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ADAMEK Martin
Sport Shooting Para sport
NPC Czech Republic   
GenderMen
Age44
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
SH-VI
Further Personal Information
Residence
Ostrava, CZE
Languages
Czech
Higher education
Social Work Studies - University of Ostrava: Czech Republic
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up shooting Para sport in 2002 in Ostrava, Czech Republic.
Why this sport?
"It all started in 2002, when the Czech Association of Visually Impaired Athletes [CSZPS] offered me the opportunity to compete at the [2002] World Championships in Kosice [Slovakia]. Until then, I did not know much about this sport, so I started looking for information. In less than three months I had to get the complete shooting equipment and accessories. At that time I started working with the Sport Shooting Club Police Ostrava, who lent me a shooting suit for Kosice."
General Interest
Injuries
He missed the 2019 World Championships in Sydney, NSW, Australia, due to health reasons. (Facebook profile, 30 Sep 2019)
Impairment
He was involved in an accident in 1999, which resulted in a visual impairment. (osu.cz, 16 Jan 2012)
Other information
EARLY DAYS
After taking up the sport, he set up a shooting range in his apartment to work on his technique. "Initially I trained at the [police] club's shooting range in Ostrava. Since I began without any training or preparation, my shooting technique was not ideal. So then from the living room to the kitchen was where I made my target, it was exactly 10 metres, which was the prescribed distance for firing an air rifle. All you needed to do was move the table and armchairs, make room for the rifle rack, put on your pants and coat, and start training. I noticed that all the bullets ended up on the target, so there was no need to plaster and smooth any marks on the wall." (martinadamek.cz, 12 May 2019; kafe.cz, 06 Sep 2010; blesk.cz, 27 Jul 2009)

Competition Highlights (historical)
World Cup (Châteauroux)
Rank Year Event Result
14 2018 VI - 10m Air Rifle Prone 570.5
12 2018 VI - 10m Air Rifle Standing 499.3
13 2022 VI - 10m Air Rifle Prone 571.8
4 2022 VI - 10m Air Rifle Standing 162.0