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Petra Flekacova

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S8, SB8, SM8

Further personal information

Residence
Karlovy Vary, CZE
Occupation
Athlete, Student
Languages
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

International debut

Year
2009
Competing for
Czech Republic
Location
Chomutov, CZE

General interest

Nicknames
Petula (Facebook profile, 16 May 2018)
Hobbies
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)
Impairment
She was born with underdeveloped limbs and missing fingers. (dobryskutek.cz, 2007)