Beata Mikołajczyk

“Nie rezygnuj nigdy ze swoich marzeń, bo jeśli umrą marzenia
umrzesz i Ty”
- D.H.

About me

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Name and surname : Beata Mikołajczyk

Nickname: Becia

Date of birth: 15 October 1985 r.

Place of birth: Bydgoszcz

Nameday: 8 marzec

Zodiac: Waga

Place of residence: Lipniki (koło Bydgoszczy)

Parents’ names: Henryka i Sławomir

Siblings: sister Anita (1981)

Brother –in-law : Radek  –  on his special wish 🙂

Godson:  Pawełek (2008)

Goddaughter: Alcia (2011)

Pets: German Shepherd – “Kora – Korusia” (2003-2014)

German Shephed – “Ajra – Ajrusia” (2015)

 

Distinctions:

  1. THE CROSS OF MERIT for sport achievements awarded by the President of Poland on 8th October 2008
  2. THE ORDER OF POLONIA RESTITUTA for sport achievements awarded by the President of Poland on 6th of June, 2013

 

Education: Higher education

 

Height: 171 cm

Weight: 65 – 70kg (dependent on the preparation period

Shoe size: 38

 

The first start in Poland national team:
June 2001 – International competition in Bochum, Germany

 

Clubs:

K.S. „Łączność” Bydgoszcz 1996 – 2006 (a change of name)

U.K.S. Kopernik Bydgoszcz 2006 – ………

 

Coach:

1996 1997 Wiesław Rakowski Club coach
1997 1999 Marek Głomski Club coach
1999 …. Wiesław Rakowski Club coach
2000 2004 Zbigniew Kowalczuk Coach of  SMS Wałcz
2001 2002 Krystyna Głażewska Junior team coach
2002 2005 Piotr Głażewski Senior team coach
2005 2009 Michał Brzuchalski Senior team coach
2009 2009 Wiesław Rakowski Senior team coach
Piotr Głażewski
Tomasz Kryk
2009 2010 Wiesław Rakowski Senior team coach
2011 …. Tomasz Kryk Senior team coach

 

Sport idol: Birgit Fisher and Josefa Idem

 

Schools:

  1. Primary school no. 11 in Bydgoszcz grade 1-3
  2. Primary school no. 47 in Bydgoszcz grade 4-8 (canoing profile)
  3. High school no. 1 in Wałcz (canoing profile)
  4. Higher School of Economy in Bydgoszcz – Tourism and Recreation, bachelor’s degree
  5. Higher School of Economy in Bydgoszcz, Tourism and Recreation ( Management in hotel industry and gastronomy)- master’s degree

Hobby: sport, tourism, literature, film, music
In people I value : honesty, punctuality

 

Favourite regatta course in Poland: Brdyujście (Bydgoszcz – Poland)
Favourite foreign regatta course : Racice (Czech Republic)
Favourite dishes : everything you can make of eggs, fish, seafood, pasta and cheese

Favourite fruit: watermelon and sweet cherries

Favourite colour:  blue

 

Favourite quotations

 

Music: all kinds
Films: comedies and horrors
Book authors: Grochola, Coelho, Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt, Grisham, Beckett, Rowling

 

What would I do if I weren’t a canoeist?

No idea!!!
What do I want to do when I finish my career?
Rest!!
What is my best place to relax?

My home in Lipniki. I find there peace and quiet.



Flaws: meticulousness, sometimes indecisive

Virtues: ask my family and friends

 

Achievements (1996-2016):

TYPE OF COMPETITION  Medals Gold Silver Bronze
Olympic Games 3 0 1 2
Senior World Championships 6 1 2 3
Olympic European 1 0 0 1
Senior European Championships 16 5 8 3
Senior World Cup 40 22 14 4
Olympic Test 3 0 0 3
Academic World Championships 2 2 0 0
Youth European Championships 4 4 0 0
Junior World Championships 2 0 1 1
Junior European Championships 2 0 0 2
Polish Championships (Youth – Senior) 56 36 13 7

TOTAL

135

70

39

26

 

My biggest sport failure?
Senior European Championships Pontevedra- Spain 2007 …

 

DREAMS: a few but I can’t tell you everything. They are connected with canoes, my future family life and health.