Type of Impairment
Origin of Impairment
S8, SB8, SM8
Further personal information
Karlovy Vary, CZE
Czech, English, French
Sport specific information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began swimming at age five in Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic.
Why this sport?
She took up the sport as part of her rehabilitation.
Club / Team
SK Kontakt Karlovy Vary: Czech Republic
Name of coach
Stepanka Rehorkova [club], CZE; Tomas Cerny [Club], CZE; Jan Nevrkla [national], CZE
Petula (Facebook profile, 16 May 2018)
Singing, playing piano. (Athlete, 13 Aug 2018)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a gold medal at the Czech Cup of Swimming when she was age nine. (Athlete, 13 Aug 2018)
Most influential person in career
Coach Stepanka Rehorkova. (Athlete, 13 Aug 2018)
She was born with underdeveloped limbs and missing fingers. (dobryskutek.cz, 2007)