Agnieszka Kobus – Zawojska
A two-time Olympic medalist in rowing
Born on August 28, 1990 in Warsaw, Poland.
Rowing athlete, silver (Tokyo 2020) and bronze (Rio de Janeiro 2016) Olympic medalist in the double four. European champion and 2018 world champion in this competition, multiple medalist at the European Championships and World Championships.
She continues family traditions – in the 1970s and 1980s rowing in Warsaw clubs was practiced by her parents.
The biggest success in her junior career was a triumph in the 2006 Olympic Hope Regatta. In the senior category, she became European champion in 2011. She repeated this feat seven years later, and added to it the world championship. Earlier – in 2016 she won Olympic bronze. In 2021, at the Tokyo Games, she again stood on the podium. She won the silver despite depressive problems.
After that competition, she left the national team, but did not abandon rowing. In 2022, she competed in the prestigious Henley regatta in a duo with Olena Buriak, whom she helped during the Russian invasion of Ukraine by taking her under her roof.