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Robert Jachimowicz

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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
F52

Further personal information

Family
Sons Hubert and Wiktor
Residence
Koszalin, POL
Languages
Polish

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 1999 at the START Koszalin club in Poland.
Why this sport?
"Sport is the best form of rehabilitation. It's another way to overcome our own limitations and difficulties."
Club / Team
START Koszalin: Poland
Name of coach
Adrian Mikolajczyk [club], POL

International debut

Year
2000
Competing for
Poland
Tournament
Paralympic Games
Location
Sydney, NSW, AUS

General interest

Hobbies
Spending time with family. (paralympic.org.pl, 01 Sep 2016)
Most influential person in career
His family. (przegladsportowy.pl, 06 Sep 2016)
Hero / Idol
US boxer Muhammad Ali. (paralympic.org.pl, 01 Sep 2016)
Injuries
He injured a lateral abdominal muscle while winning a gold medal in the F52 discus at the 2016 European Championships in Grosseto, Italy and went to hospital following the medal ceremony. (SportsDeskOnline, 01 Apr 2021; przegladsportowy.pl, 06 Sep 2016)

Injury affected his performance at the 2015 World Championships in Doha, Qatar. (szczecin.tvp.pl, 13 Nov 2015)
Awards and honours
In 2017 he received the Silver Cross of Merit from the President of Poland. (prezydent.pl, 03 Dec 2017)

He was named the 2015 Best Para Athlete in Koszalin, Poland. (koszalin.pl, 07 Mar 2016)
Impairment
He has muscle weakness in both legs as the result of a motorcycle accident. (Athlete, 17 Jul 2017; przegladsportowy.pl, 06 Sep 2016)
Other information
CLASSIFICATION PROBLEMS
Despite initially winning the F51 discus at the 2000 Paralympic Games in Sydney, he was disqualified following a medical examination related to his classification after he had already received his gold medal. He chose not to compete from mid 2002 to 2013, as he was unable to compete as an F52 classified athlete. In 2013 he was granted F52 classification and returned to competition. "I couldn't compete in my category, so I chose my wife, family, kids and work instead. I followed my colleagues' results but as soon as I watched the discus throw at the Paralympic Games, all the bad memories came back and I just couldn't stand that. I wanted to take part in competitions so badly, but I knew there was no chance for me to compete in my right class. But then they changed the rules, and I returned when I could compete in my actual category." (myinfo.rio2016.com, 08 Sep 2016; przegladsportowy.pl, 06 Sep 2016)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games (Sydney, Australia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Discus Throw F51 Final Round 9999
IPC Athletics World Championships Villeneuve d'Ascq 2002 (Villeneuve d'Ascq, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Shot Put F53 Final Round 9999
Men's Discus Throw F53 Final Round 9999
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Discus Throw F52 Final 1 2015-10-25 2
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Discus Throw F52 Final Round 2016-09-08 2
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Discus Throw F52 Final 1 2017-07-18 5