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Lenka Zahradnikova

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Classification
S12, SB12, SM12

Further personal information

Residence
Prague, CZE
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Czech, English, Spanish

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport at age 12 in Prague, Czech Republic.
Club / Team
SK Slavia Praha: Prague, CZE
Name of coach
Jany Boubinove [club], CZE; Jan Nevrkla [national], CZE

International debut

Year
2009
Competing for
Czech Republic
Location
Bratislava

General interest

Nicknames
Psenice [her parents have always called her Lenice Psenice]. (Athlete, 23 Apr 2012)
Hobbies
Running, Nordic skiing, cycling, triathlon violin, piano, ceramics, foreign languages, cooking, yoga. (Athlete, 23 Apr 2012)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning bronze in the 50m breastroke at the IBSA Games in Turkey and participating at the able-bodied national championships. (Athlete, 23 Apr 2012)
Most influential person in career
Coach Jaroslava Passerova and her parents. (Athlete, 23 Apr 2012)
Hero / Idol
US swimmer Jessica Hardy. (Athlete, 23 Apr 2012)
Injuries
She missed three weeks of action in 2010 after injuring her ankle. (Athlete, 23 Apr 2012)

She has damaged her front teeth twice in two separate training accidents. (Athlete, 23 Apr 2012)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Turn your face to the sun and the shadows fall behind you." (Athlete, 23 Apr 2012)
Other sports
She competes in para-Nordic skiing and triathlon competitions at a national level. (sportimage.cz, 22 Jan 2013, etriatlon.cz, 19 Aug 2013)

Results

Unit Date Rank
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 400 m Freestyle S12 Heat 2 2012-08-30 5
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM12 Heat 1 2012-09-03 6
Women's 100 m Freestyle S12 Heat 2 2012-09-04 5
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB12 Heat 2 2012-09-08 5
2013 IPC Swimming World Championships (Montreal, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m Freestyle S12 Heat 1 2013-08-12 9999
Women's 100 m Butterfly S12 Final 1 2013-08-13 7
Women's 100 m Butterfly S12 Heat 2 2013-08-13 7
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM12 Final 1 2013-08-14 5
Women's 400 m Freestyle S12 Final 1 2013-08-16 4
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB12 Heat 2 2013-08-18 7
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB12 Final 1 2013-08-18 7