Justyna Franieczek, the Running World Champion and the Finalist of the Paralympic Games in Tokyo has become the Ambassador of Collegium Humanum

Justyna Franieczek, the World Champion in the 400-m run, World Champion in the 4×100-m relay, 3rd-place winner in the World Para Athletics 2021 European Championships as well as the Finalist of the Paralympic Games in Tokyo 2020, has been appointed the Ambassador of Collegium Humanum branch in Poznań! The sportswoman has thus joined the group of athletes associated with the University’s Academic Sports Association (AZS), established as part of the Collegium Humanum branch in Poznań.

Ms. Justyna received the solemn act of appointment from His Magnificence, prof. dr. hab. Paweł Czarnecki, the Provost of Collegium Humanum, during the Inauguration of the Academic Year 2021/22 in the Wielkopolska Branch of the University.

Justyna Franieczek has many sports achievements. She is competing in the T-20 class. She is the Finalist of the World Championships in Dubai in 2019, bronze medallist of the European Championships, Polish Champion, Member of the National Team and the Finalist of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.

Only in 2021 alone, Justyna Franieczek reached, among others, the 1st place in:
– the 49th Polish Paralympic Athletics Championships (400-m T20 race),
– the XXVIII Polish Athletics Championships “Sprawni-Razem” (400-m T20 race),
– Virtus World Athletics Championships (400-m race and 4×100-m T20 relay),
– the Memorial of Kamila Skolimowska (100-m T20 run); as well as the 3rd place in:
– the European Championships (400-m T20 race),
– in Virtus World Athletics Championships (100- and 200-m T20 race).

On 13 October 2021, the Voivode of Wielkopolska, Michał Zieliński, appointed Justyna Franieczek to the Sports Council of the Wielkopolska Voivodeship.

On 4 November this year, the students of Collegium Humanum in Poznań submitted an application to AZS Poznań for the registration of the AZS University Club, operating under the name of the Poznań Branch of the University.

The Academic Sports Association is currently the largest organization dealing with sports in the Polish academic community, associating nearly 50,000 people at over 200 universities. Its main goals include promoting healthy lifestyle, developing physical activities and educating young people in an atmosphere of healthy sports competition. After the registration of the KU AZS Collegium Humanum Poznań Branch, it will be the youngest University club in the over 100-year-old organization (it was established in 1909 at the Jagiellonian University in Kraków; it has been in Poznań since 1919). From that moment on, students of the University Branch in Poznań will represent the colours of their University in the Academic Championships of Poznań and the Academic Championships of Poland organized by AZS.