Personal Information

Family Husband Damian

Residence Kraków, POL

Occupation Athlete, Business Owner, Coach

Languages English, Polish

Higher education Construction - Krakow University of Technology: Poland

World Cup--33
Florina (GREECE), 2010-03-13
Tallin (ESTONIA), 2016-10-21
Suzhou (CHINA), 2017-11-10
Zone Championships--22
Zagreb (CROATIA), 2013-06-16
TORUN (POLAND), 2016-06-22
Prague (CZECH REPUBLIC), 2016-04-17
Oslo (NORWAY), 2015-11-01Belgrade (SERBIA), 2009-10-11
Belgrade (SERBIA), 2010-10-10
Stockholm (SWEDEN), 2016-01-10

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport? She began fencing at age 10 in Tarnow, Poland.

Why this sport? She joined a fencing group that was set up at her primary school. "My sport teacher was a foil coach. I was trying to find a sport for myself, I trained also in volleyball, but I went to foil classes out of curiosity. Fencing is an extremely interesting sport in terms of variety of activities, technical and tactical solutions and it develops motor features."

Club / Team TS Wisla Krakow: Poland

Name of coach Bartlomiej Jezyk [club, national], POL

Handedness Left

General Interest

Hobbies Relaxing at home, watching films, visiting friends. (knapik-miazga.pl, 19 Jun 2017)

Memorable sporting achievement Winning bronze medals at the 2014 and 2016 European Championships. (dziennikpolski24.pl, 27 Jun 2016; eurosport.onet.pl, 22 Jun 2016)

Most influential person in career Her husband. (knapik-miazga.pl, 19 Jun 2017)

Sporting philosophy / motto "Never give up." (knapik-miazga.pl, 23 Dec 2015)

Ambitions To win a medal at the world championships and to qualify for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (sportowymagazyn.pl, 12 Apr 2017)

Other information BUISNESS OWNER
She is a founder and owner of web design company and electronics store. She is also a fencing instructor. (Facebook profile, 13 May 2017; sportowymagazyn.pl, 12 Apr 2017)

At age 14 she was diagnosed with a vascular problem in her right arm that forced her to learn how to fence left-handed. She also switched from foil to epee during this period. "It took me two years of intensive work. My dedication paid off when I was called up to the Polish team." (knapik-miazga.pl, 23 Dec 2015)

She recognises the sacrifices her father made when she was young and just getting into fencing. "I owe my presence in the sport to my father. As a teenager, I lived in Tarnow but my club was in Krakow. He drove me to class three times a week, one-and-a-half hours each way. It was a big sacrifice on his part that made me realise that, although sport requires a huge commitment, it's worth making sacrifices to succeed." (knapik-miazga.pl, 23 Dec 2015)


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