Wojciech Bartnik ( born December 2, 1967 in Oleśnica ) is a retired Polish boxer. Bartnik was bronze medalist at the European Championships in 1996 and the Olympics in 1992. Besides, he was a participant of the Olympic Games in 1996 and 2000.
Bartnik was ten times Polish champion in 1990 and 1992 to 2000.
In 1992, Bartnik heavyweight ( to 81 kg) at the European Olympic Qualification Tournament in Berck -sur -Mer in part and won the fifth and thus the last European quota place. At the Olympic Games in 1992 then Bartnik celebrated the biggest success of his career as an amateur. After victories over Alexander Gonzalez, Puerto Rico ( 6-3 ), Mohamed Benguesmia, Algeria ( 14:3 ), and Ángel Espinosa, Cuba ( 9:3 ), he reached the semifinals, he against the eventual Olympic champion Torsten May, Germany 6:8 lost, with which he won the Olympic bronze medal.
At the World Championships in 1993 Bartnik reached after victories among others about Torsten May ( 5:4 ) the quarter-finals, losing to this Ramón Garbey, Cuba ( 18:3 ). In the same year he failed at the European Championships in the first battle against the silver medalist at the 1992 Olympics Rostislav Saulitschni, Ukraine ( 9:7 ).
1995 starts Bartnik at the World Championships for the first time in the heavyweight ( to 91 kg) and was eliminated in the quarterfinals against Christophe Mendy, France ( 7:2 ), from. At the Olympic Games in 1996 Bartnik won his first fight against Lakha Singh, India ( 14:2 ), but lost in the second round against Giorgi Kandelaki, Georgia ( 6:1).
At the European Championships in 1996 Bartnik won the bronze medal. During the tournament he beat Gitas Juskevicius, Lithuania ( 13:5 ) and Alexey Chudinov, Russia ( AB 3 ), and lost the semifinal against Luan Krasniqi, Germany (7:0). In the same year he arrived at the world championships again only the quarter-finals, which he almost lost to Tue Thomsen, Denmark ( 3:3 ), and also at the European Championships in 1998, he had to admit defeat early. Against Yevgeny Makarenko, Russia ( 6:3 ), he lost in the first fight.
2000 took Bartnik for the third time in the Olympic Games in part, but also came here not about the first fight out, he against Michael Bennett, United States ( 11:2 ), lost.
On February 3, 2001 denied Bartnik, already 33 years old, his first professional fight in the heavyweight division against Marek Orava, which he won by technical knockout in the third round. In 2001, he won five more fights against construction opponent, another was considered a draw before losing his first fight over 10 rounds against Roman Kovalchuk on points. Two more wins later, he lost on points against unbeaten in 15 fights Tomasz Bonin in a fight over six rounds. His 13th fight denied Bartnik against the unbeaten in 17 fights Richel Hersisia, which he lost to in 8 rounds on points, and his 16 against Albert Sosnowski, against which he had to admit defeat after six rounds on points and in the fifth round went to the ground. After this series of failures Bartnik moved to the cruiserweight and could all win his next 16 fights until the End of career in 2010, which including but not well-known opponents are to be found. In 2006 he won the International Polish Champion title he once defended and 2008 the " international title of" rather insignificant WBF Association.
On the balance of pro career Wojciech Bartniks are 31 fights, of which he won 26, 10 of them by knockout, and lost four. A fight ended in a draw.
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- Boxer ( Poland)
- Olympian (Poland )
- Carrier of the Silver Cross of Merit of the Republic of Poland
- Born in 1967