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Malgorzata Halas-Koralewska

Powerlifting

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Short stature
Origin of Impairment
Congenital

Further personal information

Family
Husband Maciej Koralewski
Residence
Strzelin, POL
Languages
Polish

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began powerlifting in 2004.
Why this sport?
She was playing dodgeball in high school one day and was spotted by former Polish powerlifter Ryszard Tomaszewski. He encouraged her to join him for a workout and her interest grew from there.
Club / Team
Halas Team: Strzelin, POL
Name of coach
Maciej Koralewski [club, husband], POL; Mariusz Oliwa [national], POL
Training Regime
She does between 12 and 18 training sessions a week.

General interest

Nicknames
Gosia, Malgosia (Facebook page, 10 Jun 2019, 10 Sep 2017)
Hobbies
Dog breeding, travel, cooking. (Facebook page, 10 Jun 2019; zkwp.rybnik.pl, 07 May 2017)
Memorable sporting achievement
Qualifying for the 2016 Paralympic Games by winning her category at the 2015 World Cup event in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (sport.tvp.pl, 07 May 2016)
Most influential person in career
Her husband Maciej Koralewski. (magazynsportowiec.pl, 10 Nov 2018)
Hero / Idol
Polish Para powerlifter Justyna Kozdryk. (magazynsportowiec.pl, 10 Nov 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Believe that you can and you will be halfway to success." (Facebook profile, 04 Jun 2019)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (magazynsportowiec.pl, 10 Nov 2018)
Impairment
She has chondrodystrophia, a skeletal condition that restricts the development of cartilage. (kobieta.wp.pl, 03 Apr 2015)
Other information
CLUB FOUNDER
In 2014 she established Halas Team in Strzelin, Poland. The community organisation aims to promote a healthy lifestyle through weightlifting. (halasteam.pl, 25 Jul 2016; sport.tvp.pl, 07 May 2016)

OTHER ACTIVITIES
She has served as president of the World Powerlifting Congress - Poland. (Facebook page, 10 Jun 2019)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's -61 kg Final Round 2016-09-11 4
Mexico City 2017 World Para Powerlifting Championships (Mexico City, Mexico)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Up to 61.00kg Final 2017-12-05 9999