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BLATKIEWICZ Tomasz
Sport Para athletics
NPC Poland   
GenderMen
Age46
Height1.94 m
Weight 103 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
F37
Further Personal Information
Family
Daughter Tosia
Residence
Lubniewice, POL
Occupation
Athlete, Marketing
Languages
Polish
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up sport in 1999 in Gorzow, Poland.
Why this sport?
He was spotted walking down the street in Gorzow, Poland, by coach Zbigniew Lewkowicz. His physique caught Lewkowicz's eye, and he approached Blatkiewicz to see if he was interested in taking up athletics.
Club / Team
START Gorzow Wielkopolski: Poland
Name of coach
Dariusz Niemczyn [club], POL; Zbigniew Lewkowicz [club], POL
General Interest
Hobbies
Fishing, spending time with his daughter. (paralympic.org.pl, 09 Sep 2016)
Injuries
He was diagnosed with lupus in 2015. (sport.tvp.pl, 09 Feb 2016)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Do not give up and continue to fight." (paralympic.org.pl, 09 Sep 2016)
Awards and honours
In 2008 he was presented with a Gold Cross of Merit in recognition of his outstanding sporting achievements. (sportowefakty.pl, 08 Sep 2012)

He was named the 2004 Best Para Athlete in Poland. (sportowefakty.wp.pl, 08 Sep 2012)
Impairment
He was born prematurely, which caused him to develop cerebral palsy with paresis in the left arm and leg. (sportowefakty.pl, 08 Sep 2012)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
1 2004 Shot Put F37 14.83 
1 2004 Discus Throw F37 51.75 
2 2008 Shot Put F37-38 14.74
5 2008 Discus Throw F37-38 49.72
5 2012 Shot Put F37/38 15.18
3 2012 Discus Throw F37-38 54.02
8 2016 Discus Throw F37 44.26
6 2016 Shot Put F37 12.61
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
1 2002 Shot Put F37 13.23
3 2002 Discus Throw F37 45.06
1 2006 Shot Put F37 15.33
1 2006 Discus Throw F37 51.57
1 2011 Discus Throw F37/38 53.00
3 2011 Shot Put F37/38 14.73
9 2013 Discus Throw F37/38 44.94
4 2013 Shot Put F37 13.91
7 2015 Shot Put F37 13.31
7 2015 Discus Throw F37 44.55
10 2017 Discus Throw F37 41.40
6 2017 Shot Put F37 12.54
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
3 2014 Discus Throw F37/38 45.61
2 2014 Shot Put F37 13.58
5 2016 Shot Put F37 13.03
4 2016 Discus Throw F37 43.65
5 2018 Shot Put F37 11.92
5 2018 Discus Throw F37 38.64