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Tomasz Blatkiewicz

Athletics
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Origin of Impairment
Congenital

Further personal information

Family
Daughter Tosia
Residence
Lubniewice, POL
Occupation
Marketing
Languages
Polish

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up sport in 1999 in Gorzow, Poland.
Why this sport?
He was spotted walking down the street in Gorzow, Poland, by coach Zbigniew Lewkowicz. His physique caught Lewkowicz's eye, and he approached Blatkiewicz to see if he was interested in taking up athletics.

General interest

Injuries
He was diagnosed with lupus in 2015. (sport.tvp.pl, 09 Feb 2016)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Do not give up and continue to fight." (paralympic.org.pl, 09 Sep 2016)
Awards and honours
In 2008 he was presented with a Gold Cross of Merit in recognition of his outstanding sporting achievements. (sportowefakty.pl, 08 Sep 2012)

He was named the 2004 Best Para Athlete in Poland. (sportowefakty.wp.pl, 08 Sep 2012)
Impairment
He was born prematurely, which caused him to develop cerebral palsy with paresis in the left arm and leg. (sportowefakty.pl, 08 Sep 2012)
Other information
RETIREMENT
He retired from the sport in May 2019. (slubice24.pl, 24 May 2019; sosirslubice.pl, 28 May 2019)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Athletics World Championships Villeneuve d'Ascq 2002 (Villeneuve d'Ascq, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Shot Put F37 Final Round 1
Men's Discus Throw F37 Final Round 3
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Discus Throw F37/38 Final Round 5
Men's Shot Put F37/38 Final Round 2
IPC Athletics World Championships Assen 2006 (Assen, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Discus Throw F37 Final Round 1
Men's Shot Put F37 Final Round 1
Athens 2004 Paralympic Games (Athens, Greece)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Discus Throw F37 Final Round 1
Men's Shot Put F37 Final Round 1
2011 IPC Athletics World Championships (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Discus Throw F37/38 Final 2011-01-23 1
Men's Shot Put F37/38 Final 2011-01-27 3
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Shot Put F37/38 Final Round 2012-09-05 5
Men's Discus Throw F37/38 Final Round 2012-09-07 3
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Discus Throw F37/38 Final 1 2013-07-21 9
Men's Shot Put F37 Final 1 2013-07-26 4
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Shot Put F37 Final 1 2015-10-25 7
Men's Discus Throw F37 Final 1 2015-10-30 7
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Discus F37 Final Round 2016-09-08 8
Men's Shot Put F37 Final Round 2016-09-14 6
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Discus Throw F37 Final 1 2017-07-15 10
Men's Shot Put F37 Final 1 2017-07-23 6