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Tatiana Blattnerova

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S11, SB11, SM11

Further personal information

Residence
Bratislava, SVK
Occupation
Student
Languages
Czech, English, Slovak

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up swimming at age 10 in Bratislava, Slovakia.
Why this sport?
As a child she went swimming at Vajnory Lake in Bratislava, Slovakia. She was introduced to Para swimming after her mother met coach Daniela Siposova. "It was the perfect sport for my impairment."
Club / Team
PK TZPS Dolphins: Bratislava, SVK
Name of coach
Pavol Jelenak [club], SVK; Henrich Krc [national], SVK

International debut

Year
2014
Competing for
Slovakia
Tournament
European Championships
Location
Eindhoven, NED

General interest

Nicknames
Shark (Athlete, 27 Aug 2021)
Hobbies
Listening to rap music, watching films and TV. (Athlete, 27 Aug 2021)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning one silver medal and two bronze medals at the 2017 World Championships in Mexico City, Mexico, and winning a silver medal at the 2020 European Championships in Funchal, Portugal. (Athlete, 27 Aug 2021)
Most influential person in career
Her mother. (Athlete, 27 Aug 2021)
Hero / Idol
Slovakian Para swimmer Karina Petrikovicova. (Athlete, 27 Aug 2021)
Injuries
In 2016 she sustained a broken finger. (spv.sk, 24 Jul 2017)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"When others see problems, I don't see any." (Athlete, 27 Aug 2021)
Other sports
She has competed in Para table tennis at national level in Slovakia. (plavecky-klub-dolphins.sk, 12 Oct 2019)
Milestones
At age 12 years and 144 days, she was the youngest participant at the 2014 European Championships in Eindhoven, Netherlands. (olympic.sk, 01 Jan 2018; SportsDeskOnline, 12 Mar 2020)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2024 and 2028 Paralympic Games. (Athlete, 27 Aug 2021)
Impairment
She has Leber congenital amaurosis and is completely blind. (paralympic.sk, 28 Aug 2021)

Results

Unit Date Rank
2015 IPC Swimming World Championships (Glasgow, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m Freestyle S11 Heat 1 2015-07-13 14
Women's 100 m Backstroke S11 Heat 1 2015-07-15 11
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB11 Heat 2 2015-07-18 11
Mexico City 2017 World Para Swimming Championships (Mexico City, Mexico)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m Freestyle S11 Final 1 2017-12-02 3
Women's 100 m Backstroke S11 Final 1 2017-12-03 4
Women's 50 m Freestyle S11 Final 1 2017-12-05 2
Women's 400 m Freestyle S11 Final 1 2017-12-05 3
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB11 Final 1 2017-12-06 4