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SMETISKO Lucija
Sport Para alpine skiing
NPC Croatia   
GenderWomen
Age18
Place of BirthZagreb, CRO
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
LW6/8-2
Further Personal Information
Residence
Zagreb, CRO
Occupation
Student
Languages
Croatian, English
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She first tried skiing in 2012, at age seven, at the Molltal Glacier in Austria. She began competing in Para alpine skiing at age 11.
Why this sport?
"I liked it."
Club / Team
SKOI Sljeme: Croatia
Name of coach
Luka Dobrinic [national]; Dario Maravic [national]
General Interest
Hobbies
Chess, sudoku, writing. (Athlete, 10 Mar 2022)
Memorable sporting achievement
Placing second in the women's standing slalom overall rankings for the 2019/20 Europa Cup season. (Athlete, 10 Mar 2022; db.ipc-services.org, 04 Mar 2020)
Most influential person in career
Coach Dario Maravic. (Athlete, 10 Mar 2022)
Hero / Idol
Croatian alpine skiers Janica Kostelic and Ivica Kostelic. (Athlete, 10 Mar 2022)
Injuries
In March 2021 she ruptured the anterior cruciate ligament [ACL] and partially tore the medial collateral ligament [MCL] in her knee. She needed seven months to recover. (Athlete, 10 Mar 2022)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Hope for the best, prepare for the worst." (Athlete, 10 Mar 2022)
Awards and honours
In December 2018 she was named Best Young Athlete by Zagreb Sports Association of People with Impairments. (SKOI Sljeme Facebook page, 03 Dec 2018)
Other sports
She has played chess at European age-group level. (Athlete, 10 Mar 2022; in-portal.hr, 25 Aug 2016)
Famous relatives
Her siblings Renata and Ana have competed in chess at European age-group level. (skent.hr, 24 Oct 2016)
Impairment
She was born without a left forearm. (blog.dnevnik.hr, 14 Mar 2013)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
9 2022 Giant Slalom - Standing 2:16.41
5 2022 Slalom - Standing 1:49.78
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
10 2021/2022 Giant Slalom - Standing 3:01.36
9 2021/2022 Slalom - Standing 1:48.24