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Katerina Komarkova

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Classification
S9, SB8, SM9

Further personal information

Languages
Czech, English, German

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport in 2000 at age five in Prague, Czech Republic.
Why this sport?
She started the sport as part of her rehabilitation.
Coach from which country?
Czech Republic

International debut

Year
2008
Competing for
Czech Republic

General interest

Hobbies
Kickboxing, cycling, snowboarding, photography. (Athlete, 23 Apr 2012)
Most influential person in career
Her father. (Athlete, 23 Apr 2012)
Hero / Idol
Ukrainian boxer Wladimir Klitschko, Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt, US swimmer Ryan Lochte. (Athlete, 23 Apr 2012)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"No pain no gain." (Athlete, 23 Apr 2012)
Other sports
She has achieved a seventh Kyu [yellow belt] in kickboxing. (Athlete, 23 Apr 2012)
Milestones
At age 13 years and 34 days on the day of the opening ceremony, she was the youngest competitor at the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing. (thepeninsulaqatar.com, 16 Sep 2008; reuters.com, 15 Sep 2008)
Impairment
Her left arm was amputated below the elbow because of a congenital condition. (Athlete, 23 Apr 2012)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB8 Heat 2 5
IPC Swimming World Championships Eindhoven 2010 (Eindhoven, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB8 Heat 2 5
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB8 Heat 2 2012-09-01 5
2013 IPC Swimming World Championships (Montreal, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB8 Heat 1 2013-08-15 10