Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Further personal information
Banská Bystrica, SVK
Sport specific information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up Para athletics in 2012 in Slovakia.
Why this sport?
Before his accident he was a competitive javelin thrower. He initially took up Para table tennis following his accident, but later returned to athletics. "I started with table tennis in Zarnovica [Slovakia] and that helped me a lot. My arms improved, my torso improved, I strengthened, I got to move. In addition, I met many people in a similar situation to me and I gained a lot from that. When I tried Para athletics, I liked it and I stayed with it. So I went back to throwing and it brought me back to the sport."
Club / Team
SK Sportlife Banska Bystrica: Slovakia
Name of coach
Vladimir Bezdicek [national], SVK
Sport, music. (Athlete, 20 Aug 2018)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a bronze medal in the F51 club throw at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (Athlete, 20 Aug 2018)
Most influential person in career
His partner Jana Sucikova. (Athlete, 20 Aug 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Nothing is lost in advance, therefore one must live and fight until the end." (paralela.sk, 10 Mar 2016)
Awards and honours
He was named the 2018 Para Athlete of the Year in Banska Bystrica, Slovakia. (sme.sk, 28 Mar 2019)
Prior to his accident, he was a Slovakian youth champion in able-bodied javelin. (sport.aktuality.sk, 10 Feb 2021)
To win a medal at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (sport.aktuality.sk, 10 Feb 2021)
In 2001 he broke the sixth cervical vertebra of his spine after landing awkwardly when jumping into a lake. He has quadriplegia as a result of the accident. (spv.sk, 2016; pluska.sk, 12 Feb 2009)
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|Men's Club Throw F51||Final Round||2016-09-16||3|
|Men's Club Throw F51||Final 1||2017-07-17||4|