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Ewa Durska

Athletics
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Intellectual impairment

Further personal information

Residence
Goleniów, POL
Languages
Polish

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up shot put in 1996.

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 friend´s 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)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Athletics World Championships Birmingham 1998 (Birmingham, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Shot Put F20 Final Round 1
Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games (Sydney, Australia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Shot Put F20 Final Round 1
2011 IPC Athletics World Championships (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Shot Put F20 Final 2011-01-28 1
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Shot Put F20 Final Round 2012-09-05 1
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Shot Put F20 Final 1 2013-07-26 1
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Shot Put F20 Final 1 2015-10-23 1
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Shot Put F20 Final Round 2016-09-10 1
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Shot Put F20 Final 1 2017-07-18 1