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GAJARSKA Lenka
Sport Para athletics
NPC Slovakia   
GenderWomen
Age37
Place of BirthŽilina, TCH
Height1.80 m
Weight 60 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T46, F46
Further Personal Information
Family
Daughter Emka
Languages
German, Slovak, Spanish, English
Higher education
Coaching, Sports Science - Brunel University: London, ENG
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up athletics at age 10 at school in Slovakia.
Why this sport?
"I was a lively child and my father took me to the stadium to watch athletics."
Senior International Debut
Year
1999
Competing for
Slovakia
Tournament
World Championship
Location
Barcelona, ESP
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievement
Finishing second at the national championships as an able-bodied athlete. (Athlete, 26 Aug 2012)
Most influential person in career
Her father. (Athlete, 26 Aug 2012)
Hero / Idol
British triple jumper Jonathan Edwards. (timesofindia.com, 13 Dec 2009)
Injuries
She was affected by a back injury from December 2008 until September 2009. (Athlete, 16 Dec 2010; brunel.ac.uk, 30 Nov 2009)

She tore her knee ligaments at the 2003 European Championships. She required seven months to recover from the injury. (Athlete, 16 Dec 2010; brunel.ac.uk, 30 Nov 2009)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Be happy about every little good thing that happens to you." (Athlete, 16 Dec 2010)
Impairment
She was born with an underdeveloped right hand. (timesofindia.com, 13 Dec 2009)
Other information
OCCUPATION
She has spent time teaching English to students at university. (Athlete, 26 Aug 2012)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
Semifinal 2000 100m T46  DNS
Semifinal 2000 200m T46  DNS
6 2000 Long Jump F46 5.02
5 2012 Long Jump F46 4.70
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
9 2002 400m T46 1:03.15
4 2002 Long Jump F42-46 5.24
4 2013 Long Jump T46 5.10