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Marija Vidacek

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Classification
T12, F12

Further personal information

Family
Husband Ivan Kovacic
Other names
Marija Vidacek Kovacic
Languages
Croatian
Higher education
Physiotherapy - University of Applied Health Sciences in Zagreb: Croatia

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport in 2005.
Why this sport?
She started to compete in shot put, then she tried her hand at pentathlon before finally focusing on javelin.
Club / Team
AK Agram: Zagreb, CRO
Name of coach
Ante Pavkovic [club], CRO

General interest

Nicknames
Mare (Facebook profile, 06 Oct 2015)
Injuries
She injured her right leg while competing at the 2015 IBSA World Games in Seoul, Republic of Korea. (sport.hrt.hr, 19 May 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"There are many ups and downs in life, but with perseverance, good will and a smile on your face, success is guaranteed." (paraolimpijci.hr, 2012)

Results

Unit Date Rank
2011 IPC Athletics World Championships (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Javelin F12/13 Final 2011-01-24 5
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Javelin F12/13 Final Round 2012-09-02 7
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Javelin F12/13 Final 1 2013-07-25 4
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Javelin F13 Final 1 2017-07-17 5