Athlete Profile: Marek Szmek
|Date of Birth:||1990-12-14|
|Best Total Points Performance||5608, UIPM Junior World Championships (2011-11-17)||5340|
|Best 25m Swim Performance||2:06.07, 1288 Points Junior European Championships (2010-05-24)||02:13:00|
|Best 33m Swim Performance||2:09.18, 1252 Points UIPM Junior World Championships (2011-11-17)||02:10:15|
|Best 50m Swim Performance||2:12.37, 1212 Points Junior European Championships (2011-09-19)||02:14:00|
|Best Riding Points||1200, European Junior Championships (2009-04-28)||960|
|Best Combined Performance||10:59.77, 2364 Points Indoor International Competition (2012-02-18)||11:38:54|
Senior Pentathlon World Ranking
|Date||Rank||Points||Event One||Event Two||Event Three|
Budapest Open Cup
|Apr 2013||38th||Budapest Open Cup, Budapest, Hungary||Senior||Final||1|
|Feb 2012||42nd||Indoor International Competition, Budapest, Hungary||Senior||Final||1|
|Nov 2011||17th||UIPM Junior World Championships, Buenos Aires, Argentina||Junior||Final||39|
|Sep 2011||21st||Junior European Championships, Drzonkow, Poland||Junior||Qualification B||7|
|Sep 2011||5th||Junior European Championships, Drzonkow, Poland||Junior||Team-relay 2 members|
|Aug 2010||20th||UIPM Junior World Championships , Szekesfehervar, Hungary||Junior||Qualification B||16|
|Jun 2010||19th||Junior Hungarian Open Championships, Budapest, Hungary||Junior||Final|
|May 2010||11th||Junior European Championships, Golega, Portugal||Junior||Final||36|
|Feb 2010||18th||Hungarian Indoor Competition, Budapest, Hungary||Senior||Qualification B||1|
|Jul 2009||27th||Junior World Championships, Kaoshiung, Chinese Taipei||Junior||Qualification B||2|
|May 2009||20th||European Junior Championships, Albena, Bulgaria||Junior||Final||28|
|Sep 2008||11th||Youth A World Championships, Albena, Bulgaria||Youth A||Final|
|Jul 2008||31st||Junior World Championships, Cairo, Egypt||Junior||Qualification A||1|
|Jun 2008||11th||Grand Prix Slovakia Juraj Ondro Memorial, Banska Bystrica, Slovakia||Senior||Final||5|
|May 2008||19th||World Cup 5 2008, Kladno, Czech Republic||Senior||Qualification C||1|
|Mar 2008||33rd||Regional CISM Milan Kadlec Memorial, Praha Podebrady, Czech Republic||Senior||Final|
|Jul 2007||34th||European Youth A Championships, Vilnius, Lithuania||Youth A||Final|
|May 2007||38th||International Junior Competition, Drzonkow, Poland||Junior||Final||1|
|Aug 2006||48th||Youth A World Championships, Popoli-Sulmona, Italy||Youth A||Final|
|Jul 2006||45th||European Championships Youth A, Lodz, Poland||Youth A||Final|
|Jul 2006||12th||European Championships Youth B, Prague, Czech Republic||Youth B||Final|
NewsNext Batch of Irish Pentathletes are Found
Nov 7th Nov, 12
Building on the success of Pentathlon Ireland’s Olympic results, where former Irish Pony Club athletes; Natalya Coyle finished 9th and Arthur Lanigan-O’Keeffe 25th, Pentathlon Ireland hosted a training camp to introduce pony club athletes to the sport of modern pentathlon.
London 2012: Nothing Else Matters for Coyle
Jun 25th Jun, 12
ASK NATALYA COYLE about the personal sacrifices, the early training sessions on wet winter mornings, the feeling that she’s living her life out of a travel bag in hotel rooms, and each answer invariably begins with the same response.
Mar 2nd Mar, 12
February saw the return of International Pentathlon. Athletes were able to step out of their training and compete in the Hungarian Indoors and the Ukrainian Open to test their fitness levels ahead of World Cup #1, we look at who did well and who didn’t. We preview the first World Cup of the year in Charlotte, USA as well as look back on the 2nd International Namibian Biathle Championships. We interview Marek Makay after moves from on from the Egyptian team to start coaching the Irish team. The 2012 Media Guide is released and we get a special insight into the struggles of the Birth Pentathletes trying to squeeze into the 2 Olympic qualification positions available. Finally, as usual we look at the busy activities of President Schormann and Secretary General Bouzou. Download February's newsletter here.
Marek Makay Joins Pentathlon Ireland
Feb 24th Feb, 12
The attentive amongst you will have noticed a new face in green in the recent months. Pentathlon Ireland is delighted to welcome Marek Makay to the Emerald Isle and he will undoubtedly be a huge asset to the association over the coming months.
Egypt's Farewell to Marek Makay
Sep 29th Sep, 11
As we all know, coaches play a big role in the athletes life, especially in modern pentathlon, because they have a very close relationship. We could see that they spend much time together, more than that they do with their families.
Oleseinski's (USA) Thoughts
Aug 21st Aug, 10
Born into an all-round sporting family from Roswell, New Mexico, American modern pentathlete Anna Olesinski has set high standards for herself even so early in her career. Olesinski finished fourth in the girls individual modern pentathlon on Saturday at Singapore Sports School, but the talented 16-year-old was still hard on herself. "I am really disappointed because I thought I'd get a medal. I've never been passed before but the Cuban (Leydi Laura Moya Lopez) passed me," said Olesinski. "I really wanted to get third. It kind of sucks coming fourth." Moya Lopez clinched the gold medal with 4100 points, followed by Zsofia Foldhazi (HUN) and Anastasiya Spas (UKR), in the four-discipline sport. After completing the fencing and swimming components Olesinski sat back in eighth place, but she displayed strength in the combined shooting and running event, clocking a time of 12:21.48 for a final tally of 3984 points. "I came from behind but I thought I could have done better," she said. Olesinski first got her first taste of modern pentathlon at a young age thanks to her father, coach and former Polish pentathlon team member Jan Olesinski. "Ever since I could walk, I've always been running and gradually took up the other events after that," she said. Her father also coaches modern pentathlete Nathan Schrimsher (USA), who will compete in the boys individual event on Sunday. "My dad does a good job of being a coach. He knows what he's going and does well at balancing it all out," she said. "He gives me normal advice that you'd get from a coach, but sometimes it's hard because I want to do well and he's just always so supportive." Sport is definitely in the family's blood and her mother Marie Olesinski is a former Polish national basketball player. Her brother Marek was also a member of the 2009 New Mexico state basketball championship team, and brother Alex has been a state swimming champion. "It's competitive between all of us, but it's fun to go out and train together as a family."