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Jagoda Kibil

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T35

Further personal information

Residence
Kozienice, POL
Languages
English, Polish

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began the sport in 2014 in Kozienice, Poland.
Why this sport?
She was noticed by coach Jacek Szczygiel in her hometown, and after a year of encouragement from him she agreed to start training seriously.
Club / Team
START Radom: Poland
Name of coach
Jacek Szczygiel [club], POL

International debut

Year
2015
Competing for
Poland
Tournament
World Championships
Location
Doha, QAT

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Winning silver in the T35 200m at the 2019 World Championships in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (tvp.pl, 05 Feb 2020)
Most influential person in career
Coach Jacek Szczygiel. (Athlete, 16 Jul 2017)
Hero / Idol
Polish middle-distance runner Adam Kszczot. (Athlete, 16 Jul 2017)
Injuries
She underwent knee surgery after competing at the 2019 World Championships in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. She returned to training in early 2020, but was troubled by a hip injury. (tvp.pl, 05 Feb 2020)

She competed at the 2018 European Championships in Berlin, Germany, despite being advised not to by the Polish national team doctor due to her carrying an ankle injury. She went on to win gold in the T35 200m. (tvp.pl, 27 Aug 2018)

She has undergone several operations on her left leg, including the shortening and then lengthening of the Achilles tendon. (paralympic.org.pl, 17 Jul 2017)
Awards and honours
She was named the 2019 Most Promising Athlete of the Year in Radom, Poland. (wsh.pl, 01 Mar 2020)
Famous relatives
Her twin brother Daniel has competed in Para athletics at national level in Poland. (startradom.pl, 22 May 2015; tvp.pl, 05 Feb 2020)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (tvn.pl, 06 Sep 2018)
Impairment
Due to complications during birth, she and her twin brother suffered cerebral hypoxia [lack of oxygen] which caused cerebral palsy. (paralympic.org.pl, 17 Jul 2017)
Other information
LIFE CHANGING
She considers taking up Para athletics as a life-changing event. "Sport taught me self-confidence. I lived in small town. I'm a person with impairment and I was not handling it well that people looked at me differently. When I was age 14, a coach approached me on the street and encouraged me to do sport. It was a great decision. Thanks to sport I learnt to believe in myself. I understood that even if I'm a bit different, it doesn't mean that I don't have the right to realise my dream." (magazynsportowiec.pl, 29 Nov 2018)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 200 m T35 Heat 1 2015-10-23 4
Women's 200 m T35 Final 1 2015-10-24 5
Women's 100 m T35 Final 1 2015-10-29 6
Women's 100 m T35 Heat 1 2015-10-29 5
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 200 m T35 Final 1 2017-07-16 5
Women's 100 m T35 Final 1 2017-07-19 5