 50m Backstroke 23.75
3 2013 Dubai, UAE 100m Backstroke 51.04
6 2013 Eindhoven, NED 100m Backstroke 51.00
1 2013 Eindhoven, NED 200m Backstroke 1:48.54
3 2013 Moscow, RUS 100m Backstroke 52.28
8 2012 Berlin, GER 100m Backstroke 53.92
6 2012 Berlin, GER 200m Backstroke 1:56.67
4 2012 Doha, QAT 100m Backstroke 51.23
9 2012 Doha, QAT 50m Backstroke 24.60
1 2012 Doha, QAT 200m Backstroke 1:50.89
3 2012 Dubai, UAE 100m Backstroke 52.04
1 2012 Dubai, UAE 200m Backstroke 1:51.03
2 2011 Berlin, GER 200m Backstroke 1:51.37
3 2010 Berlin, GER 200m Backstroke 1:52.42
2 2010 Stockholm, SWE 200m Backstroke 1:53.19