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Monika Belczewska

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Impaired range of motion
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
S8, SB8, SM8

Further personal information

Residence
Tczew, POL
Languages
Polish

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up swimming in 2001 at Sambor Tczew, Poland. She began Para swimming in 2015 at START Szansa Gdansk.
Why this sport?
"It took me five years to come back to swimming [after the accident]. I was afraid to return, but finally I overcame the fear."
Club / Team
Szansa Start Gdansk: Poland
Name of coach
Hanna Klimek-Wlodarczak [club], POL; Wojciech Seidel [national], POL

General interest

Other sports
She has also competed in able-bodied swimming, modern pentathlon and powerlifting. (sambor-swim.tcz.pl, 04 Jun 2007; sambor-swim.tcz.pl, 15 Jul 2009)
Impairment
In July 2010 she was involved in traffic accident coming back from the national swimming championships. She suffered paresis of left arm and underwent several surgeries on her brachial plexus. (Facebook profile, 12 Jan 2017; trojmiasto.pl, 19 Jul 2016)