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Tomasz Tomiak was a Polish rower. He achieved his greatest success in 1992. It was then, during the games held in the Catalan capital, that the rowing machine in four and the helmsman stood on the lowest step of the podium. Apart from Tomiak, the bronze settlement included Maciej Łasicki, Wojciech Jankowski, Jacek Streich and Michał Cieślak as steersman.
Tomasz Tomiak was born on September 17, 1967. He has died at the age of 56.
Earlier Life & Career
Apart from his success in Barcelona, Tomiak also won bronze medals in the world championships twice and stood on the top of the podium in the Polish championship eighteen times. He ended his career in 1995. In the following years, he worked, among others as dean of the Faculty of Physical Education and dean of the Faculty of Physical Culture.
He was a graduate of the Academy of Physical Education in Gdańsk, where he obtained a master’s degree in physical education with a training speciality and in the field of a manager in sports.
From March 1, 1999, he worked at the Department of Sports Theory of the Academy of Physical Education and Sport, and from September 1, 2005, he was the vice-dean for extramural studies. In the years 2012-2019 he was the dean of the Faculty of Physical Education and from 2019 the dean of the Faculty of Physical Culture.
Until 1996 he practised rowing, and as a player of the national team, he achieved significant international successes. He was a bronze medalist at the Olympic Games in Barcelona (1992) and a two-time medalist at the Senior World Rowing Championships. From 1996 he was a rowing trainer at the AZS AWFiS Gdańsk Sports Club. In 2012, he was awarded the Medal of the National Commission.
Tomasz Tomiak died on 21 August 2020 at the age of 56.