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    Veronika Vadovicova

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    Slovakia Slovakia Shooting Para sport 9 February 1983

    Trnava, SVK

    Veronika Vadovicova - Rio 2016

    Biography

    Human Interest
    Data Value
    Impairment Information
    Origin of Impairment Congenital
    Classification SH1
    Further Personal Information
    Family Husband Milan Golena, son Milan
    Languages Slovak
    Sport Specific Information
    When and where did you begin this sport? She began shooting in 1998 at age 15 at the SSK Vistuk club in Slovakia.
    Club / Team Sportove Centrum Policie: Bratislava, SVK
    Name of coach Milan Golena [husband, national], SVK
    International Debut
    Year 1999
    Competing for Slovakia
    Tournament World Cup
    Location Sydney, NSW, AUS
    General Interest
    Injuries Her training was disrupted ahead of the 2018 World Championships in Cheongju, Republic of Korea, due to shoulder injuries. She went on to win two gold medals and one silver medal at the event. (paralympic.org, 10 May 2018)
    Awards and honours She was named Athlete of the Month for February 2017 by the International Paralympic Committee [IPC]. (paralympic.org, 09 Mar 2017)

    She was named 2016 Sportswoman of the Year in Trnava, Slovakia. (spv.sk, 14 Dec 2016)
    Impairment She was born with spina bifida. (Athlete, 04 Sep 2016)

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