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BALOGH Zsolt
Sport Para alpine skiing
NPC Hungary   
GenderMen
Age39
Place of BirthTata, HUN
Height1.64 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
B1
Guide
Andrea Kobezda
Further Personal Information
Residence
Tata, HUN
Languages
Hungarian
Higher education
Computer Science - Eotvos Lorand University [ELTE]: Budapest, HUN
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up Para alpine skiing in 1995 in Switzerland. He began competing in 2011.
Name of coach
Fabian Attila [national], HUN
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievement
Placing fourth in giant slalom at the 2017 Europa Cup event in Kranjska Gora, Slovenia. (Athlete, 11 Mar 2018)
Hero / Idol
Slovakian Para alpine skier Henrieta Farkasova. (Facebook page, 09 Jan 2019; Athlete, 11 Mar 2018)
Awards and honours
In December 2018 he received a sporting achievement award from the County Government of Komarom-Esztergom in Hungary. (Facebook page, 12 Dec 2018)

He was named the flag bearer for Hungary at the opening ceremony of the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (pyeongchang2018.com, 09 Mar 2018)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
15 2018 Giant Slalom - Visually Impaired 2:53.27
  2018 Slalom - Visually Impaired  DNF
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
  2012/2013 Slalom - Visually Impaired  DSQ
  2012/2013 Giant Slalom - Visually Impaired  DNF
9 2016/2017 Giant Slalom - Visually Impaired 2:51.19
7 2016/2017 Slalom - Visually Impaired 1:45.06
World Cup (Zagreb)
Rank Year Event Result
  2017/2018 Slalom - Visually Impaired  DSQ
5 2017/2018 Slalom - Visually Impaired 2:22.56
  2017/2018 Giant Slalom - Visually Impaired  DNF
  2017/2018 Giant Slalom - Visually Impaired  DNF