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Marek Kubacka

Alpine Skiing

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
B1
Guide
Maria Zatovicova

Further personal information

Residence
Dolný Kubín, SVK
Languages
English, Slovak

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 1998.
Why this sport?
He enjoyed skiing before his accident and wanted to continue after losing his vision. "Skiing helps me to feel myself, strong and free. I like the feeling of speed so much."
Name of coach
Roman Petrik [national], SVK

General interest

Hobbies
Hiking, cycling, swimming, skating. (myorava.sme.sk, 01 Jan 2018)
Most influential person in career
His father. (Athlete, 05 Mar 2018)
Hero / Idol
US alpine skier Bode Miller. (Athlete, 05 Mar 2018)
Awards and honours
He was named the 2019 Para Athlete of the Year in Dolny Kubin, Slovakia. (dolnykubin.sk, 09 Feb 2020)
Impairment
He lost his vision at age nine when a spray can exploded in his face while he was at a barbecue in the countryside. (pluska.sk, 15 Mar 2014)
Other information
GUIDE
He and his guide Maria Zatovicova were one of two alpine skiing pairs made up of a male skier and a female guide at the 2022 Paralympic Winter Games in Beijing. "These are our second Paralympic Games, but it means eight years of hard work, a lot of skiing, a lot of training in the gates and many races. All of these things make us stronger together, make us try to change something to be better and to be synchronised, so I think that after eight years we know each other very well. We got used to each other and that makes us strong. The character of the guide and a racer is very important. When there are two similar characters you can build trust in a person, which is very important." (OIS, 09 Mar 2022)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Torino 2006 Paralympic Winter Games (Torino, Italy)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Giant Slalom Visually impaired Final Round 11
Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games (Vancouver, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Giant Slalom Visually impaired Final Round 9999
2011 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships (Sestriere, Italy)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Slalom VI Final 2011-01-20 9999
Men's Giant Slalom VI Final 2011-01-21 7
Mixed Team Event VI/Sitting/Standing Final 2011-01-23 5
IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships (La Molina, Spain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Super-G VI Race 1 2013-02-21 9999
Men's Super-Combined VI Race 1 2013-02-25 9999
Men's Giant Slalom VI Race 1 2013-02-26 9999
Paralympic Winter Games 2014 (Sochi, Russia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Super-G Visually Impaired Final Round 2014-03-09 9999
Men's Slalom Visually Impaired Final Round 2014-03-13 9999
Men's Super Combined Visually Impaired Final Round 2014-03-14 9999
Men's Giant Slalom Visually Impaired Final Round 2014-03-15 8
2015 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships Panorama (Panorama, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Super-G VI Race 1 2015-03-05 9
Men's Giant Slalom VI Race 1 2015-03-08 8
2017 IPC Alpine skiing World Championships Tarvisio, ITA (Tarvisio, Italy)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Super-G VI Race 1 2017-01-26 7
Men's Super-Combined VI Race 1 2017-01-28 9999
Men's Giant Slalom VI Race 1 2017-01-30 5
Men's Slalom VI Race 1 2017-01-31 4
Pyeongchang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games (Pyeongchang, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Super-G Visually Impaired Final 2018-03-11 7
Men's Super Combined Visually Impaired Final 2018-03-13 9999
Men's Giant Slalom Visually Impaired Final 2018-03-14 5
Men's Slalom Visually Impaired Final 2018-03-17 7
Kranjska Gora/Sella Nevea 2019 World Para Alpine Skiing Championships (Kranjska Gora/Sella Nevea, Slovenia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Giant Slalom VI Race 1 2019-01-21 1
Men's Slalom VI Race 1 2019-01-23 9999
Men's Super-Combined VI Race 1 2019-01-31 5
Men's Super-G VI Race 1 (from SC) 2019-01-31 4