Paweł Januszewski

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Paweł Januszewski
File:Pawel Januszewski.jpg
Paweł Januszewski in 2012
Personal information
Born (1972-01-02) 2 January 1972 (age 47)
Pyrzyce, Poland
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 74 kg (163 lb)
Sport Track and field
Event(s) 400 metres hurdles
Club Skra Warsaw

Paweł Januszewski (born January 2, 1972 in Pyrzyce[1]) is a retired hurdler from Poland, who is best known for winning the gold medal at the 1998 European Championships. A gold medalist at the 1999 Summer Universiade, he represented his native country in two consecutive Summer Olympics (1996 and 2000), reaching the final on the second occasion. In addition, he competed at four World Championships, qualifying for the final in 1999 and 2001.

He set his personal best (48.17s) in the men's 400 metres hurdles on August 20, 1998 in his winning race in Budapest, Hungary. It was the national record until 2007, when the mark was bettered by Marek Plawgo, and remains the second best result by a Polish athlete.[2]

Competition record

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Poland
1991 European Junior Championships Thessaloniki, Greece 2nd 4x400 m relay 3:08.18
1994 European Championships Helsinki, Finland 12th (sf) 400 m hurdles 49.95
1995 World Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 15th (h) 400 m hurdles 49.43
5th 4x400 m relay 3:03.84
Universiade Fukuoka, Japan 6th (sf) 400 m hurdles 49.64
6th 4x400 m relay 3:05.08
1996 Olympic Games Atlanta, United States 24th (h) 400 m hurdles 49.63
1997 World Championships Athens, Greece 13th (sf) 400 m hurdles 48.94
1998 European Championships Budapest, Hungary 1st 400 m hurdles 48.17 (NR)
1999 Universiade Palma de Mallorca, Spain 1st 400 m hurdles 48.64
World Championships Seville, Spain 5th 400 m hurdles 48.19
2000 Olympic Games Sydney, Australia 6th 400 m hurdles 48.44
2001 World Championships Edmonton, Canada 6th 400 m hurdles 48.57
Goodwill Games Brisbane, Australia 5th 400 m hurdles 49.27
3rd 4x400 m relay 3:04.79
2002 European Championships Munich, Germany 3rd 400 m hurdles 48.46