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JABLONSKA Oliwia
Sport Para swimming
NPC Poland   
GenderWomen
Age21
Place of BirthWroclaw, POL
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Impaired range of motion
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S10, SB9, SM10
Further Personal Information
Residence
Wroclaw, POL
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, Polish
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up swimming at age seven.
Why this sport?
She initially began swimming as part of her rehabilitation following multiple surgeries. She soon developed a love for the sport and says she "feels like a fish in the water, swimming is my passion!"
Club / Team
START Wroclaw: Poland
Name of coach
Slawomir Kuczko [personal], POL; Beata Pozarowszczyk [club], POL, from 2016; Wojciech Seidel [national], POL
General Interest
Nicknames
Oliwka (Facebook profile, 22 Apr 2018)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning silver in the S10 100m butterfly at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London, and winning gold in the S10 100m butterfly at the 2014 European Championships in Eindhoven, Netherlands. (rezerwujsport.pl, 30 Nov 2017)
Hero / Idol
US swimmer Michael Phelps. (paralympic.org.pl, 08 Sep 2016)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"I don't have to do anything, eventually I can." (paralympic.org.pl, 08 Sep 2016)
Awards and honours
She was awarded a Silver Cross of Merit by the president of Poland in 2013. (prezydent.pl, 07 Feb 2013)

She received a sporting achievement award at the 2013 Lady D Awards in Poland, which acknowledge the accomplishments of women with an impairment from all walks of life in Poland. (niepelnosprawni.pl, 07 May 2013)

She received an award for Outstanding Sports Achievement in 2010 at the 58th Polish Sports Press Awards, after winning six gold medals at the 2010 World Junior Championships. (umwd.dolnyslask.pl, 07 Jan 2011)
Ambitions
To win a gold medal at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (sportowywroclaw.pl, 28 Apr 2017)
Impairment
She was born with congenital talipes equinovarus, commonly known as club foot. Her first operation came at six months old, followed by further operations at age three and then age eight. (star.wroclaw.pl, 15 Jun 2011; megamocni.pl, 11 Dec 2013)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
Heats 2012 50m Freestyle S10 30.58
2 2012 100m Butterfly S10 1:08.55
4 2012 400m Freestyle S10 4:41.65
8 2012 100m Freestyle S10 1:03.76
Heats 2016 50m Freestyle S10 29.41
3 2016 100m Butterfly S10 1:08.77 
4 2016 400m Freestyle S10 4:35.52
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
5 2013 400m Freestyle S10 4:44.38
2 2013 100m Butterfly S10 1:08.54
7 2013 50m Freestyle S10 29.99
Heats 2015 50m Freestyle S10 29.52
5 2015 200m Individual Medley SM10 2:32.87
2 2015 100m Butterfly S10 1:09.34
3 2015 400m Freestyle S10 4:39.62
Heats 2017 50m Freestyle S10 30.93
4 2017 100m Freestyle S10 1:04.55
  2017 100m Butterfly S10  DNS
1 2017 400m Freestyle S10 4:43.40
European Championships (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
6 2014 50m Freestyle S10 29.42
1 2014 100m Butterfly S10 1:07.90
2 2014 400m Freestyle S10 4:44.04
2 2014 200m Individual Medley SM10 2:36.42
3 2014 100m Freestyle S10 1:03.63
3 2016 400m Freestyle S10 4:35.91
5 2016 100m Freestyle S10 1:03.07
2 2016 100m Butterfly S10 1:09.08
5 2016 200m Individual Medley SM10 2:34.93
1 2018 400m Freestyle S10 4:34.37
2 2018 100m Butterfly S10 1:07.86
4 2018 200m Individual Medley SM10 2:31.56
5 2018 100m Freestyle S10 1:02.78