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Stefan Kopcik

Shooting

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
SH-VI

Further personal information

Languages
Slovak

Sport specific information

Name of coach
Milan Golena [national], SVK

General interest

Awards and honours
In 2020 he was named Most Successful Athlete of Poprad, Slovakia. (sportency.sk, 06 Feb 2020)

In 2014 he was presented with the Order of Ludovit Stur [third class] by the president of Slovakia. (sportency.sk, 06 Feb 2020)
Other sports
He represented Slovakia in alpine skiing at the Paralympic Winter Games in 1998, 2002, and 2006, winning a total of two silver medals and three bronze medals. He also competed in Para bowling at the 1997 European Championships in Kosice, Slovakia.(SportsDeskOnline, 07 May 2020; sportency.sk, 06 Feb 2020; osobnosti.sk, 01 Jan 2008)
Impairment
His vision impairment is the result of injuries he sustained at age 26 after he was hit by a bus. (paralela.sk, 01 Jan 2015)
Other information
OTHER ACTIVITIES
He has served on the alpine skiing sub-committee and the shooting sub-committee with the International Blind Sports Federation [IBSA]. He has also been a member of the executive committee with the Slovakian Paralympic Committee, and has served as chairman of the Section of Blind and WeakSight Sportsmen of Slovakia [SNSSS]. (s-svist.sk, 01 Jan 2022; sportency.sk, 06 Feb 2020)