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ROSIEK Kamil
Sport Para biathlon, Para cross-country
NPC Poland   
GenderMen
Age38
Place of BirthNowy Sacz, POL
Height1.80 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
LW12
Further Personal Information
Family
Partner Dorota
Residence
Wieliczka, POL
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, Russian
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in August 2002 in Wagrowiec, Poland.
Why this sport?
He was encouraged by coach Stanislaw Slezak. First he tried athletics, but then discovered cross-country skiing. "There was a cross-country section at the sports club where I trained."
Club / Team
START Nowy Sacz: Poland
Name of coach
Stanislaw Slezak [club], POL; Wieslaw Cempy [national], POL; Ewelina Marcisz [national]. POL
Senior International Debut
Year
2003
Competing for
Poland
General Interest
Nicknames
Rosiu (Athlete, 10 Feb 2018)
Hobbies
Football, music. (Athlete, 10 Feb 2018)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning silver in the 7.5km sprint at the 2011 World Championships in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russian Federation. (Athlete, 10 Feb 2018)
Most influential person in career
Polish Para biathlete and cross-country skier Robert Wator. (Athlete, 08 Mar 2018)
Hero / Idol
Italian footballer Roberto Baggio, Norwegian biathlete Ole Einar Bjorndalen. (Athlete, 08 Mar 2018)
Injuries
He has suffered broken ribs during his career, and was out for two months. (Athlete, 10 Feb 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Practice makes perfect." (Athlete, 10 Feb 2018)
Awards and honours
He was named flag bearer for Poland at the opening ceremony of the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (pyeongchang2018.com, 09 Mar 2018)
Other sports
He competed in biathlon and cross-country skiing at the Paralympic Winter Games in 2010, 2014 and 2018. He has also played amputee football at international level, representing Poland at the 2014 World Championships in Mexico. (SportsDeskOnline, 02 Jan 2019; gazetakrakowska.pl, 06 Mar 2017; wspieramyklub.pl, 09 Aug 2013)
Impairment
He was born without a femur [thigh bone] in his right leg. (Athlete, 10 Feb 2018)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games - Para biathlon
Rank Year Event Result
15 2010 2.4km Pursuit - Sitting  
17 2010 12.5km Individual - Sitting 47:22.3
13 2014 7.5km Sprint - Sitting 24:00.7
13 2014 12.5km Middle - Sitting 40:25.0
17 2014 15km Individual - Sitting 47:39.7
17 2018 7.5km Sprint - Sitting 27:25.6
15 2018 12.5km Middle - Sitting 56:29.0
12 2018 15km Individual - Sitting 55:35.1
Paralympic Games - Para cross-country
Rank Year Event Result
26 2006 5km - Sitting 18:44.9
25 2006 10km - Sitting 30:55.5
24 2006 15km - Sitting 48:00.7
20 2010 15km - Sitting 45:21.2
23 2010 10km - Sitting 30:30.7
16 2010 1km Sprint - Sitting  
11 2014 15km - Sitting 45:13.1
Qualification 2014 1km Sprint - Sitting 2:23.90
6 2014 4 x 2.5km Relay Open 28:01.6
17 2014 10km - Sitting 34:36.9
21 2018 15km - Sitting 48:35.5
Qualification 2018 Sprint - Sitting 3:30.01
  2018 7.5km - Sitting  DNF
9 2018 4 x 2.5km Relay Open 26:08.4
World Championships - Para biathlon
Rank Year Event Result
17 2008/2009 3km Pursuit - Sitting  
10 2010/2011 2.4km Pursuit - Sitting 13:22.6
2 2010/2011 7.5km Sprint - Sitting 20:19.7
13 2010/2011 12.5km Individual - Sitting 35:35.2
22 2012/2013 7.5km Sprint - Sitting 26:42.9
15 2012/2013 12.5km Middle - Sitting 41:56.7
13 2012/2013 15km Individual - Sitting 48:20.0
14 2014/2015 7.5km Sprint - Sitting 25:21.6
14 2014/2015 12.5km Middle - Sitting 46:37.3
14 2014/2015 15km Individual - Sitting 56:32.5
7 2016/2017 12.5km Middle - Sitting 42:28.1
8 2016/2017 7.5km Sprint - Sitting 24:08.7
12 2018/2019 12.5km Middle - Sitting 53:07.3
13 2018/2019 7.5km Sprint - Sitting 27:39.6
  2018/2019 15km Individual - Sitting  DNF
World Championships - Para cross-country
Rank Year Event Result
  2002/2003 5km - Sitting  DSQ
22 2002/2003 10km - Sitting 43:19.0
22 2002/2003 15km - Sitting 1:07:45.8
18 2008/2009 15km - Sitting LW10-12 54:12.4
20 2008/2009 10km - Sitting LW10-12 38:55.6
20 2008/2009 1km Sprint - LW10-12  
5 2010/2011 10km - Sitting 25:10.0
4 2010/2011 15km - Sitting 36:35.1
10 2010/2011 1km Sprint - Sitting  
20 2012/2013 1km Sprint - Sitting  
20 2012/2013 15km - Sitting 47:27.6
20 2012/2013 10km - Sitting 28:10.7
7 2014/2015 15km - Sitting 47:37.1
15 2014/2015 1km Sprint - Sitting  
5 2014/2015 4 x 2.5km Relay Open 30:20.6
10 2014/2015 10km - Sitting 29:51.5
6 2016/2017 1km Sprint - Sitting  
7 2016/2017 4 x 2.5km Relay Open 26:38.8
  2016/2017 15km - Sitting  DNF
10 2016/2017 10km - Sitting 21:21.4
10 2018/2019 10km - Sitting 25:05.4
8 2018/2019 Sprint - Sitting  
10 2018/2019 15km - Sitting 53:20.0