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Julia Sadkowska

Para dance sport | Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
L&F1

Further personal information

Residence
Warsaw, POL
Occupation
Athlete, Student
Languages
Polish
Higher education
Information Technology - College of Information Technology in Warsaw: Poland

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began dancing at age six.
Why this sport?
“I have always liked sport and in my opinion dancing is the best sport, the best way to spend your time. It is a combination of sport and fun. I love everything about it, the music and the feeling, everything. It is my favourite. It fills me with happiness and gives me freedom. It has changed me.”
Club / Team
IKS Warszawa: Poland
Name of coach
Wlodzimierz Ciok [national, club], POL; Iwona Ciuk, POL
Training Regime
She trains up to five days a week. She also has a weekly training session with her wheelchair basketball team.

General interest

Hobbies
Watching volleyball, athletics, ski jumping and handball, playing Para tennis. (Facebook profile, 02 Oct 2019; swimportal.pl, 26 Jan 2017)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a bronze medal at the 2018 European Championships in Warsaw, Poland. (tvp.pl, 13 Nov 2018)
Other sports
She has played wheelchair basketball for KSN START Warsaw in Poland. She has also competed in Para swimming at national level. (s-tv.pl, 07 Feb 2015; swimportal.pl, 26 Jan 2017; brwinow.pl, 11 Jan 2019)
Impairment
She was born with Roberts syndrome, a condition that leads to the malformation of bones in the skull, face, arms and legs. She underwent an operation that resulted in paralysis below the waist. (zrzutka.pl, 2018)