|Antonia Balek two gold medals for Croatia at the 2008 Paraolympic Games in China. The first gold medal has been won in women's javelin, and the second in women's Shot Put, both with new world records. The competition was held in the National Stadium known as Bird's Nest in front of 85,000 spectators. Antonia survived a deep coma which lasted for 3 years.|
Antonia Balek of Croatia won the Women's Javelin - F33/34/52/53 gold at the National Stadium, also known as the Bird's Nest, during the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing on September 13, 2008. She won another gold medal in women's Shot Put, also with the world record.
Antonia survived a deep coma which lasted for 3 years. Before two car accidents she was very successfully competing in handball, karate, and taekwondo. She is living in Kaštel Sućurac, a lovely town on Croatian coast near the city of Split.
Croatian sportswoman Antonia Balek won her second gold medal at the Paraolympic Games in Beijing on September 15th, 2008, in women's Shot Put F52 with the result of 5.69 m. This was also her new world record.
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