Page back
BALAZ Marian
Sport Para biathlon, Para cross-country
NPC Slovakia   
GenderMen
Age45
Place of BirthHumenné, TCH
Height1.82 m
Weight 80 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
B2, B2
Further Personal Information
Residence
Levoca, SVK
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Slovak
Sport Specific Information
Name of coach
Vladimir Gogolak [national], SVK
Senior International Debut
Year
1997
Competing for
Slovakia
Location
Norway
General Interest
Impairment
He has been visually impaired since an accident at age 12. He retains about 20 per cent vision in one eye. (ParalympicSportTV USA, 04 Mar 2010; ski-wm2003.de, 01 Dec 2003)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games - Para biathlon
Rank Year Event Result
2 2002 7.5km Individual - Visually Impaired 20:09.7
4 2006 7.5km Sprint - Visually Impaired 23:56.1
6 2006 12.5km Individual - Visually Impaired 39:02.8
15 2010 3km Pursuit - Visually Impaired  
Paralympic Games - Para cross-country
Rank Year Event Result
4 2002 5km Classic Style B2 13:37.6
7 2002 10km Freestyle B2 26:43.0
15 2002 20km Freestyle - Visually Impaired 1:05:11.6
7 2006 10km - Visually Impaired 29:42.8
  2006 20km - Visually Impaired  DNS
14 2010 1km Sprint Classic Style - Visually Impaired  
World Championships - Para biathlon
Rank Year Event Result
9 2002/2003 12.5km Individual - Visually Impaired 49:38.6
5 2002/2003 7.5km Sprint - Visually Impaired 27:24.8
8 2004/2005 7.5km Sprint - Visually Impaired 27:46.6
4 2004/2005 12.5km Individual - Visually Impaired 40:00.3
6 2008/2009 3.6km Pursuit - Visually Impaired  
11 2008/2009 12.5km Individual - Visually Impaired 45:34.3
World Championships - Para cross-country
Rank Year Event Result
10 2002/2003 5km - Visually Impaired 15:24.6
11 2002/2003 10km - Visually Impaired 34:24.7
12 2002/2003 20km - Visually Impaired 1:13:15.1
12 2004/2005 10km - Visually Impaired 31:22.4
9 2004/2005 5km - Visually Impaired 14:38.1
  2008/2009 20km Classic Style B1-3  DNS
  2008/2009 10km Freestyle B1-3  DNS
7 2008/2009 1km Sprint - Visually Impaired