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TYSZKOWSKI Bartosz
Sport Para athletics
NPC Poland   
GenderMen
Age24
Place of BirthGorzˇw Wielkopolski, POL
Height1.40 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Short stature
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
F41
Further Personal Information
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Polish
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up Para athletics in 2009 in Gorzow Wielkopolski, Poland.
Why this sport?
He was encouraged by coach Zbigniew Lewkowicz, who saw him during sport classes at middle school.
Club / Team
START Gorzow Wielkopolski: Poland
Name of coach
Dariusz Niemczyn [club], POL
General Interest
Nicknames
Lolo (Facebook profile, 02 Aug 2015)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a gold medal in the F41 shot put at the 2015 World Championships in Doha, Qatar, and setting two world records. (sport.tvp.pl, 04 Sep 2016)
Most influential person in career
His family. (tvp.pl, 23 Jan 2016)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs
Before competition he watches motivational movies and listens to music. (tvgorzow.pl, 05 Feb 2016)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Hard work pays off." (sport.tvp.pl, 04 Sep 2016)
Awards and honours
He was presented with the Silver Cross of Merit by the president of Poland in 2016. (prezydent.pl, 05 Oct 2016)

He was named the 2015 Para Athlete of the Year in Poland. (przegladsportowy.pl, 10 Sep 2016)
Impairment
He is a person of short stature. (przegladsportowy.pl, 10 Sep 2016)
Other information
SANCTION
He was withdrawn from the 2017 World Championships in London, England, after testing positive for banned substance THC [tetrahydrocannabinol]. He was provisionally suspended by the Polish Anti-Doping Agency [POLADA] for eight months, before returning to competition in March 2018. (gorzow.eska.p, 21 Jul 2017; zachod.pl, 30 Mar 2018)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
4 2012 Discus Throw F40 39.20
4 2012 Shot Put F40 11.98
2 2016 Shot Put F41 13.56
8 2016 Javelin Throw F41 35.93
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
1 2013 Shot Put F41 12.18
2 2013 Discus Throw F41 42.70
1 2015 Shot Put F41 13.43
7 2015 Javelin Throw F41 33.35
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
3 2014 Javelin Throw F41 34.77
1 2014 Shot Put F41 12.83
1 2016 Shot Put F40/41 13.64
3 2016 Javelin Throw F40/41 36.24
1 2018 Shot Put F41 14.04