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Mariusz Tomczyk

Powerlifting

Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Congenital

Further personal information

Family
Wife Malgorzata
Residence
Bielawa, POL
Occupation
Athlete, Personal Trainer
Languages
Polish

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began powerlifting in 1989.
Why this sport?
He was encouraged to take up the sport by coach Jerzy Myslakowski. "When I was a kid I loved football and cycling. I dreamed of being an athlete, but I thought that it was impossible. When I left my hometown Bielawa to attend school in Wroclaw I met coach Jerzy Myslakowski. He invited me to the gym, and when I lifted 80kg, I was told, 'You will be a world champion'."
Club / Team
START Wroclaw: Poland
Name of coach
Mariusz Oliwa [national], POL

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the Paralympic Games. (TV Sudecka, 17 Mar 2016; bibliothecabielaviana.info, 06 Feb 2017)
Injuries
In November 2016 he missed the Polish national championships due to injury. (start.wroclaw.pl, 07 Nov 2016)

He competed with a shoulder injury at the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing. (gazetawroclawska.pl, 08 Jul 2012)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"I can accept failure, but I can't accept not trying." [Michael Jordan] (paralympic.org.pl, 08 Sep 2016)
Awards and honours
In 2017 he was honoured with the title of Freeman of Bielawa in Poland. (ddz24.eu, 01 Sep 2017)
Famous relatives
His wife Malgorzata Tomczyk has also competed in powerlifting. (gazetawroclawska.pl, 08 Jul 2012)
Impairment
He was born with an impairment to his knee joints. (gosc.pl, 23 Aug 2012)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games (Sydney, Australia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's -56 kg Final Round 7
IPC Powerlifting World Championships Kuala Lumpur 2002 (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's -60 kg Final Round 6
Athens 2004 Paralympic Games (Athens, Greece)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's -60 kg Final Round 7
IPC Powerlifting World Championships Busan 2006 (Busan, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's -60 kg Final Round 4
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's -60 kg Final Round 4
2010 IPC Powerlifting World Championships (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Up to 60.00kg Final 2010-07-27 9999
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's -60 kg Final Round 2012-09-01 6
2014 IPC Powerlifting World Championships (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Up to 59.00 kg MD Final 2014-04-06 6
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's -59 kg Final Round 2016-09-09 9999
Mexico City 2017 World Para Powerlifting Championships (Mexico City, Mexico)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Up to 59.00kg Final 2017-12-03 14