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TARABA Wojciech
Sport Para snowboard
NPC Poland   
Place of BirthKraków, POL
Height1.74 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Further Personal Information
Kraków, POL
Office Worker
English, Polish
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up Para snowboard in 2012.
Why this sport?
He was involved in snowboarding prior to his accident. After his rehabilitation he took up skateboarding and mountain biking, but began to miss snowboarding. He was encouraged to return to the sport by coach Malgorzata Kelm.
Club / Team
START Bielsko-Biala: Poland
Name of coach
Malgorzata Kelm [national], POL
Senior International Debut
Competing for
Landgraaf, NED
General Interest
Wojtas, Wojtek (, 01 Sep 2017;, 21 Jan 2014)
Enduro mountain biking, reading. (, 01 Dec 2017)
Memorable sporting achievement
Placing 11th in both the SB-LL2 snowboard cross and banked slalom at the 2015 World Championships in La Molina, Spain, and finishing 15th in standing snowboard cross at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi. (Athlete, 08 Mar 2018)
Most influential person in career
Coach Malgorzata Kelm. (Athlete, 08 Mar 2018)
Hero / Idol
Norwegian snowboarder Terje Hakonsen. (Athlete, 08 Mar 2018)
He required surgery on his eye socket after crashing in training at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (, 17 Mar 2018)
Awards and honours
He was Poland's flag bearer at the closing ceremony of the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi. (, 16 Mar 2014)
In 2004 he fractured the tibia and fibula bones in his right leg in a snowboarding accident. Four months later, his leg had to be amputated below the knee due to medical malpractice. (, 26 Feb 2014;, 2014)
Other information
He works in a real estate office. (, 01 Dec 2017;, 01 Sep 2017)

Competition Highlights (historical)
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
11 2014/2015 Snowboard Cross - Lower Limb 2 Impaired  
11 2014/2015 Banked Slalom - Lower Limb 2 Impaired 1:38.87
15 2016/2017 Snowboard Cross - Lower Limb 2 Impaired  
17 2016/2017 Banked Slalom - Lower Limb 2 Impaired 1:18.69
14 2018/2019 Banked Slalom - Lower Limb 2 Impaired 58.14
6 2018/2019 Snowboard Cross - Lower Limb 2 Impaired  
6 2018/2019 Snowboard Cross Team Event  
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
15 2014 Snowboardcross - Standing 2:02.17
World Cup Finals
Rank Year Event Result
13 2016/2017 Snowboard Cross - Lower Limb 2 Impaired  
13 2016/2017 Banked Slalom - Lower Limb 2 Impaired  
16 2017/2018 Snowboard Cross - Lower Limb 2 Impaired 1:12.33
15 2017/2018 Banked Slalom - Lower Limb 2 Impaired 1:27.12