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GOLUZA Eva
Sport Para alpine skiing
NPC Croatia   
GenderWomen
Age21
Place of BirthZagreb, CRO
Height1.79 m
Weight 69 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
B3
Guide
Ana Zigman
Further Personal Information
Residence
Zagreb, CRO
Occupation
Athlete, Student
Languages
Croatian, English, French, German, Spanish
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began skiing in 2012 in Zagreb, Croatia.
Why this sport?
She used to follow Croatian alpine skiers Ivica Kostelic and Janica Kostelic on television. She was unable to go on a school skiing trip because of her impairment, but a teacher put her in touch with Dado Katunar of the Croatian Paralympic Committee [HPO].
Club / Team
SKOI Sljeme: Zagreb, CRO
Name of coach
Luka Debeljak, CRO, from 2013
Senior International Debut
Year
2013
Competing for
Croatia
General Interest
Hobbies
Playing sudoku. (novilist.hr, 24 Feb 2017)
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2017 World Championships in Tarvisio, Italy, and winning the 2016/17 European Cup overall title. (Athlete, 08 Mar 2018)
Most influential person in career
Guide Ana Zigman. (Athlete, 08 Mar 2018)
Hero / Idol
Croatian alpine skiers Ivica Kostelic and Janica Kostelic. (Athlete, 08 Mar 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Every day I try to fill my life with Paralympic values because I truly believe in them. Respect, excellence, friendship, affection, courage and equality are the qualities that specially our athletes need to cultivate and apply to be an example, inspiration and motivation to others." (hpo.hr, 27 Feb 2018)
Awards and honours
She was named as Croatia's flag bearer for the opening ceremony of the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (total-croatia-news.com, 27 Feb 2018)
Impairment
She was born with achromatopsia, a condition characterised by a partial or total absence of colour vision. (Athlete, 08 Mar 2018)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
12 2018 Giant Slalom - Visually Impaired 2:58.13
  2018 Slalom - Visually Impaired  DSQ
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
8 2016/2017 Giant Slalom - Visually Impaired 2:44.76
7 2016/2017 Slalom - Visually Impaired 1:44.48