Slovak skier named world’s best Paralympic athlete of 2019

This award reflects how successful the Paralympic season was for me, Henrieta Farkašová said at the ceremony.

Henrieta Farkašová (l) and her guide Natália Šubrtová Henrieta Farkašová (l) and her guide Natália Šubrtová (Source: SITA)

Slovak skier Henrieta Farkašová was named the best Paralympic athlete for 2019. She received the 2019 Paralympic Sport and Media Award at a ceremony held on October 25 in Bonn, Germany.

Together with her guide, Natália Šubrtová, Farkašová won four gold medals and one silver in PyeongChang, South Korea, becoming the most decorated athlete at the 2018 Winter Paralympics, the International Paralympic Committee said on its website.

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This is the second international recognition for Farkašová. Earlier this year, she received the Laureus Award for Best Female.

“Every person longs for recognition, and I, as an athlete, am very pleased that my sporting achievements have been morally rewarded,” Farkašová said, as quoted by the website. “This award reflects how successful the Paralympic season was for me.”

The best male athlete award went to France’s Benjamin Daviet, who won three gold and two silver medals in Nordic skiing.​​​​

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