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Maria Gazdikova

Para dance sport


Impairment information

L&F2, SC2

Further personal information

Košice, SVK
English, Slovak

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport at age 14 in Kosice, Slovakia.
Why this sport?
She met Peter Vidasic, the director of Ellegane dance club, who recognised her talent for the sport. "I have been admiring dance since my childhood and always wanted to do ballroom dances."
Club / Team
PK Ellegance: Košice, SVK
Name of coach
Peter Vidasic

General interest

Osusulka, Soraya (Facebook profile, 26 Oct 2019)
Pets. (Facebook profile, 26 Oct 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a silver medal at the 2016 European Championships in Kosice, Slovakia. (telKE YouTube channel, 03 Nov 2016)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Dance is a hard work but it's also great joy. It's an amazing feeling when you compete and you know that your hard work pays off." (, 04 Nov 2016)
To become European and world champion. (, 09 Oct 2018)
She was born with arthrogryposis multiplex congenita, which severely restricts her movement (, 26 Apr 2011)


Unit Date Rank
2015 IPC Wheelchair Dance Sport World Championships (Rome, Italy)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Combi Latin Class 1 Final 2015-11-07 8
Combi Freestyle Class 1 Final 2015-11-07 5
Combi Standard Class 1 Final 2015-11-08 5
Malle 2017 World Para Dance Sport World Championships (Malle, Belgium)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Combi Latin Class 2 Final 2017-10-21 16
Combi Freestyle Class 2 Final 2017-10-21 14
Women's Single Class 2 Final 2017-10-22 13
Women's Single Freestyle Class 2 Final 2017-10-22 12
Combi Standard Class 2 Final 2017-10-22 5