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Krzysztof Paterka

Swimming
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S9, SB8, SM9

Further personal information

Residence
Swarzedz, POL
Languages
Polish, English
Higher education
Computer Science - Adam Mickiewicz University: Poznan, POL

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming at age four but did not begin to swim competitively until he was in high school.
Why this sport?
"Because it improves strength of all muscles and I love swimming."
Club / Team
START Poznan: Poland
Name of coach
Wojciech Seidel [national], POL; Miroslaw Jakubczyk [personal], POL

International debut

Year
2003
Competing for
Poland

General interest

Most influential person in career
His mother. (Athlete, 29 Dec 2010)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"To be conquered and not to stop is a victory. To be victorious and rest on our laurels is a defeat." (Athlete, 29 Dec 2010)
Impairment
He was born without a left forearm and hand. He has also been diagnosed with temporal lobe epilepsy. (Athlete, 29 Dec 2010, krzysztofpaterka.pl, 17 Nov 2012)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Athens 2004 Paralympic Games (Athens, Greece)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 4x100 m Medley 34 pts Heat 2 1
Men's 4x100 m Medley 34 pts Final Round 3
IPC Swimming World Championships Eindhoven 2010 (Eindhoven, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB8 Final Round 3
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB8 Heat 1 1
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB8 Final Round 4
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB8 Heat 1 2
IPC Swimming World Championships Durban 2006 (Durban, South Africa)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB8 Heats 3
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB8 Final Round 3
Men's 4x100 m Medley 34 pts Heats 4
Men's 4x100 m Medley 34 pts Final Round 4
Men's 50 m Freestyle S9 Heats 30
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB8 Final Round 2012-09-01 5
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB8 Heat 3 2012-09-01 2
2013 IPC Swimming World Championships (Montreal, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB8 Final 1 2013-08-15 3