OLYMPIC CONTENDER Karolina Michalczuk

Sunday, January 29, 2012

KAROLINA MICHALCZUK (Flyweight 112lbs/51kg)
Hometown: Warsaw, Poland
Record: 2012 Olympics Team Poland

Karolina Michalczuk was a gymnast as a kid. But after 4 years, she was told she was too tall to continue. She tried kickboxing instead -- at that point there was no women’s boxing in Poland. 

Lidia Fidura is 10 years younger than Michalczuk. When she started boxing, there were lots of girls in the sport. And she says the numbers have only increased since the Olympics announcement. 

Michalczuk and Fidura go to school when they’re not boxing, but their training regimen takes up most of their time. Listen to more above.


More in:

Leave a Comment

Email addresses are required but never displayed.

Get the WNYC Morning Brief in your inbox.
We'll send you our top 5 stories every day, plus breaking news and weather.


Latest Newscast




WNYC is supported by the Charles H. Revson Foundation: Because a great city needs an informed and engaged public


Supported by