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WALCZYK Julia

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Rank49
Pts31.000
Age24
HandR

Personal Information

Family Partner Jan Klimaszyk

Residence Pabianice, POL

Occupation Armed Forces Athlete, Student

Languages English, Polish

Higher education Chemistry, Materials Science - Adam Mickiewicz University: Poznan, POL

License number 28101997000

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Sport Specific Information

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

Why this sport? Her grandfather encouraged her parents to sign her up for fencing classes. "My dad and grandfather were tired of 'stick-fighting' with me. I was a fan of Star Wars. This is why I went to the first training session, and to be honest I had never heard about fencing before and didn't know what exactly it was."

Club / Team AZS UAM Poznan: Poland

Name of coach Mateusz Witkowski [club], POL; Pawel Kantorski [club, national], POL

Training Regime She trains twice a day.

Handedness Right

General Interest

Memorable sporting achievement Winning gold in team event at the 2017 Junior World Championships in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. (Polski Zwiazek Szermierczy YouTube channel, 30 Nov 2020)

Awards and honours She was named the 2015 Athlete of the Year in Pabianice, Poland. (epainfo.pl, 06 Dec 2016)

Famous relatives Her partner Jan Klimaszyk has competed in windsurfing and represented Poland at the 2013 RS:X Class European Youth Championships in Brest, France. (SportsDeskOnline, 14 Apr 2021; Facebook profile, 05 Mar 2021; se.pl, 19 Sep 2018)

Ambitions To win a medal at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (FIE Fencing Channel YouTube channel, 26 Sep 2019)

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