Veronika Sabolová

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Veronika Sabolová Luge
nation SlovakiaSlovakia Slovakia
birthday March 20, 1980
place of birth Košice
size 168 cm
Weight 60 kg
job PE teacher
discipline Single seater
National squad since 1995
status not active
Placements in the Luge World Cup
 Debut in the World Cup 1998
 Overall World Cup ES 14th ( 2002/03 )

Veronika Sabolová (born March 20, 1980 in Košice ) is a Slovakian luge athlete .

Veronika Sabolová is a sports teacher and lives in Košice. She has been sledding since 1990 and has been a member of the Slovak national team since 1995. She made her debut as 16th in the 1998/99 season in the Oberhof race in the Luge World Cup . She had her best year in the 2002/03 season . She finished 14th in the overall World Cup and achieved eleventh place in Igls, her best individual result in the World Cup up to that point. In 2003/04 she was able to deliver her best race in Königssee in ninth place.

The Slovak took part in the Olympic Games three times. In 2002 she was 21st in Salt Lake City , four years later in Turin she came 19th. At the 2010 Olympic Luge Competition in Vancouver , Canada , she achieved her best result at the Winter Olympic Games with 14th place.

At the 2001 Luge World Championships in Calgary Sabolová finished 23rd and tenth with the team, in 2003 in Sigulda she just missed a medal with the team as fourth. Sabolová's most successful major event was the 2004 Luge World Championships in Nagano , where she was tenth in the individual and fifth with the team. In Park City , she was 31st in the individual competition in 2005 , over 10 seconds behind the winner, Sylke Otto . With her teammates, she reached seventh place. In 2007 she finished 25th in the women's competition in Igls and was seventh with the team. She achieved the same result in Oberhof in 2008 . Sablová improved at the 2009 World Championships in Lake Placid, USA . There she reached the 25th place in the individual and fifth with the team. At her last World Cup participation in 2011 in Cesana , Italy , she was 15th. The relay competition had been canceled due to technical problems.

The first time Sablová took part in the European Luge Championship in 2002 . In the individual, she reached 22nd place in Altenberg and eighth in the team competition. The Slovakian drove her most successful European championship in 2004 in Oberhof. There she was 13th in the individual and fourth with the team. Two years later , she took 15th place in the individual and sixth in the team competition in Winterberg . She reached 18th place at the European Championships in 2008 in Cesana. In 2010 she was again 15th in the individual competition.

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