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Oliwia Jablonska

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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Impaired range of motion
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S10, SB9, SM10

Further personal information

Residence
Wroclaw, POL
Occupation
Student
Languages
English, Polish
Higher education
Coaching, Sport Studies - University of Physical Education in Wroclaw: Poland

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up swimming at age seven.
Why this sport?
She began swimming as part of her rehabilitation, and soon developed a love for the sport. "I feel like a fish in the water, swimming is my passion."
Club / Team
START Wroclaw: Poland
Name of coach
Wojciech Seidel [national], POL; Beata Pozarowszczyk-Kuczko [personal], POL; Slawomir Kuczko [personal], POL, from 2016
Training Regime
She has 10 training sessions at the pool each week. She also goes to the gym twice each week.

General interest

Nicknames
Oliwka (Facebook profile, 14 Feb 2021)
Hobbies
Watching movies, spending time with her family, her friends, and her dog Scooby. (rmf24.pl, 07 Apr 2020)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning silver in the S10 100m butterfly at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London, and claiming gold in the S10 100m butterfly at the 2014 European Championships in Eindhoven, Netherlands. (rezerwujsport.pl, 30 Nov 2017)
Hero / Idol
US swimmer Michael Phelps. (paralympic.org.pl, 08 Sep 2016)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Pain is temporary, pride is forever." (team100.pl, 01 Jan 2018)
Awards and honours
In 2013 and 2019 she was presented with the Silver Cross of Merit by the president of Poland. (prezydent.pl, 10 May 2019; prezydent.pl, 07 Feb 2013)

She received a sporting achievement award at the 2013 Lady D Awards in Poland, which acknowledge the accomplishments of women with an impairment from all walks of life in Poland. (niepelnosprawni.pl, 07 May 2013)

She received an award for Outstanding Sports Achievement in 2010 at the 58th Polish Sports Press Awards, after winning six gold medals at the 2010 World Junior Championships. (umwd.dolnyslask.pl, 07 Jan 2011)
Ambitions
To win gold at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo and to set a world record in the 400m freestyle. (Facebook page, 17 Feb 2021; radiogra.pl, 24 Jun 2020)
Impairment
She was born with congenital talipes equinovarus, commonly known as club foot. Her first operation came when she was age six months, followed by further operations at age three and then age eight. (megamocni.pl, 11 Dec 2013; star.wroclaw.pl, 15 Jun 2011)

Results

Unit Date Rank
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 50 m Freestyle S10 Heat 3 2012-08-31 5
Women's 100 m Butterfly S10 Heat 1 2012-09-01 1
Women's 100 m Butterfly S10 Final Round 2012-09-01 2
Women's 400 m Freestyle S10 Final Round 2012-09-05 4
Women's 400 m Freestyle S10 Heat 2 2012-09-05 3
Women's 100 m Freestyle S10 Heat 2 2012-09-06 5
Women's 100 m Freestyle S10 Final Round 2012-09-06 8
2013 IPC Swimming World Championships (Montreal, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 400 m Freestyle S10 Final 1 2013-08-13 5
Women's 100 m Butterfly S10 Heat 1 2013-08-16 2
Women's 100 m Butterfly S10 Final 1 2013-08-16 2
Women's 50 m Freestyle S10 Heat 1 2013-08-18 7
Women's 50 m Freestyle S10 Final 1 2013-08-18 7
2015 IPC Swimming World Championships (Glasgow, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 50 m Freestyle S10 Heat 1 2015-07-13 9
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM10 Final 1 2015-07-14 5
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM10 Heat 2 2015-07-14 4
Women's 100 m Butterfly S10 Heat 1 2015-07-17 3
Women's 100 m Butterfly S10 Final 1 2015-07-17 2
Women's 400 m Freestyle S10 Final 1 2015-07-19 3
Women's 400 m Freestyle S10 Heat 2 2015-07-19 4
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 50 m Freestyle S10 Heat 3 2016-09-09 4
Women's 100 m Butterfly S10 Heat 1 2016-09-12 1
Women's 100 m Butterfly S10 Final Round 2016-09-12 3
Women's 400 m Freestyle S10 Final Round 2016-09-15 4
Women's 400 m Freestyle S10 Heat 1 2016-09-15 2
Mexico City 2017 World Para Swimming Championships (Mexico City, Mexico)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 50 m Freestyle S10 Heat 2 2017-12-02 9
Women's 100 m Freestyle S10 Final 1 2017-12-03 4
Women's 100 m Butterfly S10 Final 1 2017-12-06 9999
Women's 400 m Freestyle S10 Final 1 2017-12-07 1