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Kazimier Mechula

Archery
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
SH1

Further personal information

Languages
Danish, English, German, Polish

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began para-shooting in 1971 at the Lavia Naestved sports club in Denmark.
Why this sport?
When he heard about the Lavia Naestved sports club opening, he joined and took up shooting.
Club / Team
Naestved Skytteforening: Denmark
Name of coach
Steen Hansen [national], DEN

General interest

Nicknames
Kazi (Athlete, 14 Dec 2011)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Don't worry about a poor shot. Concentrate on the next shot, and block everything else out. One shouldn't focus on achieving a good result, but on giving your best effort." (dillesport.dk, 25 Aug 1996)
Awards and honours
He was Denmark's flag bearer at the closing ceremony of the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing. (tv2.dk, 01 Aug 2008)

He was named the 1996 Athlete of the Year by the Danish Disabled Sports Federation. (dillesport.dk, 25 Aug 1996)
Other sports
He competed in archery at the 1972 and 1976 Paralympic Games. He also participated in wheelchair basketball at the 1976 Games. (dillesport.dk, 25 Aug 1996)
Impairment
He broke his back in a scooter accident in 1964. He spent almost eight years in hospital due to various complications following the crash. (Athlete, 14 Dec 2011; dillesport.dk, 25 Aug 1996)
Other information
PARALYMPIC VETERAN
The 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing was his 10th consecutive appearance at the event. He first competed at the 1972 Games in Heidelberg, where he took part in the archery competition. "When the Olympic flame is lit, it sends shivers down my spine." (handicapportalen.dk, 15 May 2008; dillesport.dk, 25 Aug 1996)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Mixed Air Rifle Prone SH1 Qualification 17
Men's Air Rifle Standing SH1 Qualification 21
Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games (Atlanta, United States of America)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Free Rifle 3x40 SH1 Preliminary 17
Men's Air Rifle 3x40 SH1 Preliminary 10
Mixed Air Rifle Prone SH1 Final Round 2
Mixed Air Rifle Prone SH1 Preliminary 8
Men's Air Rifle Standing SH1 Final Round 5
Men's Air Rifle Standing SH1 Preliminary 8
Mixed English Match SH1 Preliminary 30
Barcelona 1992 Paralympic Games (Barcelona, Spain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Mixed Air Rifle 3x40 SH3 Final Round 2
Mixed Air Rifle 3x40 SH3 Preliminary 2
Mixed Olympic Match SH3 Final Round 2
Mixed Olympic Match SH3 Preliminary 2
Mixed Air Rifle Standing SH1>3 Preliminary 27
Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games (Sydney, Australia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Air Rifle Standing SH1 Preliminary 8
Mixed Air Rifle Prone SH1 Preliminary 19
Men's Air Rifle Standing SH1 Final Round 7
Athens 2004 Paralympic Games (Athens, Greece)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Free Rifle 3x40 SH1 Preliminary 17
Mixed Free Rifle Prone SH1 Preliminary 28
Mixed Air Rifle Prone SH1 Final Round 3
Mixed Air Rifle Prone SH1 Preliminary 6
Men's Air Rifle Standing SH1 Final Round 7
Men's Air Rifle Standing SH1 Preliminary 6
Stoke Mandeville & New York 1984 Paralympic Games (Stoke Mandeville (GBR), New York (USA), Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Air Pistol 2-6 Final Round 14
Men's Air Rifle Standing 2-6 Final Round 5
Men's Air Rifle Kneeling 2-6 Final Round 22
Men's Air Rifle Prone 2-6 Final Round 9
Arnhem 1980 Paralympic Games (Arnhem, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Mixed Air Pistol 2-5 Final Round 5
Mixed Air Rifle 3 Positions 2-5 Final Round 15
Mixed Air Rifle Kneeling 2-5 Final Round 15
Mixed Air Rifle Standing 2-5 Final Round 12
Mixed Air Rifle Prone 2-5 Final Round 17
Toronto 1976 Paralympic Games (Toronto, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's FITA Round Open Final Round 16
Heidelberg 1972 Paralympic Games (Heidelberg, Germany)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's FITA Round Team Open Final Round 10
Men's FITA Round Open Final Round 29
Seoul 1988 Paralympic Games (Seoul, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Air Rifle Kneeling 2-6 Final Round 20
Mixed Air Rifle Prone 2-6 Final Round 1
Men's Air Pistol 2-6 Final Round 18
Mixed Air Rifle 3 Positions Team 2-6 Final Round 7
Men's Air Rifle 3 Positions 2-6 Final Round 11
Mixed Air Rifle Standing Team 2-6 Final Round 6
Men's Air Rifle Standing 2-6 Final Round 9
Mixed Air Rifle Kneeling Team 2-6 Final Round 7
Mixed Air Rifle Prone Team 2-6 Final Round 9
2010 IPC Shooting World Championships (Zagreb, Croatia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Mixed 10m Air Rifle prone SH1 Qualification 2010-07-19 35
2014 IPC Shooting World Championships (Suhl, Germany)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Mixed 10m Air Rifle prone SH1 Qualification 2014-07-21 79