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GERGELY Marek
Sport Para ice hockey, Wheelchair Tennis
NPC Slovakia   
GenderMen
Age34
Place of BirthBratislava, TCH
Height1.76 m
Weight 66 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Further Personal Information
Languages
English, Slovak
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began playing Para ice hockey at age 12 in Bratislava, Slovakia.
Why this sport?
He wanted to see if he was skilful enough to play the sport.
Club / Team
SOHO Olomoucti Kohouti: Czech Republic
Name of coach
Karel Vesely [club]; Radoslav Bielecka [national]; Miroslav Drab [national], SVK
Preferred position / style / stance / technique
Forward
Senior International Debut
Year
2002
Competing for
Slovakia
Location
Hungary
General Interest
Hero / Idol
His parents. (Athlete, 04 Mar 2011)
Injuries
In June 2015 he suffered a muscle injury while playing in the first round of the Polish Wheelchair Tennis Open in Plock. (osporte.sk, 04 Jun 2015)

He has had a persistent shoulder problem during his career. (Athlete, 04 Mar 2011)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Everything is possible." (Athlete, 04 Mar 2011)
Awards and honours
He was named 2015 Wheelchair Tennis Player of the Year by the Slovak Tennis Association. (sportky.zoznam.sk, 20 Nov 2015)
Other sports
He competed in wheelchair tennis at the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing. (itftennis.com, 26 Feb 2013)
Impairment
At age four months his spinal cord was damaged during an operation, resulting in paraplegia. (vozickar.sk, 16 Dec 2015)

Competition Highlights (historical)
British Open (Overall) - Wheelchair Tennis
Rank Year Event Result
5 2019 Doubles  
17 2019 Singles  
World Ranking (2016/01/04) - Wheelchair Tennis
Rank Year Event Result
52 2016 Singles  
46 2016 Doubles (individual)  
68 2016 Singles  
84 2016 Doubles (individual)  
52 2016 Singles  
46 2016 Doubles (individual)  
97 2017 Singles  
155 2017 Doubles (individual)  
237 2017 Singles  
172 2017 Doubles (individual)  
237 2017 Singles  
172 2017 Doubles (individual)  
237 2018 Singles  
172 2018 Doubles (individual)  
120 2018 Singles  
223 2018 Doubles (individual)  
120 2018 Singles  
223 2018 Doubles (individual)  
52 2019 Singles  
92 2019 Doubles (individual)  
45 2019 Singles  
45 2019 Singles  
64 2019 Doubles (individual)  
50 2020 Singles  
50 2020 Doubles (individual)  
49 2020 Singles  
52 2020 Doubles (individual)  
49 2020 Singles  
52 2020 Doubles (individual)