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Piotr Garbowski

Nordic Skiing


Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Jakub Twardowski

Further personal information

Wife Beata, daughter Weronika, son Sebastian

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 1985 in elementary school in Klimkowka, Poland.
Why this sport?
One of his teachers encouraged him to try Nordic skiing.
Club / Team
PK Podkarpackie: Przemysl, POL
Name of coach
Wieslaw Cemda [national]; Jakub Twardowski [personal]
Training Regime
He trains for up to 20 hours per week.

International debut

Competing for

General interest

Woodworking. (Athlete, 03 Mar 2022)
Memorable sporting achievement
His performances at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (Athlete, 03 Mar 2022)
Most influential person in career
Guide Jakub Twardowski. (Athlete, 03 Mar 2022)
Hero / Idol
Norwegian biathlete Ole Einar Bjorndalen. (Athlete, 03 Mar 2022)
Other sports
He competed in both cross-country skiing and biathlon at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (SportsDeskOnline, 02 Dec 2021)
Famous relatives
His son Sebastian won a cross-country skiing title at the 2019 Polish National Ski Games for Children and Youth. (Facebook profile, 18 Mar 2021; Primary School Jana Pawla II in Klimkowka Facebook page, 18 Mar 2019)
To compete at the 2022 Paralympic Winter Games in Beijing. (Facebook profile, 08 Aug 2021)
At age 30 he was diagnosed with macular degeneration, which has caused gradual loss of his vision. He has four siblings, and three of them have the same condition. (Athlete, 08 Mar 2018;, 01 Dec 2017)


Unit Date Rank
2017 IPC Nordic skiing World Championships Finsterau, GER (Finsterau, Germany)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Middle Distance VI Final 2017-02-11 11
Men's Sprint - Free Style VI Final 2017-02-12 14
Men's Long Distance VI Final 2017-02-14 9
Pyeongchang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games (Pyeongchang, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 7.5km Visual Impaired Final 2018-03-10 16
Men's 20km Free Visual Impaired Final 2018-03-12 9
Men's 12.5km Visual Impaired Final 2018-03-13 12
Men's 1.5km Sprint Classic Visual Impaired Final 2018-03-14 10
Men's 15km Visual Impaired Final 2018-03-16 9999
Men's 10km Classic Visual Impaired Final 2018-03-17 9
4x2.5km Open Relay Final 2018-03-18 9
Prince George 2019 World Para Nordic Skiing Championships (Prince George, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Middle Distance - Free Style VI Final 2019-02-17 10
Men's Sprint - Free Style VI Final 2019-02-18 9
Men's Sprint VI Final 2019-02-20 10
Men's Long Distance VI Final 2019-02-21 9
Open Relay Final 2019-02-23 5
Men's Long Distance - Classic VI Final 2019-02-24 7