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Mariusz Prudel

Mariusz Prudel
Mariusz Prudel in 2008
Personal information
Nickname Prudi
Born (1986-01-21) 21 January 1986
Rybnik, Poland
Hometown Rybnik, Poland
Height 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
Weight 80 kg (180 lb)
Beach volleyball information
Current teammate
Grzegorz Fijałek
Previous teammates
Grzegorz Fijałek

Mariusz Prudel (born 21 January 1986) is a beach volleyball player from Poland. He competed in the 2012 Summer Olympics and lost to the Latvian team of Aleksandrs Samoilovs and Ruslans Sorokins on 28 July 2012 in a Pool D preliminary match. The score was 12–21, 21–15, and 15–12.[1] Prudel and his partner Grzegorz Fijałek will compete against the American team of Jake Gibb and Sean Rosenthal on 30 July 2012 and the South African team of Freedom Chiya and Grant Goldschmidt on 1 August 2012.[2] Prudel and Fijałek are considered to be medal contenders in the 2012 Olympics.[3] He and Fijałek were ranked fifth before the competition began after placing 25th at The Hague Open, the pair's 2012 debut.[4] However, the two placed seventh in the Olympic qualifiers.[5] In July, Prudel and Fijałek won a bronze medal at the Berlin Grand Slam.[6]

Prudel was born in 1986 in his hometown of Rybnik, Poland.[2] He is coached by Martin Olejnak and is married to Ani Prudel.[7]


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  2. ^ a b "Mariusz Prudel". London 2012: Athletes. NBC Olympics. 28 June 2012. Retrieved 29 July 2012. 
  3. ^ Ackerman, Jon (25 July 2012). "Beach volleyball: What to expect in London". NBC Olympics. Retrieved 29 July 2012. 
  4. ^ Ackerman, Jon (4 June 2012). "Germany's Julius Brink, Jonas Reckermann claim European title". NBC Olympics. Retrieved 29 July 2012. 
  5. ^ Ackerman, Jon (20 July 2012). "Breaking down Olympic beach volleyball draw". NBC Olympics. Retrieved 29 July 2012. 
  6. ^ Ackerman, Jon (19 July 2012). "U.S. men are top two seeds in Klagenfurt". NBC Olympics. Retrieved 29 July 2012. 
  7. ^ "Mariusz Prudel". London 2012. Retrieved 29 July 2012. 
Preceded by
 Bruno Oscar Schmidt (BRA)
Men's FIVB World Tour "Most Improved"
Succeeded by
 Paolo Nicolai (ITA)

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