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Lenka Gajarska

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T46, F46

Further personal information

Family
Daughter Emka
Languages
German, Slovak, Spanish, English
Higher education
Coaching, Sports Science - Brunel University: London, ENG

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up athletics at age 10 at school in Slovakia.
Why this sport?
"I was a lively child and my father took me to the stadium to watch athletics."

International debut

Year
1999
Competing for
Slovakia
Tournament
World Championship
Location
Barcelona, ESP

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Finishing second at the national championships as an able-bodied athlete. (Athlete, 26 Aug 2012)
Most influential person in career
Her father. (Athlete, 26 Aug 2012)
Hero / Idol
British triple jumper Jonathan Edwards. (timesofindia.com, 13 Dec 2009)
Injuries
She was affected by a back injury from December 2008 until September 2009. (Athlete, 16 Dec 2010; brunel.ac.uk, 30 Nov 2009)

She tore her knee ligaments at the 2003 European Championships. She required seven months to recover from the injury. (Athlete, 16 Dec 2010; brunel.ac.uk, 30 Nov 2009)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Be happy about every little good thing that happens to you." (Athlete, 16 Dec 2010)
Impairment
She was born with an underdeveloped right hand. (timesofindia.com, 13 Dec 2009)
Other information
OCCUPATION
She has spent time teaching English to students at university. (Athlete, 26 Aug 2012)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games (Sydney, Australia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m T46 Heat 2 9999
Women's 200 m T46 Heat 1 9999
Women's Long Jump F46 Final Round 6
IPC Athletics World Championships Villeneuve d'Ascq 2002 (Villeneuve d'Ascq, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 400 m T46 Heat 2 5
Women's Long Jump F42-46 Final Round 4
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Long Jump F46 Final Round 2012-09-02 5
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Long Jump T46 Final 1 2013-07-23 4