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Anezka Floriankova

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S8, SB8, SM8

Further personal information

Languages
Czech, English, German

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began swimming at age five in Prague, Czech Republic.
Why this sport?
Her parents enrolled her in swimming lessons for rehabilitation.
Club / Team
Para Plavani Praha: Czech Republic
Name of coach
Jan Nevrkla [club, national], CZE
Training Regime
She swims four times a week. Each session lasts for one hour.

International debut

Year
2015
Competing for
Czech Republic
Location
Berlin, GER

General interest

Hobbies
Creating lithography artwork, painting, origami, watching movies, cycling. (Athlete, 13 Aug 2018; vozickar.com, 24 Nov 2017; kontaktbb.cz, 01 Sep 2016)
Most influential person in career
Coach Jan Nevrkla. (Athlete, 13 Aug 2018)
Hero / Idol
Her parents. (Athlete, 04 Sep 2016)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (sport.aktualne.cz, 01 Jan 2019)
Impairment
She was born with upper limb dysmelia. (Athlete, 04 Sep 2016)
Other information
TOO MUCH TOO SOON
She represented the Czech Republic at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro at age 14, and found she did not enjoy competing there. "Rio was nice, a nice city, a nice destination. But the races were too big, I didn't understand it at all. I didn't enjoy the atmosphere either, it was strange. The year before the Paralympics we were preparing intensely, we had too much training. I was with the same people all summer, so we got on each others' nerves." (sport.aktualne.cz, 01 Jan 2019)

LITHOGRAPHY
In her spare time she creates lithographs, a type of print that is made with oil and water, and donates them to be sold in fundraising campaigns for her swimming club. She gave the first lithograph she created to coach Jan Nevrkla. "He is a great man and coach. It is one of the few ways I can help the club." (sport.aktualne.cz, 01 Jan 2019)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m Freestyle S8 Heat 2 2016-09-11 7
Women's 100 m Backstroke S8 Heat 3 2016-09-13 4
Women's 50 m Freestyle S8 Heat 2 2016-09-16 8
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM8 Heat 2 2016-09-17 7