Paralympic sprinter Alicja Fiodorow, from Poland, is a European, World and Paralympic medallist that has represented her country at three Paralympic Games; Athens, Beijing and London, winning medals on all occasions.
And now, Fiodorow has her sights firmly focused on the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio, when she hopes to fulfil her dream of becoming a Paralympic champion.
At the age of 13, Fiodorow, who has a limb deficiency, became interested in sports, taking up table tennis and joining an after-school athletics class.
In 2004, she entered the major international stage at the Paralympic Games in Athens winning a bronze medal in the women’s 400m. In 2006, she became the 400m World Champion in Assen.
She improved on her Paralympic achievements in Beijing at the 2008 Games when she won a silver medal in the women’s 200m and a 100m bronze medal.
At the Paralympic Games in London in 2012, Fiodorow won the silver medal in the 200m and a 400m bronze medal before claiming the gold medal at the European Championships in Swansea in 2014.
She is now aiming to finish on top of the podium at Rio 2016.
Fiodorow says “Every single day I set myself new goals and hope that tomorrow I will do better. I always look forward to training, try to stay positive and Ottobock’s support is helping me fulfil my dreams of becoming a Paralympic champion.”
Key competitive achievements:
|Paralympic Games||IPC World Championships||IPC European Championships|
|Athens 2004||Assen 2006||Swansea 2014|
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|Beijing 2008||Christchurch 2011|
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|London 2012||Lyon 2013|
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Year of birth: 1985
Sport: Athletics - 100, 200, 400m sprint
Coach: Jacek Szczygiel
Club: Start Radom
Career Highlights: Winning European and World Gold for the 400m and three bronze and two silver Paralympic medals.