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KUBACKA Marek
Sport Para alpine skiing
NPC Slovakia   
GenderMen
Age34
Place of BirthDolný Kubín, TCH
Height1.72 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
B1
Guide
Maria Zatovicova
Further Personal Information
Residence
Dolný Kubín, SVK
Languages
English, Slovak
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 1998.
Why this sport?
He enjoyed skiing before his accident and wanted to continue after losing his vision. "Skiing helps me to feel myself, strong and free. I like the feeling of speed so much."
Name of coach
Roman Petrik [national], SVK
General Interest
Hobbies
Hiking, cycling, swimming, skating. (myorava.sme.sk, 01 Jan 2018)
Most influential person in career
His father. (Athlete, 05 Mar 2018)
Hero / Idol
US alpine skier Bode Miller. (Athlete, 05 Mar 2018)
Awards and honours
He was named the 2019 Para Athlete of the Year in Dolny Kubin, Slovakia. (dolnykubin.sk, 09 Feb 2020)
Impairment
He lost his vision at age nine when a spray can exploded in his face while he was at a barbecue in the countryside. (pluska.sk, 15 Mar 2014)
Other information
GUIDE
He and his guide Maria Zatovicova were one of two alpine skiing pairs made up of a male skier and a female guide at the 2022 Paralympic Winter Games in Beijing. "These are our second Paralympic Games, but it means eight years of hard work, a lot of skiing, a lot of training in the gates and many races. All of these things make us stronger together, make us try to change something to be better and to be synchronised, so I think that after eight years we know each other very well. We got used to each other and that makes us strong. The character of the guide and a racer is very important. When there are two similar characters you can build trust in a person, which is very important." (OIS, 09 Mar 2022)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
  2010 Giant Slalom - Visually Impaired  DNF
  2014 Super-G - Visually Impaired DNF
  2014 Slalom - Visually Impaired DNF
  2014 Super Combined - Visually Impaired DNF
8 2014 Giant Slalom - Visually Impaired 2:42.52
7 2018 Super-G - Visually Impaired 1:31.97
  2018 Super Combined - Visually Impaired  DNF
5 2018 Giant Slalom - Visually Impaired 2:18.93
7 2018 Slalom - Visually Impaired 1:48.12
  2022 Super-G - Visually Impaired  DNF
  2022 Super Combined - Visually Impaired  DNF
4 2022 Giant Slalom - Visually Impaired 1:56.47
6 2022 Slalom - Visually Impaired 1:46.40
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
  2003/2004 Giant Slalom B1-3  DNF
9 2003/2004 Slalom B1-3 2:44.30
  2010/2011 Slalom - Visually Impaired  DNF
7 2010/2011 Giant Slalom - Visually Impaired 2:23.02
  2012/2013 Super-G - Visually Impaired  DNF
  2012/2013 Super Combined - Visually Impaired  DNF
  2012/2013 Giant Slalom - Visually Impaired  DNF
9 2014/2015 Super-G - Visually Impaired 1:29.03
8 2014/2015 Giant Slalom - Visually Impaired 2:15.48
7 2016/2017 Super-G - Visually Impaired 1:15.46
  2016/2017 Super Combined - Visually Impaired  DNF
5 2016/2017 Giant Slalom - Visually Impaired 2:17.15
4 2016/2017 Slalom - Visually Impaired 1:32.85
1 2018/2019 Giant Slalom - Visually Impaired 2:03.64
  2018/2019 Slalom - Visually Impaired  DSQ
5 2018/2019 Super Combined - Visually Impaired 1:54.65
4 2018/2019 Super-G - Visually Impaired 1:05.94
8 2021/2022 Super-G - Visually Impaired 1:18.19
World Cup Final
Rank Year Event Result
9 2016/2017 Super-G - Visually Impaired 1:50.67
