Tomasz Majewski

Vice president of the Polish Association of Athletics

Tomasz Majewski was born on August 30, 1981 in Nasielsk. From an early age he was interested in sports, one of his first passions was basketball. Thanks to the persuasions of his cousin, who was an athletics coach, he ended up in Ciechanow and began a success-rich adventure with the queen of sports. At first he was involved in the triple jump, then the discus. He started practicing the ball push at the age of 15, but successes appeared only at the end of his high school education. Tomasz Majewski’s first coach was Witold Suski. In 2001 he went under the wing of Henryk Olszewski, under whose tutelage he won two Olympic titles (Beijing 2008 and London 2012). Tomasz Majewski is the first and only European to defend the title of Olympic champion in the shot put.
Tomasz Majewski repeatedly stood on the podium of the world championships, European championships and the world indoor championships and European indoor championships. In 2005 he became champion of the Universiade.
He is a thirteen-time Polish champion and eight-time Polish indoor champion in the ball push. He ranks second in the medal classification of all-time Polish championships in both stadium and indoor. He has set seven Polish records in the ball push and has pushed the ball over 21 meters as many as 67 times.
In 2008 and 2012, he won the PZLA “Golden Spikes” poll. In the 82nd Przeglądu Sportowy and TVP poll for the Best Athlete of Poland, he was awarded the Superchion. In 2008 he took seventh place, while in 2012 he took sixth place in the European Athletics poll for the best athlete in Europe.
He is a graduate of political science at the Faculty of Historical and Social Sciences at UKSW.
In 2008 he was awarded the Knight’s Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta, in 2009 he was awarded the Officer’s Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta, while in 2017 he received the Commander’s Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta.
He officially ended his prolific sports career in September 2016. Since 2016, he has served as Vice President for Organizational Affairs and International Relations of the Polish Athletics Association and President of the Warsaw-Mazovian Athletics District.

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