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SMARZOVA Petra
Sport Para alpine skiing
NPC Slovakia   
GenderWomen
Age28
Place of BirthValašské Mezirící, TCH
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
LW6/8-2
Further Personal Information
Residence
Žilina, SVK
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, German, Slovak
Higher education
Construction - University of Zilina: Slovakia
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began skiing at age three in Ziarska Dolina, Slovakia.
Why this sport?
Her father taught her to ski.
Name of coach
Roman Petrik [national]; Dusan Saradin [national], SVK; Michal Cerven, SVK; Martin Makovnik, SVK
Senior International Debut
Year
2003
Competing for
Slovakia
Location
Abtenau, AUT
General Interest
Nicknames
Nela (IPC, 10 Feb 2018)
Memorable sporting achievement
Securing a small crystal globe in giant slalom in the World Cup, and winning silver in giant slalom at the 2011 World Championships in Sestriere, Italy. (IPC, 10 Feb 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Do what makes you happy." (IPC, 10 Feb 2018)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (IPC, 10 Feb 2018)
Impairment
She was born without her left hand. (sport.sme.sk, 17 Mar 2010)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
7 2010 Downhill - Standing 1:35.23
  2010 Slalom - Standing  DNF
3 2010 Giant Slalom - Standing 2:41.63
6 2010 Super-G - Standing 1:36.09
6 2010 Super Combined - Standing 2:37.37
  2014 Super-G - Standing  DNF
3 2014 Slalom - Standing 2:06.91 
6 2014 Super Combined - Standing 2:39.40
5 2014 Giant Slalom - Standing 2:49.47
  2018 Super-G - Standing  DNF
6 2018 Super Combined - Standing 2:41.93
5 2018 Giant Slalom - Standing 2:31.06
5 2018 Slalom - Standing 2:03.18
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
  2003/2004 Giant Slalom LW3,6/8,9  DNS
7 2008/2009 Downhill - Standing 2:07.00
4 2008/2009 Slalom - Standing 1:56.80
4 2008/2009 Giant Slalom - Standing 2:27.33
8 2008/2009 Super-G - Standing 1:09.52
6 2008/2009 Super Combined - Standing 2:10.56
7 2010/2011 Downhill - Standing 1:37.52
7 2010/2011 Super-G - Standing 1:32.47
4 2010/2011 Super Combined - Standing 2:28.02
2 2010/2011 Slalom - Standing 1:43.72
2 2010/2011 Giant Slalom - Standing 2:24.55
5 2012/2013 Downhill - Standing 1:41.91
5 2012/2013 Super-G - Standing 1:23.11
5 2012/2013 Slalom - Standing 2:19.63
  2012/2013 Super Combined - Standing  DNS
4 2012/2013 Giant Slalom - Standing 2:29.79
10 2014/2015 Super-G - Standing 1:40.69
9 2014/2015 Super Combined - Standing 2:20.30
4 2014/2015 Giant Slalom - Standing 2:20.54 
  2014/2015 Slalom - Standing DNF
  2016/2017 Super-G - Standing  DNF
5 2016/2017 Super Combined - Standing 2:10.92
4 2016/2017 Giant Slalom - Standing 2:33.41
4 2016/2017 Slalom - Standing 1:38.66
World Cup Final
Rank Year Event Result
9 2016/2017 Downhill - Standing 1:43.83
4 2016/2017 Super-G - Standing 1:42.88
4 2016/2017 Super-G - Standing 1:39.23
4 2016/2017 Giant Slalom - Standing 2:30.72
4 2016/2017 Slalom - Standing 1:51.49