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SOKOLOVIC Dino
Sport Para alpine skiing
NPC Croatia   
GenderMen
Age29
Place of BirthZagreb, YUG
Height1.99 m
Weight 85 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
LW12-2
Further Personal Information
Marital status
Married
Family
Wife Barbara
Residence
Zagreb, CRO
Occupation
Manager
Languages
Croatian, English
Higher education
Communications Management - VSPU - Baltazar Adam Krcelic Faculty: Zapresic, CRO
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began the sport in 2007 at Stoderzinken Ski Resort in Austria.
Why this sport?
He wanted to continue skiing after his accident.
Club / Team
Monoski Klub Zagreb: Croatia
Name of coach
Luka Dobrinic, CRO, from 2008
Senior International Debut
Year
2008
Competing for
Croatia
Location
Austria
General Interest
Nicknames
Kung-Fu Panda (vancouver2010.com, 2010)
Hobbies
Para ice hockey. (dnevnik.hr, 26 Sep 2016)
Most influential person in career
Croatian alpine skier Dragan Katunar. (Athlete, 08 Mar 2018)
Hero / Idol
French Para alpine skier Jean-Yves Le Meur. (Athlete, 08 Mar 2018)
Injuries
He was hospitalised with knee and chest injuries following a fall during a race in Pitztaler Gletscher, Austria in December 2016. He was expected to be out for four weeks and missed the 2017 World Championships in Tarvisio, Italy. (prigorski.hr, 12 Dec 2016; crosport.hr, 24 Jan 2017)
Awards and honours
He was Croatia's flag bearer during the opening ceremony of the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi. (sports.yahoo.com, 07 Mar 2014)
Other sports
He competed in Para swimming at the 2006 World Championships in Durban, South Africa. (jutarnji.hr, 01 Jan 2007; SportsDeskOnline, 08 Dec 2006)
Impairment
At age 15 he was involved in a car accident which resulted in both of his legs being amputated. His mother and two brothers died in the accident. (Athlete, 08 Mar 2018; jutarnji.hr, 01 Jan 2007)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
21 2010 Slalom - Sitting 2:03.44
  2010 Giant Slalom - Sitting  DSQ
  2014 Super-G - Sitting DSQ
  2014 Slalom - Sitting 52.74DNF
  2014 Super Combined - Sitting DNF
12 2014 Giant Slalom - Sitting 2:43.03
17 2018 Downhill - Sitting 1:32.20
19 2018 Super-G - Sitting 1:33.48
9 2018 Super Combined - Sitting 2:20.72
15 2018 Giant Slalom - Sitting 2:26.09
1 2018 Slalom - Sitting 1:39.82
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
  2008/2009 Slalom - Sitting  DNQ
  2008/2009 Giant Slalom - Sitting  DNF
13 2010/2011 Slalom - Sitting 1:49.42
29 2010/2011 Giant Slalom - Sitting 2:52.49
6 2012/2013 Slalom - Sitting 2:07.24
11 2012/2013 Giant Slalom - Sitting 2:38.71
11 2014/2015 Super-G - Sitting 1:24.13
  2014/2015 Super Combined - Sitting  DNF
17 2014/2015 Giant Slalom - Sitting 2:20.30 
  2014/2015 Slalom - Sitting DNF