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Alicja Jeromin

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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T47

Further personal information

Family
Husband Michal
Other names
Alicja Fiodorow-Jeromin
Residence
Radom, POL
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Polish, English
Higher education
Physical Education - Gdansk University of Physical Education and Sport: Poland

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport in 1998 with the START Radom club in Poland.
Why this sport?
Her mother Halina competed in running and long jump in her youth, and she wanted to follow in her footsteps. At age 13, when she met coach Jacek Szczygiel, she was asked to choose between athletics or table tennis. "I had to choose, so I decided to do athletics."
Club / Team
START Radom: Poland
Name of coach
Jacek Szczygiel [club], POL

International debut

Year
1998
Competing for
Poland
Tournament
World Championships
Location
Birmingham, ENG

General interest

Nicknames
Alka, Ala ('Alicja Fiodorow' documentary, 01 Oct 2016)
Hobbies
Travelling. (Za Linia Mety YouTube channel, 11 Feb 2021)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning the bronze medal in the T46 400m at the 2004 Paralympic Games in Athens. "It was my first Paralympic medal. The other six Paralympic medals are also great, but this was the first one. It was the fruition of all my hard work." (weszlo.fm, 07 Jul 2019; Athlete, 16 Jul 2017; 'Alicja Fiodorow' documentary, 01 Oct 2016)
Most influential person in career
Coach Jacek Szczygiel. (Athlete, 16 Jul 2017)
Hero / Idol
US hurdler and bobsleigher Lolo Jones. (Athlete, 16 Jul 2017)
Injuries
A hip injury caused her to withdraw from the Grand Prix event in Bydgoszcz, Poland in July 2019. (Facebook page, 22 Jul 2019)

She dislocated her right elbow and sustained ligament damage to her right arm in July 2018. (Facebook page, 30 Jul 2018)

She suffered thigh muscle issues during her preparation for the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, which she said was due to higher training loads. She also struggled with back pain before and during the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing. ('Alicja Fiodorow' documentary, 01 Oct 2016)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Never give up." (Facebook page, 30 Jul 2018; eurosport.onet.pl, 12 Sep 2016)
Awards and honours
In 2016 she was named Athlete of the Year in the city of Radom, Poland. (echodnia.eu, 27 Jan 2017)

She was awarded the Knight's Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta by the president of Poland in 2013. (echodnia.eu, 08 Feb 2013)

In 2008 she was honoured with the Polish Gold Cross of Merit for her sporting achievements. (sejm.gov.pl, 15 Dec 2008; echodnia.eu, 08 Feb 2013)
Other sports
She competed in Para table tennis at international level. (Facebook page, 30 Jul 2018)
Ambitions
To win a gold medal at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (Za Linia Mety YouTube channel, 11 Feb 2021)
Impairment
She was born without a left forearm. (sport.tvn24.pl, 03 Sep 2012)
Other information
FINAL PARALYMPICS
She says that the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo, where she can become the first female Polish athlete to compete in Para athletics at five editions of the Paralympic Games, will be her last Games. "I think that the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo will be my last one. I'm only getting older and my body is already worn out, so I cannot imagine another four-year cycle of training. I dream about earning Paralympic gold in Tokyo. It is the only missing medal in my collection and it would be a perfect way to crown my career." (SportsDeskOnline, 22 Apr 2021; Za Linia Mety YouTube channel, 11 Feb 2021)

COACH SINCE CHILDHOOD
She has been coached by Jacek Szczygiel since age 13 and feels that their relationship is like that of a father and daughter. "We have a great partnership and communicate perfectly. After so many years of working together we are almost like father and daughter. We know each other very well, so year by year it's even easier to work with each other." (weszlo.fm, 07 Jul 2019)

EARLY YEARS
She competed at the 1998 World Championships in Birmingham, England at age 13. She had started Para athletics training that year and impressed national coaches when she won medals at the Polish national championships in 1998. "When I told my parents that I was going to the world championships, they didn't believe me, and were sure that I had misunderstood the coaches. I was shocked and very nervous, because I was young and had just started my athletics career." ('Alicja Fiodorow' documentary, 01 Oct 2016)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Athens 2004 Paralympic Games (Athens, Greece)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m T46 Heat 2 2
Women's 100 m T46 Final Round 4
Women's 200 m T46 Heat 1 3
Women's 200 m T46 Final Round 4
Women's 400 m T46 Heat 1 2
Women's 400 m T46 Final Round 3
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 200 m T46 Final Round 2
Women's 200 m T46 Heat 1 3
Women's 100 m T46 Final Round 3
Women's 100 m T46 Heat 1 1
IPC Athletics World Championships Assen 2006 (Assen, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 400 m T46 Final Round 1
Women's 200 m T46 Final Round 2
Women's 200 m T46 Heat 2 1
Women's 100 m T46 Final Round 9999
Women's 100 m T46 Heat 2 2
2011 IPC Athletics World Championships (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 200 m T46 Heat 2 2011-01-22 4
Women's 200 m T46 Final 2011-01-23 4
Women's 100 m T46 Heat 1 2011-01-24 2
Women's 100 m T46 Final 2011-01-25 4
Women's 400 m T46 Final 2011-01-27 3
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 200 m T46 Heat 2 2012-08-31 3
Women's 200 m T46 Final Round 2012-09-01 2
Women's 400 m T46 Final Round 2012-09-08 3
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 400 m T46 Final 1 2013-07-22 4
Women's 200 m T46 Semifinal 2 2013-07-24 3
Women's 200 m T46 Final 1 2013-07-25 3
Women's 100 m T46 Semifinal 1 2013-07-26 4
Women's 100 m T46 Final 1 2013-07-27 3
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 200 m T47 Heat 1 2015-10-27 4
Women's 200 m T47 Final 1 2015-10-28 4
Women's 100 m T47 Heat 1 2015-10-29 3
Women's 100 m T47 Final 1 2015-10-30 3
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m T47 Heat 1 2016-09-10 1
Women's 100 m T47 Final Round 2016-09-11 2
Women's 200 m T47 Heat 1 2016-09-15 1
Women's 200 m T47 Final Round 2016-09-16 2
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 200 m T47 Heat 1 2017-07-14 3
Women's 200 m T47 Final 1 2017-07-15 4
Women's 100 m T47 Final 1 2017-07-18 2