Stanisław Frączyk

Stanisław Frączyk (born 2 December 1952) is a retired Austrian-Polish para table tennis player. He is a triple Paralympic champion, a triple World champion, an eleven-time European champion and three time Polish national champion.[1][2]

Stanisław Frączyk
Stani Fraczyk.jpg
Personal information
Nickname(s)Stani
Born (1952-12-02) 2 December 1952 (age 68)
Łódź, Poland
Height184 cm (6 ft 0 in)
Sport
Country Austria
SportPara table tennis
DisabilityHeine Medina disease
Disability classC9
Retired2016
Medal record
Para table tennis
Representing  Austria
Paralympic Games
Gold medal – first place 1996 Atlanta Men's singles C9
Gold medal – first place 1996 Atlanta Men's open standing
Gold medal – first place 2004 Athens Men's singles C9
Silver medal – second place 1996 Atlanta Men's teams C9-10
Silver medal – second place 2000 Sydney Men's singles C9
Silver medal – second place 2004 Athens Men's teams C9
Silver medal – second place 2012 London Men's singles C9
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 1998 Paris Men's singles C9
Gold medal – first place 2002 Taipei Men's singles C9
Gold medal – first place 2002 Taipei Men's open standing
Silver medal – second place 1998 Paris Men's open standing
Silver medal – second place 1998 Paris Men's teams C9
Silver medal – second place 2006 Montreux Men's singles C9
Bronze medal – third place 2006 Montreux Men's open standing
European Championships
Gold medal – first place 1997 Stockholm Men's singles C9
Gold medal – first place 1997 Stockholm Men's teams C10
Gold medal – first place 1999 Piestany Men's singles C9
Gold medal – first place 1999 Piestany Men's doubles C6-10
Gold medal – first place 1999 Piestany Men's open standing
Gold medal – first place 2001 Frankfurt Men's singles C9
Gold medal – first place 2001 Frankfurt Men's open standing
Gold medal – first place 2003 Zagreb Men's singles C9
Gold medal – first place 2003 Zagreb Men's teams C9
Gold medal – first place 2005 Jesolo Men's singles C9
Gold medal – first place 2011 Split Men's singles C9
Silver medal – second place 1999 Piestany Men's teams C10
Silver medal – second place 2003 Zagreb Men's open standing
Silver medal – second place 2013 Lignano Men's singles C9
Bronze medal – third place 1997 Stockholm Men's open standing
Bronze medal – third place 2001 Frankfurt Men's teams C9
Bronze medal – third place 2005 Jesolo Men's teams C9

He has a medical condition called Heine-Medina disease which is caused his right leg to be five centimetres short than his left leg, he plays with a splint on his right leg. He was encouraged to play the sport by his older brother Zbiginiew Frączyk who is also a table tennis player who played at national level. [3][4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Stanislaw Fraczyk". Paralympic.org. International Paralympic Committee. 24 September 2020.
  2. ^ "Stanislaw Fraczyk". IPTTC.org. ITTF Para Table Tennis. 24 September 2020.
  3. ^ "Ręka jak u mistrza świata. 65-letni pingpongista został doceniony" [A hand like a world champion. The 65-year-old ping-pong player has been appreciated]. przegladsportowy.pl (in Polish). Polski Zwiazek Tenisa Stolowego. 8 November 2017.
  4. ^ "Austriacki mistrz z Polski" [Austrian champion from Poland]. Polonika.at (in Polish). 1 November 2012.

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