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MICHALSKI Mateusz
Sport Athletics
NPC Poland   
GenderMen
Born29 Aug 1987 in Wrzesnia, POL
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Visual impairment
Classification
T12
Further Personal Information
Residence
Wrzesnia, POL
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Polish
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport at age 16 in Poznan, Poland.
Why this sport?
He met a coach at school who encouraged him into the sport.
Club / Team
START GZSN Gorzow Wielkopolski: Poland
Name of coach
Adam Kaczor, POL; Zbigniew Lewkowicz [national], POL
General Interest
Hobbies
Listening to music, watching films. (wrzesnia.info.pl, 29 May 2013)
Awards and honours
He was named the 2013 Disabled Athlete of the Year at the 2014 Champions Sports Gala in Warsaw, Poland. (naszemiasto.pl, 13 Jan 2014)

He was named Man of the Year of 2012 by the Wrzesinski Cultural Society in Poland. (wrzesnia.info.pl, 29 May 2013)

He has received a Gold Cross of Merit from the Polish president Bronislaw Komorowski. (mygorzow.pl, 08 Feb 2013)
Impairment
He is visually impaired and has about 10% vision. (wrzesnia.powiat.pl, 21 Feb 2011)
Other information
OCCUPATION
He is a trained masseuse and plans to work in the field once his athletics career is over. (wrzesnia.powiat.pl, 21 Feb 2011)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
9 2008 100m T12 11.31
8 2008 200m T12 22.75
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
1 2011 100m T12 11.05
1 2011 200m T12 22.02
1 2013 200m T12 21.78
1 2013 100m T12 10.79
European Championships (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
2 2014 100m T13 11.34
2 2014 200m T13 23.20