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Robyn Stawski

Athletics | Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy

Further personal information

Residence
Tampa, FL, USA
Higher education
Journalism, Public Relations - Southeastern University: Lakeland, FL, USA

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began athletics in 2002 after switching from swimming.

General interest

Hobbies
Graphic design, educating others about competitive sports and disability issues, volunteering and hanging out with friends. (US Paralympics, 9 Mar 2010)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Having disability doesn't mean you have an inability to succeed." (sahibshrine.org, 29 Jun 2007)
Impairment
She was born with spastic diplegia cerebral palsy, which affects her mobility and the use of all four limbs. (challengedathletes.org, 09 Mar 2010)
Other information
COMEBACK
After leaving competition for several years, she started training again in 2007 and made her comeback at the 2007 Parapan American Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Tampa Bay Times, 15 Jan 2010)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Shot Put F32-34/52/53 Final Round 13
Women's Discus Throw F32-34/51-53 Final Round 15
Women's Javelin F33/34/52/53 Final Round 14
IPC Swimming World Championships Malta 1994 (Malta, Malta)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB5 Final Round 8
2011 IPC Athletics World Championships (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Shot Put F32-34 Final 2011-01-23 13
Women's Javelin F33/34/52/53 Final 2011-01-28 11