Edyta Dzieniszewska-Kierkla

Date of birth:
5 May 1986
Edyta Dzieniszewska-Kierkla (POL)

Biography

General Interest

Hobbies
Watching sports, playing basketball, listening to music, watching movies. (sparta.augustow.pl, Jan 2014)
Injuries
In 2011 she underwent back surgery and she was sidelined for more than year, ruling her out of contention for the 2012 Olympic Games in London. (wspolczesna.pl, 30 Mar 2016; sparta.augustow.pl, Sep 2013)
Awards and honours
She was named the 2008, 2013 and 2014 Athlete of the Year in the Podlaskie region in Poland. (bialystok.sport.pl, 15 Feb 2015; 22 Jan 2015)

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport in sixth grade at primary school.
Why this sport?
She went on a kayaking tour with her school and her current coach, Jerzy Grabczewski, was there as a guide and noticed her talent and invited her to training.
Club / Team
Sparta Augustow: Poland
Name of coach
Jerzy Grabczewski [club, national], POL; Vladimir Parfenovich [national], BLR

Further Personal Information

Date of birth
05 May 1986
Height
170 cm
Weight
72 kg
Marital status
Married
Family
Husband Marek Kierkla
Residence
Augustów, POL
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Polish
Higher education
College of Physical Education and Tourism: Bialystok, POL