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Marcin Awizen

Athletics
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Impaired muscle power
Classification
T46

Further personal information

Residence
Kozienice, POL
Languages
Polish
Higher education
Computer Science - Higher School of Economics: Radom, POL

Sport specific information

Why this sport?
He met coach Jacek Szczygiel through a neighbour. "At first I was scared of him, he was so tall. But then he explained that if I worked hard, I could win a Paralympic gold medal. I met with friends afterwards and I cried when I told them about the great opportunity I had."
Club / Team
START Radom: Poland
Name of coach
Jacek Szczygiel [club], POL; Zbigniew Lewkowicz [national], POL

General interest

Most influential person in career
His mother. (niepelnosprawni.pl, 12 Jan 2009)
Awards and honours
He received the Knights Cross of the Order of Rebirth of Poland after winning gold at the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing. (niepelnosprawni.pl, 12 Jan 2009)

In 2008 he was named Most Popular Athlete of the Radom region of Poland by Echoes of the Day [Echa Dnia]. (niepelnosprawni.pl, 12 Jan 2009)
Impairment
During childbirth his shoulders were damaged leaving him with fixed shoulder joints. (partnerstwo.onet.pl, 02 Oct 2011)
Other information
OTHER ACTIVITIES
After his medal-winning performance at the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing, he landed a role as a pundit and commentator at a television station in Poland. He covered both para-athletes and able-bodied sporting events for the channel. (media2.pl, 21 Nov 2008)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Athletics World Championships Assen 2006 (Assen, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 800 m T46 Heat 2 1
Men's 1500 m T46 Final Round 4
Men's 1500 m T46 Heat 1 3
Men's 800 m T46 Final Round 3
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 1500 m T46 Final Round 4
Men's 1500 m T46 Heat 2 3
Men's 800 m T46 Final Round 1
Men's 800 m T46 Heat 3 2
2011 IPC Athletics World Championships (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 1500 m T46 Final 2011-01-24 5
Men's 800 m T46 Final 2011-01-26 2
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 1500 m T46 Heat 1 2012-09-01 9999
Men's 800 m T46 Heat 2 2012-09-06 7