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BOSNJAK Bruno
Sport Para snowboard
NPC Croatia   
GenderMen
Age35
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
SB-LL1
Further Personal Information
Residence
Austria
Occupation
Athlete, Student
Languages
Croatian, English, German
Higher education
Mechatronical Engineering - Johannes Kepler University Linz: Austria
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began snowboarding at age 13 in Austria.
Why this sport?
He saw that he had the potential to become a successful athlete.
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievement
Finishing second in SB-LL1 banked slalom at the World Cup event in Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea, in March 2017, and placing fifth in SB-LL1 snowboard cross at the World Cup event in Big White, BC, Canada, in February 2017. (Athlete, 08 Mar 2018)
Injuries
He competed with a shoulder injury at the 2016 World Championships in Kelowna, BC, Canada. (in-portal.hr, 10 Mar 2017)
Other sports
He competed in able-bodied snowboarding at international level. (fis-ski.com, Feb 2006)
Impairment
He broke his neck snowboarding while trying to qualify for the 2006 Olympic Winter Games in Torino. (in-portal.hr, 31 Jan 2017)
Other information
NATIONAL FIRST
He became the first Croatian Para snowboarder to stand on the podium at a World Cup event when he finished second in 2017 in Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea. (hrt.hr, 13 Mar 2017)

Competition Highlights (historical)
World Championships - Para snowboard
Rank Year Event Result
5 2016/2017 Snowboard Cross - Lower Limb 1 Impaired  
6 2016/2017 Banked Slalom - Lower Limb 1 Impaired 1:22.54
Paralympic Games - Para snowboard
Rank Year Event Result
6 2018 Snowboard Cross - Lower Limb 1 Impaired  
3 2018 Banked Slalom - Lower Limb 1 Impaired 54.08
World Cup Finals - Para snowboard
Rank Year Event Result
5 2016/2017 Snowboard Cross - Lower Limb 1 Impaired  
2 2016/2017 Banked Slalom - Lower Limb 1 Impaired  
6 2017/2018 Snowboard Cross - Lower Limb 1 Impaired 1:12.10
9 2017/2018 Banked Slalom - Lower Limb 1 Impaired 1:42.62