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DIEPOLDOVÁ Tereza
Sport Para-Cycling, Para swimming
NPC Czech Republic   
GenderWomen
Age30
Height1.65 m
Weight 50 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
C2
Further Personal Information
Residence
Czech Republic
Occupation
Student
Languages
Czech
Higher education
Physical Education - Palacky University: Olomouc, CZE
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began cycling in 1994 at age six, and took up competitive para-cycling in 2010.
Why this sport?
She competed in swimming at the Paralympic Games in 2004 and 2008, but became tired of the sport and no longer wanted to get up early for training. After a year off she wanted a new challenge, and approached cycling coach Viktor Zapletal with the intention of switching sports.
Club / Team
Nutrend Specialized Racing: Czech Republic
Name of coach
Viktor Zapletal [national], CZE
Senior International Debut
Year
2010
Competing for
Czech Republic
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (sport.aktualne.cz, 09 Jan 2017)
Most influential person in career
Coach Viktor Zapletal. (Athlete, 22 Apr 2012)
Other sports
She competed in swimming at the Paralympic Games in 2004 and 2008, and road cycling and track cycling at the Games in 2012 and 2016. (SportsDeskOnline, 16 Sep 2016; Athlete, 22 Apr 2012; sport.idnes.cz, 28 Sep 2010)
Impairment
In 1999 she was on holiday with her grandparents and brother when she was involved in a bus accident in France. Her right leg was amputated above the knee. (sport.aktualne.cz, 09 Jan 2017; Athlete, 22 Apr 2012)
Other information
POLITICS
She has served as the main leader of the Ceska Strana Regionu party in Czech Republic and has run as a candidate for the European Parliament. (foreigners.cz, 25 Mar 2014)

OTHER STUDIES
She has studied in the faculty of physical education and sport at Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic. (caths.cz, 17 Jul 2016)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games - Para swimming
Rank Year Event Result
10 2004 400m Freestyle S9 5:26.49
13 2004 100m Backstroke S9 1:23.94
14 2004 200m Individual Medley SM9 3:04.77
15 2008 400m Freestyle S9 5:22.92
World Championships - Para swimming
Rank Year Event Result
19 2002 50m Freestyle S9 35.42
13 2002 100m Freestyle S9 1:14.52
8 2002 400m Freestyle S9 5:32.53
7 2002 100m Backstroke S9 1:21.06
7 2002 200m Individual Medley SM9 3:06.75
4 2002 5km Open Water 1:17:30
  2006 50m Freestyle S9  DNS
21 2006 100m Freestyle S9 1:15.37
  2006 400m Freestyle S9  DNS
10 2006 100m Backstroke S9 1:20.52
16 2006 200m Individual Medley SM9 3:08.51
13 2006 5km Open Water 1:20:09
Road World Championships - Para-Cycling
Rank Year Event Result
5 2010 C2 - Time Trial 24:06
5 2010 C2 - Road Race 1:47:01
3 2011 C2 - Time Trial 27:14
3 2011 C2 - Road Race 1:27:41
3 2013 C2 - Time Trial 31:40
2 2013 C2 - Road Race 1:31:48
3 2015 C2 - Time Trial 25:49
4 2015 C2 - Road Race 1:31:47
Track World Championships - Para-Cycling
Rank Year Event Result
8 2012 C2 - 500m Time Trial 52.989
8 2012 C2 - 3km Pursuit  
6 2015 C2 - 500m Time Trial 53.959
6 2015 C2 - 3km Pursuit  
8 2016 C2 - 3km Pursuit  
7 2016 C2 - 500m Time Trial 50.682
Paralympic Games - Para-Cycling
Rank Year Event Result
9 2012 C1-3 - 3km Pursuit  
9 2012 C1-3 - 500m Time Trial  
2 2012 C1-3 - Time Trial 27:47.91
4 2012 C1-3 - Road Race 1:29:48
Qualification 2016 C1-3 - 3km Pursuit 4:36.406
11 2016 C1-3 - 500m Time Trial 46.578
8 2016 C1-3 - Time Trial 32:16.37
9 2016 C1-3 - Road Race 1:30:53