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WOZNIAK Paulina
Sport Swimming
NPC Poland   
GenderWomen
Age24
Place of BirthSzczecin, POL
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S9, SB8, SM9
Further Personal Information
Residence
Police, POL
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Polish
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up swimming in primary school in Police, Poland.
Why this sport?
Initially she wanted to play volleyball, but eventually discovered she had a talent for swimming and that her success in the pool helped grow her confidence. "I didn't really like swimming in the beginning, I preferred playing volleyball. But after some time my volleyball coach helped me understand that I could be better at swimming."
Club / Team
START Szczecin: Poland
Name of coach
Grzegorz Musztafaga [club], POL; Wojciech Seidel [naional], POL
General Interest
Ambitions
To compete at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (radioszczecin.pl, 25 Jul 2015)
Impairment
She was born without a left forearm. (megatiming.pl, 30 Jun 2015)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
16 2008 100m Butterfly S9 1:18.55
20 2008 100m Freestyle S9 1:10.24
2 2008 100m Breaststroke SB8 1:23.90
7 2008 200m Individual Medley SM9 2:46.14
6 2012 100m Butterfly S9 1:12.52
3 2012 100m Breaststroke SB8 1:22.45
8 2012 200m Individual Medley SM9 2:44.17
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
6 2010 100m Butterfly S9 1:14.12
4 2010 100m Breaststroke SB8 1:26.30
4 2010 200m Individual Medley SM9 2:42.47
13 2010 100m Backstroke S9 1:20.85
8 2013 200m Individual Medley SM9 2:48.66
6 2013 100m Breaststroke SB8 1:27.11
Heats 2013 100m Butterfly S9 1:19.96
4 2015 100m Breaststroke SB8 1:22.06
Heats 2015 50m Freestyle S9 31.01
Heats 2015 100m Butterfly S9 1:14.21
World Championships Short Course
Rank Year Event Result
3 2009 100m Breaststroke SB8 1:21.69
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
3 2014 100m Breaststroke SB8 1:24.87
7 2014 200m Individual Medley SM9 2:47.65
6 2014 100m Butterfly S9 1:18.10