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Maciej Krezel

Alpine Skiing

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
B3
Guide
Anna Ogarzynska

Further personal information

Family
Partner Paulina Mikolajek
Residence
Dabrowa Górnicza, POL
Languages
English, Polish
Higher education
Management - University of Physical Education: Katowice, POL

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began skiing at age three in Poland.
Why this sport?
His father, who was a ski instructor, got him involved in the sport.
Club / Team
WSSiRN START Katowice: Poland
Name of coach
Peter Matiasko [national], SVK; Bartomiej Olseski [national]

International debut

Year
2009
Competing for
Poland
Tournament
World Championships
Location
Korea

General interest

Hobbies
Wakeboarding. (Facebook profile, 20 Aug 2017)
Memorable sporting achievement
Placing fifth in slalom at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi. (Athlete, 08 Mar 2018)
Most influential person in career
His father. (Athlete, 08 Mar 2018)
Hero / Idol
US alpine skier Bode Miller. (Athlete, 08 Mar 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"If you set a bar high, you cannot knock it down." (Facebook profile, 20 Aug 2017)
Awards and honours
He was chosen as Poland's flag bearer for the opening ceremony of the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi. (paralympic.org, 07 Mar 2014)
Impairment
He was born with a visual condition, and lost all of the vision in his left eye due to a retinal detachment at age 20. He has tunnel vision in his right eye. (sport.pl, 11 Mar 2014; niepelnosprawni.pl, 06 Mar 2014)
Other information
WAKEBOARDING
Wakeboarding is one of his hobbies, but also forms an integral part of his training. "Training on wakeboard and water skis is a perfect way to improve my balance and strength for skiing." (startkatowice.pl, 19 Sep 2017)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games (Vancouver, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Giant Slalom Visually impaired Final Round 9
Men's Slalom Visually impaired Final Round 8
IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships (Kangwonland, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Slalom VI Final 2009-02-20 9
Men's Giant Slalom VI Final 2009-02-21 7
IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships (La Molina, Spain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Super-G VI Race 1 2013-02-21 13
Men's Slalom VI Race 1 2013-02-24 9999
Men's Super-Combined VI Race 1 2013-02-25 9999
Men's Giant Slalom VI Race 1 2013-02-26 9999
Paralympic Winter Games 2014 (Sochi, Russia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Super-G Visually Impaired Final Round 2014-03-09 9999
Men's Slalom Visually Impaired Final Round 2014-03-13 5
Men's Super Combined Visually Impaired Final Round 2014-03-14 5
Men's Giant Slalom Visually Impaired Final Round 2014-03-15 9
2015 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships Panorama (Panorama, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Super-G VI Race 1 2015-03-05 11
Men's Super-Combined VI Race 1 2015-03-07 6
Men's Giant Slalom VI Race 1 2015-03-08 6
Men's Slalom VI Race 1 2015-03-10 5
2017 IPC Alpine skiing World Championships Tarvisio, ITA (Tarvisio, Italy)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Downhill VI Race 1 2017-01-25 7
Men's Super-G VI Race 1 2017-01-26 6
Men's Super-Combined VI Race 1 2017-01-28 6
Men's Giant Slalom VI Race 1 2017-01-30 6
Men's Slalom VI Race 1 2017-01-31 5
Pyeongchang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games (Pyeongchang, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Downhill Visually Impaired Final 2018-03-10 8
Men's Super-G Visually Impaired Final 2018-03-11 12
Men's Super Combined Visually Impaired Final 2018-03-13 6
Men's Giant Slalom Visually Impaired Final 2018-03-14 10
Men's Slalom Visually Impaired Final 2018-03-17 6