Marika Popowicz

Track and field athletics, Olympic athlete

1988 –

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Who is Marika Popowicz?

Marika Popowicz is a Polish track and field athlete who specialises in sprinting.

She made her first major appearances in 2005, finishing in sixth place in the 200 metres at the 2005 World Youth Championships in Athletics and helping the Polish women's 4×100 metres relay team to a gold medal at the 2005 European Athletics Junior Championships. She became the Polish junior champion in the 100 metres and 200 m in 2006 and went on to reach the semi-finals of both events at the 2006 World Junior Championships in Athletics in Beijing. She attended the 2007 European Athletics Junior Championships and formed part of the relay team which won the bronze medal. She was selected as a back-up runner for the 2007 World Championships in Athletics, but ultimately did not compete.

She won senior medals for the first time in 2009 at an International Military Sports Council competition: she won the bronze in the 100 m and silver in the 200 m behind Marta Jeschke at the 2009 World Military Track and Field Championship . Representing Poland at the 2009 European Team Championships, she finished fifth overall in the 100 m. She won a relay silver medal with the Polish team at the 2009 Summer Universiade and repeated the feat at the 2009 European Athletics U23 Championships. She was selected for the 100 metres at the 2009 World Championships in Athletics, but did not start.

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Born
Apr 28, 1988
Gniezno
Nationality
  • Poland
Profession
Lived in
  • Gniezno

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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