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Łukasz Mamczarz

The tall Polish Paralympic high jumper is aiming for gold at the Paralympic Games in Tokyo

His physical attributes are predestined for high jump

After a traffic accident with his motorcycle in 2009, Mamczarz' left leg was amputated above the knee. His doctor told him to get active in Para athletics and introduced him to a Paralympic coach.

That was the start into his Paralympic career. Only three years after his amputation, he won the bronze medal at the Paralympic Games in London.

“Running and jumping gave me the courage to start, determination to keep trying and the soul of a child to have fun with it all along the way. Run often and run far, but never "solicit" your joy from playing this sport.“

Łukasz Mamczarz, Para athlete and Ottobock ambassador

Ottobock ambassador Łukasz Mamczarz

Focussing on big goals

Mamczarz' successful career continued the years after London, when he won a pair of bronze medals in the high jump in 2013 and 2015 during the IPC Athletics World Championships and two gold medals at the European Championships in 2014 and 2016.

Now he practises hard to win the gold medal and set a new record in high jump for the T63 class during the Paralympic Games in Tokyo.

Key facts

  • Nation: Poland
  • Year of birth: 1988
  • Sport: Para Athletics – High jump
  • Classification: T63
  • Coach: Dariusz Niemczyn
  • Club: Gorzowski Association of Disabled Sports START

Victories and achievements

  • Paralympic Games London 2012:
    • Bronze medal in high jump
  • World Para Athletics Championship Lyon 2013 and Doha 2015:
    • Bronze medal in high jump
  • European Para Athletics Championship Berlin 2018:
    • Bronze medal in high jump
  • European Para Athletics Championship Wales 2014 and Grosseto 2016:
    • Gold medal in high jump

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