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FUEHRER Jana
Sport Para athletics
NPC Slovenia   
GenderWomen
Age40
Place of BirthCelje, YUG
Height1.61 m
Weight 54 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
F12, T11
Further Personal Information
Family
Partner Henrik Plank, daughter Brina
Residence
Šentjur, SLO
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, Slovene
Higher education
Economics
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began para-athletics in January 2015 in Sentjur, Slovenia.
Why this sport?
"I was fascinated by athletic performance from an early age."
Club / Team
AK Sentjur: Slovenia
Name of coach
Luka Cmok [national]; Rok Novak [national]
Senior International Debut
Year
2015
Competing for
Slovenia
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievement
Qualifying for the 2015 World Championships in Doha, Qatar. (Athlete, 24 Oct 2015)
Awards and honours
She was named the 2015 Athlete of Sentjur. (aksentjur.si, 11 Mar 2016)

She was selected as Slovenia's flag bearer for the opening ceremony of the 2015 World Championships in Doha, Qatar. (zsis.si, 21 Oct 2015)

She was named the 2009 and 2013 Slovenian Female Para-Athlete of the Year. (dnevnik.si, 08 Dec 2009; zsis.si, 10 Dec 2013)
Other sports
She has competed in showdown for Slovenia at international level, which is a game for the blind and visually impaired that resembles a mix of table tennis and table air hockey. (siol.net, 10 Dec 2013)
Famous relatives
Her partner Henrik Plank has also represented Slovenia in para-athletics. He won bronze in the F52 discus throw at the 2014 European Championships in Swansea, Wales. (Athlete, 24 Oct 2015)
Ambitions
To compete at the Paralympic Games. (slovenskenovice.si, 20 Jan 2016)
Impairment
She was born with a visual impairment and has around 2% of vision. (Athlete, 24 Oct 2015; slovenskenovice.si, 20 Jan 2016)
Other information
MATERNITY LEAVE
She returned in 2013 after taking time away from sport to have a child. (dobranovica.si, 11 Dec 2013)

Competition Highlights (historical)
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
  2006 100m T12  DNS
6 2006 Long Jump F12 4.20
9 2006 Shot Put F12 8.09
9 2015 Long Jump T11 3.75
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
5 2016 Long Jump T11 4.01