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Petra Smarzova

Alpine Skiing
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
LW6/8-2

Further personal information

Residence
Žilina, SVK
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, German, Slovak
Higher education
Construction - University of Zilina: Slovakia

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began skiing at age three in Ziarska Dolina, Slovakia.
Why this sport?
Her father taught her to ski.

International debut

Year
2003
Competing for
Slovakia
Location
Abtenau, AUT

General interest

Nicknames
Nela (IPC, 10 Feb 2018)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning silver in giant slalom at the 2011 World Championships in Sestriere, Italy. (IPC, 10 Feb 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Do what makes you happy." (IPC, 10 Feb 2018)
Impairment
She was born without her left hand. (sport.sme.sk, 17 Mar 2010)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Torino 2006 Paralympic Winter Games (Torino, Italy)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Super-G Standing Final Round 11
Women's Slalom Standing Final Round 7
Women's Giant Slalom Standing Final Round 12
Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games (Vancouver, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Slalom Standing Final Round 9999
Women's Giant Slalom Standing Final Round 3
Women's Super Combined Standing Final Round 6
Women's Super-G Standing Final Round 6
Women's Downhill Standing Final Round 7
IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships (Kangwonland, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Slalom Standing Final 2009-02-20 4
Women's Giant Slalom Standing Final 2009-02-21 4
Women's Super-G Standing Final 2009-02-23 6
Women's Super-Combined Standing Final 2009-02-23 6
Women's Super-G Standing Run 2 2009-02-24 8
Women's Downhill Standing Final 2009-02-28 7
2011 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships (Sestriere, Italy)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Downhill Standing Final 2011-01-16 7
Women's Super-G Standing Final 2011-01-18 7
Women's Super-Combined Standing Final 2011-01-19 4
Women's Slalom Standing Final 2011-01-20 2
Women's Giant Slalom Standing Final 2011-01-21 2
Mixed Team Event VI/Sitting/Standing Final 2011-01-23 5
IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships (La Molina, Spain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Downhill Standing Race 1 2013-02-20 5
Women's Super-G Standing Race 1 2013-02-21 5
Women's Slalom Standing Race 1 2013-02-24 5
Women's Super-Combined Standing Race 1 2013-02-25 9999
Women's Giant Slalom Standing Race 1 2013-02-26 4
Paralympic Winter Games 2014 (Sochi, Russia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Super-G Standing Final Round 2014-03-10 9999
Women's Slalom Standing Final Round 2014-03-12 3
Women's Super Combined Standing Final Round 2014-03-14 6
Women's Giant Slalom Standing Final Round 2014-03-16 5
2015 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships Panorama (Panorama, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Super-G Standing Race 1 2015-03-05 10
Women's Super-Combined Standing Race 1 2015-03-07 9
Women's Giant Slalom Standing Race 1 2015-03-08 4
Women's Slalom Standing Race 1 2015-03-10 9999
2017 IPC Alpine skiing World Championships Tarvisio, ITA (Tarvisio, Italy)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Super-G Standing Race 1 2017-01-26 9999
Women's Super-Combined Standing Race 1 2017-01-28 5
Women's Giant Slalom Standing Race 1 2017-01-30 4
Women's Slalom Standing Race 1 2017-01-31 4
Pyeongchang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games (Pyeongchang, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Super-G Standing Final 2018-03-11 9999
Women's Super Combined Standing Final 2018-03-13 6
Women's Giant Slalom Standing Final 2018-03-14 5
Women's Slalom Standing Final 2018-03-18 5
Kranjska Gora/Sella Nevea 2019 World Para Alpine Skiing Championships (Kranjska Gora/Sella Nevea, Slovenia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Giant Slalom Standing Race 1 2019-01-22 3
Women's Slalom Standing Race 1 2019-01-24 5