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Malgorzata Ignasiak

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Classification
T12, F12

Further personal information

Residence
Kalisz, POL
Occupation
Student
Languages
English, Polish
Higher education
Engineering, Management - Poznan University of Technology: Poland

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up Para athletics in 2009 in Owinska, Poland.
Why this sport?
After attending a special school for children with visual impairments in Owinska, Poland she met coach Wieslaw Pawlak, who encouraged her to try Para athletics.
Club / Team
SSR Start Poznan: Poland
Name of coach
Robert Rejewski [club], POL

International debut

Year
2016
Competing for
Poland

General interest

Nicknames
Gosia (Facebook profile, 06 Aug 2019)
Hobbies
Drawing, reading science fiction books, supporting the Polish volleyball team. (parasportowcy.pl, 26 Sep 2018)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning three bronze medals - two at the 2018 European Championships in Berlin, Germany and one at the 2017 European Championships in London, Great Britain. (parasportowcy.pl, 26 Sep 2018)
Injuries
She competed with a foot injury at the 2018 European Championships in Berlin, Germany. (parasportowcy.pl, 26 Sep 2018)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (Instagram profile, 10 Oct 2018; parasportowcy.pl, 26 Sep 2018)
Impairment
Her vision is affected by cone-rod dystrophy. (parasportowcy.pl, 26 Sep 2018)
Other information
WITHOUT GUIDE
She is one of few athletes in her category to run without guide. "Instead of a guide, I have coach Rejewski on the field, whose help is priceless a few minutes before start. With a guide you need to find the same rhythm. My friend offered to help me, but after analysing it we realised that if I have a super day, she would not be able to run at the same speed." (parasportowcy.pl, 26 Sep 2018)

Results

Unit Date Rank
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 200 m T12 Final 1 2017-07-14 3
Women's 100 m T12 Heat 1 2017-07-18 4
Women's 100 m T12 Final 1 2017-07-19 3