5 2016/2017 Super-G - Visually Impaired 1:34.29
4 2016/2017 Giant Slalom - Visually Impaired 2:21.06
8 2016/2017 Slalom - Visually Impaired 1:49.88
World Cup
Rank Year Event Result
8 2013/2014 Giant Slalom - Visually Impaired  
11 2015/2016 Giant Slalom - Visually Impaired  
3 2016/2017 Giant Slalom - Visually Impaired  
9 2016/2017 Super-G - Visually Impaired  
4 2017/2018 Giant Slalom - Visually Impaired 2:07.80
2 2017/2018 Giant Slalom - Visually Impaired 1:59.17
9 2017/2018 Slalom - Visually Impaired 2:06.37
  2017/2018 Slalom - Visually Impaired  DNF
  2017/2018 Slalom - Visually Impaired  DNF
  2017/2018 Slalom - Visually Impaired  DNF
1 2017/2018 Giant Slalom - Visually Impaired 2:05.52
1 2017/2018 Giant Slalom - Visually Impaired 2:10.88
1 2017/2018 Giant Slalom - Visually Impaired 1:41.99
7 2017/2018 Slalom - Visually Impaired 1:40.39
13 2017/2018 Slalom - Visually Impaired  
1 2017/2018 Giant Slalom - Visually Impaired  
1 2018/2019 Giant Slalom - Visually Impaired 2:03.64
  2018/2019 Slalom - Visually Impaired  DSQ
4 2018/2019 Super-G - Visually Impaired 1:05.94
  2018/2019 Super-G - Visually Impaired  DNF
  2018/2019 Super-G - Visually Impaired  DNF
1 2018/2019 Super-G - Visually Impaired 1:56.39
2 2018/2019 Giant Slalom - Visually Impaired 1:57.82
1 2018/2019 Giant Slalom - Visually Impaired 1:54.25
1 2018/2019 Giant Slalom - Visually Impaired 1:56.39
2 2018/2019 Giant Slalom - Visually Impaired 1:42.24
1 2018/2019 Giant Slalom - Visually Impaired 1:41.56
1 2018/2019 Giant Slalom - Visually Impaired 1:44.66
  2018/2019 Slalom - Visually Impaired  DNF
  2018/2019 Slalom - Visually Impaired  DNF
4 2018/2019 Slalom - Visually Impaired 1:53.26
4 2018/2019 Slalom - Visually Impaired 1:51.82
  2019/2020 Super-G - Visually Impaired  DNF
5 2019/2020 Super-G - Visually Impaired 1:22.68
4 2019/2020 Super-G - Visually Impaired 1:12.24
4 2019/2020 Giant Slalom - Visually Impaired 2:06.81
3 2019/2020 Giant Slalom - Visually Impaired 1:57.09
3 2019/2020 Giant Slalom - Visually Impaired 1:54.01
4 2019/2020 Giant Slalom - Visually Impaired 2:01.16
3 2019/2020 Giant Slalom - Visually Impaired 1:58.75
  2019/2020 Slalom - Visually Impaired  DSQ
  2019/2020 Super-G - Visually Impaired  DNS
  2019/2020 Super-G - Visually Impaired  DNS
4 2019/2020 Giant Slalom - Visually Impaired 2:43.73
  2019/2020 Slalom - Visually Impaired  DNF
3 2019/2020 Giant Slalom - Visually Impaired  
7 2019/2020 Super-G - Visually Impaired  
6 2018/2019 Slalom - Visually Impaired  
1 2018/2019 Giant Slalom - Visually Impaired  
5 2018/2019 Super-G - Visually Impaired  
Kranjska Gora
Rank Year Event Result
2 2016/2017 Giant Slalom - Visually Impaired 2:05.86
5 2016/2017 Slalom - Visually Impaired 1:42.75
  2016/2017 Slalom - Visually Impaired  DNF
Kühtai
Rank Year Event Result
9 2016/2017 Slalom - Visually Impaired 2:16.13
2 2016/2017 Giant Slalom - Visually Impaired 2:06.89
4 2016/2017 Giant Slalom - Visually Impaired 2:04.74
St. Moritz
Rank Year Event Result
  2016/2017 Giant Slalom - Visually Impaired  DSQ
1 2016/2017 Giant Slalom - Visually Impaired 1:34.81
  2016/2017 Slalom - Visually Impaired  DNF
  2016/2017 Slalom - Visually Impaired  DNF
Innerkrems
Rank Year Event Result
  2016/2017 Super-G - Visually Impaired  DNF
  2016/2017 Super Combined - Visually Impaired  DNF
Hakuba
Rank Year Event Result
3 2016/2017 Giant Slalom - Visually Impaired 1:52.08
  2016/2017 Super-G - Visually Impaired  DNF
  2016/2017 Super-G - Visually Impaired  DNF