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Helena Kasicka

Para dance sport
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Biography

Impairment information

Classification
L&F2, SC2

Further personal information

Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Slovak

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up Para dance sport in 2007.
Why this sport?
She has always been interested in dance, so she was looking for an opportunity to do try the sport. "Since I was a child I wanted to dance. I love it. I'm making my dream comes true now."
Club / Team
PK Ellegance: Košice, SVK
Name of coach
Peter Vidasic

General interest

Nicknames
Helenka (RegionTV YouTube channel, 08 Feb 2015)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning three gold medals at the 2016 European Championships in her hometown of Kosice, Slovakia. (telKE YouTube channel, 03 Nov 2016)
Impairment
She has brittle bone disease, and has had over 200 fractures since birth. She first underwent surgery for the condition at age six. Her father, brother and cousin all have the same condition. (cas.sk, 28 Sep 2013)
Other information
COACHED BY FORMER PARTNER
She used to perform in pairs with her current coach Peter Vidasic. She took a two-year-break after the 2016 European Championships as Vidasic decided to retire. She continued training and was involved in coaching children in Para dance sport. In 2018 Vidasic encouraged her to return to competition. “When you do not compete, it's slightly easier [to come back]. You have training, yes, but you do not have to follow such a hard discipline. I am very grateful for a lot of things in my life, but mainly for doing what I love, and I love dancing." (paralympic.org, 25 Oct 2018)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Wheelchair Dance Sport World Championships Minsk 2008 (Minsk, Belarus)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Mixed Combi Latin 1 Final Ranking 2
Mixed Combi Standard 1 Final Ranking 3
2013 IPC Wheelchair Dance Sport World Championships (Tokyo, Japan)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Mixed Combi Standard Class 1 Final 2013-12-07 1
Mixed Duo Latin Class 2 Final 2013-12-07 3
Mixed Combi Latin Class 1 Final 2013-12-08 2
2015 IPC Wheelchair Dance Sport World Championships (Rome, Italy)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Combi Latin Class 1 Final 2015-11-07 2
Combi Freestyle Class 1 Final 2015-11-07 1
Combi Standard Class 1 Final 2015-11-08 1