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Ana Gradecak

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Short stature
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
F41

Further personal information

Residence
Croatia
Languages
Croatian, English

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport in 2017 at the Odisej Kutina athletics club in Croatia.
Why this sport?
She was introduced to the Odisej Kutina club by Croatian Para athlete Matija Sloup, where coach Mihovil Rendulic recognised her talent. "I really liked it and found that great results could be achieved."
Club / Team
AK Odisej Kutina: Croatia
Name of coach
Mihovil Rendulic [club], CRO

General interest

Hobbies
Cycling. (Athlete, 20 Aug 2018)
Memorable sporting achievement
Setting a Croatian national record at the 2019 Grand Prix event in Paris, France. (novska.in, 24 Sep 2019)
Most influential person in career
Coach Mihovil Rendulic. (Athlete, 20 Aug 2018)
Awards and honours
She was named the 2018 Para Athlete of the Year in Sisak-Moslavina, Croatia. (novska.hr, 05 Feb 2019; quirinusportal.com, 05 Feb 2019)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (novska.in, 19 Aug 2019)
Impairment
She has hypochondroplasia and is a person of short stature. (Athlete, 20 Aug 2018; hasosi.hr, 05 Mar 2018)