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Ryszard Rogala

Powerlifting
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Congenital

Further personal information

Family
Two children
Residence
Poland
Occupation
Athlete, Councillor
Languages
Polish

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began powerlifting in 1999 at age 24 in Cetniewo, Poland.
Why this sport?
His friend suggested he go to the gym after his accident. He also competed in para-athletics, but he liked powerlifting more. "Sport has been always my passion and saved me from passivity."
Club / Team
START Gorzow Wielkopolski: Poland
Name of coach
Mariusz Oliwa [national], POL

General interest

Nicknames
Richmond (Athlete, 04 Apr 2011)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning silver at the 2004 Paralympic Games in Athens, and breaking the European record in 2005. (miedzychod.naszemiasto.pl, 27 Jul 2012)
Hero / Idol
Polish mixed martial arts [MMA] fighter Tomasz Czerwinski. (Athlete, 04 Apr 2011)
Injuries
At the 2000 Paralympic Games in Sydney he competed with a chest injury. (miedzychod.naszemiasto.pl, 27 Jul 2012)
Sporting philosophy / motto
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Awards and honours
In 2014 he was named START Gorzow Wielkopolski's Athlete of the Year. (start.gorzow.pl, 26 Feb 2014)

He was honoured with the Silver Cross Of Merit by the president of Poland in 2008. (sejm.gov.pl, 15 Dec 2008)
Impairment
In 1995 he fell under a train and lost both his legs. (miedzychod.naszemiasto.pl, 27 Jul 2012; dzienniknowy.pl, 03 Nov 2004)
Other information
OCCUPATION
He is a county councillor in his hometown Miedzychod, Poland. (powiat-miedzychodzki.pl, 29 Nov 2015)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games (Sydney, Australia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's -90 kg Final Round 7
IPC Powerlifting World Championships Kuala Lumpur 2002 (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's -90 kg Final Round 3
Athens 2004 Paralympic Games (Athens, Greece)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's -90 kg Final Round 2
IPC Powerlifting World Championships Busan 2006 (Busan, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's -90 kg Final Round 3
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's -90 kg Final Round 3
2014 IPC Powerlifting World Championships (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Up to 97.00 kg MD Final 2014-04-10 8