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KOZDRYK Justyna
Sport Para powerlifting
NPC Poland   
GenderWomen
Age37
Place of BirthGrojec, POL
Height1.16 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Short stature
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Further Personal Information
Residence
Grojec, POL
Languages
English, Polish
Higher education
Pedagogy - Academy of Special Education: Warsaw, POL
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began powerlifting in 1999 in Jesieniec, Poland.
Why this sport?
She was inspired by her sister Joanna, who convinced her to go to the gym.
Club / Team
START Radom [POL] / GKS Kraska Jasieniec [POL]:
Name of coach
Mariusz Oliwa [national], POL; Miroslaw Malec, POL
General Interest
Hobbies
Computers, photography. (radiozet.pl, 04 Aug 2017)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning silver at the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing. (sport.tvp.pl, 04 Sep 2016)
Most influential person in career
Her family. (michalpol.blog.pl, 10 Sep 2016)
Hero / Idol
Polish weightlifter Szymon Kolecki. (radiozet.pl, 04 Aug 2017)
Awards and honours
She was honoured with the Gold Cross of Merit by the president of Poland in 2008. (sw.gov.pl, 18 Mar 2014)
Impairment
She was born with achondroplasia. (bibliotekajasieniec.pl, 28 Apr 2015)
Other information
NATIONAL FIRST
She became the first Polish powerlifter to win a medal at a Paralympic Games when she claimed silver at the 2008 Games in Beijing. (michalpol.blog.pl, 10 Sep 2016)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
2 2008 44kg 92.5
5 2012 44kg 95
4 2016 45kg 95
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
2 2006 44kg 85.0
2 2010 44kg 97.5
2 2014 45kg 95.0
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
1 2013 45kg 93
1 2015 45kg 93