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KREZEL Maciej
Sport Para alpine skiing
NPC Poland   
GenderMen
Age27
Place of BirthKatowice, POL
Height1.82 m
Weight 77 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
B3
Guide
Anna Ogarzynska
Further Personal Information
Family
Partner Paulina Mikolajek
Residence
Dabrowa Górnicza, POL
Languages
English, Polish
Higher education
Management - University of Physical Education: Katowice, POL
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began skiing at age three in Poland.
Why this sport?
His father, who was a ski instructor, got him involved in the sport.
Club / Team
START Katowice: Poland
Name of coach
Peter Matiasko [national], SVK; Bartomiej Olseski [national]
Senior International Debut
Year
2009
Competing for
Poland
Tournament
World Championships
Location
Korea
General Interest
Hobbies
Wakeboarding. (Facebook profile, 20 Aug 2017)
Memorable sporting achievement
Placing fifth in slalom at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi. (Athlete, 08 Mar 2018)
Most influential person in career
His father. (Athlete, 08 Mar 2018)
Hero / Idol
US alpine skier Bode Miller. (Athlete, 08 Mar 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"If you set a bar high, you cannot knock it down." (Facebook profile, 20 Aug 2017)
Awards and honours
He was chosen as Poland's flag bearer for the opening ceremony of the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi. (paralympic.org, 07 Mar 2014)
Impairment
He was born with a visual condition, and lost all of the vision in his left eye due to a retinal detachment at age 20. He has tunnel vision in his right eye. (sport.pl, 11 Mar 2014; niepelnosprawni.pl, 06 Mar 2014)
Other information
WAKEBOARDING
Wakeboarding is one of his hobbies, but also forms an integral part of his training. "Training on wakeboard and water skis is a perfect way to improve my balance and strength for skiing." (startkatowice.pl, 19 Sep 2017)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
8 2010 Slalom - Visually Impaired 1:56.81
9 2010 Giant Slalom - Visually Impaired 2:57.66
  2014 Super-G - Visually Impaired DSQ
5 2014 Slalom - Visually Impaired 1:49.94
5 2014 Super Combined - Visually Impaired 2:22.58
9 2014 Giant Slalom - Visually Impaired 2:42.64
8 2018 Downhill - Visually Impaired 1:38.25
12 2018 Super-G - Visually Impaired 1:38.14
6 2018 Super Combined - Visually Impaired 2:26.95
10 2018 Giant Slalom - Visually Impaired 2:26.43
6 2018 Slalom - Visually Impaired 1:44.13
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
9 2008/2009 Slalom - Visually Impaired 1:56.74
7 2008/2009 Giant Slalom - Visually Impaired 2:27.99
  2008/2009 Super Combined - Visually Impaired  DNS
13 2012/2013 Super-G - Visually Impaired 1:20.40
  2012/2013 Slalom - Visually Impaired  DSQ
  2012/2013 Super Combined - Visually Impaired  DNF
  2012/2013 Giant Slalom - Visually Impaired  DNF
11 2014/2015 Super-G - Visually Impaired 1:33.21
6 2014/2015 Super Combined - Visually Impaired 2:06.81
6 2014/2015 Giant Slalom - Visually Impaired 2:14.02
5 2014/2015 Slalom - Visually Impaired 1:57.52
7 2016/2017 Downhill - Visually Impaired 1:21.00
6 2016/2017 Super-G - Visually Impaired 1:12.93
6 2016/2017 Super Combined - Visually Impaired 2:01.87
6 2016/2017 Giant Slalom - Visually Impaired 2:25.28
5 2016/2017 Slalom - Visually Impaired 1:33.84
World Cup Final
Rank Year Event Result
8 2016/2017 Downhill - Visually Impaired 1:36.34
7 2016/2017 Super-G - Visually Impaired 1:38.94
7 2016/2017 Super-G - Visually Impaired 1:36.17
5 2016/2017 Giant Slalom - Visually Impaired 2:22.08
6 2016/2017 Slalom - Visually Impaired 1:43.59