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KOPCIK Stefan
Sport Para alpine skiing, Shooting Para sport
NPC Slovakia   
GenderMen
Age70
Place of BirthKežmarok, TCH
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
SH-VI
Further Personal Information
Languages
Slovak
Sport Specific Information
Name of coach
Milan Golena [national], SVK
General Interest
Awards and honours
In 2020 he was named Most Successful Athlete of Poprad, Slovakia. (sportency.sk, 06 Feb 2020)

In 2014 he was presented with the Order of Ludovit Stur [third class] by the president of Slovakia. (sportency.sk, 06 Feb 2020)
Other sports
He represented Slovakia in alpine skiing at the Paralympic Winter Games in 1998, 2002, and 2006, winning a total of two silver medals and three bronze medals. He also competed in Para bowling at the 1997 European Championships in Kosice, Slovakia.(SportsDeskOnline, 07 May 2020; sportency.sk, 06 Feb 2020; osobnosti.sk, 01 Jan 2008)
Impairment
His vision impairment is the result of injuries he sustained at age 26 after he was hit by a bus. (paralela.sk, 01 Jan 2015)
Other information
OTHER ACTIVITIES
He has served on the alpine skiing sub-committee and the shooting sub-committee with the International Blind Sports Federation [IBSA]. He has also been a member of the executive committee with the Slovakian Paralympic Committee, and has served as chairman of the Section of Blind and WeakSight Sportsmen of Slovakia [SNSSS]. (s-svist.sk, 01 Jan 2022; sportency.sk, 06 Feb 2020)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games - Para alpine skiing
Rank Year Event Result
3 1998 Downhill B2 1:22.42
2 1998 Slalom B2 2:23.38
2 1998 Giant Slalom B2 3:05.16
3 1998 Super-G B2 1:28.08
3 2002 Slalom B1-2 2:12.34
World Championships - Shooting Para sport
Rank Year Event Result
10 2019 VI - 10m Air Rifle Prone 584.2
4 2019 VI - 10m Air Rifle Standing 165.1
World Championships - Para alpine skiing
Rank Year Event Result
6 2003/2004 Downhill B1-3 1:27.14
6 2003/2004 Super-G B1-3 1:36.32
9 2003/2004 Giant Slalom B1-3 2:29.27
7 2003/2004 Slalom B1-3 2:03.84
World Cup (Châteauroux) - Shooting Para sport
Rank Year Event Result
16 2018 VI - 10m Air Rifle Prone 560.0
  2018 VI - 10m Air Rifle Standing  DSQ
8 2022 VI - 10m Air Rifle Prone 98.2
7 2022 VI - 10m Air Rifle Standing 104.1
2 2022 VI - 10m Air Rifle Standing 177.5
4 2022 VI - 10m Air Rifle Prone 178.5
European Championships - Shooting Para sport
Rank Year Event Result
5 2022 VI - 10m Air Rifle Standing 136.0
13 2022 VI - 10m Air Rifle Prone 584.6