Zsófia Lengyel B2

  • Hungary
  • Born: 1992
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Type of Impairment
Visual impairment

Origin of Impairment

Impairment Details
Her vision is severely impaired due to degenerative retinitis pigmentosa, diagnosed at age seven. She has tunnel vision and night blindness as well.

Start of sporting career
She began para-triathlon after failing to qualify for the 2012 Paralympic Games in para-athletics.

Reason for taking up this sport
She met the national coach of the Hungarian para-triathlon team during a radio interview, who convinced her to start the sport. At first she refused because she was afraid of the long distances, but after competing in an Ironman competition, she accepted the invitation gave triathlon a go.

To participate in the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

Most memorable sporting achievement
Winning silver at the 2014 Para Triathlon World Cup in Italy.

Sporting philosophy / motto
“I prove, I struggle, I achieve.”

The Hungarian Triathlon Federation named her Athlete of the Year and Best Young Athlete of the Year in 2013.

Alba triatlon SE

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Competition Highlights

World Championships
6TRI-6b2013London, GBR1:39:09
7PT52014Edmonton, AB, CAN1:24:19

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Latest Athlete Results
2016 Besançon ITU World Paratriathlon Event
19 Jun, 2016 - Women's PT5 - 01:11:53
2016 Lisbon ETU Triathlon European Championships
27 May, 2016 - Women's PT5 - 01:22:08
2016 HUN Paratriathlon National Championships
22 May, 2016 - Women's PT5 - 01:15:54
2015 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Chicago
18 Sep, 2015 - Women's PT5 - 01:26:51
2015 Iseo - Franciacorta ITU World Paratriathlon Event
18 Jul, 2015 - Women's PT5 - 01:28:09
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Athlete Fact Sheet
Given Name Zsófia
Family Name Lengyel B2
Representing HUN
Year of Birth 1992
Place of Birth Budapest
Residence Budapest, Hungary
Coach Anna Litavecz [national]; Zoltan Janota [club]
Hobbies Drawing, writing, singing.
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