Alexandra Rexová Born in Slovakia in 2005, she is a visually impaired para alpine skier who competed at the 2022 Winter paralympics in Beijing. She won a gold medal in the Super-G, and a bronze in the Slalom.
She first tried skiing at the age of three and has been skiing con2nuosly since the age of five, being taught by mother & grandfather.
At the age of seven she began to lose her sight. She was diagnosed with Morbus Stargard, a rare gene2c eye diseasethat causes gradual loss of central vision.
As a child she played football, tennis & hockey but had to give up these sports due to her visual impairment which caused problems with her spa2al orienta2on when playing team sports.
At the age of twelve she s2ll skied recrea2onally, so her mother entered her into a talent compe22on for paraskiers. She was selected for the Slovak para ski team. Since that 2me she has been engaged in para alpine skiing professionally.
In 2019, she completed her first European Cup Race in Slovakia, where she won 2 Gold & 1 Silver medals.
• 2020/2021 – won a large crystal globe for her overall standings in the world cup
• 2021/2022 – winning a gold medal in the Super-G discipline and a bronze medal in the slalom discipline at the Beijing 2022 Paralympic Games.
• 2022/2023 – winning a silver medal in the Super CombinaAon discipline and a bronze medal in the downhill discipline at the World Championships in Esota, Spain
Goals for the future
• Winning a gold medal in the slalom at the CorAna d’Ampezzo Paralympic Games 2026 and a small crystal globe in the Slalom World Cup
I am starting my own REXA ski team and I want to follow the path of Petra Vlhová, who is my great role model. I wish that parasport gets more media space and that it is done at a high professional level. At the same time, I want to motivate and support my younger brother with the same handicap in skiing, as well as many other promising para-athletes.