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KRIZ Tadeas
Sport Para alpine skiing
NPC Czech Republic   
GenderMen
Age24
Place of BirthHodonín, CZE
Height1.71 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
B3
Guide
Radim Nevrly
Further Personal Information
Residence
Hodonín, CZE
Occupation
Student
Languages
Czech, English
Higher education
Physical Education - Palacky University: Olomouc, CZE
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up skiing during his first year of college due to it being compulsory. He began training in alpine skiing in 2016.
Why this sport?
He wanted to compete at the Paralympic Winter Games and his college professor Zbynek Janecek encouraged him to take up the sport.
Club / Team
BSC Praha: Czech Republic
Name of coach
Frantisek Dostalek [national], CZE; Zbynek Janecek [personal], CZE, from 2016
Senior International Debut
Year
2016
Competing for
Czech Republic
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievement
Finishing first in both slalom and giant slalom at an international competition in 2017 in Horni Domky, Czech Republic. (Athlete, 08 Mar 2018)
Most influential person in career
Coach Zbynek Janecek. (Athlete, 08 Mar 2018)
Other sports
He won the senior 26/over 19 category at the 2016 European Biketrial Championships in Bolotana, Italy. (uamk.cz, 19 Jun 2016)
Impairment
He began having trouble with his vision in April 2013. He was diagnosed with a degenerative visual condition known as Leber's hereditary optic neuropathy. "I suddenly began to see everything blurry. For example, in the classroom, I knew the colour of my teacher's clothes, but I did not know if he was wearing a sweater or a sweatshirt. As in skiing, I had to go with a guide, of course. But I did not have one. So my dad helped me. The problem was that I was going faster than him. So he was basically controlling me. It was not so safe." (prumyslovka.cz, 20 Feb 2018)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
12 2018 Giant Slalom - Visually Impaired 2:32.48
  2018 Slalom - Visually Impaired  DNF
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
10 2018/2019 Giant Slalom - Visually Impaired 2:32.95
  2018/2019 Slalom - Visually Impaired  DNF
5 2018/2019 Downhill - Visually Impaired 1:07.00
8 2018/2019 Super Combined - Visually Impaired 2:02.76
8 2018/2019 Super-G - Visually Impaired 1:12.29
World Cup (World Championships)
Rank Year Event Result
10 2018/2019 Giant Slalom - Visually Impaired 2:32.95
  2018/2019 Slalom - Visually Impaired  DNF
5 2018/2019 Downhill - Visually Impaired 1:07.00
8 2018/2019 Super-G - Visually Impaired 1:12.29
5 2018/2019 Downhill - Visually Impaired