WATOR Angelika


Personal Information

Residence Sosnowiec, POL

Occupation Armed Forces, Athlete

Languages English, Polish

Higher education Physical Education - University of Physical Education [AWF]: Katowice, POL

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport? She began fencing at age 10 at the ZKS Sosnowiec club in Poland.

Why this sport? One of her teachers at primary school was also a fencing coach, and he encouraged her to try the sport. "Fencing impressed me. There is more to it than just motor skills. The tactics and thinking are also important. This sport just charmed me, it was different and intriguing."

Club / Team ZKS Sosnowiec: Poland

Name of coach Tomasz Dominik [club], POL

Handedness Right

General Interest

Nicknames Angie (Facebook profile, 14 Jun 2019)

Hobbies Team sports, science. (baku2015.com, 25 Jun 2015)

Memorable sporting achievement Winning gold in individual sabre at the 2015 European Games in Baku, Azerbaijan. (sport.interia.pl, 12 Feb 2018)

Hero / Idol Argentinian footballer Lionel Messi. (wywiady24.blog.onet.pl, 07 Aug 2015)

Sporting philosophy / motto "Everybody has their own private Mount Everest they were put on this earth to climb." (Facebook profile, 14 Jun 2019)

Ambitions To win gold at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (sport.interia.pl, 12 Feb 2018)

Other information COUNCILLOR
She has served as a councillor in Bedzin, Poland. "When I was dealing with the election, I was training differently. I spent more time in the sports hall and wanted to return to it as much as possible. There are people who are resting in front of the TV, and I prefer to help others. I'm not a person who likes to sit on my butt and get bored. I am not afraid that my sport will end up in the background. I feel that since I do more things, sport helps me even more." (sport.onet.pl, 20 Dec 2018)

In 2019 she launched a charity calendar featuring Polish sportspeople and celebrities to support the 'Karminy Psiaki' [Feed Dogs] initiative in Poland. "I hope that we will build a greater awareness of the problem. Many animals have nowhere to go, there are very few shelters, and the conditions are not enough. There are many homeless dogs, but we probably are not fully aware of the scale of the problem." (angelikawator.pl, 01 Jan 2019; sport.onet.pl, 20 Dec 2018)


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