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Sport Para biathlon, Para cross-country
NPC Poland   
GenderMen
Age21
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
B1
Guide
Jan Kobryn
Further Personal Information
Residence
Laski, POL
Languages
Polish
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up Para cross-country skiing at age 11 at the Educational and Rehabilitation Centre for the Blind and Visually Impaired in Laski, Poland.
Why this sport?
"I was always very active. Earlier, I tried my hand in Para athletics in running. When I was 11 years old snow covered the fields in Laski and someone asked me to try cross-country skiing, and I started to learn."
Club / Team
UKS Laski: Poland
Name of coach
Jan Kobryn [club], POL; Marek Tokarczyk [national], POL
Training Regime
He trains daily in Laski, Poland. During training camps he trains twice a day.
Senior International Debut
Year
2019
Competing for
Poland
Tournament
World Cup
Location
Lillehammer, NOR
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievement
Earning his first World Cup points in February 2020 at an event in Finsterau, Germany. (tvp.pl, 26 May 2020)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2022 Paralympic Winter Games in Beijing. (tvp.pl, 26 May 2020)
Impairment
He and his twin brother were born with optic atrophy that resulted in complete blindness. (tvp.pl, 26 May 2020)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games - Para biathlon
Rank Year Event Result
13 2022 6km Individual - Visually Impaired 27:37.4
Paralympic Games (Overall) - Para cross-country
Rank Year Event Result
Qualification 2022 Sprint Freestyle - Visually Impaired  DNF
15 2022 12.5km Freestyle - Visually Impaired 50:34.9
11 2022 4 x 2.5km Relay Open 34:27.3
World Championships - Para biathlon
Rank Year Event Result
21 2021/2022 6km Individual - Visually Impaired 25:46.7
World Championships - Para cross-country
Rank Year Event Result
13 2021/2022   53:23.5
13 2021/2022 20km Freestyle - Visually Impaired 55:57.5
19 2021/2022 Sprint Classic Style - Visually Impaired  
6 2021/2022 4 x 2.5km Relay Mixed 33:03.0