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Marek Trykacz

Powerlifting

Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Congenital

Further personal information

Residence
Zielona Góra, POL
Languages
English, Polish
Higher education
Information Technology - University of Zielona Gora: Poland

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport at age 18 at a gym in Swiebodzin, Poland. He began competing in 2004.
Why this sport?
"Sport gives me self-confidence, I don't focus on my impairment. And strength makes it easier to overcome obstacles in everyday life."
Club / Team
START Zielona Gora: Poland
Name of coach
Remigiusz Wolejko [club]; Mateusz Hozakowski [club]; Mariusz Oliwa [national], POL

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Qualifying for the 2016 Paralympic Games. (wyborcza.pl, 01 Aug 2016)
Awards and honours
In 2007 and 2018 he was named Para Athlete of the Year in Zielona Gora, Poland. (wzielonej.pl, 25 Feb 2019; gazetalubuska.pl, 20 Jan 2008)
Impairment
He was born with paralysis to the lower limbs. (niepelnosprawni.pl, 02 Jun 2008)

Results

Unit Date Rank
2010 IPC Powerlifting World Championships (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Up to 67.50kg Final 2010-07-27 9999
2014 IPC Powerlifting World Championships (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Up to 65.00 kg MD Final 2014-04-07 7
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's -72 kg Final Round 2016-09-11 4
Mexico City 2017 World Para Powerlifting Championships (Mexico City, Mexico)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Up to 65.00kg Final 2017-12-08 4