Ottobock Ambassador Alicja Fiodorow competes at the IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships
Ottobock ambassador

Alicja Jeromin

Polish sprinter Alicja Jeromin has won numerous medals at the European Para Athletics Championships, World Para Athletics Championships and four Paralympic Games.

Running at the speed of sound

Alicja, whose left arm is foreshortened, began taking an interest in sports at the early age of thirteen. Polish by birth, she began competing at the end of the 1990s. She played table tennis and took part in track and field training sessions.

Alicja made her international debut as a runner at the 2004 Paralympic Games in Athens, where she won bronze in the 400 metre sprint. In 2006, she became World Champion for the same distance at the IPC Athletics World Championships in Assen, Netherlands.

At the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing, she won a silver medal in the 200 metres and bronze in the 100 metres.

“Let's not be afraid to fight our weaknesses. Sport is a very good example of how we are able to overcome them. Disability does not exclude us from sport and social life. Limitations exist only in our heads and 'to want' means 'to be able to'.”

Alicja Jeromin, Para athlete and Ottobock ambassador

Ottobock ambassador Alicja Jeromin is preparing for Tokyo in 2021 (© Getty Images for Ottobock)

Great things ahead

At the Paralympic Games in London in 2012, Alicja won silver in the 200 metres and bronze in the 400 metres. In Rio 2016, she won two silver medals, in the 100 metres and 200 metres. In 2017 she won the silver medal on 100 metre at the Para Athletics World Championships in London and at the Para European Championships in Berlin 2018 she won gold in this event

Alicja, who now studies sports and education at the University of Gdańsk, says “I always look forward to training and try to think positively. Ottobock’s support is helping me fulfil my dream of becoming a Paralympic champion.” Her next goal is the Paralympic Games in Tokyo in 2021.

Key facts

  • Nation: Poland
  • Year of birth: 1985
  • Sport: Para Athletics – 100 m, 200 m, 400 m
  • Classification: T47
  • Coach: Jacek Szczygiel
  • Club: RSSiRON Start Radom

Victories and achievements

  • Paralympic Games Rio 2016:
    • Silver medal on 100 m and 200 m
  • Paralympic Games London 2012:
    • Slilver medal on 200 m
    • Bronze medal on 400 m
  • Paralympic Games Beijing 2008
    • Silver medal on 200 m
    • Bronze Medal on 100 m
  • Paralympic Games Athens 2004
    • Bronze medal on 400 m
  • Para Athletics World Championship London 2017
    • Silver medal on 100 m
  • Para Athletics European Championship Berlin 2018
    • Gold medal on 100 m

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