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WIETECKI Lukasz
Sport Para athletics, Para Triathlon
NPC Poland   
GenderMen
Age36
Place of BirthOlkusz, POL
Height1.77 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Further Personal Information
Residence
Poznan, POL
Languages
English, Polish
Higher education
Physiotherapy - School of Education and the Administration: Poznan, POL
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2000 at high school in Poznan, Poland.
Club / Team
START Gorzow Wielkopolski: Poland
Name of coach
Zbigniew Lewkowicz [club], POL; Jacek Szczygiel [personal], POL, from 2010
Senior International Debut
Year
2006
Competing for
Poland
Tournament
World Championships
Location
Assen, NED
General Interest
Nicknames
Luka (Facebook page, 17 Sep 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold in the T13 800m at the 2011 World Championships in Christchurch, New Zealand. (Athlete, 16 Jul 2017)
Most influential person in career
Coach Jacek Szczygiel. (Athlete, 16 Jul 2017)
Hero / Idol
US long distance runner Steven Prefontaine. (Athlete, 16 Jul 2017)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Fight and you will win." (Athlete, 16 Jul 2017)
Other sports
He has competed in Para triathlon at international level and won bronze at the 2015 World Championships in Chicago, IL, United States of America. At the 2018 European Championships in Tartu, Estonia he earned silver medal. (sport.pl, 22 Sep 2015; Facebook page, 17 Sep 2019)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (akademiatriathlonu.pl, 13 Sep 2019)
Impairment
He has a genetic condition called optic nerve atrophy that affects his vision. (Athlete, 16 Jul 2017)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games (Overall) - Para athletics
Rank Year Event Result
7 2012 1500m T13 3:56.26
4 2012 800m T13 1:55.44
5 2016 1500m T13 3:54.20
10 2016 5000m T13 15:36.04
World Championships - Para athletics
Rank Year Event Result
6 2006 800m T13 1:58.61
6 2006 1500m T13 4:20.40
2 2011 1500m T13 3:59.52
1 2011 800m T13 1:56.17
2 2013 800m T13 1:55.94
5 2013 1500m T13 4:10.54
  2015 800m T13  DNF
12 2015 1500m T13 4:21.17
5 2017 5000m T13 15:00.10
4 2017 1500m T13 3:53.91
8 2017 800m T13 1:59.49
World Championships - Para Triathlon
Rank Year Event Result
3 2015 PT5 1:05:10
6 2016 PT5 1:10:44
5 2017 PTVI 1:07:55
9 2018 PTVI 1:04:57
12 2019 PTVI 1:11:10
European Championships - Para athletics
Rank Year Event Result
6 2014 5000m T13 16:18.61
3 2014 1500m T13 4:09.41
1 2016 1500m T13 3:57.38
1 2016 5000m T13 15:48.52
5 2018 1500m T13 4:10.72
5 2018 5000m T13 15:54.60
European Championships - Para Triathlon
Rank Year Event Result
3 2015 PT5 1:02.49
3 2017 PTVI 1:07:19
2 2018 PTVI 1:05:00
7 2019 PTVI 1:06:07
World Ranking (2018/01/01) - Para Triathlon
Rank Year Event Result
5 2018 PTVI  
14 2018 PTVI  
14 2018 PTVI  
World Paralympic Qualification Event - Para Triathlon
Rank Year Event Result
8 2019 PTVI 1:01:50