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TRENER-WIERCIAK Anna
Sport Para athletics
NPC Poland   
GenderWomen
Age29
Place of BirthKraków, POL
Height1.54 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Impaired muscle power
Classification
T38
Further Personal Information
Family
Husband Dawid Wierciak
Other names
Anna Trener
Residence
Kraków, POL
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, Polish
Higher education
Environmental Engineering - Tadeusz Kosciuszko University of Technology: Kraków, POL
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport in 2012 at the AZS AWF Krakow club in Poland.
Why this sport?
She was involved in sports from an early age. She trained in gymnastics at first before moving on to ju-jitsu and then athletics. "Sprinting was my first choice, and after a few years, I decided to try long jump."
Club / Team
AZS AWF Krakow : Poland
Name of coach
Marta Guja [personal], from 2019
Senior International Debut
Year
2016
Competing for
Poland
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning bronze in the T38 long jump at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (Athlete, 16 Jul 2017)
Most influential person in career
Coach Marcin Nowak, and her husband. (krakow.wyborcza.pl, 30 Nov 2018; Athlete, 16 Jul 2017)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"As long as you fight, you are a winner." (Athlete, 16 Jul 2017)
Awards and honours
In 2016 she was presented with the Bronze Cross of Merit by the president of Poland. (prezydent.pl, 05 Oct 2016)
Other sports
She has represented Poland in able-bodied ju-jitsu, winning a bronze medal at the 2009 European Championships. (team100.pl, 01 Jan 2019, LinkedIn profile, 01 Jan 2019)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (nasimistrzowie.pl, 05 Apr 2019)
Impairment
She has multiple sclerosis. She was diagnosed with the condition in 2011. (Athlete, 16 Jul 2017)
Other information
EARLY DAYS
She was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2011 and became involved in Para athletics the following year. However, she did not begin competing until 2015. "For a long time, I shied away from competing in Para athletics. To be accepted by the crowd, you first have to accept yourself. It was not easy. But then there was a day when I said to myself, 'It is how it is'." (krakow.wyborcza.pl, 30 Nov 2018)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
Round 1 2016 100m T38 13.70
3 2016 Long Jump T38 4.53
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
4 2017 200m T38 28.32
3 2017 Long Jump T38 4.60
5 2017 100m T38 13.59
7 2019 Long Jump T38 4.36
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
4 2016 200m T38 27.65
3 2016 Long Jump T38 4.43
3 2016 100m T38 13.53
3 2018 Long Jump T38 4.58