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Adam Kszczot

Adam Kszczot
Personal information
Nationality Polish
Born (1989-09-02) 2 September 1989
Opoczno, Poland
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 68 kg (150 lb)
Sport Athletics
Event(s) 800 metres
Club RKS Łódź
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) 400 metres: 46.51[1]
800 metres: 1:43.30[1]

Adam Kszczot (pronounced ; born 2 September 1989) is a Polish middle distance runner, who specializes in the 800 metres.


Adam used to work at his parent's farm when he was young. He reached the international level after competing in local and then national events. He won the bronze medal at 2007 European Junior Championships, finished fourth at the 2008 World Junior Championships and won the 2009 European U23 Championships. He finished fourth at the 2009 European Indoor Championships competed at the 2009 World Championships without reaching the final.

He won the bronze medal at the 2010 World Indoor Championships and the 2010 European Championships, as well as the gold at the 2011 European Indoor Championships. He reached the final at the 2011 World Championships finishing sixth. His outdoor personal best is 1:43.30 minutes, achieved on 10 September 2011 in Rieti.

He broke Paweł Czapiewski's ten-year-old Polish indoor record at the 2012 Meeting Pas de Calais. Kszczot's time of 1:44.57 minutes made him the third fastest indoor runner ever after Wilson Kipketer and Yuriy Borzakovskiy. Vazel, Pierre-Jean (2012-02-15). With this result Kszczot went to the 2012 World Indoor Championships as a medal favourite, he, however, finished disappointing fourth. In his Olympic debut in London he placed third in his semifinal round failing to qualify for the final.

He started well the 2013 season by successfully defending his title at the European Indoor Championships, the first man to do so in 42 years.

On August 15, 2014 he won the men’s 800m final at the 2014 European Athletics Championships with a time of 1:44:15 after a blistering last 100m sprint. [2]

Competition record

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
2007 European Junior Championships Hengelo, Netherlands 3rd 800 m 1:48.10
2008 World Junior Championships Bydgoszcz, Poland 4th 800 m 1:47.91
2009 European Indoor Championships Turin, Italy 4th 800 m 1:49.52
European U23 Championships Kaunas, Lithuania 1st 800 m 1:45.81
World Championships Berlin, Germany 14th (sf) 800 m 1:46.33
2010 World Indoor Championships Doha, Qatar 3rd 800 m 1:46.69
European Championships Barcelona, Spain 3rd 800 m 1:47.22
2011 European Indoor Championships Paris, France 1st 800 m 1:47.87
European U23 Championships Ostrava, Czech Republic 1st 800 m 1:46.71
World Championships Daegu, South Korea 6th 800 m 1:45.25
2012 World Indoor Championships Istanbul, Turkey 4th 800 m 1:49.16
Olympic Games London, United Kingdom 12th (sf) 800 m 1:45.34
2013 European Indoor Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 1st 800 m 1:48.69
World Championships Moscow, Russia 12th (sf) 800 m 1:45.68
2014 World Indoor Championships Sopot, Poland 2nd 800 m 1:46.76
IAAF World Relays Nassau, Bahamas 2nd 4x800 m 7:08.69
6th 4x1500 m 15:05.70
European Championships Zürich, Switzerland 1st 800 m 1:44.15


  1. ^ a b All-Athletics. "Profile of Adam Kszczot". 
  2. ^ ME: Kszczot mistrzem! Kuciapski srebrny! - - 15-08-2014

External links

  • Adam Kszczot profile at IAAF
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