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Eva Kacanu

Athletics
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
F54

Further personal information

Residence
Olomouc, CZE
Occupation
Athlete, Lecturer, Manager
Languages
Czech, English, German, Greek, Russian
Higher education
Psychology - Charles University: Prague, CZE

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport in 1997 in Olomouc, Czech Republic.
Why this sport?
She was tired of sitting at home and wanted something to do. "I am a temperamental person and I did not want to sit in a wheelchair."
Club / Team
AK Olomouc: Czech Republic
Name of coach
Aneta Inochovska [national], CZE

International debut

Year
2001
Competing for
Czech Republic

General interest

Most influential person in career
Coach Iva Machova. (Athlete, 23 Apr 2012)
Injuries
She sustained a shoulder injury in March 2017. (olomouckadrbna.cz, 26 Aug 2016)

In December 2007 she sustained a whiplash injury, which took seven months to recover from. In January 2011 she was out for three months with a torn muscle. (Athlete, 23 Apr 2012)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"It is the heart that shows us the truth. Eyes cannot reveal the real thing." (Athlete, 23 Apr 2012)
Awards and honours
She was named the 2014 Athlete with an Impairment of the Year of Olomouc, Czech Republic. (caths.cz, 05 Feb 2015)
Impairment
Her impairment is the result of a spinal cord injury she sustained in 1996. (paralympic.cz, 20 Oct 2009; expats.cz, 15 Sep 2009)
Other information
OCCUPATION
She has served as manager of Atletiky Klub Olomouc in the Czech Republic. (atletikaolomouc.cz, 12 Mar 2017)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Athletics World Championships Villeneuve d'Ascq 2002 (Villeneuve d'Ascq, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Shot Put F54 Final Round 3
Athens 2004 Paralympic Games (Athens, Greece)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Shot Put F54/55 Final Round 2
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Shot Put F54-56 Final Round 1
2011 IPC Athletics World Championships (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Shot Put F54-56 Final 2011-01-29 3
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Shot Put F54-56 Final Round 2012-09-01 9
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Shot Put F54 Final 1 2013-07-22 7
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Shot Put F54 Final 1 2015-10-25 6
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Shot Put F54 Final Round 2016-09-10 8
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Shot Put F54 Final 1 2017-07-18 5