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    Veronika Vadovicova

    Ones to watch
    Slovakia Slovakia Shooting Para sport 9 February 1983

    Trnava, SVK

    Veronika Vadovicova - Rio 2016


    Human Interest
    Data Value
    Impairment Information
    Origin of Impairment Congenital
    Classification SH1
    Further Personal Information
    Family Son Milan
    Languages Slovak
    Higher education Physical Education - Palacky University Olomouc: Czech Republic
    Sport Specific Information
    When and where did you begin this sport? She began shooting at age 15 at the SSK Vistuk club in Slovakia.
    Name of coach Milan Golena [national], SVK
    International Debut
    Year 1999
    Competing for Slovakia
    Tournament World Cup
    Location Sydney, NSW, AUS
    General Interest
    Injuries Shoulder injuries disrupted her training ahead of the 2018 World Championships. She went on to win two gold medals and one silver medal at the tournament in Cheongju, Republic of Korea. (paralympic.org, 10 May 2018)
    Sporting philosophy / motto "Obstacles that are in your way are challenges to be overcome. Live in the moment. Enjoy your life." (inakobdareni.sk, 01 Nov 2018)
    Awards and honours She was named the 2018 Sportswoman of the Year by the Slovak Association of Physically Disabled Athletes [SZTPS]. (spv.sk, 09 Jun 2019; teraz.sk, 09 Jun 2019)

    In February 2017 she was named Athlete of the Month by the International Paralympic Committee [IPC]. (paralympic.org, 09 Mar 2017)

    She was named the 2016 Sportswoman of the Year in Trnava, Slovakia. (spv.sk, 14 Dec 2016)
    Impairment She was born with spina bifida. (Athlete, 04 Sep 2016)
    Other information OTHER ACTIVITIES
    She is a member of the athletes' committee at the Slovak Paralympic Committee. Her four-year fixed term is scheduled to run until 2022. (spv.sk, 25 Feb 2018)

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