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Karol Kozun

Athletics
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
F55

Further personal information

Family
Son Konrad [2018]
Residence
Sieradz, POL
Languages
English, Polish

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2007 in Zdunska-Wola, Poland.
Why this sport?
He wanted to remain involved in sports following his accident because he had always been an active person. "Sport is my passion."
Club / Team
START Zdunska-Wola: Poland
Name of coach
Wojciech Kikowski [club], POL

International debut

Year
2008
Competing for
Poland
Location
Manchester, ENG

General interest

Nicknames
Koza (Athlete, 08 Feb 2012)
Most influential person in career
US shot putter Randy Barnes. (Athlete, 08 Feb 2012)
Hero / Idol
Dutch kickboxer and mixed martial artist Alistair Overeem. (Athlete, 08 Feb 2012)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs
He listens to music before he competes. (sport.tvp.pl, 04 Sep 2016)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Don't give up." (Athlete, 08 Feb 2012)
Awards and honours
In 2013 he received the Silver Cross of Merit from the President of Poland. (prezydent.pl, 07 Feb 2013)
Ambitions
To win a gold medal at the Paralympic Games. (nasze.fm, 04 Sep 2018)
Impairment
He fractured his spine in 2005 after he was involved in a traffic accident on his way home from a disco. (rokicki.cieszyn.pl, 15 Sep 2011; niepelnosprawni.pl, 27 Jan 2011)
Other information
OTHER ACTIVITIES
He served as a councillor in Sieradz, Poland, from 2014 to 2018. (Facebook profile, 18 Oct 2018; powiat-sieradz.pl, 27 Aug 2018)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Shot Put F55/56 Final Round 13
Men's Javelin F55/56 Final Round 6
2011 IPC Athletics World Championships (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Javelin F54-56 Final 2011-01-24 4
Men's Shot Put F54-56 Final 2011-01-26 1
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Shot Put F54-56 Final Round 2012-09-01 2
Men's Javelin F54-56 Final Round 2012-09-08 7
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Shot Put F54/55 Final 1 2013-07-27 1
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Javelin F55 Final 1 2015-10-26 5
Men's Shot Put F55 Final 1 2015-10-31 3
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Shot Put F55 Final Round 2016-09-16 4
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Shot Put F55 Final 1 2017-07-20 5