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OLEKSIUK Joanna
Sport Para athletics, Rowing
NPC Poland   
GenderWomen
Age28
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
F33
Further Personal Information
Family
Husband Przemyslaw
Residence
Gryfino, POL
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Polish
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up Para athletics at age 23.
Why this sport?
"Sport was part of my life since I was a child. First I did swimming as a way of rehabilitation. Later it became my great love and passion. I then tried my hand at rowing, but due to my condition I couldn't continue this sport. One day I met a coach who encouraged me to try athletics."
Club / Team
START Szczecin: Poland
Name of coach
Renata Chilewska [club], POL
Training Regime
She trains twice a day.
General Interest
Nicknames
Asia (se.pl, 02 Dec 2019)
Hobbies
Running with her husband. (festiwalbiegowy.pl, 22 Nov 2018)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a silver medal in the F33 shot put at the 2018 European Championships in Berlin, Germany. (parasportowcy.pl, 05 Dec 2018)
Most influential person in career
Polish Paralympian Renata Chilewska, who has served as her coach. "Together, we create a unique team, we have great trust and respect. Thanks to her valuable advice, our hard work and perfectly adjusted training schedule, I have achieved a high level." (zrzutka.pl, 01 Jun 2019)
Injuries
In 2015 she underwent four surgeries on her hip joints. (igryfino.pl, 20 Jun 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Fight until the end and don't give up." (igryfino.pl, 20 Jun 2018)
Other sports
She has competed in Para rowing at international level. She finished fifth at the 2015 World Championships in Aiguebelette, France in the LTAMix4+ event. (niepelnosporawni.pl, 09 Sep 2015; SportsDeskOnline, 25 Mar 2020)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the Paralympic Games. (parasportowcy.pl, 05 Dec 2018)
Impairment
She was born with cerebral palsy which affects all four limbs. (igryfino.pl, 20 Jun 2018)

Competition Highlights (historical)
World Championships - Para athletics
Rank Year Event Result
8 2019 Javelin Throw F34 12.09
4 2019 Shot Put F33 6.40
World Championships - Rowing
Rank Year Event Result
12 2011 Legs, Trunk & Arms Coxed Four 3:46.86
Final C 2015 Legs, Trunk & Arms Coxed Four 3:50.81
European Championships - Para athletics
Rank Year Event Result
2 2018 Shot Put F33 5.59
6 2018 Javelin Throw F34 11.52