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NPC Poland   
Place of BirthWrzesnia, POL
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Visual impairment
Origin of Impairment
T12, T13
Further Personal Information
Wrzesnia, POL
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 was bored after class and decided to join his school's para-athletics team. "I regret taking the sport up so late. Also, I did not take it seriously for the first three years, so I basically started training at age 19."
Club / Team
START Gorzow Wielkopolski: Poland
Name of coach
Przemyslaw Pawlak [personal], POL; Zbigniew Lewkowicz [national, club], POL
Training Regime
He trains six days a week, three to four hours a day.
General Interest
Listening to music, watching films. (, 29 May 2013)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold in 200m at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (, 28 Jan 2014)
He missed most of the 2014 season with an adductor magnus injury. (, 21 May 2015)

Six weeks before the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing he tore his biceps femoris. He was able to compete in Beijing, but he could not practise properly and achieved disappointing results. (, 21 May 2015)

Awards and honours
He was named the 2013 Disabled Athlete of the Year at the 2014 Champions Sports Gala in Warsaw, Poland. (, 13 Jan 2014)

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

He has received a Gold Cross of Merit from the Polish president Bronislaw Komorowski. (, 08 Feb 2013)
To win medals in 100m and 200m at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro and to break the 200m world record in the T13 classification. (, 21 May 2015)
At age seven he developed Stargardt disease and lost most of his vision. He has about 10% vision. (, 21 May 2015)

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