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Krzysztof Ciuksza

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Classification
T36

Further personal information

Residence
Gorzów Wielkopolski, POL
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Polish

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up Para athletics in 2009 in Gorzow Wielkopolski, Poland.
Why this sport?
His mother signed him up for athletics training as a form of rehabilitation. "Sport is a second chance at life for me."
Club / Team
START Gorzow Wielkopolski: Poland
Name of coach
Zbigniew Lewkowicz [club, national], POL

International debut

Year
2016
Competing for
Poland
Tournament
European Championships
Location
Grosseto, ITA

General interest

Hobbies
Playing video games, sport. (Athlete, 07 Nov 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold in the T36 200m and T36 400m at the 2018 European Championships in Berlin, Germany, and placing fourth in the T36 400m at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (SportsDeskOnline, 01 Apr 2021; Athlete, 07 Nov 2019)
Most influential person in career
Coach Zbigniew Lewkowicz and his mother. (Athlete, 07 Nov 2019)
Hero / Idol
Polish Para sprinter Daniel Wozniak. (Athlete, 07 Nov 2019)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Everything can be overcome by hard work." (paralympic.org.pl, 09 Sep 2016)
Ambitions
To win a gold medal at the Paralympic Games. (Fundacja Dobra Siec YouTube channel, 10 Jan 2018; team100.pl, 01 Jun 2020)
Impairment
He has cerebral palsy due to a lack of oxygen at birth. (Athlete, 07 Nov 2019; radiogorzow.pl, 17 Nov 2018)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 400 m T36 Final Round 2016-09-16 4
Men's 800 m T36 Final Round 2016-09-17 6
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 200 m T36 Heat 1 2017-07-16 2
Men's 200 m T36 Final 1 2017-07-17 2
Men's 400 m T36 Final 1 2017-07-21 2
Men's 100 m T36 Heat 2 2017-07-22 6
Men's 100 m T36 Final 1 2017-07-22 7
Men's 800 m T36 Final 1 2017-07-23 6