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Katarzyna Piekart

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Biography

Impairment information

Classification
T46, F46

Further personal information

Family
Daughters Weronika [2009] and Paulia [2018], son Krystian [2014]
Residence
Siedlce, POL
Occupation
Athlete, Sports Administrator
Languages
Polish
Higher education
Banking, Finance - Kozminski University: Warsaw, POL

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She became involved in Para sport in 2000 in Siedlce, Poland.
Why this sport?
She was always interested in sports at school. She started with table tennis before taking up running after being inspired by her mother. When she returned to training after giving birth to her first child in 2009, she was unable to achieve the same results in running as before her pregnancy, so she decided to get involved in throwing events.
Club / Team
IKS Siedlce: Poland
Name of coach
Winicjusz Nowosielski [club], POL

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a bronze medal in the F46 javelin throw at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. "This bronze medal is more valuable to me than the gold I won at London 2012, because it cost me a lot more effort and sacrifice. I didn't have time to rest as I had two children to raise at the same time." (SportsDeskOnline, 19 Apr 2021; sport.pl, 13 Sep 2016)
Most influential person in career
Coach Winicjusz Nowosielski. (natemat.pl, 16 Aug 2014)
Injuries
She competed at the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing with an injury. (natemat.pl, 16 Aug 2014)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"The person who follows the crowd will usually go no further than the crowd. The person who walks alone is likely to find himself in places no one has ever seen before." (paralympic.org.pl, 09 Sep 2016)
Awards and honours
She was named 2016 Athlete of the Year in Siedlce, Poland. (zyciesiedlecki.pl, 31 Jan 2017)

She was presented with the Gold Cross of Merit by the president of Poland in 2013 and 2016. (sportsiedlce.pl, 08 Oct 2016; prezydent.pl, 05 Oct 2016; spin.siedlce.pl, 08 Feb 2013)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (pzsnstart.eu, 11 Nov 2019)
Impairment
She has paresis in her left arm. (natemat.pl, 16 Aug 2014; polacyzwerwa.pl, 01 Jun 2013)
Other information
MOTHERHOOD AND MEDALS
The birth of her third child in 2018 has given her greater motivation to win a medal at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. "After giving birth to my first child I won my first Paralympic medal in 2012. Later I had my second child and I won a bronze medal at the Paralympic Games in Rio. So now that I am a mother of three, I am planning to win a Paralympic medal for my third child in 2020." (przegladsportowy.pl, 21 Aug 2018; tvp.pl, 19 Aug 2018)

CLUB FOUNDER
In 2015 she co-founded the sports club IKS Siedlce for people with an impairment in Siedlce, Poland. She has served as a president of the club. (integracja.org, 01 Nov 2020; przegladsportowy.pl, 21 Aug 2018; sportsiedlce.pl, 26 Jul 2016; ig24.pl, 27 Mar 2016)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Athletics World Championships Villeneuve d'Ascq 2002 (Villeneuve d'Ascq, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 400 m T46 Heat 2 3
Women's 800 m T46 Final Round 5
Women's 800 m T46 Heat 2 2
Women's 400 m T46 Final Round 7
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Javelin F42-46 Final Round 10
Women's 200 m T46 Heat 2 6
Women's 100 m T46 Heat 2 4
2011 IPC Athletics World Championships (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 200 m T46 Heat 1 2011-01-22 4
Women's Javelin F46 Final 2011-01-28 4
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 200 m T46 Heat 1 2012-08-31 3
Women's Javelin F46 Final Round 2012-09-01 1
Women's 200 m T46 Final Round 2012-09-01 7
Women's 100 m T46 Heat 2 2012-09-04 2
Women's 100 m T46 Final Round 2012-09-05 4
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 200 m T46 Semifinal 1 2013-07-24 9999
Women's 100 m T46 Semifinal 2 2013-07-26 6
Women's 100 m T46 Final 1 2013-07-27 7
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Long Jump T47 Final 1 2015-10-23 9
Women's 100 m T47 Heat 2 2015-10-29 11
Women's Javelin F46 Final 1 2015-10-31 2
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Long Jump T47 Final Round 2016-09-08 8
Women's 100 m T47 Heat 2 2016-09-10 6
Women's Javelin F46 Final Round 2016-09-13 3