Henrieta Farkasova5 May 1986 Roznava, Slovakia
- LATEST TRIUMPHS:
- 2017 World Para Alpine Skiing Championships: Gold - slalom, giant slalom, super-G, super-combined; Silver - downhill
- 2016-17 World Para Alpine Skiing World Cup: Overall winner
- Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games: Gold - giant slalom, downhill; Bronze - slalom
- Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games: Gold - giant slalom, super-G, super-combined; Silver - downhill
- Related Videos
- Slovakia's rise in Paralympic winter sport explained by Henrieta Farkasova and her guide
- Related News
- Farkasova, Rothfuss, Salcher claim super-G globes
- Haraus, Schaffelhuber, Kurka win super-G globes
- Giant slalom World Cup winners decided
- Triple success for Farkasova after season’s final World Cup race
Since making her international debut in 2008, Henrieta Farkasova has rarely missed the podium in any of her races, such is the dominance she has maintained in the women’s visually impaired category.
The Slovakian will again be the woman to beat at the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games, where she aims to repeat or outdo her performance from Sochi 2014, where she claimed two golds and one bronze.
If the 2017 World Championships are anything to go by, Farkasova could easily surpass her previous Paralympic performances, after she won four golds in Tarvisio, Italy and topped the world rankings at the end of the season.
Her first major competition was also held in South Korea, when she competed at the 2009 World Championships, winning two golds and one silver, showing early in her career what she was capable of achieving.
Vancouver 2010 was her first Paralympic Winter Games, leaving Canada with three golds and one silver after an outstanding performance.
She shone again at the 2011 World Championships in Sestriere, Italy, claiming four titles. She added two more golds to her Worlds haul in La Molina, Spain, in 2013.
Farkasova took up alpine skiing at high school and has not stopped since.
- Follow us on Facebook
- Follow us on Twitter
- Tweets by paraalpine