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Lukasz Ciula

Para Ice Hockey

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Short stature
Origin of Impairment
Congenital

Further personal information

Family
Partner Kalina, daughter Wiktoria
Residence
Zytno, POL
Languages
Polish
Higher education
Administration Studies, Law - University of Silesia in Katowice: Poland

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport at age 24 in Elblag, Poland.
Why this sport?
He used to play sitting volleyball before discovering Para ice hockey. "I need a lot of activity and hard-hitting experiences. I can't sky dive, so I chose hockey instead! It is a contact sport, there are a lot of injuries, but you recover and the emotions and memories last forever."
Club / Team
IKS Atak: Elblag, POL
Name of coach
Tomasz Wozny [national], POL
Preferred position / style / stance / technique
Forward

International debut

Year
2009
Competing for
Poland
Opponent
Sweden
Location
Eindhoven, NED

General interest

Nicknames
Yoda [character from the Star Wars films]. (Athlete, 15 Oct 2019)
Hobbies
Collecting watches. (Athlete, 15 Oct 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Scoring his first international goal in a match against the Netherlands in 2009. (Athlete, 15 Oct 2019)
Most influential person in career
Coach Sylwester Flis. (Athlete, 15 Oct 2019)
Hero / Idol
US actor Denzel Washington. (Athlete, 15 Oct 2019)
Injuries
He has sustained a broken finger, a broken foot, and a dislocated shoulder during his career. (Athlete, 15 Oct 2019)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Never give up." (Athlete, 15 Oct 2019)
Other sports
He has won medals at the Polish national championships in sitting volleyball. (Athlete, 15 Oct 2019; portel.pl, 21 Oct 2008)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2022 Paralympic Winter Games in Beijing. (Athlete, 15 Oct 2019)
Impairment
He has achondroplasia and is a person of short stature. (Athlete, 15 Oct 2019)