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STRAWINSKA Karolina
Sport Para athletics, Para swimming
NPC Poland   
GenderWomen
Age23
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T54, F55
Further Personal Information
Languages
English, Polish
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up athletics at age 19.
Why this sport?
Her friend initially encouraged her to try swimming, before she later went on to try other sports at KSN START Warszawa in Poland. "Thanks to sport I can live everything, meet new people and travel. At the beginning I was combining swimming and athletics, but eventually I decided to focus on athletics."
Club / Team
KSN START Warszawa: Poland
General Interest
Hobbies
Photography. (Instagram profile, 14 Jun 2018)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a bronze medal in the F55 shot put at the 2018 European Championships in Berlin, Germany. (parasportowcy.pl, 27 Aug 2018)
Other sports
She has competed in Para swimming and Para basketball at national level in Poland. (ksn.waw.pl, 26 Nov 2016; ksn.waw.pl, 24 Apr 2018)
Impairment
She has impaired use of her legs due to an abscess on her spinal cord, which was removed in 2013. (warszawa.wyborcza.pl, 13 Jul 2014)

Competition Highlights (historical)
European Championships - Para athletics
Rank Year Event Result
4 2018 Discus Throw F55 14.99
3 2018 Shot Put F55 6.00