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Viera Buckuliakova

Shooting

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired

Further personal information

Family
Son Jozef, daughter Veronika
Languages
Russian, Slovak

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport in 2006 at age 40 in Martin, Slovakia.
Why this sport?
She turned to sport as a way of coping with her injuries. "I did not want to be depressed, or think about my disability. I wanted to be with people."

International debut

Year
2006
Competing for
Slovakia

General interest

Injuries
In December 2013 she fell out of her wheelchair and broke both legs. (myturiec.sme.sk, 29 May 2014)
Awards and honours
She was named 2014 Athlete of the Year in the shooting category in Martin, Slovakia. (superfitonline.sk, 28 Jun 2020; martin.sk, 23 Apr 2015)
Impairment
She was involved in a car accident, and the subsequent operation resulted in paraplegia. (Athlete, 08 Aug 2012)

Results

Unit Date Rank
2014 IPC Shooting World Championships (Suhl, Germany)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 10m Air Rifle standing SH1 Qualification 2014-07-19 28
Mixed 10m Air Rifle prone SH1 Qualification 2014-07-21 39
Mixed 50m Rifle prone SH1 Elimination 2014-07-22 11
Mixed 50m Rifle prone SH1 Qualification 2014-07-22 42
Women's 50m Sport Rifle 3x20 SH1 Qualification 2014-07-24 17