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Michał Kubiak (born 23 February 1988) is a Polish volleyball player, a member of Polish national team and Japanese club Panasonic Panthers, a participant of the Olympic Games (London 2012, Rio 2016), 2014 and 2018 World Champion, a gold medalist of the 2012 World League, silver medalist of the 2011 World Cup, bronze medalist of the 2011 European Championship and the 2011 World League.
In July 2014, a year before his contract was due to end, Kubiak requested an early termination. The club agreed, and Kubiak was able to play for the Turkish club Halkbank Ankara for the season 2014/2015. Kubiak agreed with Jastrzębski Węgiel that after the end of the contract in Turkey, he would return to the Polish club. On 29 March 2015 he won the Turkish Cup with his team Halkbank Ankara. In the final match, his team beat Arkas Izmir 3-0 and Kubiak scored 11 points. After one season in Japan with the Panasonic Panthers, he renewed his contract until the end of the 2018/2019 season.
Kubiak was first selected to represent the Polish national team by coach Andrea Anastasi in 2011. With the Polish team, he won three medals in 2011 - silver at the World Cup and two bronzes at the World League and the European Championship. He was a gold medalist at the World League 2012 in Sofia, Bulgary. On 16 August 2014 he was selected to the Polish squad at the World Championship held in Poland. On 21 September 2014 Poland won the title of World Champion 2014. On 27 October 2014 he received a state award granted by the Polish President Bronisław Komorowski, the Gold Cross of Merit for outstanding sports achievements and for promoting Poland across the world.
In November 2015 he was nominated for Polish Sports Personality of the Year by the Plebiscite of Przegląd Sportowy. He took 5th place in the list of 2015 Polish Sports Personality of the Year.
On 30 September 2018 Poland achieved title of the 2018 World Champion. Poland beat Brazil in the final 3-0 and defended the title from 2014. Kubiak received an individual award for the Best Outside Spiker and he was one of the main players in the team.
2014/2015 Silver medal with cup.svg Turkish Championship, with Halkbank Ankara
2015/2016 Simple gold cup.svg Turkish SuperCup, with Halkbank Ankara
2015/2016 Gold medal with cup.svg Turkish Championship, with Halkbank Ankara
2017/2018 Gold medal with cup.svg Japanese Championship, with Panasonic Panthers
2017/2018 Silver medal with cup.svg Chinese Championship, with Beijing Baic Motor
2011 Bronze medal with cup.svg FIVB World League
2011 Bronze medal europe.svg CEV European Championship
2011 Simple silver cup.svg FIVB World Cup
2012 Gold medal with cup.svg FIVB World League
2014 Gold medal world centered-2.svg FIVB World Championship
2015 Simple bronze cup.svg FIVB World Cup
2018 Gold medal world centered-2.svg FIVB World Championship
2019 Bronze medal europe.svg CEV European Championship
2019 Simple silver cup.svg FIVB World Cup
2013: Memorial of Hubert Jerzy Wagner - Best Receiver
2014: Polish Cup - Best Spiker
2015: FIVB World League - Best Outside Spiker
2015: Memorial of Hubert Jerzy Wagner - Most Valuable Player
2016: Polish Sportspersonality of the Year 2015 - 5th place
2016: Turkish League - Most Valuable Player
2016: Memorial of Hubert Jerzy Wagner - Best Outside Spiker
2018: Japanese League - Most Valuable Player
2018: FIVB World Championships - Best Outside Spiker
2019: Polish Sportspersonality of the Year 2018 - 3rd place
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