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Bartosz Mrozek

Alpine Skiing

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
LW12-1

Further personal information

Occupation
Athlete, Coach
Languages
Polish

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up Para skiing in 2012 in Zakopane, Poland.

General interest

Nicknames
Bartek (dlapilota.pl, 16 Sep 2020)
Hobbies
Paragliding, mountain biking, extreme sports, off-road racing, fishing, spending time in the mountains. (Athlete, 13 Jan 2019; michalworoch.com, 01 Dec 2019; reaxum.eu, 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold in giant slalom at the 2017 Polish Championships. (Athlete, 13 Jan 2019)
Hero / Idol
Polish gliding pilot Sebastian Kawa. (Athlete, 03 Feb 2019)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"You can do everything if you really want it." (madeinzakopane.pl, 01 Jul 2016)
Ambitions
To compete at the European championships and world championships. (Athlete, 13 Jan 2019)
Impairment
He has paraplegia as the result of a parachuting accident in 2007. (24tp.pl, 03 Aug 2016)
Other information
OCCUPATION
He works as a coordinator at ET Elektryczna Turystyka [Electric Tourism], a company which offers tours through the Polish countryside and mountains on four-wheeled electric all-terrain vehicles. The company also offers specially designed vehicles and tours for people with impairments. He also works as a ski instructor in Poland. "It gives me great pleasure to motivate people to take up not only sport, but also professional activities. I show through what I do that despite all mounting obstacles you can achieve your goal with appropriate planning, approach and perseverance, even the one that seems impossible at first glance." (LinkedIn, 01 Dec 2020; skimagazyn.pl, 05 Apr 2019; et-tatrt.pl, 2020)

FLYING LICENCE
He has a pilot licence to fly glider planes. "My passion for flying gives me the strength to live despite the difficulties that fate sometimes brings to me. I fly, because it frees my mind from unimportant things and my body from impairment. When I am in the clouds I feel that life is as beautiful as the views under the wings." (dlapilota.pl, 16 Sep 2020)