Edyta Dzieniszewska-Kierkla (POL)

Edyta Dzieniszewska-Kierkla (POL)

Canoe Sprint
Date of birth
05 May 1986
170 cm
72 kg
Marital status
Husband Marek Kierkla
Augustów, POL
Higher education
College of Physical Education and Tourism: Bialystok, POL


General Interest

Watching sports, playing basketball, listening to music, watching movies. (sparta.augustow.pl, Jan 2014)
In 2011 she underwent back surgery and she was sidelined for more than year, ruling her out of contention for the 2012 Olympic Games in London. (wspolczesna.pl, 30 Mar 2016; sparta.augustow.pl, Sep 2013)
Awards and honours
She was named the 2008, 2013 and 2014 Athlete of the Year in the Podlaskie region in Poland. (bialystok.sport.pl, 15 Feb 2015; 22 Jan 2015)

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport in sixth grade at primary school.
Why this sport?
She went on a kayaking tour with her school and her current coach, Jerzy Grabczewski, was there as a guide and noticed her talent and invited her to training.
Club / Team
Sparta Augustow: Poland
Name of coach
Jerzy Grabczewski [club, national], POL; Vladimir Parfenovich [national], BLR


Olympic GamesK4 500mBrazil, Rio de Janeiro20 August 20162016Women1:37.6589Latest resultBest result
Olympic GamesK4 500mChina, Beijing22 August 20082008Women1:34.7524Best result
World ChampionshipsK4 500mItaly, Milan23 August 20152015Women1:35.1904Latest resultBest result
World ChampionshipsK4 500mRussia, Moscow9 August 20142014Women1:28.9422Best result
World ChampionshipsK1 4 x 200m RelayRussia, Moscow10 August 20142014Women2:47.7931Best result
World ChampionshipsK1 1000mGermany, Duisburg31 August 20132013Women4:14.6773Best result
World ChampionshipsK4 500mGermany, Duisburg1 September 20132013Women1:35.1904Best result
World ChampionshipsK1 4 x 200m RelayGermany, Duisburg1 September 20132013Women2:49.6092Best result
World ChampionshipsK4 200mGermany, Duisburg12 August 20072007Women37.0016Best result
World ChampionshipsK4 1000mGermany, Duisburg12 August 20072007Women3:16.8415Best result
World ChampionshipsK4 1000mHungary, Szeged19 August 20062006Women3:26.2964Best result
World ChampionshipsK2 500mCroatia, Zagreb28 August 20052005Women1:43.5325Best result
World ChampionshipsK4 1000mCroatia, Zagreb27 August 20052005Women3:24.2115Best result
European ChampionshipsK1 5000mCzech Republic, Racice3 May 20152015Women23:29.06011Latest resultBest result
European ChampionshipsK4 500mCzech Republic, Racice2 May 20152015Women1:38.2244Latest resultBest result
European ChampionshipsK2 1000mGermany, Brandenburg12 July 20142014Women3:42.3644Best result
European ChampionshipsK4 500mPortugal, Montemor-o-Velho15 June 20132013Women1:34.029DSQ8Best result
European ChampionshipsK1 1000mSerbia, Belgrade18 June 20112011Women4:02.7323Best result
European ChampionshipsK4 500mSerbia, Belgrade19 June 20112011Women1:37.0907Best result
European ChampionshipsK2 500mItaly, Milan18 May 20082008Women1:51.2098Best result
European ChampionshipsK4 1000mItaly, Milan18 May 20082008Women3:30.6132Best result
European ChampionshipsK4 1000mSpain, Pontevedra30 June 20072007Women3:29.9134Best result
European ChampionshipsK4 1000mCzech Republic, Racice8 July 20062006Women3:19.8454Best result
European ChampionshipsK4 1000mPoland, Poznan30 July 20052005Women3:15.1291Best result