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Anna Trener-Wierciak

Athletics
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Impaired muscle power
Classification
T38

Further personal information

Family
Husband Dawid Wierciak
Other names
Anna Trener
Residence
Kraków, POL
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, Polish
Higher education
Environmental Engineering - Tadeusz Kosciuszko University of Technology: Kraków, POL

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport in 2012 at the AZS AWF Krakow club in Poland.
Why this sport?
She was involved in sports from an early age. She trained in gymnastics at first before moving on to ju-jitsu and then athletics. "Sprinting was my first choice and, after a few years, I decided to try long jump."
Club / Team
AZS AWF Krakow : Poland
Name of coach
Marta Guja [personal], from 2019

International debut

Year
2016
Competing for
Poland

General interest

Hobbies
Yoga. (Instagram profile, 22 Mar 2021)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning bronze in the T38 long jump at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (SportsDeskOnline, 19 Apr 2021; Athlete, 16 Jul 2017)
Most influential person in career
Coach Marcin Nowak and her husband Dawid Wierciak. (krakow.wyborcza.pl, 30 Nov 2018; Athlete, 16 Jul 2017)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"As long as you fight, you are a winner." (Athlete, 16 Jul 2017)
Awards and honours
In 2016 she was presented with the Bronze Cross of Merit by the president of Poland. (prezydent.pl, 05 Oct 2016)
Other sports
She has also competed in ju-jitsu. (LinkedIn profile, 01 Jun 2019; team100.pl, 01 Jan 2019)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (nasimistrzowie.pl, 05 Apr 2019)
Impairment
She has multiple sclerosis. She was diagnosed with the condition in 2011. (Athlete, 16 Jul 2017)
Other information
EARLY DAYS
She was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2011 and became involved in Para athletics the following year. However, she did not begin competing until 2015. "For a long time, I shied away from competing in Para athletics. To be accepted by the crowd, you first have to accept yourself. It was not easy. But then there was a day when I said to myself, 'It is how it is'." (krakow.wyborcza.pl, 30 Nov 2018)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m T38 Heat 2 2016-09-08 5
Women's Long Jump T38 Final Round 2016-09-11 3
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 200 m T38 Final 1 2017-07-15 4
Women's Long Jump T38 Final 1 2017-07-17 3
Women's 100 m T38 Final 1 2017-07-22 5