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KASICKA Helena
Sport Para dance sport
NPC Slovakia   
GenderWomen
Age36
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Classification
L&F2, SC2
Further Personal Information
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Slovak
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up Para dance sport in 2007.
Why this sport?
She has always been interested in dance, so she was looking for an opportunity to do try the sport. "Since I was a child I wanted to dance. I love it. I'm making my dream comes true now."
Club / Team
PK Ellegance: Košice, SVK
Name of coach
Peter Vidasic
General Interest
Nicknames
Helenka (RegionTV YouTube channel, 08 Feb 2015)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning three gold medals at the 2016 European Championships in her hometown of Kosice, Slovakia. (telKE YouTube channel, 03 Nov 2016)
Impairment
She has brittle bone disease, and has had over 200 fractures since birth. She first underwent surgery for the condition at age six. Her father, brother and cousin all have the same condition. (cas.sk, 28 Sep 2013)
Other information
COACHED BY FORMER PARTNER
She used to perform in pairs with her current coach Peter Vidasic. She took a two-year-break after the 2016 European Championships as Vidasic decided to retire. She continued training and was involved in coaching children in Para dance sport. In 2018 Vidasic encouraged her to return to competition. “When you do not compete, it's slightly easier [to come back]. You have training, yes, but you do not have to follow such a hard discipline. I am very grateful for a lot of things in my life, but mainly for doing what I love, and I love dancing." (paralympic.org, 25 Oct 2018)

Competition Highlights (historical)
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
2 2008 Latin - Combi LWD1  
3 2008 Standard - Combi LWD1  
2 2010 Latin - Combi LWD1  
6 2010 Latin - Duo LWD2  
3 2010 Standard - Combi LWD1  
2 2013 C1/5D Combi Latin  
3 2013 C2/5D Duo Latin  
1 2013 C1/5D Combi Standard  
2 2015 C1/5D Combi Latin  
1 2015 C1/5D Combi Freestyle  
1 2015 C1/5D Combi Standard  
1 2019 C1/5D Combi Latin  
4 2019 C2/5D Combi Standard  
1 2019 C1/5D Combi Freestyle 21.597
1 2019 C1 Single Freestyle 21.591