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REBISZ Tomasz
Sport Para athletics
NPC Poland   
GenderMen
Age44
Place of BirthKoszalin, POL
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Classification
T46, F46
Further Personal Information
Family
Daughter Isabella
Residence
Koszalin, POL
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Polish
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He has always been interested in sports and began to train seriously in 1992.
Why this sport?
"I heard there was a person dedicated to coaching people with disabilities in Koszalin, Poland. His name was Alexander Poplawski, so I applied to him and began my adventure with the Disabled Sports Association."
Club / Team
START Koszalin: Poland
Name of coach
Alexander Poplawski [club], POL; Zbigniew Lewkowicz [national], POL
General Interest
Hobbies
Reading books, listening to classical music. (miasto.koszalin.pl, 30 Mar 2011)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning bronze in the javelin and silver in the shot put and discus at the 1996 Paralympic Games in Atlanta. (miasto.koszalin.pl, 30 Mar 2011)
Awards and honours
He was named START Koszalin's Athlete of the Year for 2013. (gk24.pl, 21 Jan 2014)

He was named Disabled Athlete of the Year 2012 by the president of Koszalin, Poland. (bip.wzp.pl, 30 Jan 2013)
Ambitions
To coach young athletes with an impairment. (miasto.koszalin.pl, 30 Mar 2011)
Other information
CLASSIFICATION GROUP RESTORED FOR 2012
The F46 classification he competes in had not been included at the Paralympic Games since Atlanta in 1996, but it was restored by the International Paralympic Committee [IPC] for the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. "I felt like someone had done it to annoy me," he said. "I wanted to compete for medals, but it simply was not allowed." (miasto.koszalin.pl, 30 Mar 2011)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
2 1996 Discus Throw F46 45.08 
3 1996 Javelin Throw F46 49.70 
2 1996 Shot Put F46 13.84 
3 2012 Shot Put F46 15.01
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
2 1998 Discus Throw F46 42.03
3 1998 Javelin Throw F46 42.22
1 1998 Shot Put F46 14.52
1 2011 Discus Throw F46 47.44
6 2011 Shot Put F44/46 14.20
9 2013 Shot Put F46 11.74
3 2013 Discus Throw F46 45.70