Otylia Jędrzejczak

Otylia Jędrzejczak (* 13. December 1983 in Ruda Śląska, Poland) is a Polish swimmer.

Otylia Jędrzejczak was noticeable the first time internationally 1999 with the junior European championships positively, when her over 100 - and 200 m-butterfly Junioreneuropameisterin became. In the same year it could win the bronze medal in its special discipline 200 m-butterfly also with the senior European championships.

The sport student made of Warsaw lives meanwhile in the USA and could 2003 with the swimming world championships in Barcelona with the world champion title over 200 m-butterfly her largest success book.

It participated in the year 2000 in the olympic plays in Sydney , occupied over 200 m-butterfly however only fifth rank.

To 4. August 2002 with the swimming European championships in Berlin became it Europameisterin over 200 m butterfly in world record time of 2 min. 5.78 sec. It was faster thereby around three hundredth seconds than the past Weltrekordlerin Susie O'Neill from Australia.

With the olympic plays 2004 in Athens it won to 15. August 2004 within one hour of two silver medals over 100 m-butterfly and over 400 m-freestyle. To 18. August 2004 won it gold medal over 200 m-butterfly.

Their successes brought in its homeland Poland large popularity to it and them are considered as female counterpart to ski Springer Adam Małysz. The British magazine Time selected it into the list of the heroes of Europe 2004, since it had delivered its gold medal for auction, won in Athens, which comes at leukaemia gotten sick children to property. A Gala for this found to 26. October 2004 in London instead of. In addition it was selected in Poland twice (2004 and 2005) to the Sportlerin of the yearly.

At the 1. October 2005 was heavily hurt it with a car accident north of Warsaw. The accident was caused through substantially superelevated speed of the car by Otylia Jędrzejczak. Otylia Jędrzejczak was the Fahrzeugführerin and her 19-jähriger brother came in the accident around the life.

largest ones of successes

  • 2002 - Europameisterin over 200 m butterfly
  • 2003 - world champion over 200 m butterfly
  • 2004 - Olympiasiegerin over 200 m butterfly, silver medal over 100 m butterfly and 400 m freestyle
  • 2005 - world champion over 200 m butterfly in world record time and bronze medal with the swimming world championships 2005 in Montréal over 100 m butterfly. The silver medal winner Jessicah Schipper made of Australia more slowly also still remained with 4 hundredth second under the old world record in one most exciting running of the WM.

chronology of the world record over 200 m butterfly

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