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Adrian Matusik

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
F44

Further personal information

Family
Wife Ivana, son Adrian
Residence
Nové Zámky, SVK
Languages
English, Slovak

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up Para athletics in 2009.
Why this sport?
He was involved in sports all his life before his accident.

International debut

Year
2009
Competing for
Slovakia

General interest

Injuries
He underwent knee surgery in 2020, recovering in time to participate in a competition in Olomouc, Czech Republic, in August that year. (proficio.sk, 22 Aug 2020)
Awards and honours
He was named the 2013 Para Athlete of the Year in Nitra, Slovakia. (novezamky.dnes24.sk, 05 May 2014)
Impairment
He severely injured his left leg in 2001 while working to dig a well. He walks with the assistance of a cane. (sport.pravda.sk, 20 Oct 2015; spv.sk, 20 Aug 2014)
Other information
OCCUPATION
He has worked as a guide and manager at the Ernest Zmetak Art Gallery in Nove Zamky, Slovakia. (galerianz.eu, 12 Jun 2018; spv.sk, 2017)

Results

Unit Date Rank
2011 IPC Athletics World Championships (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Discus Throw F44 Final 2011-01-26 5
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Shot Put F42/44 Final Round 2012-08-31 8
Men's Discus Throw F44 Final Round 2012-09-06 4
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Discus Throw F44 Final 1 2013-07-21 3
Men's Shot Put F44 Final 1 2013-07-27 2
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Discus Throw F44 Final 1 2015-10-22 9999
Men's Shot Put F44 Final 1 2015-10-27 1
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Discus Throw F44 Final Round 2016-09-16 6
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Discus Throw F44 Final 1 2017-07-16 6
Men's Shot Put F44 Final 1 2017-07-23 2