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Tereza Jakschova

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T47, F46

Further personal information

Residence
Prague, CZE
Occupation
Customer Service, Student
Languages
Czech, English, German
Higher education
Economics - Czech University of Life Science: Prague, CZE

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up athletics at age 15 in Prague, Czech Republic. She began competing in Para athletics in 2013.
Why this sport?
"My gym teacher said I should try athletics. At that time I told him I would not do anything like that. A few years later, I decided to try to run. I did not want to be just at home all the time, and I was playing with the idea of starting some kind of sport. I remembered the advice of my gym trainer and entered the club. And I stayed there, it started to entertain me."
Club / Team
ASK Slavia Praha: Czech Republic
Name of coach
Jan Kotrous [personal], CZE, from 2015

International debut

Year
2013
Competing for
Czech Republic
Tournament
World Championships
Location
Lyon, FRA

General interest

Nicknames
Terka (Facebook profile, 08 Nov 2020)
Hobbies
Reading. (Athlete, 20 Aug 2018)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning silver in the T47 100m and bronze in the T47 200m at the 2018 European Championships in Berlin, Germany. (Instagram profile, 10 Sep 2019; blesk.cz, 25 Aug 2018)
Hero / Idol
Dutch sprinter Dafne Schippers. (Athlete, 20 Aug 2018)
Awards and honours
She was named the 2015 Junior Female Athlete of the Year by the Czech Paralympic Committee. (tichezpravy.cz, 07 Mar 2016)

She was named the 2014 Best Female Newcomer of the Year by the Czech Paralympic Committee. (paralympic.cz, 17 Mar 2015)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (zena-in.cz, 22 Nov 2019)
Impairment
She was born without her lower left arm. "I must have worn longer sleeves in elementary school so that it wasn't so visible, but now I am fully aligned. Sometimes someone looks strange, especially children, but I don't see it anymore." (generace20.cz, 15 Aug 2016; zena-in.cz, 22 Nov 2019)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Long Jump T46 Final 1 2013-07-23 9999
Women's 200 m T46 Semifinal 2 2013-07-24 9
Women's 100 m T46 Semifinal 2 2013-07-26 10