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Eva Goluza

Alpine Skiing

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
B3
Guide
Ana Zigman

Further personal information

Residence
Zagreb, CRO
Occupation
Athlete, Student
Languages
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

International debut

Year
2013
Competing for
Croatia

General interest

Hobbies
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)
Impairment
She was born with achromatopsia, a condition characterised by a partial or total absence of colour vision. (Athlete, 08 Mar 2018)

Results

Unit Date Rank
2017 IPC Alpine skiing World Championships Tarvisio, ITA (Tarvisio, Italy)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Giant Slalom VI Race 1 2017-01-30 8
Women's Slalom VI Race 1 2017-01-31 7
Pyeongchang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games (Pyeongchang, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Giant Slalom Visually Impaired Final 2018-03-14 12
Women's Slalom Visually Impaired Final 2018-03-18 9999