Five athletes from Kojawe and Pomerania competed during this year’s Paralympic Games in Tokyo. Today (December 9) they met Marshal Piotr Kaubicki, President of the Regional Council, Elipita Benniewska, Member of the District Council Anita Jędrzejewska and Chairman of the Sports and Tourism Committee Jacek Gajewski, and received prize money.

We are proud of the athletes who represent our region. Our Paralympic champions basically fight their weaknesses. They are role models for all of us – said Marshal Piotr Całbecki.

In the medal standings, China took first place, with a total of 207 medals (96 gold, 60 silver, 51 bronze), second place for Great Britain with 124 medals (41 gold, 38 silver, 45 bronze), third place for the United States with 104 medals (37 gold, 36 silver, 31 gold). Poland came in 16th place with 25 medals (7 gold, 6 silver, 12 bronze).

Our delegates:

  • Klaudia Maliszewska – Player of Centrum Reertainacji im. the father. Bishop Jan Schrabeek in Groundsinds specializes in shot put. In his sporting career so far, he can boast a bronze medal at the World Championships in London in 2017, a silver medal at the European Championships in Berlin in 2018, and a bronze medal at this year’s European Championships in Bydgoszcz. During the Games, with a score of 8.39 metres, she won fifth place in the F35 class in the women’s set-piece position;
  • Tomasz Pauliński – Screenshot from the Association for Sports and Rehabilitation of the Disabled “Start Bydgoszcz”. Multiple medalist in the Polish championship and a multiple participant in sporting events at European and world championships. The silver medalist at the 2014 European Championships in Wales, the 2016 bronze medalist in Italy, the gold medalist and the European records 2018 in Germany. At the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, he placed fourth in the F34 class;
  • Tomasz Ściubak – player of the Federation of Sports and Disability Rehabilitation “Start Bydgoszcz”, specialist in shot put. Polish multi-champion, participant in world and European championships. In the Tokyo 2020 Olympics final, in the F37 class, he was eighth;
  • Paulina Przywecka-Puziak – competition of the Association for Sports and Disability Rehabilitation “Start Bydgoszcz”, specializing in weightlifting, starting from class up to 67 kg. The player’s greatest successes are: silver at the 2015 European Championships (Hungary), bronze at the 2017 World Cup in Eger (Hungary) and in 2021 in Manchester (UK). During the Olympics, she placed eighth in her class;
  • Christian Giera – Renegate Inowrocław, parachute player. The player’s greatest successes are two world championship medals, a bronze disc from 2017 in South Africa, and a silver disc from 2018 in Italy. At the Olympics, the men’s H4 road race was the eighth, and the men’s H4 time trial was the seventh.
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Department of Sports and Tourism And the press office of the Marshal’s office

Pictures: Meet the Paralympians, photo by Andrzej Goiński for UMWKP