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Daniel Pek

Athletics
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Intellectual impairment
Classification
T20

Further personal information

Residence
Koscierzyna, POL
Languages
English, Polish

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up athletics in Koscierzyna, Poland. He began training seriously in 2008.
Why this sport?
Coach Leszek Zblewski noticed his potential during a physical education class and convinced him to join a Para athletics team.
Club / Team
UKS Olimpijczyk Skorzewo [POL] / Sprawni Razem [POL]:
Name of coach
Leszek Zblewski [UKS Olimpijczyk Skorzewo], POL

General interest

Nicknames
Pekus (Instagram profile, 02 Feb 2020)
Memorable sporting achievement
Representing Poland at the Paralympic Games in 2012 and 2016. (koscierzyna24.info, 22 Feb 2019)
Awards and honours
In January 2021 he was named the Athlete of the Decade in Koscierzyna County, Poland. (naszemiasto.pl, 12 Jan 2021)

In 2016 he was presented with the Gold Cross of Merit in Poland. (prezydent.pl, 05 Oct 2016)

He received the Silver Cross of Merit in 2013. (koscierski.info, 08 Feb 2013)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (Facebook page, 11 Jan 2020)
Other information
CHARITABLE DONATION
In 2019 he donated his silver medal from 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro to the Great Orchestra of Christmas charity in Poland. "I always wanted to do it and I made my dream come true giving this medal to auction. I wanted to do something good for others." (koscierzyna24.info, 22 Feb 2019)

Results

Unit Date Rank
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 1500 m T20 Final Round 2012-09-04 2
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 1500 m T20 Final 1 2013-07-25 2
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 400 m T20 Heat 1 2015-10-22 9999
Men's 1500 m T20 Final 1 2015-10-25 5
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 400 m T20 Heat 1 2016-09-08 6
Men's 1500 m T20 Final Round 2016-09-13 2