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KIBIL Jagoda
Sport Para athletics
NPC Poland   
GenderWomen
Age20
Place of BirthKozienice, POL
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Impaired range of motion
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T35
Further Personal Information
Residence
Kozienice, POL
Languages
English, Polish
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began the sport in 2014 in Kozienice, Poland.
Why this sport?
She was noticed by coach Jacek Szczygiel in her hometown, and after a year of encouragement from him she agreed to start training seriously.
Club / Team
START Radom: Poland
Name of coach
Jacek Szczygiel [club], POL
Senior International Debut
Year
2015
Competing for
Poland
Tournament
World Championships
Location
Doha, QAT
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning silver in the T35 200m at the 2019 World Championships in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (tvp.pl, 05 Feb 2020)
Most influential person in career
Coach Jacek Szczygiel. (Athlete, 16 Jul 2017)
Hero / Idol
Polish middle-distance runner Adam Kszczot. (Athlete, 16 Jul 2017)
Injuries
She underwent knee surgery after competing at the 2019 World Championships in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. She returned to training in early 2020, but was troubled by a hip injury. (tvp.pl, 05 Feb 2020)

She competed at the 2018 European Championships in Berlin, Germany, despite being advised not to by the Polish national team doctor due to her carrying an ankle injury. She went on to win gold in the T35 200m. (tvp.pl, 27 Aug 2018)

She has undergone several operations on her left leg, including the shortening and then lengthening of the Achilles tendon. (paralympic.org.pl, 17 Jul 2017)
Famous relatives
Her twin brother Daniel has competed in Para athletics at national level. (startradom.pl, 22 May 2015; tvp.pl, 05 Feb 2020)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (tvn.pl, 06 Sep 2018)
Impairment
Due to complications during birth, she and her twin brother suffered cerebral hypoxia [lack of oxygen] which caused cerebral palsy. (paralympic.org.pl, 17 Jul 2017)
Other information
LIFE CHANGING
She considers taking up Para athletics as a life-changing event. "Sport taught me self-confidence. I lived in small town. I'm a person with impairment and I was not handling it well that people looked at me differently. When I was age 14, a coach approached me on the street and encouraged me to do sport. It was a great decision. Thanks to sport I learnt to believe in myself. I understood that even if I'm a bit different, it doesn't mean that I don't have the right to realise my dream." (magazynsportowiec.pl, 29 Nov 2018)

Competition Highlights (historical)
World Championships (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
5 2015 200m T35 33.81
6 2015 100m T35 16.14
5 2017 200m T35 32.89
5 2017 100m T35 15.66
4 2019 100m T35 15.51
2 2019 200m T35 32.15
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
3 2016 100m T35 16.46
3 2016 200m T35 34.80
4 2018 100m T35 16.35
1 2018 200m T35 34.02