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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 in Cheongju, Republic of Korea, but she was able to win two gold medals and one silver medal at the tournament. (paralympic.org, 10 May 2018)
    Sporting philosophy / motto “The times when I devoted myself to this activity as a leisure time are long gone. If one wants to make progress, they must constantly educate themselves, and fully dedicate themselves to what they are doing. Success can be achieved only this way.” (paralympic.org, 13 May 2020)
    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)
    Ambitions To win a medal at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (paralympic.org, 13 May 2020)
    Impairment She was born with spina bifida. (Athlete, 04 Sep 2016)
    Other information VETERAN ATHLETE
    In 2020 she said she had no intention of retiring from sport anytime soon. "I have no idea [when I will retire]. Everything depends on how healthy I am and how long I can compete with the younger ones, who go hard ahead. My motivation is to always be the best, and stay on top.” (paralympic.org, 13 May 2020)

    She is a member of the athletes' committee of the Slovak Paralympic Committee. Her four-year fixed term is scheduled to run until 2022. (spv.sk, 25 Feb 2018)

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