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Lukasz Wietecki

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Acquired

Further personal information

Residence
Poznan, POL
Languages
English, Polish
Higher education
Physiotherapy - School of Education and the Administration: Poznan, POL

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2000 at high school in Poznan, Poland.
Club / Team
START Gorzow Wielkopolski: Poland
Name of coach
Zbigniew Lewkowicz [club], POL; Jacek Szczygiel [personal], POL, from 2010

International debut

Year
2006
Competing for
Poland
Tournament
World Championships
Location
Assen, NED

General interest

Nicknames
Luka (Facebook page, 17 Sep 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold in the T13 800m at the 2011 World Championships in Christchurch, New Zealand. (Athlete, 16 Jul 2017)
Most influential person in career
Coach Jacek Szczygiel. (Athlete, 16 Jul 2017)
Hero / Idol
US long distance runner Steven Prefontaine. (Athlete, 16 Jul 2017)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Fight and you will win." (Athlete, 16 Jul 2017)
Other sports
He has competed in Para triathlon at international level and won bronze at the 2015 World Championships in Chicago, IL, United States of America. At the 2018 European Championships in Tartu, Estonia he earned silver medal. (sport.pl, 22 Sep 2015; Facebook page, 17 Sep 2019)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (akademiatriathlonu.pl, 13 Sep 2019)
Impairment
He has a genetic condition called optic nerve atrophy that affects his vision. (Athlete, 16 Jul 2017)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Athletics World Championships Assen 2006 (Assen, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 800 m T13 Final Round 6
Men's 1500 m T13 Final Round 6
2011 IPC Athletics World Championships (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 1500 m T13 Final 2011-01-23 2
Men's 800 m T13 Final 2011-01-28 1
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 1500 m T13 Heat 2 2012-09-02 3
Men's 1500 m T13 Final Round 2012-09-04 7
Men's 800 m T13 Heat 2 2012-09-07 3
Men's 800 m T13 Final Round 2012-09-08 4
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 800 m T13 Final 1 2013-07-22 2
Men's 1500 m T13 Final 1 2013-07-25 5
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 800 m T13 Final 1 2015-10-23 9999
Men's 1500 m T13 Final 1 2015-10-26 12
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 1500 m T13 Final Round 2016-09-11 5
Men's 5000 m T13 Final Round 2016-09-15 10
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 5000 m T13 Final 1 2017-07-16 5
Men's 1500 m T13 Final 1 2017-07-19 4
Men's 800 m T13 Heat 1 2017-07-20 6
Men's 800 m T13 Final 1 2017-07-22 8