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Karina Petrikovicova

Swimming
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S13, SB13, SM13

Further personal information

Residence
Bratislava, SVK
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Slovak

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began swimming at age five in Piestany, Slovakia, in 1998.
Why this sport?
She was encouraged to try the sport by her parents. She also found swimming benefited her health. "This is one of the few sports I can do fully with my impairment. I think it is the best sport ever."
Club / Team
PK TZPS Dolphins: Bratislava, SVK
Name of coach
Daniela Siposova [club, national], SVK, from 2003
Training Regime
She trains twice a day in the water, and once in the gym.

International debut

Year
2006
Competing for
Slovakia
Tournament
World Championships
Location
Durban, RSA

General interest

Nicknames
Kaja (Athlete, 08 Feb 2012)
Hobbies
Music, snowboarding, travelling, nature, pets. (Athlete, 15 Aug 2018)
Memorable sporting achievement
Finishing fifth in the S13 100m backstroke at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (Athlete, 15 Aug 2018)
Most influential person in career
Her parents. (Athlete, 15 Aug 2018)
Hero / Idol
US swimmer Michael Phelps. (Athlete, 15 Aug 2018)
Injuries
She injured her left shoulder in 2011 and needed about six months to recover. (Athlete, 08 Feb 2012)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Sport is my life." (Athlete, 01 Dec 2017)
Awards and honours
She was named among the 2014 Best Athletes of the Year in Piestany, Slovakia. (ppk-plavanie.sk, 28 Mar 2015)
Impairment
She has Stargardt disease, a condition that causes progressive vision loss. (Athlete, 08 Feb 2012)
Other information
YOUNG PARALYMPIAN
At age 14 she was the youngest member of the Slovakia team at the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing. (pnky.sk, 19 Sep 2016)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB12 Heat 2 6
IPC Swimming World Championships Eindhoven 2010 (Eindhoven, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 50 m Freestyle S12 Final Round 8
Women's 50 m Freestyle S12 Heat 2 4
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM12 Final Round 8
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM12 Heat 2 5
Women's 100 m Freestyle S12 Heat 2 5
Women's 100 m Butterfly S12 Final Round 7
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB12 Heat 2 5
Women's 100 m Backstroke S12 Final Round 3
Women's 100 m Backstroke S12 Heat 1 1
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM12 Heat 2 2012-09-03 6
Women's 100 m Freestyle S12 Heat 1 2012-09-04 4
Women's 100 m Backstroke S12 Heat 2 2012-09-05 4
Women's 100 m Backstroke S12 Final Round 2012-09-05 6
Women's 50 m Freestyle S12 Heat 1 2012-09-07 7
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB12 Heat 2 2012-09-08 7
2013 IPC Swimming World Championships (Montreal, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m Freestyle S12 Heat 1 2013-08-12 9
Women's 100 m Butterfly S12 Heat 2 2013-08-13 8
Women's 100 m Butterfly S12 Final 1 2013-08-13 8
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM12 Final 1 2013-08-14 3
Women's 50 m Freestyle S12 Final 1 2013-08-15 8
Women's 50 m Freestyle S12 Heat 1 2013-08-15 8
Women's 100 m Backstroke S12 Final 1 2013-08-17 4
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB12 Heat 1 2013-08-18 10
2015 IPC Swimming World Championships (Glasgow, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 50 m Freestyle S13 Heat 2 2015-07-13 11
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM13 Heat 1 2015-07-14 13
Women's 100 m Backstroke S13 Final 1 2015-07-15 8
Women's 100 m Backstroke S13 Heat 1 2015-07-15 8
Women's 400 m Freestyle S13 Heat 1 2015-07-16 14
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB13 Heat 2 2015-07-17 13
Women's 100 m Freestyle S13 Heat 2 2015-07-18 13
Women's 100 m Butterfly S13 Heat 1 2015-07-19 11
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m Butterfly S13 Heat 3 2016-09-08 6
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM13 Heat 2 2016-09-10 6
Women's 50 m Freestyle S13 Heat 3 2016-09-14 6
Women's 100 m Freestyle S13 Heat 1 2016-09-16 6
Women's 100 m Backstroke S13 Final Round 2016-09-17 5
Women's 100 m Backstroke S13 Heat 1 2016-09-17 3
Mexico City 2017 World Para Swimming Championships (Mexico City, Mexico)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m Backstroke S13 Final 1 2017-12-02 5
Women's 100 m Freestyle S13 Final 1 2017-12-03 7
Women's 400 m Freestyle S13 Heat 1 2017-12-05 5
Women's 400 m Freestyle S13 Final 1 2017-12-05 6