Type of Impairment
Origin of Impairment
Further personal information
Croatian, English, French, German, Spanish
Sport specific information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began skiing in 2012 in Zagreb, Croatia.
Why this sport?
She used to follow Croatian alpine skiers Ivica Kostelic and Janica Kostelic on television. She was unable to go on a school skiing trip because of her impairment, but a teacher put her in touch with Dado Katunar of the Croatian Paralympic Committee [HPO].
Club / Team
SKOI Sljeme: Zagreb, CRO
Name of coach
Luka Debeljak, CRO, from 2013
Playing sudoku. (novilist.hr, 24 Feb 2017)
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2017 World Championships in Tarvisio, Italy, and winning the 2016/17 European Cup overall title. (Athlete, 08 Mar 2018)
Most influential person in career
Guide Ana Zigman. (Athlete, 08 Mar 2018)
Hero / Idol
Croatian alpine skiers Ivica Kostelic and Janica Kostelic. (Athlete, 08 Mar 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Every day I try to fill my life with Paralympic values because I truly believe in them. Respect, excellence, friendship, affection, courage and equality are the qualities that specially our athletes need to cultivate and apply to be an example, inspiration and motivation to others." (hpo.hr, 27 Feb 2018)
Awards and honours
She was named as Croatia's flag bearer for the opening ceremony of the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (total-croatia-news.com, 27 Feb 2018)
She was born with achromatopsia, a condition characterised by a partial or total absence of colour vision. (Athlete, 08 Mar 2018)
|Women's Giant Slalom VI||Race 1||2017-01-30||8|
|Women's Slalom VI||Race 1||2017-01-31||7|
|Women's Giant Slalom Visually Impaired||Final||2018-03-14||12|
|Women's Slalom Visually Impaired||Final||2018-03-18||9999|