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Tomas Pesek

Shooting

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
SH1

Further personal information

Family
Wife Veronika, one son
Residence
Hradec Králové, CZE
Occupation
Advertising
Languages
Czech

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up shooting Para sport in around 2016 in the Czech Republic.
Why this sport?
He was influenced by his family. "My parents encouraged me to do sports. As a student, I played football, cycled, and swam. Then I got a gun licence and a hunting licence. Coming from a hunting family, I was always attracted to shooting."
Club / Team
SSK Trebes: Hradec Králové, CZE
Name of coach
Karel Malek [national], CZE

General interest

Nicknames
Pesa (paralympic.cz, 08 May 2021)
Hobbies
Hunting. (hradec.rozhlas.cz, 05 Feb 2020)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold in the SH1 10m air pistol event at the 2019 World Championships in Sydney, NSW, Australia. (paralympic.org, 18 Oct 2019; hradec.rozhlas.cz, 05 Feb 2020)
Awards and honours
He was named Para Athlete of the Year for both 2018 and 2019 by the Czech Paralympic Committee. (paralympic.cz, 29 Jul 2020; czechpoints.com, 29 Jul 2020)
Impairment
He has tetraplegia as the result of a motorcycle accident at age 19. (paralympic.cz, 01 Aug 2021; hradec.rozhlas.cz, 05 Feb 2020; muzes.cz, 24 Feb 2019)