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CANCAR Nizam
Sport Sitting Volleyball
NPC Bosnia & Herzegovina   
GenderMen
Age43
Place of BirthZenica, YUG
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Further Personal Information
Marital status
* unknown *
Family
Sons Ernad and Ejmen
Languages
Bosnian
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began playing sitting volleyball in 1996 in Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Why this sport?
He began playing sitting volleyball for rehabilitation.
Name of coach
Mirza Hrustemovic [national], BIH
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a gold medal at the 2009 European Championships in Elblag, Poland, and at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (klix.ba, 30 Nov 2015)
Impairment
He was injured while serving in the Bosnian Army. (zenica24sata.com, 07 Oct 2013)
Other information
PLAYING FOR CROATIA
He was initially invited to train with the Bosnia and Herzegovina national team, but after not being selected to play he switched to compete for Croatia. In 2009 he made the decision to return to representing Bosnia and Herzegovina. "At the end of 2004 or 2005 I decided to compete for Croatia at the world championships. Four years later, the Bosnian Federation asked me to come back and compete for Bosnia and Herzegovina and it finally happened in 2009." (klix.ba, 30 Nov 2015)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
1 2012 Team  
2 2016 Team  
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
1 2014 Team  
2 2018 Team  
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
1 2015 Team  
3 2017 Team