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Mariusz Sobczak

Athletics
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Origin of Impairment
Congenital

Further personal information

Languages
English, Polish, Russian
Higher education
Information Technology - Adama Mickiewicz University: Poznan, POL

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began competing at age 18.
Why this sport?
He took up the sport by chance after a coach noticed him on the street and asked if he would like to start training in Para athletics. "Sport not only gives me medals, but also unforgettable moments, feelings and great experiences."

International debut

Year
2000
Competing for
Poland
Location
Bialystok, POL

General interest

Awards and honours
In 2012 he received the Silver Cross of Merit in Poland. (radom.gazeta.pl, 07 Feb 2013)
Impairment
He was born with cerebral palsy. The condition affects all his limbs. (sport.tvp.pl, 04 Sep 2016)
Other information
PREVIOUS OCCUPATION
He used to work as an information technology specialist for an advertising agency, but quit in order to become a full-time athlete. "It was hard to combine my training sessions and travel for work, so I had to quit my job and focus on athletics." (sport.tvp.pl, 04 Sep 2016)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Athletics World Championships Villeneuve d'Ascq 2002 (Villeneuve d'Ascq, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m T36 Heat 1 6
Men's 4x100 m T35-38 Final Round 6
Men's Long Jump F36-38 Final Round 2
Athens 2004 Paralympic Games (Athens, Greece)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m T36 Heat 1 5
Men's Long Jump F36-38 Final Round 5
2011 IPC Athletics World Championships (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Long Jump F36 Final 2011-01-25 3
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Long Jump F36 Final Round 2012-09-05 2
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Long Jump T36 Final 1 2013-07-20 2
Men's Long Jump T36 Final 1 2013-07-20 999
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Long Jump T36 Final 1 2015-10-27 8
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Long Jump T36 Final Round 2016-09-12 6
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Long Jump T36 Final 1 2017-07-18 7