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Lech Stoltman

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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
F55

Further personal information

Family
Wife Judyta, daughter Agata
Residence
Chojnice, POL
Languages
Polish

Sport specific information

Why this sport?
He enjoyed bodybuilding before his accident, and he decided to continue afterwards to improve the condition of his upper body. He first tried his hand at Para powerlifting, but his coach told him that he was better suited to Para athletics, especially throwing disciplines.
Club / Team
START Gorzow Wielkopolski: Poland
Name of coach
Zbigniew Lewkowicz [club], POL

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Winning bronze in the F55 shot put at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (tvp.pl, 27 Mar 2020)
Most influential person in career
His wife Judyta. (sport.pl, 16 Sep 2016)
Hero / Idol
Polish shot putter Tomasz Majewski. (paralympic.org.pl, 08 Sep 2016)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Sport got me out of depression after my accident. Thanks to the training I am more agile. I cannot imagine a day when I won't be able to train anymore, I cannot imagine myself giving up on sport. Sport gave me self-confidence, fortitude, and agility. Sport teaches determination, persistence in achieving goals, and patience." (paralympic.org.pl, 06 Nov 2019)
Awards and honours
In 2017 he was presented with the Bronze Cross of Merit by the president of Poland. (prezydent.pl, 03 Dec 2017)
Other sports
He competed in wheelchair bodybuilding at the 2009 World Championships in Bialystok, Poland. He has also competed in wheelchair basketball at national level. (tetraplegik.pl, 29 Nov 2020; wheelchairbodybuilding.com, 2009)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (tvp.pl, 27 Mar 2020)
Impairment
He sustained a spinal cord injury in a motorcycle accident at age 20. (tvgorzow.pl, 25 Nov 2016; sport.tvp.pl, 04 Sep 2016; niedziela.pl, 01 Jul 2011)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Shot Put F55 Final 1 2015-10-31 5
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Shot Put F55 Final Round 2016-09-16 3
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Shot Put F55 Final 1 2017-07-20 2