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SZCZESNY Andrzej
Sport Para alpine skiing
NPC Poland   
GenderMen
Age36
Place of BirthSanok, POL
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
LW2
Further Personal Information
Family
Wife Ilona
Languages
Polish
Higher education
Trade - Electrician - Vocational School for the Disabled: Busko-Zdroj, POL
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began para-skiing at age 16.
Why this sport?
At age 16 he started to attend a high school in Busko-Zdroj, Poland, where he joined a sports club for children with impairments. He first tried volleyball, but in winter he was encouraged by the club president to attend a winter camp to try skiing. He did not enjoy the sport at first, however an official continued insisting that he give it one more chance. The second camp was more successful for him and he decided to start training.
Senior International Debut
Year
2000
Competing for
Poland
Location
Austria
General Interest
Nicknames
Andy (Facebook page, 17 Nov 2016)
Injuries
He fractured the tibia [shinbone] in his left leg during a slalom training session in November 2016. He underwent surgery in Austria and was ruled out of competing in the 2016/17 season. (Facebook page, 17 Nov 2016)

He broke his left leg while slalom training shortly before the start of the 2006 Paralympic Winter Games in Turin. (VANOC, 12 Feb 2010)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (pomponik.pl, 15 May 2015)
Impairment
His right leg was amputated in 1992 at age 10 due to bone cancer. (VANOC, 12 Feb 2010; natemat.pl, 03 Feb 2013)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
26 2010 Slalom - Standing 1:58.34
25 2010 Giant Slalom - Standing 2:45.38
30 2010 Super-G - Standing 1:35.12
15 2010 Super Combined - Standing 2:26.39
  2014 Super-G - Standing DNF
10 2014 Slalom - Standing 1:50.35
  2014 Super Combined - Standing DNF
22 2014 Giant Slalom - Standing 2:52.13
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
  2003/2004 Super-G LW2  DNF
5 2003/2004 Giant Slalom LW2 2:22.14
11 2003/2004 Slalom LW2 2:02.49
13 2008/2009 Slalom - Standing 1:52.48
  2008/2009 Giant Slalom - Standing  DNQ
35 2008/2009 Super-G - Standing 1:13.35
  2008/2009 Super Combined - Standing  DNS
7 2012/2013 Slalom - Standing 2:06.29
19 2012/2013 Giant Slalom - Standing 2:29.59
17 2014/2015 Giant Slalom - Standing 2:15.14 
11 2014/2015 Slalom - Standing 1:57.26