Para dance sport
Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Further personal information
English, German, Serbian
Sport specific information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport in 2009 at age 40.
Why this sport?
She became a member of the Salzburg Disabled Sports Association in Austria in 1996, competing in wheelchair basketball and swimming. A basketball coach then suggested she should try Para dance sport. "It's funny and crazy and beautiful for me."
Club / Team
Wheelchair Dancers Salzburg: Austria
Name of coach
Diethard Govekar [national]; Kerstin Govekar [national]
Coach from which country?
Tel Aviv, ISR
Sani (Athlete, 21 Nov 2013)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning bronze at the 2010 World Championships in Hanover, Germany. (obsv.at, 01 Oct 2019)
Most influential person in career
Coach Diethard Govekar, and her former dance partner Peter Schaur. (Athlete, 21 Nov 2013)
Hero / Idol
Belarusian Para dancer Hanna Harchakova. (Athlete, 21 Nov 2013)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"One for all, all for one." (obsv.at, 01 Oct 2019)
She has competed at wheelchair basketball and Para swimming at an elite level. (zukunft-ist-thema.at, 10 Oct 2019)
To reach the final in the singles category at the 2019 World Championships in Bonn, Germany. (obsv.at, 01 Oct 2019)
She has paraplegia as the result of a car accident. (Athlete, 21 Nov 2013)
|Mixed Combi Latin Class 2||Final||2013-12-08||6|
|Women's Single Class 2||Final||2015-11-07||6|
|Women's Single Class 2||Final||2017-10-22||8|
|Women's Single Freestyle Class 2||Final||2017-10-22||4|