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Piotr Szymeczek

Powerlifting

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy

Further personal information

Family
Wife Magdalena Szymeczek
Residence
Kraków, POL
Occupation
Photographer
Languages
English, Polish

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began powerlifting at age 16 in Krakow, Poland.
Why this sport?
He enjoyed working out at the gym, and was invited to take part in an amateur competition. He won the event, and decided to start training seriously. The sport also helped his rehabilitation.
Club / Team
START Tarnow: Poland
Name of coach
Mariusz Oliwa [national], POL

General interest

Hobbies
Sport. (Athlete, 14 Jul 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold in the 88kg category at the 2013 European Open Championships in Aleksin, Russian Federation. (Athlete, 14 Jul 2019)
Most influential person in career
Polish Para powerlifter Ryszard Rogala. (Athlete, 14 Jul 2019)
Hero / Idol
Polish Para powerlifter Ryszard Rogala. (Athlete, 14 Jul 2019)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Powerlifting is my life." (Instagram profile, 27 Sep 2017)
Famous relatives
His wife Magdalena Szymeczek has represented Polish club START Tarnow in Para powerlifting. (pzsnstart.eu, 15 Oct 2015)
Impairment
He has cerebral palsy. (gazetakrakowska.pl, 04 Jul 2013)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Powerlifting World Championships Busan 2006 (Busan, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's -75 kg Final Round 7
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's -75 kg Final Round 10
2010 IPC Powerlifting World Championships (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Up to 82.50kg Final 2010-07-28 9999
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's -82.5 kg Final Round 2012-09-04 8
2014 IPC Powerlifting World Championships (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Up to 88.00 kg MD Final 2014-04-09 11