Stanislaw Kosinski

Alpine Skiing

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Classification
B2
Guide
Adam Pawlowski

Further personal information

Residence
Wroclaw, POL
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Polish
Higher education
Pedagogy - University of Lower Silesia: Wroclaw, POL

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up skiing in college.
Why this sport?
"I had skied for fun before going to college, but it was coach Dariusz Rutkowski who convinced me that professional skiing was more fulfilling. I tried it and never looked back."
Club / Team
Cross Wroclaw: Poland
Name of coach
Dariusz Rutkowski, POL

General interest

Nicknames
Staszek (cross.org.pl, 01 Apr 2016)
Famous relatives
His sister Anna Kosinska also has a visual impairment and has competed in Para alpine skiing at international level. (cross.org.pl, 01 Mar 2016)
Impairment
He has had a visual impairment since childhood. "As a child I would watch television sitting directly in front of it, and if I was put a little farther away from it, I would quickly lose interest. That is how my parents realised there was something wrong. I see about 5% of what an average person sees. When I was 17, I started my driving licence course and halfway through it my instructor realised I was visually impaired." (cross.org.pl, 01 Apr 2012)