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ERBAN Benjamin
Sport Para athletics
NPC Slovakia   
Place of BirthBratislava, TCH
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Impaired range of motion
Origin of Impairment
Further Personal Information
Bratislava, SVK
English, German, Latin, Slovak, Spanish
Higher education
American Studies, English, Language Studies - German - Comenius University: Bratislava, SVK
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up Para athletics at age 18 in 2008 in Bratislava, Slovakia.
Why this sport?
"To improve my health"
Name of coach
Vladimir Bezdicek [national], SVK
Training Regime
He trains and competes with able-bodied athletes. "They push me forward. I feel better and get better results when I train with them."
Senior International Debut
Competing for
World Championships
Lyon, FRA
General Interest
Hiking, literature, culture, arts. (Athlete, 20 Aug 2018)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning bronze in the T36 100m at the 2016 European Championships in Grosseto, Italy. (SportsDeskOnline, 18 Dec 2019; Athlete, 20 Aug 2018)
Most influential person in career
His parents. (Athlete, 20 Aug 2018)
Hero / Idol
US ultra marathon runner David Goggins. (Athlete, 20 Aug 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"I only see my goals, I don't believe in failure." (Facebook profile, 17 Feb 2019)
Awards and honours
He was Slovakia's flag bearer at the opening ceremony of the 2018 European Championships in Berlin, Germany. (IPC, 20 Aug 2018)
He has hemiplegia that affects his left side. His impairment is a result of a car accident he had at age nine. (Athlete, 20 Aug 2018)
Other information
He has worked as a part-time translator, and has also provided English-Slovak translations for the Slovak Paralympic Committee. (, 2018)

Competition Highlights (historical)
World Championships (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
Semifinal 2013 100m T36 14.50
Semifinal 2013 200m T36 29.89
11 2017 200m T36 29.09
8 2017 Long Jump T36 4.16
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
5 2016 Long Jump T36 4.39
3 2016 100m T36 14.01
8 2018 200m T37 29.28
9 2018 Long Jump T37 4.25
9 2018 100m T37 14.36
8 2021 Long Jump T37 4.50