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Dimitri Jozwicki

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Classification
T38, F38

Further personal information

Residence
Lille, FRA
Occupation
Athlete, Occupational Therapist
Languages
English, French
Higher education
Occupational Therapy - Occupational Therapy Training Institute of Lorraine Champagne-Ardenne [IFE-LCA]: Nancy, FRA

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up athletics in 2010, and began competing in Para athletics in 2016.
Why this sport?
He previously played rugby with his twin brother Remi. Once his impairment began to limit his ability to play rugby, he began focusing on athletics, and was inspired by the performance of French sprinter Christophe Lemaitre at the 2010 European Championships in Barcelona, Spain.
Club / Team
US Tourcoing Athletisme [FRA] / Lille Metropole Athletisme [FRA]:
Name of coach
Nicolas Vi [personal], from 2019

International debut

Year
2017
Competing for
France
Tournament
World Championships
Location
London, ENG

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2017 World Championships in London, England. (peperenews.fr, 12 Jan 2020)
Hero / Idol
French sprinter Christophe Lemaitre, French Para sprinter Timothee Adolphe. (enroutepourrio.eu, 13 Jun 2017)
Injuries
In February 2020 an adductor muscle [hip] injury prevented him from competing at the French indoor championships. (Facebook page, 16 Feb 2020, 02 Mar 2020)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Never lose inspiration, never give up. Stay determined and focused on the objectives. Work will pay off no matter what." (handisport-hautsdefrance.org, 27 Feb 2020)
Awards and honours
In 2019 he was named among the Best Athletes of the Year of the municipality of Tourcoing, France. (ville-tourcoing.fr, 01 Dec 2019)
Famous relatives
His twin brother Remi has served as a guide for visually impaired athletes at club level in France. (peperenews.fr, 12 Jan 2020; enroutepourrio.eu, 28 Jul 2017)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo and to win a medal at the 2024 Games in Paris. (vivrefm.com, 09 Mar 2018; dimjoz.com, 24 Feb 2021)
Impairment
He has cerebral palsy that limits the mobility of his lower limbs. He also has a Chiari malformation, which involves the lower part of the brain pushing down onto the spinal canal. (allyteams.com, 01 Jun 2019; vivrefm.com, 09 Mar 2018; peperenews.fr, 12 Jan 2020; Facebook page, 04 Mar 2020)
Other information
OCCUPATION
He is an occupational therapist at an employment centre in Villeneuve d'Ascq, France. "Without occupational therapy, I would not have been able to complete normal education, and I would not have been able to be the person I am today. For me, it's important to prepare for after my elite sporting career." (handisport-hautsdefrance.org, 27 Feb 2020; sport.francetvinfo.fr, 18 Feb 2021)

Results

Unit Date Rank
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 200 m T38 Heat 2 2017-07-17 9
Men's 100 m T38 Heat 1 2017-07-21 8
Men's 100 m T38 Final 1 2017-07-21 7