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1 STELA ENEVA WORLD AND OLYMPIAN RECORD-HOLDER IN SHOT PUT WORLD AND OLYMPIAN RECORD-HOLDER IN DISCUS

2 STELA ENEVA Born in 1975, Sevlievo. Born in 1975, Sevlievo. Her disability is congenital - born without legs. Her disability is congenital - born without legs. She has never used a wheelchair. She has never used a wheelchair. Stela was a child of vitality– her prostheses had to be repaired very often. Stela was a child of vitality– her prostheses had to be repaired very often.

3 STELA ENEVA She has always been interested in different fields – swimming, cycling, hiking, music, cinema, volunteer`s work. She has always been interested in different fields – swimming, cycling, hiking, music, cinema, volunteer`s work. Till secondary school she followed regular classes. Till secondary school she followed regular classes. From 1990 to 1994 she was in special professional school for children with disabilities in the town of Lucovit. From 1990 to 1994 she was in special professional school for children with disabilities in the town of Lucovit.

4 STELA ENEVA Stela was a student in economics in Varna University. She graduated as Bachelor of Science in 1994 and Stela was a student in economics in Varna University. She graduated as Bachelor of Science in 1994 and as Master of Science in Her specialization is book-keeping and financial control. From 1999 to 2002 she worked as an accountant in financial house in Varna. From 1999 to 2002 she worked as an accountant in financial house in Varna.

5 STELA ENEVA she is following a Masters degree program at the National Sports Academy -Sofia she is following a Masters degree program at the National Sports Academy -Sofia. She is an excellent student and a remarkable person. It is a big pleasure and honour for all of us (her teachers and co-students) to work with Stela. She is an excellent student and a remarkable person. It is a big pleasure and honour for all of us (her teachers and co-students) to work with Stela. In November she will defence her theses and become Master of Science in Sports. Her specialization, of course, is athletics. In November she will defence her theses and become Master of Science in Sports. Her specialization, of course, is athletics.

6 STELA ENEVA Stela started to practice athletics actively in Stela started to practice athletics actively in Her first presentation in an international competition was in World Championship in France – There she was classified in class F43. She took seventh place in discus and tenth in shot put competing against athletes with one below knee amputation or with amputations of upper non-throwing extremities ( from F42 to F46). Her first presentation in an international competition was in World Championship in France – There she was classified in class F43. She took seventh place in discus and tenth in shot put competing against athletes with one below knee amputation or with amputations of upper non-throwing extremities ( from F42 to F46). Stela did not receive any coefficient in this together final.

7 STELA ENEVA 2003 – European championship in Assen, Holland – European championship in Assen, Holland. She won a bronze medal in discus. She set up World record in shot put, but took fourth place in this competition. There were no enough athletes with both legs amputations competing in standing position for finals in class F43. She was classified with competitors from classes F42 to F44, without receiving any coefficient again. She was classified with competitors from classes F42 to F44, without receiving any coefficient again.

8 STELA ENEVA 2003 – Stela officially was given the freedom of the city of Varna – Stela officially was given the freedom of the city of Varna – She is a founder and a president of sports club Atlant for people with disabilities and veterans in Varna – She is a founder and a president of sports club Atlant for people with disabilities and veterans in Varna.

9 STELA ENEVA 2004 – International Tournament, Olomouc, Czech Republic – International Tournament, Olomouc, Czech Republic. A new World record and gold medal in shot put. Gold medal in discus.

10 STELA ENEVA Paralympic Games – Athens, Paralympic Games – Athens, The finals in shot put and discus are holded together for all classes from F42 to F46. Stela set up a new world record in discus, but in a final position she is tenth. Stela set up a new world record in discus, but in a final position she is tenth. Stela set up a new Olympian record in shot put, but she is eleventh in a final position. Stela set up a new Olympian record in shot put, but she is eleventh in a final position.

11 STELA ENEVA During big sports events everybody admires Stela. Because she is really unique. She is walking, moving, throwing so good, that some very important people obviously forget about her missing legs. After many protests and contestations they always promise to give her some coefficient for the next competition. But till now it never happened.

12 STELA ENEVA Stela`s sports career provokes several very interesting questions: If athletes with both normal legs compete against athletes without any legs why do Paralympic Games exist? If athletes with both normal legs compete against athletes without any legs why do Paralympic Games exist? Maybe it is better all athletes to participate without any classes only in Olympic games. The integration and inclusion will be complete!!!

13 STELA ENEVA Stela left a very good job, because she loves sport and believed that it is possible to be a champion. Stela left a very good job, because she loves sport and believed that it is possible to be a champion. She became a professional, she breaks records, she is the best, but in these international settings she evidently can not win medals.

14 STELA ENEVA From this Olympic Games the financial prizes for Olympians and paralympians in Bulgaria are the same. Some representatives of Ministry of Sport also had big expectations to get money on the paralympians` back. Now they are disappointed, so Stela and other athletes are not sure about their sports future. From this Olympic Games the financial prizes for Olympians and paralympians in Bulgaria are the same. Some representatives of Ministry of Sport also had big expectations to get money on the paralympians` back. Now they are disappointed, so Stela and other athletes are not sure about their sports future.

15 STELA ENEVA At this moment the easiest way for Stela to be a champion and to win medals is to sit and compete in the wheelchair, like many other athletes with double below knee amputations. At this moment the easiest way for Stela to be a champion and to win medals is to sit and compete in the wheelchair, like many other athletes with double below knee amputations. She considers this as the most depressing thing in her life. She considers this as the most depressing thing in her life. She does not want to be more disabled, than she is. She does not want to be more disabled, than she is.

16 STELA ENEVA Who does require from Stela to be disabled? Who does require from Stela to be disabled? Elite sport? Ideals of Paralympic movement? Worried for disabled athletes state? Noble international sports organisations for people with disabilities?

17 STELA ENEVA She describes herself as a creative, active, friendly person, strong, self- confident and sure in her own capabilities and potential. She describes herself as a creative, active, friendly person, strong, self- confident and sure in her own capabilities and potential. After returning from Athens every time I met her she had tears in her eyes. After returning from Athens every time I met her she had tears in her eyes. What is the sport doing with this girl? What is the sport doing with this girl?


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