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Grzegorz Kotowicz Wikipedia
Grzegorz Leon Kotowicz (born August 6, 1973 in Czechowice-Dziedzice) is a Polish sprint canoer who competed from the early 1990s to the early 2000s (decade). In his career, Kotowicz garnered two Olympic medals, eight World Championship medals, and five European Championship medals.
For his sport achievements, he received:
Golden Cross of Merit in 2000.
Competing in three Summer Olympics, he won two bronze medals. Kotowicz won them in the K-2 1000 m in 1992 and in the K-4 1000 m in 2000.
Kotowicz won eight medals at the ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships with three silvers (K-1 200 m: 1997, K-1 500 m: 1997, K-4 1000 m: 1994) and five bronzes (K-1 500 m: 1999, K-2 1000 m: 1995, 1997; K-4 500 m: 1995, K-4 1000 m: 1995).
Kotowicz won three silver medals at the 1997 European Championship (K-1 200 m, K-1 500 m, K-2 1000 m). At the 1999 edition, he won gold in the K-4 1000 m event with teammates Białkowski, Seroczyński and Witkowski. Kotowicz also won silver in the K-1 500 m event at those same championships.
On January 8, 2005, Grzegorz Kotowicz was appointed to the International Canoe Federation (ICF) Athletes Commission.