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Marek Margoc

Athletics
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Short stature
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
F41

Further personal information

Languages
English, Slovak
Higher education
Business Management - University of Economics: Bratislava, SVK

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up Para athletics in 2000 in Bratislava, Slovakia.
Why this sport?
He was inspired to take up the sport by his father who trained in javelin during his childhood. His father served as his first coach before he began to train at an athletics club and try other disciplines. "I found information on the internet and I signed up to the Slovak Association of People with Impairments in Bratislava. It is an individual sport where I have to rely only on myself. I don't have to try to cheat my opponent. It is pure sport, and athletics is the queen of sports, so I could not do any other one."
Name of coach
Vladimir Bezdicek [national], SVK

General interest

Sporting philosophy / motto
"Hold on and don't surrender." (uspechposlovensky.sk, 15 Feb 2016)
Awards and honours
He has been named the Best Para Athlete of the Bratislava region of Slovakia on a number of occasions. (teraz.sk, 19 Dec 2014)
Other information
OTHER STUDIES
He has a master's degree in business administration. (Athlete, 08 Feb 2012)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Athletics World Championships Villeneuve d'Ascq 2002 (Villeneuve d'Ascq, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Shot Put F40 Final Round 1
Athens 2004 Paralympic Games (Athens, Greece)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Shot Put F40 Final Round 1
IPC Athletics World Championships Assen 2006 (Assen, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Shot Put F40 Final Round 1
Men's Javelin F40 Final Round 2
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Shot Put F40 Final Round 6
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Javelin F41 Final 1 2013-07-22 4
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Javelin F41 Final 1 2015-10-28 6
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Javelin F41 Final 1 2017-07-17 6