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DURSKA Ewa
Sport Para athletics
NPC Poland   
GenderWomen
Age41
Place of BirthNowogard, POL
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Intellectual impairment
Classification
F20
Further Personal Information
Residence
Nowogard, POL
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Polish
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up shot put in 1996.
Club / Team
UKS Barnim Goleniow: Poland
Name of coach
Waldemar Nowotny [club], POL
Training Regime
She trains for between two and three hours a day in Goleniow, Poland.
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold medals in the F20 shot put at the 2000, 2012 and 2016 Paralympic Games. (niepelnosporawni.pl, 02 Dec 2016; sport.tvp.pl, 11 Sep 2016)
Hero / Idol
Polish hammer thrower Anita Wlodarczyk. (paralympic.org.pl, 09 Sep 2016)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Don't give up." (paralympic.org.pl, 09 Sep 2016)
Awards and honours
In 2017 she was honoured with the World Fair Play Diploma from the International Fair Play Committee [CIFP] for donating her gold medal from the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (przegladsportowy.pl, 16 Nov 2017; paralympic.org, 17 Nov 2017)

She was honoured with the Knight's Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta in 2016. (prezydent.pl, 05 Oct 2016)

In 2001 she was presented with the Bronze Cross of Merit by the president of Poland. (sw.gov.pl, 17 Jan 2013)
Other information
MEDAL DONATIONS
She auctioned her gold medal from the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro to fund the treatment of a nine-year-old Polish girl with leukaemia. "While being in Rio for the Paralympic Games, I decided that if won a medal, I would do this. I did win it in the end, so I could do my part. Currently, Victoria is undergoing a transplant. I feel good, and I'm happy to help." The following year she also donated her gold medal from the 2017 World Championships in London, England. "Just like after Rio, I want to donate this medal to someone who needs it. It will go to my friendīs mother who has got cancer and needs treatment. It is very important to me to help them." (paralympic.org, 17 Nov 2017; niepelnosporawni.pl, 02 Dec 2016; sport.tvp.pl, 11 Sep 2016; paralympic.org, 18 Jul 2017)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
1 2000 Shot Put F20 12.69
1 2012 Shot Put F20 13.80
1 2016 Shot Put F20 13.94
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
1 1998 Shot Put F20 10.31
1 2011 Shot Put F20 13.47
1 2013 Shot Put F20 13.18
1 2015 Shot Put F20 13.92
1 2017 Shot Put F20 13.18
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
1 2016 Shot Put F20 14.10
2 2018 Shot Put F20 12.93