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KAPINOWSKI Jacqueline
Sport Para athletics, Rowing, PARA - Triathlon, Wheelchair Curling
NPC United States   
GenderWomen
Age55
Place of BirthBelleville, NJ, USA
Height1.73 m
Weight 64 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Impaired muscle power
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
AS
Further Personal Information
Marital status
Married
Family
Husband Harry, son Bill
Languages
English
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She first tried Para rowing at the Endeavor Games in Oklahoma, OK, United States of America.
Why this sport?
After retiring from wheelchair curling in 2011, she contacted Navesink Rowing Club in Red Bank, NJ, United States of America.
Club / Team
Treasure Coast Rowing Club: Palm City, FL, USA
General Interest
Nicknames
Jacqui (jacquikapinowski.com, 04 Jun 2016)
Hobbies
Handcycling, wheelchair racing, swimming, triathlon. (worldrowing.com, Sep 2016)
Most influential person in career
Her family. (worldrowing.com, Sep 2016)
Awards and honours
She received a key to the city and a letter of proclamation from the mayor of Point Pleasant, NJ, United States of America. (usrowing.com, 01 Jul 2011)
Other sports
She competed in wheelchair curling at the 2010 Paralympic Games in Vancouver, and claimed a bronze medal in Para triathlon at the 2013 World Championships in London, England. (SportsDeskOnline, 13 Sep 2013)
Impairment
She was diagnosed with stiff person syndrome at age 39. The neurological condition resulted in seizures, muscle weakness and walking became painful, requiring her to use a wheelchair. (teamusa.org, 23 Jun 2009)
Other information
ILLNESS
In 2013 she was diagnosed with thyroid cancer and underwent a five-hour operation in which the two tumours were removed. Previously she had been hospitalised with bacterial meningitis at age 23 and 28. (jacquikapinowski.com, 04 Jun 2016)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games - Wheelchair Curling
Rank Year Event Result
4 2010 Team  
World Championship - Wheelchair Curling
Rank Year Event Result
3 2007/2008 Team  
4 2008/2009 Team  
7 2010/2011 Team  
World Championships - Rowing
Rank Year Event Result
9 2011 Trunk & Arms Double Sculls 4:25.65
Final B 2015 Arms Only Single Sculls 5:49.76
Paralympic Games - Rowing
Rank Year Event Result
7 2016 Arms Only Single Sculls 5:46.71