Type of Impairment
Origin of Impairment
Further personal information
Czech, English, German
Economics, Philosophy - University of Economics, Prague: Czech Republic
Sport specific information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He first tried skiing at age four.
Why this sport?
His parents wanted him to learn how to ski. He began competing in Para alpine skiing because he was unable to acquire a Para snowboard classification.
Name of coach
Marek Jelinek, from 2013; Ondrej Kopriva, from 2016
Tom (Facebook page, 10 Feb 2015)
Sports, philosophy. (Athlete, 23 Jun 2016)
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing in snowboarding at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi. (Athlete, 08 Mar 2018)
Most influential person in career
His mother. (Athlete, 08 Mar 2018)
Hero / Idol
Czech ice hockey player Jaromir Jagr. (Athlete, 08 Mar 2018)
He underwent surgery on his left shoulder joint in June 2016. (Facebook page, 25 Jun 2016)
He has represented the Czech Republic in Para snowboarding, placing fifth in standing snowboard cross at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi. (Athlete, 08 Mar 2018; paralympic.org, 2018)
He has cerebral palsy due to a lack of oxygen at birth. (Athlete, 08 Mar 2018)
|Men's Para Snowboard Cross Standing||Final Round||2014-03-14||5|
|Men's Giant Slalom Standing||Race 1||2017-01-30||9999|
|Men's Downhill Standing||Final||2018-03-10||24|
|Men's Super-G Standing||Final||2018-03-11||29|
|Men's Super Combined Standing||Final||2018-03-13||15|
|Men's Giant Slalom Standing||Final||2018-03-14||22|