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PENDER Dariusz
Sport Wheelchair Fencing
NPC Poland   
GenderMen
Age44
Place of BirthTarnogród, POL
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Classification
A
Further Personal Information
Occupation
Athlete, Bank Employee
Sport Specific Information
Club / Team
IKS AWF: Warsaw, POL
Name of coach
Marek Gniewkowski [personal]
Training Regime
"I train all year at least three times a week. Two to three months before important events I increase the number of workouts to five or six per week."
Handedness
Right
General Interest
Nicknames
Darka (Facebook page, 31 Aug 2016)
Awards and honours
He was named the Athlete with an Impairment of the Year in Warsaw, Poland, in 2011, 2012 and 2014. (um.warszawa.pl, 13 Jul 2016)

He was named the 2012 Polish Athlete with an Impairment of the Year. (poloniahsv Facebook page, 19 Jan 2013)
Other sports
He is a former basketball player and has competed in wheelchair tennis at elite level. (Policy na Paraolimpiadze w Rio Facebook page, 05 Sep 2012)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (bankomania.pkobp.pl, 22 Jul 2016)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
4 2000 Team Epee  
2 2000 Team Foil  
1 2000 Individual Epee A  
9 2000 Individual Foil A  
2 2004 Team Epee  
3 2004 Team Foil  
5 2004 Individual Epee A  
3 2004 Individual Foil A  
13 2008 Individual Epee A  
3 2008 Individual Foil A  
7 2012 Individual Foil A  
1 2012 Individual Epee A  
8 2016 Individual Epee A  
4 2016 Individual Foil A  
3 2016 Team Epee  
2 2016 Team Foil  
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
8 2013 Individual Epee A  
5 2013 Individual Foil A  
4 2013 Team Epee  
4 2013 Team Foil  
7 2015 Individual Epee A  
3 2015 Individual Foil A  
2 2015 Team Foil  
2 2015 Team Epee  
8 2017 Individual Foil A  
7 2017 Individual Epee A  
3 2017 Team Foil  
9 2017 Team Epee  
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
2 2014 Team Epee  
2 2014 Team Foil  
3 2014 Individual Epee A  
2 2014 Individual Foil A  
3 2016 Individual Foil A  
5 2016 Individual Epee A  
9 2018 Individual Foil A  
16 2018 Individual Epee A  
3 2018 Team Foil  
6 2018 Team Epee