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Mateusz Blazejewski

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
S3

Further personal information

Occupation
Athlete, Student
Languages
Polish
Higher education
Accounting, Finance - Warsaw School of Economics: Poland

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up Para swimming in Grodzisk Mazowiecki, Poland, shortly after his accident.
Why this sport?
Swimming was part of his rehabilitation after he injured his spinal cord. He enjoyed the sport and achieved good results, so he decided to pursue it.
Club / Team
IKS AWF Warszawa: Poland
Name of coach
Waldemar Madej [club], POL; Wojciech Seidel [national], POL

General interest

Nicknames
Mati (avalonextreme.pl, 2017)
Other sports
He has played wheelchair rugby for Avalon Extreme Team in Warsaw, Poland. (Instagram profile, 04 Oct 2017; avalonextreme.pl, 2017)
Ambitions
To compete at the Paralympic Games. (gazeta.pl, 12 May 2015)
Impairment
In 2011 he fractured his spinal cord after hitting his head while swimming at a lake with his friends. (gazeta.pl, 12 May 2015)