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KORNOBYS Lucyna
Sport Para athletics
NPC Poland   
GenderWomen
Age42
Place of BirthKamienna Gora, POL
Height1.73 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
F33
Further Personal Information
Residence
Jelenia Góra, POL
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Polish
Higher education
Administration Studies - University of Wroclaw: Poland
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up sitting volleyball in 2008 and moved on to Para athletics the following year.
Why this sport?
She loved sport as a child, and competed in cross-country running when she was young. Later in life she was encouraged to switch from sitting volleyball to athletics by coach Wiktor Zurynski.
Club / Team
START Wroclaw: Poland
Name of coach
Michal Mosson [club], POL
Training Regime
She trains two to three times per week.
Senior International Debut
Year
2010
Competing for
Poland
Location
Croatia
General Interest
Nicknames
Lusi, Lucy (tylkoigrzyska.com.pl, 11 Jan 2015)
Hobbies
Sport, listening to music, embroidery, cycling, swimming, watching documentaries, photography. (lkornobys.wordpress.com, 16 Jan 2018)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning silver in the F34 shot put at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, and claiming gold in the F34 shot put at the 2019 World Championships in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. "The Paralympic medal is the most important for me, but this gold is in the second place. I never had gold from world championships before." (Athlete, 16 Jul 2017; gazetawroclawska.pl, 19 Nov 2019)
Most influential person in career
Her family. (Athlete, 16 Jul 2017)
Hero / Idol
Polish shot putter Tomasz Majewski. (Athlete, 16 Jul 2017)
Injuries
She competed with inflammation in her right elbow at the 2019 World Championships in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Despite the injury, she went on to win gold in the F33 shot put. (gazetawroclawska.pl, 19 Nov 2019)

She competed at the 2012 Polish Championships despite injuries to her wrist and cervical spine. (jg24.pl, 05 Jun 2012)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs
Since the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, she travels to every competition with her lucky charm, a small elephant with a Polish flag, which she got from her friend. (paralympic.org.pl, 15 Nov 2019)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"As long as you fight, you are the winner." (parasportowcy.pl, 21 May 2019)
Awards and honours
She received the 2019 Sport Without Barrier Award during the annual Sport Champions Gala in Poland. The award is given to the Para Athlete of the Year. (tvp.pl, 11 Jan 2020)

In 2018 she was given the Golden Spikes Award for Female Para Athlete of the Year by the Polish Athletic Federation. (sport.tvp.pl, 30 Oct 2018)

In 2016 she was presented with the Silver Cross of Merit by the president of Poland. (prezydent.pl, 05 Oct 2016)

She was named Best Para Athlete of the Year in both 2012 and 2015 by the Jelenia Gora Society for Combating Impairments in Poland. (wtzjelenia.jgora.pl, 05 Feb 2016; jelonka.com, 09 Feb 2013)
Other sports
From 2008 to 2013 she competed in sitting volleyball at an elite level. (jelonka.com, 07 Jun 2016; nj24.pl, 04 Feb 2012)
Ambitions
To win a gold medal at 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (gazetawroclawska.pl, 19 Nov 2019)
Impairment
Her impairment is the result of a knee injury she sustained at age 15 while skiing. She underwent several surgeries, but instead injury healing, it got worse as she was losing power in her legs. In 2003 she started to use a wheelchair. (nj24.pl, 04 Feb 2012; Facebook page, 07 Mar 2020; polskieradio.pl, 31 Jan 2020)
Other information
FUTURE PLAN
After her retirement from sport she wants to share her knowledge with the next generation. "I've started a course to become a Para sport instructor. I know that I won't be an easy coach, because I myself am not an easy athlete to be coached. I'm very strict and demanding for myself and for others. Every professional athlete knows that to achieve success, hard work and engagement are needed and this I will also require as a coach. I cannot imagine my life without sport, it gives me a boost to set new goals." (gazetawroclawska.pl, 22 Jan 2019)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
4 2016 Javelin Throw F34 17.88
2 2016 Shot Put F34 8.00
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
5 2011 Shot Put F32-34 6.12
2 2011 Javelin Throw F33-34/52-53 14.09
5 2013 Javelin Throw F33/34 18.81
12 2013 Shot Put F32/33/34 6.56
3 2015 Shot Put F34 7.38
2 2015 Javelin Throw F34 18.15
2 2017 Shot Put F34 8.22
3 2017 Javelin Throw F34 15.63
3 2019 Javelin Throw F34 16.99
1 2019 Shot Put F33 7.81
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
2 2014 Javelin Throw F34 16.32
2 2014 Shot Put F34 7.39
1 2016 Shot Put F34 8.33
3 2016 Javelin Throw F34 16.81
1 2018 Shot Put F33 7.49
3 2018 Javelin Throw F34 16.22