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FIODOROW Alicja
Sport Para athletics
NPC Poland   
GenderWomen
Age33
Place of BirthKozienice, POL
Height1.70 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T46, T47
Further Personal Information
Marital status
Married
Residence
Radom, POL
Occupation
Athlete, Sports Teacher
Languages
Polish, English
Higher education
Physical Education - Gdansk University of Physical Education and Sport: Poland
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport in 1998 with the START Radom club in Poland.
Why this sport?
Her mother Halina competed in running and long jump in her youth, and she wanted to follow in her footsteps. When she met coach Jacek Szczygiel at age 13, she was forced to choose athletics or table tennis. "I had to choose, so I decided to only do athletics."
Club / Team
START Radom: Poland
Name of coach
Jacek Szczygiel [club], POL
Senior International Debut
Year
1998
Competing for
Poland
Tournament
World Championships
Location
Birmingham, ENG
General Interest
Nicknames
Alka, Ala ('Alicja Fiodorow' documentary, 01 Oct 2016)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning bronze in the 400m event at the 2004 Paralympic Games in Athens. "It was my first Paralympic medal. The other [six] Paralympic medals are also great, but this one was the first one. It was the fruition of all my hard work." (Athlete, 16 Jul 2017; 'Alicja Fiodorow' documentary, 01 Oct 2016)
Most influential person in career
Coach Jacek Szczygiel. (Athlete, 16 Jul 2017)
Hero / Idol
US hurdler and bobsleigh athlete Lolo Jones. (Athlete, 16 Jul 2017)
Injuries
She dislocated her right elbow and sustained ligament damage to her right arm in July 2018. (Facebook page, 30 Jul 2018)

She suffered recurring problems with her biceps femoris muscle [thigh] during preparation for the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, which she said was due to higher training loads. ('Alicja Fiodorow' documentary, 01 Oct 2016)

Before and during the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing she struggled with strong back pains. ('Alicja Fiodorow' documentary, 01 Oct 2016)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Never give up." (Facebook page, 30 Jul 2018; eurosport.onet.pl, 12 Sep 2016)
Awards and honours
In 2016 she was named Athlete of the Year in the city of Radom, Poland. (echodnia.eu, 27 Jan 2017)

In 2013 she was honoured with the Knight's Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta by the president of Poland. (echodnia.eu, 08 Feb 2013)

In 2008 she was honoured with the Polish Gold Cross of Merit for her sporting achievements. (sejm.gov.pl, 15 Dec 2008; echodnia.eu, 08 Feb 2013)
Other sports
She competed in Para table tennis at international level. (Facebook page, 30 Jul 2018)
Ambitions
To win gold medals in the 100m and 200m at the 2018 European Championships in Berlin, Germany, and to win a gold medal at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (paralympic.org.pl, 12 Sep 2016; wyborcza.pl, 24 Jan 2018)
Impairment
She was born without a left forearm. (sport.tvn24.pl, 03 Sep 2012)
Other information
YOUNG DEBUT
She competed at the Polish national championships for the first time in 1998, the same year she started training in athletics, and won several medals. Her results impressed national coaches, who named her to the Polish team for the 1998 World Championships in Birmingham, England. "I was shocked and very nervous, because I was young and had just started my athletics career. When I told my parents that I was going to the world championships, they didn't believe me, and were sure that I had misunderstood the coaches." ('Alicja Fiodorow' documentary, 01 Oct 2016)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
4 2004 100m T46 12.89 
4 2004 200m T46 25.99 
3 2004 400m T46 58.23 
3 2008 100m T46 12.66
2 2008 200m T46 25.96
2 2012 200m T46 25.49 Q
3 2012 400m T46 58.48
2 2016 100m T47 12.46
2 2016 200m T47 25.61
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
6 1998 100m T46 13.64
4 1998 200m T46 28.87
4 1998 Long Jump F46 4.64
8 2006 100m T46  DNS
2 2006 200m T46 26.20
1 2006 400m T46 59.68
4 2011 200m T46 26.45
4 2011 100m T46 12.94
3 2011 400m T46 1:01.27
4 2013 400m T46 1:01.98
3 2013 200m T46 26.16
3 2013 100m T46 13.55
4 2015 200m T47 25.99
3 2015 100m T47 12.74
4 2017 200m T47 25.79
2 2017 100m T47 12.61
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
1 2014 400m T47 1:01.62
2 2014 100m T47 13.10
1 2016 200m T47 25.83
1 2016 100m T47 12.78
1 2018 100m T47 13.02
2 2018 200m T47 26.61