Polish race walker and four-time Olympic precious metal medalist who earned golds within the 50 km walk and 20 km walk. He got into his first Olympics in 1996 and had taken gold within the 50 km walk. He became the very first athlete to state gold for both long-distance and short length race on the 2000 Olympics. He wedded Agnieszka Korzeniowski in 2002. He gained gold on the 2004 Olympics where swimmer Michael Phelps gained six silver medals.