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JOZWICKI Dimitri
Sport Para athletics
NPC France   
GenderMen
Age23
Place of BirthNancy, FRA
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Classification
T38
Further Personal Information
Residence
Lille, FRA
Occupation
Athlete, Physical Therapist
Languages
English, French
Higher education
Occupational Therapy - Ergotherapy Institute of Formation of Lorraine and Champagne-Ardenne: Nancy, FRA
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began athletics at age 13, and took up Para athletics at age 19.
Why this sport?
He used to play rugby with his twin brother, Remi. Once his impairment began to prevent him from continuing to practise the sport, he decided to follow his brother into athletics after being inspired by the performance of French sprinter Christophe Lemaitre at the 2010 European Championships in Barcelona, Spain.
Club / Team
US Tourcoing Athletisme [FRA] / Lille Metropole Athletisme [FRA]:
Name of coach
Nicolas Vi [personal], from 2019
Senior International Debut
Year
2017
Competing for
France
Tournament
World Championships
Location
London, ENG
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2017 World Championships in London, England. (peperenews.fr, 12 Jan 2020)
Hero / Idol
French sprinter Christophe Lemaitre, French Para sprinter Timothee Adolphe. (enroutepourrio.eu, 13 Jun 2017)
Injuries
In February 2020 an adductor muscle [thigh] injury prevented him from taking part at the French indoor national championships. (Facebook page, 16 Feb 2020, 02 Mar 2020)

An injury prevented him from competing at the 2018 European Championships in Berlin, Germany. The injury kept him out of competitions for eight months. (enroutepourrio.eu, 10 Jul 2018; peperenews.fr, 12 Jan 2020)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Never lose inspiration, never give up, keep on determined and focused on the objectives, work will pay off no matter what." (handisport-hautsdefrance.org, 27 Feb 2020)
Awards and honours
In 2019 he was named among the Best Athletes of the Year of the municipality of Tourcoing, France. (ville-tourcoing.fr, 01 Dec 2019)
Famous relatives
His twin brother Remi has served as a guide for visually impaired athletes at club level in France. (peperenews.fr, 12 Jan 2020; enroutepourrio.eu, 28 Jul 2017)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo and to win a medal at the 2024 Paralympic Games in Paris. (vivrefm.com, 09 Mar 2018)
Impairment
He has cerebral palsy that limits the mobility of his lower limbs. He also sustained an Chiari malformation in his head, which involves the lower part of brain pushing on the spinal canal. (allyteams.com, 01 Jun 2019; vivrefm.com, 09 Mar 2018; peperenews.fr, 12 Jan 2020; Facebook page, 04 Mar 2020)
Other information
OCCUPATION
He works in the health service and working conditions section of the regional direction of the Pole Emploi human resources agency in Villeneuve d'Ascq, France. "My employer allows me to go to training, camps and competitions thanks to an agreement between them, the French Handisport Federation and myself." (handisport-hautsdefrance.org, 27 Feb 2020)

Competition Highlights (historical)
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
9 2017 200m T38 24.49
7 2017 100m T38 11.77
6 2019 100m T38 11.45