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Medal record
Robert Korzeniowski
Men’s Athletics
Competitor for  Poland
Olympic Games
Gold 1996 Atlanta 50 km walk
Gold 2000 Sydney 20 km walk
Gold 2000 Sydney 50 km walk
Gold 2004 Athens 50 km walk
World Championships
Gold 1997 Athens 50 km walk
Gold 2001 Edmonton 50 km walk
Gold 2003 Paris 50 km walk
Bronze 1995 Göthenburg 50 km walk
European Championships
Gold 1998 Budapest 50 km walk
Gold 2002 Munich 50 km walk
Gold 1991 Sheffield 20 km walk
Gold 1993 Buffalo 20 km walk

Robert Korzeniowski (born July 30, 1968 in Lubaczów, Poland) is a former Polish racewalker. He has won four gold medals at the Summer Olympics and has won three world championships.

Korzeniowski is a three-peat winner of the 50 km walk at the Summer Olympics. He won 1996 in Atlanta, 2000 in Sydney, and 2004 in Athens. In addition, he became the first athlete to claim both the long distance and the short distance crown, when he won the 20 km title at the 2000 games. He won world championship titles in 1997, 2001, and 2003. He won two times a European Championship in Budapest 1998 and in Munich 2002. He is also the former world record holder in the 50 kilometers race.

He retired after the 2004 Games but is looking to become actively involved in various roles at the International Olympic Committee. He is also the coach and mentor of former world record-holder Francisco Javier Fernandez Since 2005 he works for Polish Public Television as a chief of sport department and in 2007 he became a General Manager of TVP Sport, a new specialized channel in Poland. He created a new approach for sports in TV by eliminating live broadcast and focusing on history of sports and talk shows about sport.

After his retirement he took part in commercials.

For his sport achievements, he received the Order of Polonia Restituta:
Knight's Cross Knight's Cross (5th Class) in 1996,
Officer's Cross Officer's Cross (4th Class) in 2000,
Commander's Cross Commander's Cross (3rd Class) in 2004.

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Preceded by
Poland Paweł Nastula
Polish Sportspersonality of the Year
Succeeded by
Poland Tomasz Gollob
Preceded by
Poland Tomasz Gollob
Polish Sportspersonality of the Year
Succeeded by
Poland Adam Małysz
Preceded by
Russia Valeriy Spitsyn
Men's 50km Walk World Record Holder
August 8, 2002 – December 2, 2006
Succeeded by
Australia Nathan Deakes


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