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TURKOVIC Senad
Sport Para alpine skiing
NPC Bosnia & Herzegovina   
GenderMen
Age50
Place of BirthSjenica, YUG
Height1.82 m
Weight 80 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
LW4
Further Personal Information
Marital status
Married
Family
Wife and three children
Residence
Sarajevo, BIH
Occupation
Athlete, Coach, Teacher
Languages
Bosnian, Croatian, English, Serbian
Higher education
Physical Education - University of Sarajevo: Bosnia & Herzegovina
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began para-skiing in 1996 in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Why this sport?
He works as a university professor in a faculty for sport and physical education, and began skiing with his work colleagues.
Senior International Debut
Year
2006
Competing for
Bosnia & Herzegovina
General Interest
Most influential person in career
Himself. (Athlete, 08 Mar 2014)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Faster, better, stronger." (Athlete, 08 Mar 2014)
Impairment
His impairment is the result of injuries sustained during war. (Athlete, 08 Mar 2014)
Other information
OCCUPATION
He is a professor at the University of Sarajevo in Bosnia and Herzegovina. He is also the coach of fellow Bosnia and Herzegovina Paralympic athlete Ilma Kazazic, who also competed at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi. (aljazeera.net, 08 Feb 2015; Ilma Kazazic, 08 Mar 2014)

HERO
While undergoing rehabilitation for his injuries in Scandinavia, he saved a child from drowning in a frozen lake. (novovrijeme.ba, 22 Mar 2014)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
  2014 Slalom - Standing DNF
  2014 Giant Slalom - Standing DNF