9114-Jaroslav Petrous photo

Jaroslav Petrous



Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment

Further personal information

Two children
Prague, CZE
Athlete, Business Owner

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began training in 2008 after being invited to attend a camp in Nymburk, Czech Republic.
Club / Team
ABB Pardubice: Czech Republic
Name of coach
Petr Fris [personal]

General interest

Iron Man [his son gave him the nickname when he found out Jaroslav was having his leg amputated]. (, 26 Sep 2020)
Most influential person in career
Coach Eva Hrdinova. (, 24 May 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Never give up." (, 18 Mar 2018)
Other sports
He has played wheelchair basketball for USK Praha in the Czech Republic. (, 18 Mar 2018)
At age 17 he was involved in an accident when a heavy truck ran over his ankle, causing an open 24-piece fracture. In 2005, while playing paintball he tore his meniscus [knee] and ruptured ligaments. He underwent multiple operations, but his condition did not improve. He suffered from pain for several years, and in 2011 he decided to have his left leg amputated above the knee. (CT Severovychod Facebook page, 11 May 2019;, 18 Mar 2018;, 28 Jan 2016)
Other information
He is co-founder and owner of a coffee business called 'Handicap Coffee' alongside Czech Para athlete Martin Zach. A portion of the business's profits are used to support his children's charity. "I started to think about how to describe our handicaps and bingo, 'Handicap Coffee'. Martin's in a wheelchair, which is why one coffee got the name 'Wheelchair', I'm amputated, so the other one is called 'One Leg'. When we mixed them in the roaster, it was necessary to divide them. Martin said it was obvious, that he was in a wheelchair but in one piece, whereas about 20% of me was missing due to amputation. Martin's coffee therefore contains 100% Arabica beans and mine has a mixture of 80% Arabica beans and 20% Robusta beans. By purchasing coffee, customers will support not only our business but also the KlaPeto Endowment Fund." (, 26 Sep 2020;, 01 Feb 2020;, 09 Sep 2020)

He is co-founder of the KlaPeto Endowment Fund. The organisation supports children with an impairment in the Czech Republic. "Helping others gives me huge joy and solace." (Facebook profile, 06 Mar 2020;, 22 Mar 2017)

He won the Czech national barista championship title in 2005. He also represented the Czech Republic at the 2005 World Barista Championship in Seattle, WA, United States of America. (, 20 May 2014)


Unit Date Rank
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Discus Throw F42 Final 1 2015-10-28 10