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FARKAŠOVÁ Henrieta
Sport Para alpine skiing
NPC Slovakia   
GenderWomen
Age32
Place of BirthRoznava, TCH
Height1.64 m
Weight 52 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
B3
Guide
Natalia Subrtova, SVK, from 2008
Further Personal Information
Residence
Senica, SVK
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, Hungarian, Slovak
Higher education
Social Work Studies - University of Trnava: Slovakia
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began the sport at age 17 at a high school ski camp in Levoca, Slovakia.
Why this sport?
"I had never thought or dreamt of being a ski racer, since I don't even come from a mountainous area. However, I felt mesmerised by the sport from the very first moment."
Name of coach
Dusan Saradin [national]; Roman Petrik [national]; Martin Makovnik [national]
Senior International Debut
Year
2004
Competing for
Slovakia
Tournament
European Cup
Location
Austria
General Interest
Nicknames
Hena (IPC, 18 Jan 2018)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning five Paralympic gold medals and two World Cup titles. (IPC, 18 Jan 2018)
Hero / Idol
US alpine skier Mikaela Shiffrin. (IPC, 18 Jan 2018)
Injuries
She experienced trouble with her back in 2017. (pyeongchang2018.com, 11 Mar 2018)

She was unable to compete for two-and-a-half years due to a knee injury she suffered in Austria in October 2014. She returned to competition at the 2017 World Championships in Tarvisio, Italy. (teraz.sk, 01 Feb 2017)

At the 2013 World Championships in Molina, Spain, she crashed and broke her wrist and three ribs. (paralympic.org, 14 Oct 2013)

She has suffered multiple facial bone fractures during her career. (IPC, 18 Jan 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Don't pity yourself." (IPC, 18 Jan 2018)
Awards and honours
She was named Slovakia's flag bearer at the opening ceremony of the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. She was also the nation's flag bearer at the closing ceremony of the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi. (pyeongchang2018.com, 09 Mar 2018; paralympic.org, 16 Mar 2014)

She was named the 2017 Paralympic Athlete of the Year by the Slovakian Syndicate of Journalists. (IPC, 18 Jan 2018)

She has received the Ludovit Stur Order [first class] from the Slovakian government. (IPC, 18 Jan 2018)

She has been presented with the Award of the Secretary of Education of Slovakia. (IPC, 18 Jan 2018)
Ambitions
To win five gold medals at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (IPC, 18 Jan 2018)
Impairment
She has a visual impairment. Doctors believe it may be linked to the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, as there is no history of vision problems in her family. (pluska.sk, 25 Mar 2010)
Other information
FURTHER EDUCATION
She has studied at Matej Bel University in Banska Bystrica, Slovakia. (Facebook page, 10 Dec 2014)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
2 2010 Downhill - Visually Impaired 1:28.17
5 2010 Slalom - Visually Impaired 2:13.66
1 2010 Giant Slalom - Visually Impaired 2:56.65
1 2010 Super-G - Visually Impaired 1:33.81
1 2010 Super Combined - Visually Impaired 2:34.61
1 2014 Downhill - Visually Impaired 1:31.55
  2014 Super-G - Visually Impaired DSQ
3 2014 Slalom - Visually Impaired 2:02.94 
  2014 Super Combined - Visually Impaired DSQ
1 2014 Giant Slalom - Visually Impaired 2:48.63 
1 2018 Downhill - Visually Impaired 1:29.72
1 2018 Super-G - Visually Impaired 1:30.17
1 2018 Super Combined - Visually Impaired 2:27.72
1 2018 Giant Slalom - Visually Impaired 2:23.00
2 2018 Slalom - Visually Impaired 1:52.46
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
1 2008/2009 Downhill - Visually Impaired 1:56.61
4 2008/2009 Slalom - Visually Impaired 2:03.64
6 2008/2009 Giant Slalom - Visually Impaired 2:53.03
1 2008/2009 Super-G - Visually Impaired 1:07.96
2 2008/2009 Super Combined - Visually Impaired 2:11.29
1 2010/2011 Downhill - Visually Impaired 1:28.36
  2010/2011 Super-G - Visually Impaired  DNF
1 2010/2011 Super Combined - Visually Impaired 2:25.83
1 2010/2011 Slalom - Visually Impaired 1:42.71
1 2010/2011 Giant Slalom - Visually Impaired 2:19.20
1 2012/2013 Downhill - Visually Impaired 1:33.11
6 2012/2013 Super-G - Visually Impaired 1:24.96
1 2012/2013 Slalom - Visually Impaired 2:08.82
  2012/2013 Super Combined - Visually Impaired  DNS
2 2016/2017 Downhill - Visually Impaired 1:14.62
1 2016/2017 Super-G - Visually Impaired 1:10.02
1 2016/2017 Super Combined - Visually Impaired 1:58.89
1 2016/2017 Giant Slalom - Visually Impaired 2:21.05
1 2016/2017 Slalom - Visually Impaired 1:32.91
World Cup Final
Rank Year Event Result
1 2016/2017 Downhill - Visually Impaired 1:31.60
1 2016/2017 Super-G - Visually Impaired 1:34.87
1 2016/2017 Super-G - Visually Impaired 1:31.33
1 2016/2017 Giant Slalom - Visually Impaired 2:17.60
1 2016/2017 Slalom - Visually Impaired 1:46.42
2 2017/2018 Downhill - Visually Impaired 1:22.19
1 2017/2018 Downhill - Visually Impaired 1:20.43
2 2017/2018 Super-G - Visually Impaired 1:25.13
  2017/2018 Super-G - Visually Impaired  DNF