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    Alpine Skiing | Athlete Profile: Henrieta FARKASOVA - Pyeongchang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games

    Athlete Profile - Henrieta FARKASOVA

    Henrieta FARKASOVA
    Birth Date:  03 May 1986
    Age:  31
    Gender:   Female


    Henrieta FARKASOVA - Schedule

    Start Time Event Status
    Wed, 7 Mar 9:30
    Women's Downhill, Visually Impaired 1st Training Run
    Sat, 10 Mar 9:30
    Women's Downhill, Visually Impaired
    Sun, 11 Mar 9:30
    Women's Super-G, Visually Impaired
    Tue, 13 Mar 9:30
    Women's Super Combined, Visually Impaired Super-G
    Tue, 13 Mar 15:00
    Women's Super Combined, Visually Impaired Slalom
    Wed, 14 Mar 9:30
    Women's Giant Slalom, Visually Impaired Run 1
    Wed, 14 Mar 14:15
    Women's Giant Slalom, Visually Impaired Run 2
    Sun, 18 Mar 9:30
    Women's Slalom, Visually Impaired Run 1
    Sun, 18 Mar 12:30
    Women's Slalom, Visually Impaired Run 2

    Biographical Information

    Paralympic Games
    1Downhill, Visually Impaired2014Sochi, RUS1:31.55
    1Giant Slalom, Visually Impaired2014Sochi, RUS2:48.63
    1Giant Slalom, Visually Impaired2010Vancouver, BC, CAN2:56.65
    1Super-G, Visually Impaired2010Vancouver, BC, CAN1:33.81
    1Super Combined, Visually Impaired2010Vancouver, BC, CAN2:34.61
    2Downhill, Visually Impaired2010Vancouver, BC, CAN1:28.17
    3Slalom, Visually Impaired2014Sochi, RUS2:02.94
    5Slalom, Visually Impaired2010Vancouver, BC, CAN2:13.66
    DSQSuper-G, Visually Impaired2014Sochi, RUSDSQ
    DSQSuper Combined, Visually Impaired2014Sochi, RUSDSQ
    World Championships
    1Slalom, Visually Impaired2017Tarvisio, ITA1:32.91
    1Giant Slalom, Visually Impaired2017Tarvisio, ITA2:21.05
    1Super-G, Visually Impaired2017Tarvisio, ITA1:10.02
    1Super Combined, Visually Impaired2017Tarvisio, ITA1:58.89
    1Downhill, Visually Impaired2013La Molina, ESP1:33.11
    1Slalom, Visually Impaired2013La Molina, ESP2:08.82
    1Downhill, Visually Impaired2011Sestriere, ITA1:28.36
    1Slalom, Visually Impaired2011Sestriere, ITA1:42.71
    1Giant Slalom, Visually Impaired2011Sestriere, ITA2:19.20
    1Super Combined, Visually Impaired2011Sestriere, ITA2:25.83
    1Downhill, Visually Impaired2009Pyeongchang, KOR1:56.61
    1Super-G, Visually Impaired2009Pyeongchang, KOR1:07.96
    2Downhill, Visually Impaired2017Tarvisio, ITA1:14.62
    2Super Combined, Visually Impaired2009Pyeongchang, KOR2:11.29
    4Slalom, Visually Impaired2009Pyeongchang, KOR2:03.64
    6Super-G, Visually Impaired2013La Molina, ESP1:24.96
    6Giant Slalom, Visually Impaired2009Pyeongchang, KOR2:53.03
    DNFSuper-G, Visually Impaired2011Sestriere, ITADNF
    DNSSuper Combined, Visually Impaired2013La Molina, ESPDNS
    Nickname Hena (IPC, 18 Jan 2018)
    Occupation Athlete
    Education Social Work Studies - University of Trnava, Slovakia
    Languages spoken English, Hungarian, Slovak
    Coach Dusan Saradin [national]; Roman Petrik [national]; Martin Makovnik [national] (IPC, 18 Jan 2018)
    Debut 2004 for Slovakia, European Cup in Austria (IPC, 18 Jan 2018)
    Injuries She experienced trouble with her back in 2017. (pyeongchang2018.com, 11 Mar 2018)

    She was unable to compete for two-and-a-half years due to a knee injury she suffered in Austria in October 2014. She returned to competition at the 2017 World Championships in Tarvisio, Italy. (teraz.sk, 01 Feb 2017)

    At the 2013 World Championships in Molina, Spain, she crashed and broke her wrist and three ribs. (paralympic.org, 14 Oct 2013)

    She has suffered multiple facial bone fractures during her career. (IPC, 18 Jan 2018)
    Start She began the sport at age 17 at a high school ski camp in Levoca, Slovakia. (IPC, 18 Jan 2018)
    Reason "I had never thought or dreamt of being a ski racer, since I don't even come from a mountainous area. However, I felt mesmerised by the sport from the very first moment." (IPC, 18 Jan 2018)
    Ambition To win five gold medals at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (IPC, 18 Jan 2018)
    Memorable Achievement Winning five Paralympic gold medals and two World Cup titles. (IPC, 18 Jan 2018)
    Hero US alpine skier Mikaela Shiffrin. (IPC, 18 Jan 2018)
    Philosophy "Don't pity yourself." (IPC, 18 Jan 2018)
    Awards She was named Slovakia's flag bearer at the opening ceremony of the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. She was also the nation's flag bearer at the closing ceremony of the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi. (pyeongchang2018.com, 09 Mar 2018; paralympic.org, 16 Mar 2014)

    She was named the 2017 Paralympic Athlete of the Year by the Slovakian Syndicate of Journalists. (IPC, 18 Jan 2018)

    She has received the Ludovit Stur Order [first class] from the Slovakian government. (IPC, 18 Jan 2018)

    She has been presented with the Award of the Secretary of Education of Slovakia. (IPC, 18 Jan 2018)
    Additional information

    B3 (IPC, 18 Feb 2018)

    Type of Impairment
    Vision impairment (IPC, 18 Jan 2018)

    Origin of Impairment
    Congenital (IPC, 18 Jan 2018)

    Impairment Details
    She has a visual impairment. Doctors believe it may be linked to the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, as there is no history of vision problems in her family. (pluska.sk, 25 Mar 2010)

    Natalia Subrtova, SVK, from 2008 (paralympic.org, 12 Feb 2018)

    She has studied at Matej Bel University in Banska Bystrica, Slovakia. (Facebook page, 10 Dec 2014)

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