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STOLTMAN Lech
Sport Para athletics
NPC Poland   
GenderMen
Age35
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
F55
Further Personal Information
Family
Wife Judyta, one daughter
Residence
Chojnice, POL
Languages
Polish
Sport Specific Information
Why this sport?
Before his accident he was into bodybuilding, and decided to continue afterwards to improve the condition of his upper body. Eventually he learned about Para athletics and decided to try it.
Club / Team
START Gorzow Wielkopolski: Poland
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning bronze in the F55 shot put at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (sport.tvp.pl, 17 Sep 2016)
Most influential person in career
His wife Judyta. (sport.pl, 16 Sep 2016)
Hero / Idol
Polish shot putter Tomasz Majewski. (paralympic.org.pl, 08 Sep 2016)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Sport got me out of depression after my accident. Thanks to the training I am more agile. I cannot imagine a day when I won't be able to train anymore, I cannot imagine myself giving up on sport. Sport gave me self-confidence, fortitude, and agility. Sport teaches determination, persistence in achieving goals and patience." (paralympic.org.pl, 06 Nov 2019)
Awards and honours
He was presented with the Bronze Cross of Merit by the president of Poland in 2017. (prezydent.pl, 03 Dec 2017)
Other sports
He competed in wheelchair bodybuilding at the 2009 World Championships in Bialystok, Poland. He has also competed in wheelchair basketball at national level. (tetraplegik.pl, 29 Dec 2019; wheelchairbodybuilding.com, 2009)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (pomorska.pl, 05 Jun 2019)
Impairment
He sustained a spinal cord injury in a motorcycle accident at age 20. (tvgorzow.pl, 25 Nov 2016; sport.tvp.pl, 04 Sep 2016; niedziela.pl, 01 Jul 2011)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
3 2016 Shot Put F55 11.39
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
5 2015 Shot Put F55 11.36
2 2017 Shot Put F55 11.37
2 2019 Shot Put F55 12.22
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
4 2014 Shot Put F53/54/55 11.01
3 2016 Shot Put F55 10.75