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SOBCZAK Mariusz
Sport Para athletics
NPC Poland   
GenderMen
Age36
Place of BirthZdunska Wola, POL
Height1.76 m
Weight 71 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T36, F36
Further Personal Information
Languages
English, Polish, Russian
Higher education
Information Technology - Adama Mickiewicz University: Poznan, POL
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began competing at age 18.
Why this sport?
He took up the sport by a chance. His coach noticed him on street and asked if he would like to start training in Para athletics. "Sport not only gives me medals, but also unforgettable moments, feelings and great experiences."
Club / Team
START Radom: Poland
Name of coach
Jacek Szczygiel [club], POL; Zbigniew Lewkowicz [national], POL
Senior International Debut
Year
2000
Competing for
Poland
Location
Bialystok, POL
General Interest
Nicknames
Docent (Athlete, 04 Apr 2011)
Hobbies
Architecture, aviation, movies, books. (sport.tvp.pl, 04 Sep 2016)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning silver in the T36 long jump at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (sport.tvp.pl, 04 Sep 2016)
Awards and honours
In 2012 he received the Silver Cross of Merit in Poland. (radom.gazeta.pl, 07 Feb 2013)
Impairment
He was born with cerebral palsy. The condition affects all his limbs. (sport.tvp.pl, 04 Sep 2016)
Other information
PREVIOUS OCCUPATION
He used to work as an information technology specialist for an advertising agency, but quit in order to become a full-time athlete. "It was hard to combine my training sessions and travel for work, so I had to quit my job and focus on athletics." (sport.tvp.pl, 04 Sep 2016)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
9 2004 100m T36 13.65 
5 2004 Long Jump F36-38 4.96 
2 2012 Long Jump F36 5.14
6 2016 Long Jump T36 5.15
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
13 2002 100m T36 14.99
6 2002 4 x 100m Relay T35-38 54.01
2 2002 Long Jump F36-38 4.93
3 2011 Long Jump F36 5.03
2 2013 Long Jump T36 5.22
8 2015 Long Jump T36 4.88
7 2017 Long Jump T36 4.87
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
  2014 100m T36  DNF
2 2014 Long Jump T36 5.20
3 2016 Long Jump T36 5.18