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FRANIECZEK Justyna
Sport Para athletics
NPC Poland   
GenderWomen
Age31
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Intellectual impairment
Classification
T20
Further Personal Information
Residence
Pila, POL
Languages
Polish
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up Para athletics in school.
Club / Team
KS Gwardia Pila: Poland
Name of coach
Roman Marciniak [club], POL
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing in the 400m final at the 2019 World Championships in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Facebook page, 24 Nov 2019)
Injuries
She was affected by a leg injury in mid-2019. (parasport.poinformowani.pl, 22 Jul 2019)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Nothing is impossible." (YouTube channel, 30 Mar 2019)
Other information
TOUGH TIMES
She experienced a lack of tolerance in school due to her impairment. "I couldn't find understanding, I was laughed at. But I decided to prove that I'm not wrong, that something is wrong with other people." She achieved several successes in the 400m at junior national level, but then she was diagnosed with cancer. After treatment she returned to sport, but then at age 22 she was involved in a serious car accident that resulted in further damage to her health. After the accident she fell pregnant, but due to health problems caused by the accident, she lost her baby. "I decided to not give up because I sacrifice a lot, I knew I had to believe and fight even stronger for my dreams." The process of recovery took her almost eight years. "Besides pain and tragedy I have never given up on training, I do it for people who loved me and for whose who don't give up." (YouTube channel, 30 Mar 2019)

Competition Highlights (historical)
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
7 2019 400m T20 1:01.15