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PLEWA Krzysztof
Sport Para biathlon, Para cross-country, Para-Cycling
NPC Poland   
GenderMen
Age47
Place of BirthNowy Targ, POL
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
LW12
Further Personal Information
Family
Wife Katarzyna, children Bartlomiej and Dawid
Residence
Sromowce Nizne, POL
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Polish
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up Para Nordic skiing in 2019 in Chocholow, Poland.
Why this sport?
He was involved in various physical activities, including skiing, before his accident. He got into Para sport through Para cycling, having been encouraged to purchase a handbike by his wife. His cycling coach later suggested he try Nordic skiing.
Club / Team
VeloAktiv Krakow: Poland
Name of coach
Wieslaw Cempa [national]
General Interest
Hobbies
Solitaire. (Athlete, 08 Mar 2022)
Memorable sporting achievement
Being selected to compete at the 2022 Paralympic Winter Games in Beijing. (Athlete, 08 Mar 2022)
Most influential person in career
Polish Para cyclist Rafal Wilk. (Athlete, 08 Mar 2022)
Hero / Idol
Polish road cyclist Rafal Majka. (Athlete, 08 Mar 2022)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Just give all you've got." (Athlete, 08 Mar 2022)
Other sports
He has represented Poland in Para cycling, including at the 2021 Road World Championships in Cascais, Portugal. (Athlete, 08 Mar 2022; SportsDeskOnline, 29 Nov 2021; Facebook profile, 03 Oct 2021; VeloAktiv Facebook page, 08 May 2021)
Ambitions
To achieve a top-10 finish at the 2022 Paralympic Winter Games in Beijing. (Athlete, 08 Mar 2022)
Impairment
In 2014 he was cutting trees near Copenhagen, Denmark, when a tree fell on his legs and crushed them. (fakt.pl, 06 Dec 2018)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Road World Championships - Para-Cycling
Rank Year Event Result
8 2022 H5 - Time Trial 31:16.80
4 2022 Team Relay 51:40
  2022 H5 - Road Race  DNF
Paralympic Games (Overall) - Para cross-country
Rank Year Event Result
Qualification 2022 Sprint - Sitting 2:37.4
14 2022 10km - Sitting 36:13.7
11 2022 4 x 2.5km Relay Open 34:27.3
World Championships - Para cross-country
Rank Year Event Result
16 2021/2022 10km - Sitting 36:28.2
11 2021/2022 18km - Sitting 56:17.4
22 2021/2022 Sprint - Sitting  
8 2021/2022 4 x 2.5km Relay Open 28:14.8