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RISTOSKI Mikela
Sport Para athletics
NPC Croatia   
GenderWomen
Age29
Place of BirthPula, YUG
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Intellectual impairment
Classification
T20
Further Personal Information
Residence
Pula, CRO
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Croatian
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport at primary school.
Club / Team
AKOSI Medulin: Croatia
Name of coach
Danial Temim [personal]
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a gold medal in the F20 long jump event at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (jutarnji.hr, 15 Sep 2016; medulin.hr, 22 Sep 2016)
Most influential person in career
Her family and friends. (crosport.hr, 04 Aug 2015)
Injuries
She sustained a foot injury at the end of 2017. She returned to competition with a bronze medal at the 2018 European Championships Games in Paris, France. (glasistre.hr, 19 Jul 2018)
Awards and honours
She was named the Best Female Para Athlete in 2012, 2015, 2016 and 2017 by the Croatian Paralympic Committee. (dnevnik.hr, 08 Feb 2018)

She has been honoured with the Order of Danica Hrvatska and the Order of Duke Branimir by the President of Croatia. (regionalexpress.hr, 02 Jan 2018)

In 2012 she received the Franjo Bucar State Award, the highest recognition given in Croatia for extraordinary achievements in sport. (hpo.hr, 03 Dec 2012)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2018 European Championships in Berlin, Germany. (glasistre.hr, 19 Jul 2018)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
3 2012 Long Jump F20 5.28
1 2016 Long Jump T20 5.79
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
1 2011 Long Jump F20 5.10
3 2013 Long Jump T20 5.27
2 2015 Long Jump T20 5.63
1 2015 Triple Jump T20 11.67
1 2017 Long Jump T20 5.66
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
1 2014 Long Jump T20 5.44
2 2016 Long Jump T20 5.68
3 2018 Long Jump T20 5.52