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Artur Siódmiak and Milena Olszewska as ambassadors of the Dis+Abled European Summer Games 2023!

The idea behind the Dis+Abled European Summer Games in Wągrowiec is to bring together athletes with and without disabilities in joint competition. We are therefore all the more pleased to announce that an outstanding Olympic athlete and Paralympian have become ambassadors of our event: Artur Siódmiak and Milena Olszewska!

2021.09.02 IGRZYSKA PARAOLIMPIJSKIE TOKIO 2020 Łucznictwo Nz. Milena Olszewska fot. Bartłomiej Zborowski
photo: Bartłomiej Zborowski/Polish Paralympic Committee

Milena Olszewska is a three-time Paralympian and two-time bronze medallist at the Paralympic Games (London 2012, Rio de Janeiro 2016). She also counts among her greatest sporting achievements the receipt of the Cup of the President of the Republic of Poland, Andrzej Duda, in recognition of outstanding sporting achievements in the year of the centenary of regaining independence. She is also a multi-medalist at the European Championships and the World Championships – individually and in the mixed with Łukasz Ciszek. The idea of promoting sport for people with disabilities and integration through sport is closed to her heart – so we are happy to have her as an ambassador of our event!

Artur Siódmiak is a co-creator of the greatest successes of Polish handball – together with the Polish national team he reached for silver (2007) and bronze (2009) at the World Championships. He is especially remembered by Polish fans for his goal after throwing across the pitch in a match against Norway – a goal scored in this unusual way after a sacrificial defence turned out to be the decisive one to advance to the semi-finals of the 2009 World Championship. He also played at the Olympic Games in Beijing (2008), where Poland finished 5th in the handball tournament. He grown in Wągrowiec – hence the initiative organised in his home town is close to his heart.