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Martina Simonova

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T44, F44

Further personal information

Residence
Teplice, CZE
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Czech

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport in 2014 at the TJ Nola Teplice club in the Czech Republic.
Why this sport?
"I got into athletics thanks to a visit to a TJ Nola Teplice athletics camp. One of the participants was my half-brother. They told me I had the right body proportions for throwing disciplines. For the first time, I picked up a shot put. I met interesting people and friends and started training regularly."
Club / Team
TJ Nola Teplice: Czech Republic
Name of coach
Stanislav Stastny [throwing], from 2014; Vaclav Janouch [running]; Jakub Jerabek [fitness]
Training Regime
She trains once or twice a day.

International debut

Year
2016
Competing for
Czech Republic
Tournament
Grand Prix
Location
Grosseto, ITA

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a bronze medal in the F64 shot put at the 2019 World Championships in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (zitteplice.cz, 15 May 2020)
Most influential person in career
Her brother. (Athlete, 16 Jul 2017)
Hero / Idol
Czech footballer Petr Cech. (Athlete, 16 Jul 2017)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"It can be said that exercise and competing are a drug for me. Desire to constantly improve, work on yourself, test your limits and discover yourself. The feeling during competition when the adrenaline increases your heart rate is indescribable." (spastic.cz, 01 Jan 2019)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (sarkahodslavska.cz, 01 Jan 2019)
Impairment
She was born with congenital talipes equinovarus, commonly known as club foot. (Athlete, 16 Jul 2017)

Results

Unit Date Rank
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Discus Throw F44 Final 1 2017-07-18 10
Women's Shot Put F44 Final 1 2017-07-21 5