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Katarzyna Bloch

Para dance sport

Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
L&F2, SC2, SD2

Further personal information

Residence
Poznan, POL
Languages
English, Polish

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She tried Para dance sport or the first time in 1998 in Warsaw, Poland. She started regular training in 2001 in Poznan, Poland.
Why this sport?
"I found out about Para dancing in 1998 in Warsaw. My friend brought to me to training session and I realised that this is something for me. I decided to take this idea to Poznan and in 2001 we started to train in club Start. Dance is my passion, it helps to relax and forget my troubles, it takes me to a different world."
Name of coach
Wlodzimierz Ciok [national], POL

General interest

Nicknames
Kasia (fakt.pl, 17 Sep 2012)
Hobbies
Dancing. (tasmanbysod.pl, 20 Aug 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Finishing third in solo at the 2017 World Championships in Malle, Belgium, and winning gold in combination at the 2016 European Championships. (tasmanbysod.pl, 20 Aug 2019)
Ambitions
To inspire other people living with impairments, and to promote dance sport. "I would like to show others that being disabled is not the end of the world and that life is just beginning to dance." (kasia-marek.proste.pl, 02 Nov 2013; naszemiasto.pl, 01 Nov 2018)
Impairment
She was born with brittle bone condition. She fractured her legs numerous times and underwent 11 surgeries. (wyborcza.pl, 01 Dec 2018)
Other information
TV APPEARANCES
She competed in the 2012 edition of the Polish dance competition 'Just Dance. Got To Dance' with her usual dance partner, Marek Zaborowski, with whom she has been with since 2005. After the competition one of the judges from the show, Michal Malitowski, wanted to help the pair out with their dance career and helped arrange a trip to Chinese Taipei for an international tournament. He also helped them to find sponsors to fund their career. In 2018 she along with Zaborowski took part in the TV show 'Poland's Got Talent', reaching the semifinals. (fakt.pl, 03 Mar 2013; fakt.pl, 17 Sep 2012; naszemiasto.pl, 01 Nov 2018)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Wheelchair Dance Sport World Championships Minsk 2008 (Minsk, Belarus)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Mixed Combi Standard 2 Final Ranking 5
2013 IPC Wheelchair Dance Sport World Championships (Tokyo, Japan)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Mixed Combi Standard Class 2 Final 2013-12-07 9
Mixed Combi Latin Class 2 Final 2013-12-08 12
Malle 2017 World Para Dance Sport World Championships (Malle, Belgium)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Combi Latin Class 2 Final 2017-10-21 6
Combi Freestyle Class 2 Final 2017-10-21 4
Women's Single Class 2 Final 2017-10-22 3
Women's Single Freestyle Class 2 Final 2017-10-22 5
Combi Standard Class 2 Final 2017-10-22 7