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Mariusz Wlazły

Mariusz Wlazły
Personal information
Full name Mariusz Łukasz Wlazły
Nickname Mario, Szampon
Nationality Polish
Born (1983-08-04) 4 August 1983
Wieluń, Poland
Height 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in)
Weight 80 kg (180 lb)
Spike 360 cm (140 in)
Block 329 cm (130 in)
Volleyball information
Position Opposite
Current club PGE Skra Bełchatów
Number 2 (club), 10 (national team)
Career
Years Teams
1997–2001
2001–2003
2003–2015
2015–2015
2015–
WKS Wieluń
SPS Zduńska-Wola
PGE Skra Bełchatów
Al-Arabi Doha
PGE Skra Bełchatów
National team
2005–2010
2013–2014
 Poland
Last updated: 26 May 2015

Mariusz Łukasz Wlazły (born 4 August 1983) is a Polish volleyball player, a member of Poland men's national volleyball team and Polish club PGE Skra Bełchatów, a participant of the Olympic Games Beijing 2008, World Champion 2014, a silver medalist of the World Championship 2006, eight-time Polish Champion (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2014).

Personal life

Mariusz Wlazły was born in Wieluń, Poland. He studied at School of Management and Administration in Opole. In June 2006 Mariusz married to Paulina (née Drewicz). In January 2009, his wife gave birth to their first child, a son named Arkadiusz.

As the server in the match of PGE Skra Bełchatów with Lotos Trefl Gdańsk on 30 September 2011.
Wlazły during the match PGE Skra Bełchatów vs Lotos Trefl Gdańsk on 17 March 2013.
During the match with Cerrad Czarni Radom on 29 October 2014.

Career

Clubs

Wlazły has played in PGE Skra Bełchatów for over 10 years. During this time he has won eight titles of Polish Champion (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2014) and six times won Polish Cup (2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2012). With PGE Skra he won the bronze medal at the 2007-08 Indesit Champions League and also was individually awarded "Best Spiker".[1] He won the bronze medal at the CEV Champions League 2009/2010, playing with Skra Bełchatów and was awarded "Best Scorer".[2] Mariusz win the silver medal and the Most Valuable Player award in the CEV Champions League 2011/2012.[3] He has two silver medals from the Club World Championships from 2009 and 2010 and one bronze medal from the 2012. He won his 8th title of Polish Champion 2014 with PGE Skra Bełchatów.[4] On 8 October 2014 his team won ENEA Polish SuperCup 2014.[5] His club played in Final four of 2014–15 CEV Champions League, but lost with Asseco Resovia Rzeszów, Berlin Recycling Volleys and did not achieve any medal. On 6 May 2015 he won with PGE Skra Bełchatów bronze medal of Polish Championship.[6] In May he signed contract with Qatari club Al-Arabi Doha on the duration of the Emir Cup (only 2 matches). All money earned on this contract went to his foundation for student's scholarships.[7] After the end of the tournament he returned to representing PGE Skra Bełchatów.

National team

He was a member of the Polish national team U21, which won the title of U21 World Champion 2003. He made his debut in the senior squad during 2004 summer season and by FIVB World League 2005 he had already established himself as one of the most important players of the national team. In 2006, he won second place at FIVB World Championship held in Japan. During that tournament he was nominated for the Most Valuable Player award, losing only to Brazilian star Giba. In 2010 he gave up playing for Polish national team because of a conflict with management.

On 8 April 2014, Wlazły was appointed to the Polish national team after 4 years of absence, by head coach Stephane Antiga. On 16 August 2014 he was appointed to squad at World Championship held in Poland.[8][9] On 21 September 2014 the team, including Wlazły, won a title of World Champion 2014. He received two individual awards for Best Opposite Spiker and Most Valuable Player at the Championship.[10][11][12][13] On the day of winning the gold medal, Wlazły announced his retirement from the Polish national team.[14] On 27 October 2014 he received a state award granted by the Polish President Bronisław Komorowski - Officer's Cross of Polonia Restituta for outstanding sports achievements and to promote Polish in the world.[15] He was runner-up in Polish Sportspersonality of the Year 2014 and Poland men's national volleyball team took title of the Best Team 2014 in the same competition. He was awarded The best athlete in the world in 2014 via SportAccord.

Sporting achievements

Clubs

CEV Champions League

FIVB Club World Championship

National championships

National team

Individually

State awards

References

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  4. ^ PGE Skra mistrzem Polski - plusliga.pl - 27-04-2014
  5. ^ ENEA Super Puchar w piłce siatkowej 2014 dla PGE Skry Bełchatów - plusliga.pl - 08-10-2014
  6. ^ PGE Skra z brązowym medalem - plusliga.pl - 06-05-2015
  7. ^ Mariusz Wlazły w Katarze - plusliga.pl - 10-05-2015
  8. ^ FIVB Mistrzostwa świata w piłce siatkowej mężczyzn Polska 2014. Trener Antiga ogłosił skład - plusliga.pl - 17-08-2014
  9. ^ Polish team named for the FIVB Men's World Championship Poland 2014 - fivb.org - 17-08-2014
  10. ^ Poland win second World Championship title at home - fivb.org - 21-09-2014
  11. ^ Poland put an end to the reign of Brazil - fivb.org - 21-09-2014
  12. ^ FIVB MŚ Polska 2014: Polska ze złotym medalem - plusliga.pl - 21-09-2014
  13. ^ Poland in dreamland and in Dream Team - poland2014.fivb.org - 21-09-2014
  14. ^ Mariusz Wlazły zakończył reprezentacyjną karierę - sport.interia.pl - 21-09-2014
  15. ^ "Dziękuję za chwile wzruszenia i dumy" - prezydent.pl - 27-10-2014
  16. ^ Postanowienie Prezydenta Rzeczypospolitej Polskiej z dnia 23 października 2014 r. o nadaniu orderów i odznaczeń - isap.sejm.gov.pl - 23-10-2014

External links

  • Profile at the Beijing 2008 official website
  • PlusLiga player profile
  • PGE Skra Bełchatów player profile
Awards
Preceded by
Alessandro Paparoni
Best Spiker of
CEV Champions League

2007/2008
Succeeded by
Martin Lebl
Preceded by
Jochen Schöps
Best Scorer of
CEV Champions League

2009/2010
Succeeded by
Maxim Mikhaylov
Preceded by
Osmany Juantorena
Most Valuable Player of
CEV Champions League

2011/2012
Succeeded by
Marcus Nilsson
Preceded by
Maxim Mikhaylov
Best Opposite Spiker of
FIVB World Championship

2014
Succeeded by
TBD
Preceded by
Murilo Endres
Most Valuable Player of
FIVB World Championship

2014
Succeeded by
TBD
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