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CZYZ Wojtek
Sport Athletics
NPC Germany   
GenderMen
Born30 Jul 1980
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Accident
Classification
T42, F42
Further Personal Information
Family
Child Mika Wojtek Czyz.
Residence
Kaiserslautern, GER
Occupation
Athlete
Higher education
Sports Science - Sport University Cologne: Cologne, GER
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
After his accident and leg amputation in 2001 he underwent rehabilitation at a clinic near Augsburg [Germany]. There he met Roberto Simonazzi who had already won several medals at Paralympic Games and who worked with an orthopaedic technician, Herbert Ganter. Simonazzi and Ganter brought him back to sports with a high-tech prosthesis.
Club / Team
1. FC Kaiserslautern: Germany
Name of coach
Dr Norbert Stein
General Interest
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Don't think about what you have been but what you are and what you are striving to be." (wojtekczyz.de, 16 Nov 2010)
Other information
DISABILITY ORIGIN
He had been aiming to become a professional football player and had already agreed terms with Fortuna Cologne, when his knee was broken during his last match for VfR Grünstadt in September 2001. He was diagnosed with compartment syndrome. His leg was no longer being supplied with blood from the knee down so it had to be amputated. (wojtekczyz.de, 16 Nov 2010)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
1 2004 100m T42 12.51
1 2004 200m T42 26.18
1 2004 Long Jump F42 6.23
1 2008 Long Jump F42-44 6.50
2 2012 Long Jump F42-44 6.33
5 2012 200m T42 26.07
3 2012 4 x 100m Relay T42-46 45.23
3 2012 100m T42 12.52
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
1 2006 100m T42 12.79
1 2006 200m T42 25.90
1 2006 Long Jump F42 5.98
2 2011 Long Jump F42 6.14