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PEK Daniel
Sport Para athletics
NPC Poland   
GenderMen
Age28
Place of BirthKoscierzyna, POL
Height1.86 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Intellectual impairment
Classification
T20
Further Personal Information
Residence
Koscierzyna, POL
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, Polish
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up athletics in Koscierzyna, Poland. He began training seriously in 2008.
Why this sport?
Coach Leszek Zblewski noticed his potential during a physical education class and convinced him to join a Para athletics team.
Club / Team
UKS Olimpijczyk Skorzewo: Poland
Name of coach
Leszek Zblewski [club], POL
Training Regime
He runs between 12 and 15 kilometres a day.
General Interest
Nicknames
Pekus (Instagram profile, 02 Feb 2020)
Memorable sporting achievement
Representing Poland at the 2012 and 2016 Paralympic Games. (koscierzyna24.info, 22 Feb 2019)
Awards and honours
In 2016 he was presented with the Gold Cross of Merit in Poland. (prezydent.pl, 05 Oct 2016)

He received the Silver Cross of Merit in 2013. (koscierski.info, 08 Feb 2013)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (Facebook page, 01 Mar 2020)
Other information
CHARITABLE DONATION
In 2019 he donated his silver medal from 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, to the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity in Poland. "I always wanted to do it and I made my dream coming true giving this medal to auction. I wanted to do something good for others." (koscierzyna24.info, 22 Feb 2019)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
2 2012 1500m T20 3:59.45
Round 1 2016 400m T20 52.43
2 2016 1500m T20 3:56.17
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
2 2013 1500m T20 3:59.09
  2015 400m T20  DNF
5 2015 1500m T20 4:00.31
14 2019 400m T20 52.12
3 2019 1500m T20 3:58.33
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
1 2016 1500m T20 3:56.28 
3 2016 800m T20 1:57.71
3 2018 800m T20 1:56.91
3 2018 1500m T20 3:59.62