19433-Barbora Celanska photo

Barbora Celanska



Impairment information


Further personal information

Prague, CZE
Athlete, Student

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up para-athletics when she left primary school and joined the Jedlicka Institute in Prague, Czech Republic.
Why this sport?
"I am not an athlete for the success, fame or medals, but because I could eventually become independent. It is to keep my fitness and to help me be self-sufficient. I have managed to do things that for others may seem very ordinary, like being able to stand and move from my wheelchair to my bed."
Club / Team
SC JU Praha: Czech Republic
Name of coach
Pavel Martinek, CZE

General interest

Socialising with friends, swimming, watching television, walking her dog Kacka. (, 23 Feb 2013)
Hero / Idol
Her coach Pavel Martinek. "He was and is a great athlete. He was devoted to athletics and judo but had an accident which left him deaf and reliant on a wheelchair. He had to learn everything again. He worked with his body so he could do everything he did before the accident. His body is totally healthy again but unfortunately he is completely deaf, yet still helps people who want to do something." (, 23 Feb 2013)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"When you dream about something, go for it." (, 23 Feb 2013)
She has cerebral palsy that affects both of her arms and legs. (, 23 Jul 2012)


Unit Date Rank
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Club Throw F31/32/51 Final 1 2013-07-24 13